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Unread postby JoJames » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:50 pm

What kind of train traffic does one see at Mt. Pleasant?
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Re: GLC ?

Unread postby AARR » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:07 pm

A train goes north and then comes back south a few hours later most, but not all, weekdays. Probably the northbound is late mid to late morning and the southbound several hours later.
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Re: GLC ?

Unread postby JoJames » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:30 pm

Thanks
I was very surprised how well the track was maintained from Ithaca north.
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Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:38 pm

If you do catch them going north in Mt Pleasant, you might as well make the trip to Clare. It's a very easy 15 mile drive, and you can see most everything the GLC does in Clare legally.
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Unread postby Steve B » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:12 pm

You can thank the State of Michigan for funding the GLC track maintenance.
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:30 pm

Steve B wrote:You can thank the State of Michigan for funding the GLC track maintenance.

Actually, MDOT only pays for some of it. GLC funds the rest of their own pockets.
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Unread postby Steve B » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:30 pm

What's the rough percentage paid by each party?
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Unread postby Standard Railfan » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:16 am

Steve B wrote:What's the rough percentage paid by each party?


I reviewed minutes from the Michigan State Transportation Commission. Four maintenance contracts were approved in December 2016 were funded 90% by MDOT and 10% by the operating railroad.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/12-15-16_Waiver_Materials_for_WEB_548121_7.pdf
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Unread postby JoJames » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:00 pm

trainjunkie47 wrote:If you do catch them going north in Mt Pleasant, you might as well make the trip to Clare. It's a very easy 15 mile drive, and you can see most everything the GLC does in Clare legally.


Not sure when I will get that way again. Took my son to Central
Michigan for a junior football day. Never have been North of Lansing before that trip and was very surprised how much it looked like farm country at home.
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