Great Lakes Central Updates August 2020

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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Just departed amerihart (Williamsburg) with 398 397 1 empty
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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1615.

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CSTN lake george 1923, arriving clare 2033
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112 cars
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Hey GTWDT3 - Can you tell me what CSTN is? Is this a train from Cadillac to Owosso?

112 cars is a huge train for GLC. Why so many cars? Where did they all come from?

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David Lang wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:01 am
Hey GTWDT3 - Can you tell me what CSTN is? Is this a train from Cadillac to Owosso?

112 cars is a huge train for GLC. Why so many cars? Where did they all come from?

Thanks.

David Lang
I'll answer the first part... Cadillac south turn. I believe it usually meets the ontn (owosso north turn) in clare but on very rare occasion my go much farther south. In years past the meet location varied a lot more than it does now i think. When i was growing up ive seen them meet in lake George Marion and Mt pleasant. Have they ever had a 100+ car train that far north anyone?

When i was by the mcbain mill yestwrday there was 3 loaded beam cars to be picked up. Letherer truss had an empty but i didn't notice of that had been picked up.

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Most of the cars were in storage on the Yuma line, correct?

I wonder if they will leave via CSX, CN or AA/NS

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Reports of Traverse City run today. They should be getting close to town now. Unsure if they took anything with them.

Edit: Load of lumber for Amerhart.
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Well, from the video from AANscaleRunner, I count 109 cars, but WOW was that big out of Cadillac. Someone else posted storage cars was a part of the consist, so that makes sense.

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David Lang wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:13 am
Well, from the video from AANscaleRunner, I count 109 cars, but WOW was that big out of Cadillac. Someone else posted storage cars was a part of the consist, so that makes sense.

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David Lang wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:13 am
Well, from the video from AANscaleRunner, I count 109 cars, but WOW was that big out of Cadillac. Someone else posted storage cars was a part of the consist, so that makes sense.

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oh, ok GTWTD3. They must have picked up more on their way South.

Thanks for the video!

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That OSTN with the storage run went south around 3. Not sure if it went to AP or if those tankers went to Osmer.

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Leaving Cadillac towards Petoskey at 0850.
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OSTN has 2 of their GP35s on it today supposedly

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