Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

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Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:36 pm

I hear them on the radio working in Clare but I can't say where or which train. It looks like letherer truss has a fresh beam car 1530
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:34 pm

From yesterday (December 1): no running power visible at the shops in Owosso, it was either inside or being used elsewhere. Recently repaired 393 is back on the road again and was being used as the trailing unit on the North Pole Express. 391, 394 and 385 are in their usual spots outside. Rumor is 391 will be the next GP35 they start working on.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:00 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1130. Heard them return at 1730.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:34 pm

Left Cadillac at 1015 today. Didn't stick around to see them return.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 am

83 and 96 returned to cadillac around 6:15 last night.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Steve B » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:31 pm

382 and 396 south through Temple at 1320, 27 cars. 3 loads from Biewer.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:29 pm

Passed through Lucas at 1145. Left McBain at 1250.



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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Steve B » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:00 pm

North through Temple at 1557.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:35 pm

Random question, but are there any TSBY painted locomotives left on the GLC?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:14 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1000. Didn't see them return.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:41 am

kd_1014 wrote:Random question, but are there any TSBY painted locomotives left on the GLC?

394 and 1977, neither of which currently run. The other is GE 25 Tonner #1226, which is the Owosso shop goat.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:38 pm

Heard them on the north end of Cadillac around 1000. Haven't heard them since. Possibly northbound today. Didn't see yesterday's inbound.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:50 am

SD80MAC wrote:
kd_1014 wrote:Random question, but are there any TSBY painted locomotives left on the GLC?

394 and 1977, neither of which currently run. The other is GE 25 Tonner #1226, which is the Owosso shop goat.


Is that switcher still parked at renosol in farwell? It's been several years since I've been over that way. No idea what # it is. That may be the 1977 you speak of.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:56 pm

KC8RBK wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:
kd_1014 wrote:Random question, but are there any TSBY painted locomotives left on the GLC?

394 and 1977, neither of which currently run. The other is GE 25 Tonner #1226, which is the Owosso shop goat.


Is that switcher still parked at renosol in farwell? It's been several years since I've been over that way. No idea what # it is. That may be the 1977 you speak of.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:06 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1025. Saw them return at 1610 from a distance. Couldn't get lead locomotive number, 382 was trailing. Mostly ties and tanks. 1 centerbeam for Traverse City.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:42 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1010. Didn't see them return.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:43 pm

Looks like northbound out of Cadillac today since I didn't see them on the south end of town.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:46 am

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:06 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1115. Cold and overcast...again.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: December 2019

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:42 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Left Cadillac for Clare at 1115. Cold and overcast...again.



Would those first few ex-Conrail hoppers patched GLC be coming from the MAC facility?
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