Great Lakes Central Updates - January 2023

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates - January 2023

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:56 am
Heard night crew return to Cadillac at 0445. Not sure if two crews are back for good up here.
Are there two sets of engines in Cadillac, or are they sharing the same power?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates - January 2023

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KingsleyRailFan wrote:
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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:56 am
Heard night crew return to Cadillac at 0445. Not sure if two crews are back for good up here.
Are there two sets of engines in Cadillac, or are they sharing the same power?
Only one set of power up here currently.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:55 pm
Petoskey run today. That's all the info I have at the moment.
I watched a video of GLC NB through Alba on January 10th. The last two cars appear to be cement hoppers. The second to last car carried the reporting marks of Lone Star Industries (LCEX) which is the parent of Buzzi Uni Chem. I assume the two cars were dropped off in Elmira.

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Northbound out of Cadillac approximately 0845.
Petoskey run.

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Observation from Owosso this morning as I was passing through. 390 appeared to be hooking up to the Western Maryland painted leased unit at SRI,perhaps GLC is leasing it now? Or guess it could be returning home also.

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North out of Owosso with 141 cars i missed getting the locomotive numbers but a huge block for Ithaca at about 18:30 or at least cleared Gould and M71 at 18:30 after working the yard south of Gould Street unless they can fit that big of train between Washington Street and Gould he had at least three locomotives i was in company equipment and couldn't get the locomotive numbers if i was in my car i would've been able to get them.
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396 and 395 through Marion to Clare approximately 1315.

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Traverse City run today. Worked both Amerhart and Beacon.

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Hearing them leave Cadillac towards Clare at 1115.

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OSTN clear Durand with 329 and 390 on the point. Good sized train today.
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Could you help us by saying what direction it's going?

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TC Man wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:01 pm
Could you help us by saying what direction it's going?
Sorry, I totally forgot to add that. They were southbound at the time. I’m used to the train ID also giving the direction of travel away at the same time (I live along CSX).
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AARR dropped off a CSX-system unit grain train in Osmer this morning, presumably for Oakley
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GLC OSTN is SB at Durand at 12:55 with 393/390 and 12 cars for AARR.
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LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:37 pm
GLC OSTN is SB at Durand at 12:55 with 393/390 and 12 cars for AARR.
GLC stopped at barron rd before Howell, MI.

Law enforcement at the crossing with lights on.

*Edit: GLC is on the move again, looks like they must have hit a vehicle, one of the ditch lights is damaged

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Maintenance truck 2020 went to Traverse City yesterday, and passed through Kingsley at about 10:45 yesterday. I did not see them come back.
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GLC almost to TC as of this posting time- 9:50. Only saw light and heard horn along River Road- no time to see what power and cars....

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GLC OSTN is SB thru Durand at 11:53 w 383/386
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My RR spy's tell me he saw a soil boring truck at US 131 and Alba rd. on the GLC tracks just off the rd. I've used this kind of service for testing the soil for it's capacity to hold a tall radio tower. I wonder what they were up to with this test?

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The state is going to install railroad flashers at the Alba Highway & US131 intersection. It includes a stop light on US131 so when the train is approaching, the traffic can clear the tracks. There has been numerous close calls with traffic blocking the tracks because of traffic on 131 going by.

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