GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Anything pertaining to railfanning in Michigan.
User avatar
MQT1223
O Scale Railfanner
Posts: 2943
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:46 pm
Location: Grandville, Michigan
Contact:

GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by MQT1223 »

Saw on the land of Facebook today that GLC is supposedly getting some ex. MRL SD35's? This definitely makes things even more interesting on GLC if it's true. Does anyone else run SD35's these days because I don't recall anyone rostering large quantities of them anymore.

My research only shows 6 SD35's being tied to Montana Rail Link, and the majority of them being ex. N&W with chopped hoods and one originally built for the ACL. Not sure which of the 3 they are supposedly getting or if MRL is doing any work to them before hand. Wouldn't surprise me if any of the dead Geeps in Owosso would donate some of their guts to get these new arrivals going.

GP35's, SD35's, GP38's and SD40's... the 70's called they want their railroad back!
1223 OUT! President and Founder of the Buck Creek Central, the Rolling River Route! (2012-2017) President and Founder of the Lamberton Valley Railroad, The Tin Plate Road! Proudly railfanning with Asperger's since 1996. :)

carrman
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:58 pm
Location: Medford, Oregon
Contact:

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by carrman »

Supposedly 701, 702, and 705.

User avatar
HESR3868
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:25 am
Location: Alma, MI

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by HESR3868 »

Supposedly going to be numbered as GLC 381, 383, & 384

User avatar
SD80MAC
Ingersoll's Mr. Michigan
Posts: 8396
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:59 pm
Location: Grand Rapids

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by SD80MAC »

Yes, and supposedly 385, 391 and 394 are for sale with the balance of the GP35 fleet not long for the world, but that could change. However, they are so starved for power currently that I doubt we will see any of the active GP35s go away any time soon.
Last edited by SD80MAC on Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Remember, 4 mph is a couple, 5's a collision!"
http://flickriver.com/photos/conrail680 ... teresting/
Image

penn central
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 1308
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:07 pm

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by penn central »

All three where built for the N&W in 1965 i just looked it up. The MRL 703 is exACL witch i don't see as them getting.

User avatar
SD80MAC
Ingersoll's Mr. Michigan
Posts: 8396
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:59 pm
Location: Grand Rapids

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by SD80MAC »

HESR3868 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:32 am
Supposedly going to be numbered as GLC 381, 383, & 384
Now they just need to renumber 329 to 380 :)
"Remember, 4 mph is a couple, 5's a collision!"
http://flickriver.com/photos/conrail680 ... teresting/
Image

LansingRailFan
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 319
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Location: Lansing

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by LansingRailFan »

Supposedly they are already in BC yard. I forget which train goes from BC and works Durand but maybe it’s A450?

chapmaja
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 798
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:02 pm

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by chapmaja »

Heard that, but at the same time, heard they just got picked up from MRL on Thursday, so it is highly unlikely they are in BC yet, unless BC means British Columbia.

chapmaja
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 798
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:02 pm

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by chapmaja »

Per a response to my post on trainorders.com, the SD35's are currently in Dilworth, Mn.

LansingRailFan
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 319
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Location: Lansing

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by LansingRailFan »

chapmaja wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:30 pm
Per a response to my post on trainorders.com, the SD35's are currently in Dilworth, Mn.
Nice. Thanks! Idk who started BC rumors but it seemed awful quick to me for them to already be in MI.

Raildudes dad
Roadmaster
Posts: 4624
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:12 am
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by Raildudes dad »

What reporting marks do they have moving to MI?

LansingRailFan
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 319
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Location: Lansing

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by LansingRailFan »

Raildudes dad wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:06 am
What reporting marks do they have moving to MI?
GLC

TSBy390
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 94
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:40 pm

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by TSBy390 »

Just saw a photo on Facebook that said the three locomotives were going to be put on an eastbound train in dilworth's eastern yard

User avatar
SD80MAC
Ingersoll's Mr. Michigan
Posts: 8396
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:59 pm
Location: Grand Rapids

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by SD80MAC »

The SD35s are supposed to take the BNSF to Chicago, then CN to Durand for interchange, for what it’s worth.
"Remember, 4 mph is a couple, 5's a collision!"
http://flickriver.com/photos/conrail680 ... teresting/
Image

User avatar
dmitzel
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:53 pm

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by dmitzel »

In Minneapolis yesterday - headed to BRC’s Clearing Yard for interchange to CN.
D.M. Mitzel
Div. 8-NCR-NMRA
Oxford, Mich.

Wabash1070
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 471
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:57 am
Location: Williamston Michigan
Contact:

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by Wabash1070 »

Per sources they are in Chicago, idk if they're in Clearing or not
I'm here

KenB
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 1313
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:43 pm
Location: Dearborn, Mich.

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by KenB »

Any up-date on these SD35's? Have they made it to Battle Creek yet?

chapmaja
Railroadfan...fan
Posts: 798
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:02 pm

Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

Unread post by chapmaja »

KenB wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:42 pm
Any up-date on these SD35's? Have they made it to Battle Creek yet?
Post I saw this morning, somewhere, says they are in BRC Clearing, awaiting transfer to CN. I would guess they end up in BC within the next couple days, and Durand by early next week.

Post Reply