Great Lakes Central - 8/15 & 8/17

Give us a run down of what you saw, post pictures if you'd like...any info is welcome.
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Great Lakes Central - 8/15 & 8/17

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Tuesday, August 15th
Traverse City

GLC 398 & 399 head toward Williamsburg with 3 Loaded Centerbeams.

ImageGLC - Traverse City by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC 398 - Parson Rd, Traverse City by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGreat Lakes Central - Grand Traverse Bay by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC 398 & 399 crossing Lautner Rd, near Williamsburg by tcamp7837, on Flickr

When they arrived at Amerhart, the switch was thrown and a forklift operator pushed the two empty centerbeams down the slight grade off of their spur; saving the GLC crew from having to runaround the train in Williamsburg.

ImageGLC 398 - Amerhart, Williamsburg, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After shoving the loaded centerbeams onto the property, the crew was ready to head back toward Cadillac with the two empties.

ImageGLC 399 - East Grand Traverse Bay by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC 399 - Grand Traverse Bay by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC 399 - Traverse City Depot by tcamp7837, on Flickr

When they arrived back into Traverse City, they ran around the cars in front of the Depot.

ImageGLC running around in Traverse City by tcamp7837, on Flickr

They disrupted the tranquil hospitality at The Filling Station; former Traverse City depot now Brewery, while running around their train.

ImageGLC 399 - The Filling Station by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After coupling to the other end of their train, they headed back towards Cadillac.

ImageGLC 398 - Traverse City, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC leaving Traverse City by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Cadillac
Thursday, August 17th.

The Cadillac Job returns to Clare passing Lake Cadillac.

ImageGLC 399 - Lake Cadillac by tcamp7837, on Flickr

They ran around the consist in Selma Yard and switched cars around.

ImageGLC 395 switching Selma Yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC 395 - Cadillac, MI by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Next, they took 5 Covered Hoppers to North Yard and then spotted them inside of the Animal Feed Distributor at 10th St.

ImageGLC 395 & 399 - 10th St Cadillac by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageGLC switching Cadillac Feed by tcamp7837, on Flickr

When they were done, they tied the engines down at the engine house.

ImageGLC tied down in Cadillac by tcamp7837, on Flickr

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Well done, CRD! I liked it a lot.

Did they back the empty center beams from Bates to Traverse City or some other way to get around them in Bates or Williamsburg?
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AARR wrote:Well done, CRD! I liked it a lot.

Did they back the empty center beams from Bates to Traverse City or some other way to get around them in Bates or Williamsburg?
Amerhart shoved them onto the main, so no need to run around them.

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Thanks TC Man. Low density branch lines can do things like that :)
TC Man wrote:
AARR wrote:Well done, CRD! I liked it a lot.

Did they back the empty center beams from Bates to Traverse City or some other way to get around them in Bates or Williamsburg?
Amerhart shoved them onto the main, so no need to run around them.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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Nice job ConrailDetr​oit, and good to meet you shooting the Amerhart switch.

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Great photos.
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Great photos and documentation!
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