GDLK Operations

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Re: GDLK Operations

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SD80MAC wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:53 am
Bluelinx is going back to getting cars at the facility on the Elk in GR, located on the Hughart Runner. For a while they were getting cars on CSX in the old Reynolds Aluminum plant on the Acme lead.
Is this the Buchanan Ave. facility?

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I'll just post the full list of GDLK customers (I am trying to make an interactive GDLK route map for the Wiki) so let me know if there needs to be any corrections or additions...the customer list needs to be updated/audited anyway.

Elkhart:
Northwest Hardwoods
Worldcell Extrusions??? (Appears to no longer use rail)
BlueLinex
Carpenter
Great Lakes Forest Products

Bristol:
Robert Weed
Alliance Sheets

White Pigeon:
The Andersons
Fresh Solution Farms???

Constantine:
OX Engineered Products
Clark Logic??? (in old Berry Global building)

Three Rivers:
International Paper
Willbur-Ellis

Schoolcraft:
Co-Alliance
Van Beeks
J. Rettenmaier

Portage:
Builders FirstSource

Kalamazoo
Aggregate Resources Rail Yard
Evergreen Packaging
L. C. Howard Factory St. Warehouse
L. C. Howard Glendenning Rd. Warehouse
L. C. Howard Emerald Dr. Warehouse (Old IP facility)
Pfizer
Kalamazoo Metal Recyclers (transload at Rochester Ave.)
Graphic Packaging
L. C. Howard Kilgore Dr. (Old CML lumber location) (Jointly served with CN)
Allnex (Jointly served with CN)
Fabri-Kal (Jointly served with CN)
Green Bay Packaging (Jointly served with CN)
Arvco Container (CN only? Need confirmation)

Otsego:
Otsego Paper

Martin:
Transcendia

Wayland:
CHS
Bay Valley Foods

Moline:
Nutrien Ag Solutions

Wyoming:
Zeeland Lumber & Supply
Padnos

Grand Rapids:
Magic Steel
Brink Farms (Transload at Mart St. and Turner Yard??)
Amerhart
Bulkmatic (Transload at Hughart Yard)
RSI Logistics (Transload at Hughart Yard)
Northern Dry Bulk (Transload at Hughart Yard)
Glass Recyclers (Transload at Hughart Yard)
L&W Supply (On Hastings Runner)
Pregis Films
BlueLinx???
Sargent Sand (Ended???)
Kiros Energy (Transload at Turner Yard)

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Excellent work NS3322
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Sargent Sand facility at Fuller Jct was ended but sand cars are still there in storage and the facility is just on hold until the demand for sand returns. Also keep in mind that the GDLK brings loads to the GRE at Fuller as well.
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Grand Elk also still technically has access to Padnos' Front St (the old Joe Brown) location north of the river in GR, but I'm not sure they do anything with them currently. In the past this was accessed via the old LS&MS, which has since been mostly torn up, and Grand Elk now has their own spur which comes off the CSX spur at Butterworth.

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At least they keep the sod looking good!
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Wiki is currently up to date concerning current customers.
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/G ... _Customers
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Doktor No wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:22 am
At least they keep the sod looking good!
Green ballast helps keep the track in gauge, more or less. :mrgreen:

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1TrackMind wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Wiki is currently up to date concerning current customers.
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/G ... _Customers
Thank you! So CN serves the L.C. Howard Glendenning Rd. and Factory St. Warehouses?

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NS3322 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:12 pm
1TrackMind wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Wiki is currently up to date concerning current customers.
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/G ... _Customers
Thank you! So CN serves the L.C. Howard Glendenning Rd. and Factory St. Warehouses?
correct

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Scotts Lawn Care is enroute DaveO!
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Sounds like they had a CH run away from em in GR.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Sounds like they had a CH run away from em in GR.
From what I've been hearing, the car is still there & fouling the other track which had caused last night's Amtrak to follow a different path for yarding their train & also affected this morning's Q327's pick up of cars in Waverly/Holland. Q327's engineer had told Dispatch, after getting their yard instructions, "well, this is gonna be fun!".

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Tom49801 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 am
LansingRailFan wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Sounds like they had a CH run away from em in GR.
From what I've been hearing, the car is still there & fouling the other track which had caused last night's Amtrak to follow a different path for yarding their train & also affected this morning's Q327's pick up of cars in Waverly/Holland. Q327's engineer had told Dispatch, after getting their yard instructions, "well, this is gonna be fun!".
Excuse my lack of knowledge, But how would that affect the Holland Pickup?
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Talk wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:46 am
Tom49801 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 am
LansingRailFan wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Sounds like they had a CH run away from em in GR.
From what I've been hearing, the car is still there & fouling the other track which had caused last night's Amtrak to follow a different path for yarding their train & also affected this morning's Q327's pick up of cars in Waverly/Holland. Q327's engineer had told Dispatch, after getting their yard instructions, "well, this is gonna be fun!".
Excuse my lack of knowledge, But how would that affect the Holland Pickup?
Because the car supposedly had de-railed and stopped very close (fouling) the other track that is used for making yarding moves. Possible another train could make contact with that stopped or de-railed car.
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The car in question would be nowhere near anywhere Q327 would be.
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Tom49801 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:57 am
Talk wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:46 am
Tom49801 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 am

From what I've been hearing, the car is still there & fouling the other track which had caused last night's Amtrak to follow a different path for yarding their train & also affected this morning's Q327's pick up of cars in Waverly/Holland. Q327's engineer had told Dispatch, after getting their yard instructions, "well, this is gonna be fun!".
Excuse my lack of knowledge, But how would that affect the Holland Pickup?
Because the car supposedly had de-railed and stopped very close (fouling) the other track that is used for making yarding moves. Possible another train could make contact with that de-railed car.
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SD80MAC wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:00 pm
The car in question would be nowhere near anywhere Q327 would be.
I re-checked the scanner archives, Q327 had to make a different move to make his pick up of cars due to D702's work.

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1TrackMind wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:29 pm
NS3322 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:12 pm
1TrackMind wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Wiki is currently up to date concerning current customers.
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/G ... _Customers
Thank you! So CN serves the L.C. Howard Glendenning Rd. and Factory St. Warehouses?
correct
Is CN serving Glendenning for certain? The GTW only operated over the former PRR from PJ to the switch at International Paper to reach customers in the Factory St area. If CN is able to serve the Glendenning Whs they must have made some more recent arrangement.

Also what is the "IP" in "L. C. Howard Emerald Dr. Warehouse (Old IP facility)" in reference to? If its the building next to I-94 I only know that as Union Van Camp.

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