Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 16, 2017 4:22 pm

392 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1715 with 1 coke hopper, 6 or 7 tie loads, 2 covered hoppers and 1 tank.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:48 pm

MOW convoy north through Mount Pleasant 13:45
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu May 18, 2017 9:25 am

Per GP30M4216 on 5/17(Wednesday):
1800 hrs: Cadillac - GLC 392 and 395 tied down in the yard. Lots of covered hoppers and tankcars around.

2000 hrs: Petoskey - Northbound road freight heading up the grassy section downtown......ok just kidding. About 11 covered hoppers on the pass track on the south side of town. Anyone know when they might be up this way working next? I'll be at Northern MI College for the next couple days....
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:56 pm

GLC 393, GLC 399 south through mount pleasant at 13:50 with 40 cars. I heard second hand that the northbound had about 50 cars give or take a few
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 18, 2017 2:53 pm

395 and 392 left Cadillac for Clare at 1020 with 5 covered hoppers, 8 tie loads, 5 cement hoppers, 3 covered hoppers and 10 tie loads.

392 and 395 returned at 1540 with 1 covered hopper, 2 tanks, 2 cement hoppers, 22 tie loads and 5 tanks.

Ran north yesterday.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Fri May 19, 2017 10:05 am

Heads up! GOV westbound on the Middleton branch with 2 units including the anniversary unit. About 1 mile until they cross 127. I'll get video. Great timing as I'm headed to Romeo to pick up my new Midnight Edition Silverado LTZ Z71 crew cab. Long empty grain train.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:08 am

GLC 399 leading GLC 385 and 38 cars north through Mount Pleasant at 12:04p. I observed 5 shiny new Plastics hoppers with a 5-17 build date in the mix for Clare.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon May 22, 2017 2:26 pm

GLC 385, 399 back south through mount pleasant at 3:15pm with 13 cars. No cadillac cars today, all cars were from Clare, Ashley, Shepherd, etc.

I have been seeing a few high cube box cars lately. Who, aside from TC, gets these?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon May 22, 2017 2:32 pm

I'm guessing but perhaps the lumber yard in Clare or the place in Marion :?
csx801 wrote:I have been seeing a few high cube box cars lately. Who, aside from TC, gets these?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Mon May 22, 2017 4:00 pm

AARR wrote:I'm guessing but perhaps the lumber yard in Clare or the place in Marion :?
csx801 wrote:I have been seeing a few high cube box cars lately. Who, aside from TC, gets these?


TC seems to get these more. Also, just heard them in TC 15 minutes ago. Long day for them if still in TC. Unless someone has a train horn!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon May 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Northbound out of Cadillac today around 0900 or so. Believe they also ran north or didn't run at all this past Friday. I saw and heard nothing. :(
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon May 22, 2017 5:48 pm

I will start keeping track of these Box cars. It appears they come from south of Clare, because they come back south on the same turn, usually between cars from Ashley and the rest of the consist.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Mon May 22, 2017 6:16 pm

csx801 wrote:I will start keeping track of these Box cars. It appears they come from south of Clare, because they come back south on the same turn, usually between cars from Ashley and the rest of the consist.


Post a car number or 2.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 23, 2017 4:30 am

There's a bean plant or two in Ithaca that ships an occasional box car of bagged beans.
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csx801 wrote:I will start keeping track of these Box cars. It appears they come from south of Clare, because they come back south on the same turn, usually between cars from Ashley and the rest of the consist.


Post a car number or 2.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 23, 2017 3:05 pm

395 and 392 left Cadillac towards Clare at 1015 with 22 tie loads.

392 and 395 returned at 1600 with 3 covered hoppers, 1 tank, 5 wood chip hoppers, 6 tie loads and 1 tank.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 24, 2017 8:24 am

395 and 392 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0905.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed May 24, 2017 12:18 pm

GLC 399, GLC 385 north through Mount Pleasant with 24 cars @ 1:10pm. I may try and get a photo of the southbound if the light holds up.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed May 24, 2017 2:32 pm

Great Lakes Central Back south through Mount Pleasant at 3:15pm. I counted 54 cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 24, 2017 2:41 pm

Thanks for posting, AANR. Looks like there are a few loads of fertilizer for McBain.
AANscaleRunner wrote:395 and 392 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0905.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: May 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 24, 2017 3:00 pm

392 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1555 with 3 coke hoppers, 3 wood chip hoppers, 2 tanks, 4 cement hoppers, 1 wood chip hopper, 1 tank, 2 wood chip hoppers and 1 tank.
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