GDLK Operations

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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:31 am

Buster Manning wrote:from what I heard, NS got a waiver somehow from the ITCS on the east end of da rayrhode; hence why you see all sorts of various NS units coming outta Jackson and Battle Creek


I thought they only ran GP60's and SD40-2's on that portion of the line? Do they really need anything else?
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:52 am

They run GP-38s on the Battle Creek local, usually one is an Operation Lifesaver unit.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby NS3322 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:36 pm

Super Chief wrote:They run GP-38s on the Battle Creek local, usually one is an Operation Lifesaver unit.


Yep, it has been #5337 (OLS unit) and #5334 for the last year or so.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:24 am

Wouldn't be surprised that 4002 could be back before the end of the year.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby penn central » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:46 pm

I was inside the American Axle plant in Three Rivers yesterday and noticed a southbound with three units two Grand Elk SD40s and a NS GP38-2 unit number 5264 sitting in the siding at Cowling. A long train, The lead SD40 was facing long hood forward that looked unusual unless they cut away the leader that was on there.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Not unusual for the long hood to lead for them, the WSOR units have ditch lights on that end, the ex-MILW units do not.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby penn central » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:15 am

Super Chief wrote:Not unusual for the long hood to lead for them, the WSOR units have ditch lights on that end, the ex-MILW units do not.

Okay thanks for the info Super Chief.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby tsinoms » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:28 pm

Came into Elkhart with 12 cars today and the 4206 leading LHF. Did not see them leave.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:42 am

4002 is back home with Decatur & Eastern markings on doors. Leaving Elkhart today with NS 5462 Battle Creek unit.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:50 am

4002 & NS unit in Kazoo on engine service track in Gearhart.
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