Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby TSBy390 » Tue May 19, 2020 1:56 pm

MiRailProductions wrote:GLC OSTN south at Durand 1330. 392 leading. Looks like traffic for both AnnPere and Osmer.


Sweet, thanks for the heads up. Waiting in Howell for it.

Edit: went by the depot at approximately 2:30
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Tue May 19, 2020 2:22 pm

Leaving Clare at 14:22.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 20, 2020 9:53 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0910.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 20, 2020 2:56 pm

Southbound leaving Clare for Owosso at 1440.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed May 20, 2020 5:11 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Southbound leaving Clare for Owosso at 1440.


329 and 393 working the Ithaca bean plant. Looks like they're about ready to leave. 1710
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed May 20, 2020 8:59 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1730. One load of lumber for TC included.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 21, 2020 9:43 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0930.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu May 21, 2020 1:00 pm

Nb with 2 units between Shepard and Mt pleasant. 7 empty beam cars. Another empty in clare. 1258
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu May 21, 2020 7:10 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1640.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Thu May 21, 2020 8:05 pm

Through Fife Lake at 20:00. Saw it from the lake. No video, as my camera has no good zoom and the other person on my boat was being obnoxious.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 22, 2020 6:35 am

The four tank cars on the head end were either methanol or empties for leachate
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri May 22, 2020 10:09 am

Nothing seen or heard on the south side of Cadillac as of 1000. Was a load of lumber sitting in Tufford Yard this morning waiting to go to TC.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby Pixl » Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Nothing seen or heard on the south side of Cadillac as of 1000. Was a load of lumber sitting in Tufford Yard this morning waiting to go to TC.

I think they did make it here to TC, today my wife heard the horns blow about a mile away on the Williamsburg branch. Later in the day I was in town and saw the Airport Rd. crossing lights stuck on and flashing. Must have been after the train passed to go back to Cadillac.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby penn central » Sat May 23, 2020 11:04 am

Had a nice chase this morning from Durand to Owosso power was the 393, 396, 392 i think? it might've been the 390 and trailing was the 329. Good sized train i didn't count but i noticed three PC green gondola's loaded with scrap ties.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Sat May 23, 2020 6:53 pm

My mother heard the horns from Walton Road about 10:00. Never heard them go back, and I was sitting in Manton from 3 to 7, albiet on a side of town I might not have heard them well from.

Pixl wrote:. Later in the day I was in town and saw the Airport Rd. crossing lights stuck on and flashing.


Which set on S. Airport got stuck? Whatever the case, it seems like that's been happening a lot lately, and it wouldn't surprise me if that set got modernized soon.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sat May 23, 2020 7:44 pm

penn central wrote:Had a nice chase this morning from Durand to Owosso power was the 393, 396, 392 i think? it might've been the 390 and trailing was the 329. Good sized train i didn't count but i noticed three PC green gondola's loaded with scrap ties.

392 was the third unit. Tail end of their set off for CSX went by the house at 04:30 this morning, and then biked over to the north side of town to watch them leave Howell at 06:10 with 78 cars. 50 or more were pick up cars from CSX at Ann Pere.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby Pixl » Sun May 24, 2020 1:57 pm

KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Pixl wrote:. Later in the day I was in town and saw the Airport Rd. crossing lights stuck on and flashing.


Which set on S. Airport got stuck? Whatever the case, it seems like that's been happening a lot lately, and it wouldn't surprise me if that set got modernized soon.

The branch that comes up from the outside world (Kingsley). Yes I've seen that crossing stuck on often. The other crossings in town seem to work ok.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby KingsleyRailFan » Sun May 24, 2020 2:43 pm

Last year before the BATA buses switched to a new radio system, I'd hear whenever the crossing got stuck on. Eventually the dispatcher got sick of the drivers asking about it, and started every radio with transmission with "yes, the railroad crossing is stuck on, go ahead"
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby TC Man » Sun May 24, 2020 3:27 pm

KingsleyRailFan wrote:My mother heard the horns from Walton Road about 10:00. Never heard them go back, and I was sitting in Manton from 3 to 7, albiet on a side of town I might not have heard them well from.

Pixl wrote:. Later in the day I was in town and saw the Airport Rd. crossing lights stuck on and flashing.


Which set on S. Airport got stuck? Whatever the case, it seems like that's been happening a lot lately, and it wouldn't surprise me if that set got modernized soon.


GLC left TC around 4pm on Friday, or a bit earlier.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates May 2020

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue May 26, 2020 9:30 am

395 and 397 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0855 with 20 cars.
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