GDLK Operations

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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Jim_c » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:05 pm

Ultra-late report: GDLK was SB from Plainwell about 8:35 last night after a trip to Otsego. Solo power 4225 long hood forward. Hadn't seen that before on GDLK.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby dave989 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:35 pm

I saw 4225 leaving Grand Rapids going solo, long hood forward Friday afternoon.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby GAP » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:12 pm

And Saturday afternoon about 4 p.m. 4225 was siting just north of Mosel Ave in Kalamazoo with a train of about 30 to 40 cars. It has really been getting around.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby GTW » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:57 pm

I noticed today the former GDLK #4002 had been assigned to the new Decatur & Eastern Ry. that Watco purchased from CSX. Also, work is in progress at Schoolcraft for the PTC upgrades.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby Super Chief » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:33 am

Heard 101 crew last night with 4209 at 3:30am headed north. They had to hand throw the switch at Cowling as the contacts must be a little off so Watco dispatch didn't actually have control of it. I quess its common to hand throw one after the controller is unlocked and moved to hand throw. The contractor has been working the whole CTC this past month installing the new code wire so a little TLC by CDL might be needed.
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Re: GDLK Operations

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:43 pm

Two loads at L&W Supply in Grand Rapids. TTZX 857012 (1/3 unloaded) and GAEX 000016 fully loaded. Don't look for any trips by GDLK to L&W tomorrow.
Also, wasn't aware that GDLK currently can't go southeast of Eastern Ave in Grand Rapids towards the old Steelcase area. There's one section of rail just west of Eastern Ave that's unbolted and turned on its side.
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