Great Lakes Central Updates June 2020

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AANscaleRunner wrote:Nothing seen or heard on the south end of Cadillac this morning. Assuming northbound.
Must've been Elmira. I was on South Airport all morning for something else and nothing came through.
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According to Facebook posts, 397 and 398 currently in TC. Most likely running to Amerhart.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:According to Facebook posts, 397 and 398 currently in TC. Most likely running to Amerhart.
Didn't KingsleyRailFan say last night that they were in Kingsley headed to TC? Two nights in a row?? Of spent the night in TC? Could also be going to Beacon- there were still 8 gons at Beacon when I left for Los Angeles last Friday. And I won't be back until Sunday to look.

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I thought I heard something going through town last night, but I just assumed it was a loud truck horn or something, and didn't investigate. Seems as if this line's getting a lot more traffic than usual these days.
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398 and 397 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0910. 35 cars including empty centerbeam and a scrap load from TC.


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Makes me wonder if they'll be making another run up here tonight since they've been doing that a lot recently.
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382 and 396 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0850 with 5 cars.

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Is there still a night job working in Cadillac?

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Seems to be. Friday night the night crew ran to Traverse City, they were at the lumber company in Bates around 9 pm.
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SD80MAC wrote:Seems to be. Friday night the night crew ran to Traverse City, they were at the lumber company in Bates around 9 pm.
They went to TC two nights in a row last week (Wednesday and Thursday- not Friday). Lumber company on Wednesday and lumber company as well as Beacon Recycling on Thursday night.

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397 & 398 sb working the ithaca bean plant 1755. A dozen or so cars

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Leaving Cadillac for Elmira at 0930.

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Estimate of when they'll be back? Might catch them in Manton if they're through when I'm in town.
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KingsleyRailFan wrote:Estimate of when they'll be back? Might catch them in Manton if they're through when I'm in town.
Small train today. Depending on how much time they spend in Elmira, they could be back through Manton any time now. I stopped chasing in Fife Lake due to the rain.

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I didn’t end up catching them. Didn’t want to leave home and race down there only to have missed them.
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AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Elmira at 0930.
Here's the video I put together of yesterday's shortened chase.


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Are they still using spacers over the bridge?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Elmira at 0930. Here's the video I put together of yesterday's shortened chase.
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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:

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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:
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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Ostn SB thru Durand at 6:30. Approx 100 cars.

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