Great Lakes Central Updates May 2021

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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Thu May 13, 2021 6:36 pm
396 and 395 returned to Cadillac approximately 1715. Video at Seeley Rd on the Missaukee/Wexford county line.

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Rail tamper and ballast regulator working near the crossing that was removed last year by the ithaca bean plant 0930

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What day will they likely run to TC this week?

(I'm also curious when they may run to Petoskey as well).

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NS3322 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 9:39 am
What day will they likely run to TC this week?

(I'm also curious when they may run to Petoskey as well).
They seem to like doing night runs to TC, or early evening. Petoskey is a crapshoot on when they’ll go, usually it’s during the day mid-week.
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KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 9:46 am
NS3322 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 9:39 am
What day will they likely run to TC this week?

(I'm also curious when they may run to Petoskey as well).
They seem to like doing night runs to TC, or early evening. Petoskey is a crapshoot on when they’ll go, usually it’s during the day mid-week.
Last Thursday they arrived into TC at 11am, so it's a total crapshoot as to when.

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TC Man wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 12:09 pm
KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 9:46 am
NS3322 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 9:39 am
What day will they likely run to TC this week?

(I'm also curious when they may run to Petoskey as well).
They seem to like doing night runs to TC, or early evening. Petoskey is a crapshoot on when they’ll go, usually it’s during the day mid-week.
Last Thursday they arrived into TC at 11am, so it's a total crapshoot as to when.
There is 2 gons for beacon and a possible load of lumber in Cadillac for TC, they went to Clare today so when they return the crew could come to TC

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OSTN SB at Durand at 5:10 PM

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:15 pm
OSTN SB at Durand at 5:10 PM
Looks like they're getting to Howell just now (00:08) it's only the SD45 (385?).

My friend said there was a "short train" earlier (around 23:30?) on the GLC earlier as well.

03:30 - lined back into Durand.
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amessmann wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 12:10 am
LansingRailFan wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:15 pm
OSTN SB at Durand at 5:10 PM
Looks like they're getting to Howell just now (00:08) it's only the SD45 (385?).

My friend said there was a "short train" earlier (around 23:30?) on the GLC earlier as well.

03:30 - lined back into Durand.

They must have had large enough train for AA (or a unit) that they ran separately to AA and CSX.

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Nb almost into shepherd. I couldn't see much detail through the trees. 1235

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5:30 PM.

OSTN is waiting to go SB as CN E251 uses the Chicago Wye at Durand to go NB->WB

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 5:47 pm
5:30 PM. OSTN is waiting to go SB as CN E251 uses the Chicago Wye at Durand to go NB->WB
By Howell Depot at 7:10 PM. 392+384 on the head end with 31 cars. Six lumber loads behind one on the lead.

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BL2-1843 wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 7:29 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 5:47 pm
5:30 PM. OSTN is waiting to go SB as CN E251 uses the Chicago Wye at Durand to go NB->WB
By Howell Depot at 7:10 PM. 392+384 on the head end with 31 cars. Six lumber loads behind one on the lead.
Northbound or southbound?

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TC Man wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 10:12 pm
BL2-1843 wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 7:29 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 5:47 pm
5:30 PM. OSTN is waiting to go SB as CN E251 uses the Chicago Wye at Durand to go NB->WB
By Howell Depot at 7:10 PM. 392+384 on the head end with 31 cars. Six lumber loads behind one on the lead.
Northbound or southbound?
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3 units working the Ithaca bean plant. I didn't notice a train anywhere on the main 1150

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Bunch of new ties along the tracks on Parsons in TC.
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KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Bunch of new ties along the tracks on Parsons in TC.
They are doing something along that stretch. Not really sure tho. 4 gons for beacon in tufford waiting to go up in Cadillac to TC.

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GLC_391 wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 4:23 pm
KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Bunch of new ties along the tracks on Parsons in TC.
They are doing something along that stretch. Not really sure tho. 4 gons for beacon in tufford waiting to go up in Cadillac to TC.
Several thousand new ties on the entire Williamsburg branch to finish/add to the several thousand they replaced in 2014 on that branch. 4 gons in Cadillac for Beacon (Beacon also has 3 loads on the siding), and also a center beam in Cadillac.

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TC Man wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 10:24 pm
GLC_391 wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 4:23 pm
KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Bunch of new ties along the tracks on Parsons in TC.
They are doing something along that stretch. Not really sure tho. 4 gons for beacon in tufford waiting to go up in Cadillac to TC.
Several thousand new ties on the entire Williamsburg branch to finish/add to the several thousand they replaced in 2014 on that branch. 4 gons in Cadillac for Beacon (Beacon also has 3 loads on the siding), and also a center beam in Cadillac.
Looks like a TC run soon since there is 5 cars in cadillac. I hope they run at night to Traverse City.

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GLC arrived into TC with 5 cars this morning about 11:30am. Dropped 4 empties at Beacon, picked up 3 loads. Seemed to be at least 2 railfans there. One looked like the politian Jason Allen (or he used to be a rep in the area anyway). Also a center beam for Amerhart.

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