Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

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Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:18 pm

I found the gondola. It's sitting behind Beacon Scrap just like you thought and is already loaded.
I wonder if they went to Grawn again to use the run around. If so I'm glad to see some traffic on that branch, helps to keep it alive.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AARR » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:47 am

Seems like Beacon is loading about one a week for the last 2-3 weeks or so
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:08 pm

Would anyone happen to know if GLC will be running on the 4th? I'm looking to get a little shortline action in tomorrow morning.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:40 am

Currently switching Selma Yard.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:30 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:36 am

GDLK is operating too. I'm surprised the short lines are operating on Independence Day.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:25 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac around 1500.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:05 pm

392, 396, and 390 ran from Owosso to Osmer lite, then returned with a grain train w/ a little manifest on the head end. Left at 8am, returned at 3pm.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:07 pm

AARR wrote:GDLK is operating too. I'm surprised the short lines are operating on Independence Day.
What is GDLK?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:04 pm

Grand Elk. Operates between Elkhart, IN and Grand Rapids.
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AARR wrote:GDLK is operating too. I'm surprised the short lines are operating on Independence Day.
What is GDLK?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:09 pm

AARR wrote:Grand Elk. Operates between Elkhart, IN and Grand Rapids.
Todd_F wrote:
AARR wrote:GDLK is operating too. I'm surprised the short lines are operating on Independence Day.
What is GDLK?
Many thanks!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:41 pm

Pixl wrote:I found the gondola. It's sitting behind Beacon Scrap just like you thought and is already loaded.
I wonder if they went to Grawn again to use the run around. If so I'm glad to see some traffic on that branch, helps to keep it alive.

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Thank you for checking it out! It is indeed nice to see that the Grawn Line is getting used as often as the Williamsburg Branch! Now we can see a two-car train versus a one-car train!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:03 am

Heard them move from Selma Yard to North Yard shortly before 0900. Expecting northbound out of Cadillac this morning.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:28 pm

Great Lakes Central South through Mount Pleasant 15:15

GLC 396
GLC 392

1 Pole flat
6 wood chip loads
6 tie gons
1 empty centerbeam
8 SULX gons
8 LPG tanks

30 total

I heard them head north around 12:30 but never got a visual on them
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:44 pm

Returned to Cadillac from the north approximately 1730.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:01 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac from the north approximately 1730.


Could you see what they brought down?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:40 am

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac from the north approximately 1730.


Could you see what they brought down?


Only heard them. I'm guessing they went to Elmira and Petoskey with the late return time.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby KC » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:50 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:
Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac from the north approximately 1730.


Could you see what they brought down?


Only heard them. I'm guessing they went to Elmira and Petoskey with the late return time.


Southbound at Mancelona:

2 mty plastic hoppers (petoskey plastics)
2 mty tanks (magnam)
14 mty cement (buzzi)

may of did a pick up at the gas plant in kalkaska

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:41 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:Heard them move from Selma Yard to North Yard shortly before 0900. Expecting northbound out of Cadillac this morning.
If you don't mind me asking, what's their morning routine when heading to Clare or TC? Do they run lite from North Yard down to Selma Yard where they collect/build their train? That's pretty much how they do it in Owosso.

I'm looking to document the Cadillac to Clare run this summer, and, if I get real lucky, the TC run.

Thank you for any insight/knowledge you can share!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates July 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:41 am

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1000.
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