Great Lakes Central Updates December 2022

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James Sofonia
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Great Lakes Central Updates December 2022

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The rails are getting a little rusty here in Traverse City. Somebody send a train up here to shine them up a little.

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It's been since October for a train in TC. It appears Beacon is no longer shipping. They've graded over the tracks along to road. Hasn't been any empties dropped off there since the first week of October.

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3 gons and 2 loads of lumber went up last night.

On a side note, Cadillac is back to running one crew, usually with an afternoon call time. Difficult for me to catch them these days.

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GLC brought down a unit grain train from the two Star of the West elevators. AARR picked it up yesterday afternoon.

There’s still a CSX unit grain train being loaded at Oakley. It came up Thursday.
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Hi railer nb at Ithaca bean plant 1004

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Found CNTN. Guess they didn’t make it back yesterday since they are sitting here at the DTE crossing south of Kalkaska.
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Yesterday apparently they ran from Owosso straight to Cadillac. Definitely tight on bodies up north. Anyone looking for a job?
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Hearing them leave Cadillac towards Clare approximately 1310.

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OSTN was SB thru Durand at 11:25 w 383 leading 385
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Cstn working biewer in mcbain. Picking up 3 loaded beams and 1 empty pole car. Looks like a relatively short train today.

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10:46 - OSTN emerging southbound from Durand Yard per CN ATCS.

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Hearing them leave Cadillac for Clare at 1345.

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#383 + #386 OSTN SB clear diamonds in Durand at 13:25
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Traverse City run from Cadillac yesterday. 2 lumber and 1 gon went up.

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I drove past the tracks this morning,saw all the snow squished off. What was in the TC gon? Something for beacon?
Traverse City run from Cadillac yesterday. 2 lumber and 1 gon went up.

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11:25 - GLC OSTN w 383/386 SB thru Durand
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10:45 - GLC OSTN Arrived Durand using PH Wye for headroom

383/386/395 f/r/r for the ostn SB
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11:38 - 383/386/395 f/r/r for the ostn SB outta Durand. Looks like one for RheTech on the head end and then 61 other cars, mostly pooled covered hoppers with a few from ZFS in the middle.
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396 and 399 leaving Cadillac towards Clare shortly before 1000. Long string for McBain. Ran to Clare yesterday and Traverse City on Tuesday.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:10 am
396 and 399 leaving Cadillac towards Clare shortly before 1000. Long string for McBain. Ran to Clare yesterday and Traverse City on Tuesday.
Working McBain at 11:00
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