Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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AARR wrote:Wow, only three carloads of cement? This is peak construction time. I wonder why Elmira is getting so few car loads? They should be going through 20+ cars a week. I've noticed from your other videos they are getting around 10ish cars per delivery which still seems low for this time of year :? .
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AARR wrote:Are they still using spacers over the bridge?
Yes they are. Short train yesterday but less time standing in the rain for me. :lol:

Do they compete with St. Mary's Cement in Charlevoix? They started a $130M expansion in 2017 which should be complete by now. Was to take 2-3 years to finish.

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LansingRailFan wrote:Ostn SB thru Durand at 6:30. Approx 100 cars.
6.30am today?

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Building construction is way down. The truss manufacturer I monitor rail car traffic for has received 3 cars since the stay home order, 1 a month rate. Last year they averaged 7 a month.
The Charlevoix plant may produce a different type cement than the Elmira terminal supplies. (I don't have time to research that right now :lol: )

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382 and 396 leaving Cadillac for Mcbain at 1100. Track work may have begun between Clare and Lake George.

Edit: Back from McBain at 1205.
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TY RDD. Should be picking up soon.
Raildudes dad wrote:Building construction is way down. The truss manufacturer I monitor rail car traffic for has received 3 cars since the stay home order, 1 a month rate. Last year they averaged 7 a month.
The Charlevoix plant may produce a different type cement than the Elmira terminal supplies. (I don't have time to research that right now :lol: )
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Night crew leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1730. Second hand report.

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Any action this morning in Cadillac? I’ll be in downtown Kingsley all morning.
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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395 and 329 left Cadillac for Mcbain at 0955. Returned at 1045.

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395 and 329 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1820.

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North out of Tufford at 9:30.
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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Sitting in Walton at 113 at 10:53. Train is stationary, could be operating switch to TC Division.
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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390 & 392 working the ithaca bean plant 1520

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