Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

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399, 397 and 396 left Cadillac for Clare at 0950 with 2 wood chip hoppers and 12 tie loads.

397 and 399 returned at 1730 with 1 tank, 3 tie loads, 3 cement hoppers, 1 covered hopper, 7 tanks, 1 loaded centerbeam and 11 tanks.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:399, 397 and 396 left Cadillac for Clare at 0950 with 2 wood chip hoppers and 12 tie loads.

397 and 399 returned at 1730 with 1 tank, 3 tie loads, 3 cement hoppers, 1 covered hopper, 7 tanks, 1 loaded centerbeam and 11 tanks.
When did 396 come up?
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MiRailProductions wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:399, 397 and 396 left Cadillac for Clare at 0950 with 2 wood chip hoppers and 12 tie loads.

397 and 399 returned at 1730 with 1 tank, 3 tie loads, 3 cement hoppers, 1 covered hopper, 7 tanks, 1 loaded centerbeam and 11 tanks.
When did 396 come up?
396 came up Friday afternoon. Looked like they brought in 14 cement hoppers and a string of at least 20 tie loads.

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A partial answer to csx801 from last month's thread. Wood chips are loaded on the Viking Energy spur, south of the road that runs through the industrial park.

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399 and 397 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1100 with 1 empty centerbeam for McBain, 10 tie loads, 5 tanks and 12 cement hoppers.

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Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1300

GLC 395 leading
GLC 396
GLC 398

2 plastics hoppers
3 hoppers
6 tanks
3 feed hoppers
4 coke hoppers
1 LPG tank
1 pole load

20 total

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Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1510

GLC 398 leading
GLC 396
GLC 395

2 hoppers
2 plastics hoppers
2 pole empties
8 tie empties
5 LPG tanks
12 cement hoppers

31 total

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Heard them leave Cadillac northbound at 0920. Which direction will they go at Walton Junction?

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As of 1230 they had not been thru the East side of TC, no sand was pushed out of the flange ways. Must have been up Kalkaska way.

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Back into Cadillac at 1725. String of cement and tanks cars behind Family Video in the North Yard.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:Back into Cadillac at 1725. String of cement and tanks cars behind Family Video in the North Yard.
No idea but I did see a Sierra Northern locomotive with about 30 tank cars and 9 feed hoppers here in Woodland, California! Loco looks weird, and new. Or some strange combination of 2 different locos rebuilt into 1 weird looking creature.

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Leaving Cadillac for Clare shortly after 1100.


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Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1310 with their usual consist plus the fall colors train

GLC 395 leading
GLC 398

1 hopper
1 Lumber load
3 plastics hoppers
5 pole loads
7 tie loads
2 plastics hoppers
2 lumber loads
SRI fall colors consist:
9 SRI, GLC, etc Pullmans
2 Ann Arbor Cabeese

32 total
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csx801 wrote:
2 Ann Arbor Cabeese

32 total
801, at first I thought you mis-spelled the word caboose. But I looked it up and I find Cabeese is plural for more than one caboose. Never saw that one before!
Ah... look at all the Cabeese :o

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Great Lakes Central headed back south through Mount Pleasant at 1545. Missed the car count on this one

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Returned to Cadillac shortly after 1700.


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AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac shortly after 1700.
Nice job AAN, refreshing to see some passenger equipment up here, especially the "Cabeese" !

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Heard them on the north end of Cadillac at 0915. Haven't heard them since, assuming they are currently headed north.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:Heard them on the north end of Cadillac at 0915. Haven't heard them since, assuming they are currently headed north.
With those loaded centerbeams in mind, possibly a TC run?
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MiRailProductions wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Heard them on the north end of Cadillac at 0915. Haven't heard them since, assuming they are currently headed north.
With those loaded centerbeams in mind, possibly a TC run?

I'm still on the west coast, but I'm told that on Friday, GLC brought 3 loaded center beam loads to Amerhart, pulled 2 empties, and pulled 3 loads from Beacon, leaving town with a 5 car train.

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