Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:47 am

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:And back into Cadillac at 1630.


Do you know if the North run was to TC or toward Kalkaska?



Kalkaska and Elmira. There was a long string of empty cement hoppers and tanks behind Family Video last night.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:12 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1010.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:25 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1320
Beacon empty**

GLC 397 leading
GLC 399

5 plastics hoppers
3 coke hoppers
12 loaded tie gondolas
6 wood chip hoppers
4 LPG tanks
1 lumber load
1 Empty NS Gondola

32 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:29 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1525

GLC 399 leading
GLC 397

1 plastics hopper
1 wood chip hopper
2 tanks
1 empty centerbeam
5 plastics hoppers
9 empty tie gondolas
1 feed hopper
13 cement hoppers
4 LPG tanks

37 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:02 pm

Great Lakes Central back north through Mount Pleasant at 2300.

GLC 397 leading 8 grain hoppers.

I will go chase now.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:37 am

397 running Long hood forward headed back south through Mount Pleasant at 00:25 with 12 grain hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:18 am

csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1320
Beacon empty**

GLC 397 leading
GLC 399

5 plastics hoppers
3 coke hoppers
12 loaded tie gondolas
6 wood chip hoppers
4 LPG tanks
1 lumber load
1 Empty NS Gondola

32 total



Surprised nobody commented on the Beacon empty for this week delivery! Thanks for the report!
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:18 am

Left Cadillac towards Clare at 0915 with 1 covered hopper, 4 wood chip hoppers and 6 tie loads.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:35 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1220

GLC 397 Leading
GLC 399

4 plastics hoppers
2 tanks
3 hoppers
2 wood chip hoppers
10 tie loads
3 cement hoppers
3 LPG tanks
1 hopper
8 LPG tanks

36 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:05 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant at 1400

GLC 399 leading
GLC 397

1 hopper
2 woodchip loads
7 empty tie gondolas
3 empty pole flats

13 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:02 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1550. No chance to see them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:57 am

Leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 0945. In no position to see them.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:47 pm

Great Lakes Central north through Mount Pleasant at 1245

GLC 397 leading
GLC 399

1 tank car
1 boxcar
7 plastics hoppers
21 grain hoppers
3 tie loads
7 LPG tanks

40 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:44 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1645.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:47 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1645.



Sounds like we have a center beam load and a box car load for Amerhart and an empty gondola for Beacon for a Traverse City run....
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:47 pm

TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1645.



Sounds like we have a center beam load and a box car load for Amerhart and an empty gondola for Beacon for a Traverse City run....


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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby KC » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:51 pm

Pixl wrote:
TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1645.



Sounds like we have a center beam load and a box car load for Amerhart and an empty gondola for Beacon for a Traverse City run....


Kewl!!


Doesn't look like the boxcar made it into Caddy.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:49 am

Clare or Marion perhaps?
KC wrote:Doesn't look like the boxcar made it into Caddy.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:52 am

I never saw the southbound today, so I can't confirm. Based on where the boxcar was blocked, it would probably have returned south with the Owosso crew. The car was before the Clare cut. Usually, any cars in front of the Clare cut will turn back south.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates October 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:10 am

Might have been a pick up from the bean plant in Ithaca. They ship an occasional box car.
csx801 wrote:I never saw the southbound today, so I can't confirm. Based on where the boxcar was blocked, it would probably have returned south with the Owosso crew. The car was before the Clare cut. Usually, any cars in front of the Clare cut will turn back south.
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