Great Lakes Central Updates May 2021

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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Any clue what engines? I was only getting horn reports this morning, never got visual confirmation.
Went through Kingsley around 10:34, I went outside and heard them at 10:36.
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I think 395 and 396 were the units (I never pay that close attention).

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OSTN SB at Durand - 382/386/393 with the CSX set off on the head end.

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TC Man wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:40 pm
I think 395 and 396 were the units (I never pay that close attention).
Is it still in TC as of 407 PM? I know they went to the lumber yard around 1

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GLC_391 wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 4:06 pm
TC Man wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:40 pm
I think 395 and 396 were the units (I never pay that close attention).
Is it still in TC as of 407 PM? I know they went to the lumber yard around 1
Probably long gone- they went to Beacon first as usual (they left there about 12:30ish), then to Amerhart, then Cadillac.

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Confirmed from KC's pictures in the Michigan Board viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37872
TC Man wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:40 pm
I think 395 and 396 were the units (I never pay that close attention).
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Leaving Cadillac for Clare approximately 1045. Very windy at the lake this morning.

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Signal Maintainer working at Garfield Road’s Grade Crossing outside of Kingsley. They’ve been there a lot in the past few months.
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Sb working the Ithaca bean plant at 1740. 3 units and a nice train before their pick up. Some of the chip hopper type cars on the head end. SGVY reporting marks.

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395 and 396 out of Cadillac for Clare at 0910.

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KC8RBK wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 5:42 pm
Sb working the Ithaca bean plant at 1740. 3 units and a nice train before their pick up. Some of the chip hopper type cars on the head end. SGVY reporting marks.
Ballast hoppers.

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Hearing them leave Cadillac for Clare at 1045.

Update:Returned to Cadillac approximately 1730.

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OSTN performed an interesting maneuver with CSX D708 tonight at Ann Pere.

Basically CSX unhooked their train with the GLC set out on the head and Asahi cars on the rear. GLC grabbed the cars including the Asahi/Webberville empties and got back on their lines. Then they hooked onto the CSX set out and pulled forward, clearing the diamond and allowing D708 to go back East. Then GLC backed the CSX set out onto the CSX trackage. D708 hooked up and the GLC crew unhooked it after the Asahi cars. The maneuver saved GLC time pulling onto the main and doing what it normally does and saved D708 a good two hours because they didn’t have to go down to Brighton and run around the train. This is by far the most efficient way to interchange the cars.

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Nb just north of Pitt in durand per atcs

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Thank you for posting LRF. I enjoy reading operational stuff :) .
LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 8:14 pm
OSTN performed an interesting maneuver with CSX D708 tonight at Ann Pere.
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AARR wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 7:56 am
Thank you for posting LRF. I enjoy reading operational stuff :) .
LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 8:14 pm
OSTN performed an interesting maneuver with CSX D708 tonight at Ann Pere.
Thanks man. I’m not always fluent in RR speak but I thought it was a cool maneuver worth sharing. The logistics side of this biz is what I find like interesting than anything.

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