Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:53 pm

GLC just went south from Durand at about 2:46pm with 392, 398, and 45 cars.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:41 pm

Pixl wrote:Ok, well they were up here in TC today to pick up an empty centerbeam.


They brought in 2 center beam loads and then took back the one empty (which came up as a load earlier this week).
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby KC » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:12 pm

AARR wrote:If those are for Elmira I have a hunch KC will take pictures :D


He will try that's for sure.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:41 am

Actually, those cars will be taken up north on April 1st and placed in various long-unused sidings, where paid actors will simulate loading/unloading them whenever they see railfans in the vicinity. Once there are at least 25 “educated” guesses as to the new customer on this website, they’ll move them to another town and do the same thing.

HAHA! Good thing I don’t own a railroad and have fuel $$/crews to spare- that’s what I’d be doing on a regular basis, LOL.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:16 am

:lol: Us railfans can be gullible
TC Man wrote:Actually, those cars will be taken up north on April 1st and placed in various long-unused sidings, where paid actors will simulate loading/unloading them whenever they see railfans in the vicinity. Once there are at least 25 “educated” guesses as to the new customer on this website, they’ll move them to another town and do the same thing.

HAHA! Good thing I don’t own a railroad and have fuel $$/crews to spare- that’s what I’d be doing on a regular basis, LOL.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby KC » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:52 pm

399-397 delivered those 8 loads to Elmira today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:29 am

I knew you'd get a picture. Knowing your connections they probably even waited a day or two to deliver to Elmira until you were available to take the picture :wink: 8) .
KC wrote:399-397 delivered those 8 loads to Elmira today.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:40 pm

Great lakes Central southbound through Mount Pleasant 2:34

GLC 392 leading
GLC 398

1 plastics hopper
1 tank
2 loaded woodchip hoppers
1 empty Centerbeam
3 Plastics hoppers
5 tanks
8 empty tie gondolas
8 empty coke hoppers
3 plastics
1 loaded centerbeam
20 empty tie gondolas

53 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:13 pm

399 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 1015 with 5 wood chip hoppers, 1 empty centerbeam, 3 covered hoppers, 8 coke hoppers, 3 covered hoppers and 20 tie gons.

I'm thinking the 20 gons may have been the ones stored on the track between Leeson Ave and M-115. If I'm over that way later, I'll take a look.

Returned to Cadillac sometime between 1615 and 1700. How they got past me with the windows open in the house is beyond me.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:43 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:I'm thinking the 20 gons may have been the ones stored on the track between Leeson Ave and M-115. If I'm over that way later, I'll take a look.


They looked like former Sultran Bathtub Gondolas. I missed the reporting marks though.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:33 am

csx801 wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:I'm thinking the 20 gons may have been the ones stored on the track between Leeson Ave and M-115. If I'm over that way later, I'll take a look.


They looked like former Sultran Bathtub Gondolas. I missed the reporting marks though.


Does look like some of been moved, there are still some stored closer to M-115.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:09 am

Great Lakes Central headed north through Mount Pleasant as I type this (11:07) with 5 units leading a short train

GLC 398 leading
GLC 392
GLC 385
GLC 395
GLC 396

2 plastics hoppers
1 tie load
1 pole load
4 tie loads

8 Total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:13 am

CSX, could you tell if all of those loco's were running?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:08 pm

Pixl wrote:CSX, could you tell if all of those loco's were running?


All units were running, however the last two or three units were not under power. I suspect these will be swapped in clare for Cadillac, but that is only a guess
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:59 pm

399 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 1025 with 1 empty center beam, 3 tie loads, 2 pole loads, 5 empty feed hoppers and 8 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:14 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant 1:12 with the same power, and all units working hard!

GLC 396 Leading
GLC 395
GLC 385
GLC 392
GLC 398

34 hopper cars

34 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:50 pm

I wonder if they'll pick up another block of covered hoppers at Shepherd? The elevators at Shepherd and Rosebush are owned by the same person and will combine to form unit trains.
csx801 wrote:Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant 1:12 with the same power, and all units working hard!

GLC 396 Leading
GLC 395
GLC 385
GLC 392
GLC 398

34 hopper cars

34 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:59 pm

397 and 399 return to Cadillac at 1620 with 1 tie load, 1 pole load and 4 tie loads.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:26 pm

Left Cadillac at 0920, 397 returned at 1045. Looks like a trip to McBain and back today.

Heard nothing yesterday.
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