Great Lakes Central Updates - April 2021

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MiTrain arrived into the TC station at 7:47am, a few minutes late. GLC 383 and 384 were leading the MiTrain unit do to issues with that unit. 13 bi-level coaches, looked like about 245 people got off. I was confident this train idea to TC would never happen (I also doubted that the new GLC container transload that opened today in Grawn would not have happened), but I guess I was proved wrong! Cool that these both started up today APRIL 1st. A-P-R-I-L 1st. Wonder what day that is....

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Northbound out of Cadillac bound for Petoskey and Kalkaska

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Northbound in Fife Lake 398 leading 10:14
https://youtu.be/V7fqyzIOKME

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Thanks for the video. Looks like they're still using spacer cars for the bridge.
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AARR wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Thanks for the video. Looks like they're still using spacer cars for the bridge.
Isn't that bridge supposed to be getting replaced this year?

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KC8RBK wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:18 pm
AARR wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Thanks for the video. Looks like they're still using spacer cars for the bridge.
Isn't that bridge supposed to be getting replaced this year?
There was some of those spacer cars sitting at Walton there was a rumor that the bridge is getting replaced this year

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FYI GLC came to TC last night, both Amerhart and Beacon.

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TC Man wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:58 pm
FYI GLC came to TC last night, both Amerhart and Beacon.
They could be coming back to Traverse City tonight to pick up the empty at Amerhart

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KC8RBK wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:18 pm
AARR wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Thanks for the video. Looks like they're still using spacer cars for the bridge.
Isn't that bridge supposed to be getting replaced this year?
Michigan DOT awarded contracts for design and construction of the new bridge. Tentative schedule is for construction to begin January 3, 2022 and be completed November 22, 2022.

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398 and 399 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1030.

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GLC southbound is working Durand yard at 1528. 395, 383, 384.

Departing Durand at 1559.

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399 and 398 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:19 am
399 and 398 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100.
By Temple at 1312

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:43 am
398 and 399 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1030.
Doesn't look like there'll be anymore snow mounds to video from this year :D

The first white tank car looks like it might have come from Renosol in Farwell.

After switching in McBain it looks like they might have placed cars in blocks for points beyond Owosso so they won't have to be switched again in Owosso Yard.
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TC run.
Through Manton at 9:42
Through Kingsley’s thereabouts at 10:20
398 and 399.
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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Did you see what they had for cars? Or just the engines?

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2 loaded cars, likely headed to beacon.
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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Loaded cars would not be for Beacon. Were they lumber center beam loads for Amerhart? Or empty gondolas for Beacon?

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I'm getting secondhand reports on the train, all I got was that there were two cars behind the engines with "stuff in them". It's my Grandmother giving me the reports, so all I'm sure of is that there's 2 engines (398 and 399) and 2 cars with "stuff".
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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Thanks! I'll go with center beams of lumber then. You can easily see "stuff" with center beams. :)

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