Great Lakes Central Updates May 2021

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Track equipment west of 127 on the Middleton 0920

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396 and 395 left Cadillac for Clare at 1100 this morning. I am still without a phone for a few more days.

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Cut of ballast cars. They were in Cadillac yesterday. Looked like around 15 cars, give or take.
AARR wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 6:24 pm
There haven't been any wood chip shipments since the new particle board plant in Grayling opened up AFAIK.

Other cars that look similar are the coke hoppers and cotton seed hoppers. Both go all the way to Cadillac too just like the wood chip hoppers used too.
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Mon May 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Nb probably in shepherd about now. 382 trailing. I couldn't see the other power. Good size train. On the tail was a good size cut of chip hoppers. Maybe ties, I couldn't tell 1308

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 5:36 am
Cut of ballast cars. They were in Cadillac yesterday. Looked like around 15 cars, give or take.
AARR wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 6:24 pm
There haven't been any wood chip shipments since the new particle board plant in Grayling opened up AFAIK.

Other cars that look similar are the coke hoppers and cotton seed hoppers. Both go all the way to Cadillac too just like the wood chip hoppers used too.
KC8RBK wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Nb probably in shepherd about now. 382 trailing. I couldn't see the other power. Good size train. On the tail was a good size cut of chip hoppers. Maybe ties, I couldn't tell 1308

Betting for Traverse City (Williamsburg branch where they are replacing a few thousand ties).

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I noticed the other day the tracks to letherer truss are blocked off east of McEwan. Does anyone know the story there?

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Traverse City run today.

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MMRR delivered 115 loaded CHs to GLC on Tuesday. GLC took em down to Durand last night to hand back off to CN. These came into Durand last Monday AM on an X395.

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GLC 395 and 396 currently parked in front of the Filling Station (former depot) getting lunch.

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Lots of GLC folks at thr Depot and many photographers (professional) all by the locos taking pics. Wondering why...

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TC Man wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:28 pm
Lots of GLC folks at thr Depot and many photographers (professional) all by the locos taking pics. Wondering why...
Prolly 80 MPH passenger train service starting tomorrow.

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2 MDOT rail division trucks there also. All gone now. Amtrak Acela Michigan line starts tomorrow, lol.

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TC Man wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 2:26 pm
2 MDOT rail division trucks there also. All gone now. Amtrak Acela Michigan line starts tomorrow, lol.
I’ll be in the bar car.

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GLC went south through Howell at 18:00 with 383-384 on the head end and 74 cars. They only set off eight ash cars at Ann Pere, which were cars 4-11 in the consist. Train had a lot of tank cars, plus what looked liked many CSX & NSSX scarp tie cars that usually go to CSX on the rear of the train. Perhaps theses cars are now being interchanged with the Ann Arbor. instead, or, perhaps be set off at Ann Pere on the way back north. This would be unusual to have two set offs in one round trip.

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Leaving Cadillac for Clare approximately 0945. Currently in McBain.

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GLC went south through Howell at 17:30 with 392+386+382 and 50 cars. 14 ash cars for CSX but did not look much of anything else for them.

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396 and 395 returned to Cadillac approximately 1715. Video at Seeley Rd on the Missaukee/Wexford county line.


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395 and 396 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0850.

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ONTN today had lumber for TC and 2 gons for beacon

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GLC_391 wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 3:37 pm
ONTN today had lumber for TC and 2 gons for beacon
How many lumber loads?

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TC Man wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:51 pm
GLC_391 wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 3:37 pm
ONTN today had lumber for TC and 2 gons for beacon
How many lumber loads?
1 lumber load it was at the end of the train (with a beacon ITFX car) but the lumber load could of been for Clare. Also on Thursdays inbound to Cadillac they brought in one ITFX beacon car. That makes 2 gons for beacon.

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