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

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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.
JoJames wrote:What kind of train traffic does one see at Mt. Pleasant?
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Thanks
I was very surprised how well the track was maintained from Ithaca north.

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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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You can thank the State of Michigan for funding the GLC track maintenance.

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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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What's the rough percentage paid by each party?

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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 ... 8121_7.pdf

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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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