Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:26 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1720. Caught 7 tanks and an Alberta cylindrical hopper.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Possibly fertilizer for McBain
AANscaleRunner wrote:...and an Alberta cylindrical hopper.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:24 pm

AARR wrote:Possibly fertilizer for McBain
AANscaleRunner wrote:...and an Alberta cylindrical hopper.


Nice to see something out of the ordinary up here. :D
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:10 am

Great Lakes Central north through mount pleasant 10:45

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1 Plastics
2 fertilizer
5 feed

8 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby Doktor No » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:06 pm

Went up to Ithaca yesterday afternoon. Stored hoppers at the little yard south of town. New sandies on one track and the ex SOU three bays on the track nearer the highway. Rusty wheels so they've been there awhile.
Cranes and other construction materials at the new soy processor just north of the yard. Work looks to be ongoing there.
In Ithaca itself it appears the elevators get nothing and have not for some time. Nothing else there either.
Middleton had a mini grain train loaded awaiting removal eastward. Pompeii looks SAD to say the least...I'll leave it at that. Middleton and Perrinton look rather decent in contrast. Nice homes and well kept yards.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:13 pm

The 3-bays south of Ithaca are used for seasonal grain shuttle movements between Cadillac's MAC transload and their processing plant in Middleton.

As least one of the little elevators in Ithaca ships bagged beans in box cars infrequently. Michigan Specialty somethingorother operates the little southern elevator in town and loads from their shed. Heritage Bean operates (or used to) the little place to the north and they load from a ramp at the spurs lead.
Doktor No wrote:Went up to Ithaca yesterday afternoon. Stored hoppers at the little yard south of town. New sandies on one track and the ex SOU three bays on the track nearer the highway. Rusty wheels so they've been there awhile.

In Ithaca itself it appears the elevators get nothing and have not for some time. Nothing else there either.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1030 with 1 covered hopper, 1 empty centerbeam, 7 coke empties and 6 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:48 pm

GLC back south through mount pleasant at 2:02pm

same power plus 56 cars (give or take)
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Great Lakes Central North through Mount Pleasant at 12:55pm

GLC 399
GLC 397
GLC 396

2 white GATX tanks from Ashely
1 boxcar
6 plastics hoppers
1 feed hopper
4 tanks
1 pole load
5 woodchip hoppers
2 empty centerbeams
11 loaded Tie gons
1 plastics hopper
2 tanks
1 feed hopper

37 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:13 pm

I don't know how you guys can list the individual cars in the consists but I'm happy that you can :D
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:37 pm

Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 0930. Couldn't get anywhere to see them.

Returned to Cadillac around 1620.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:38 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 0930. Couldn't get anywhere to see them.

Returned to Cadillac around 1620.



I wonder why they would bring up empty centerbeams North to Cadillac?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:12 pm

Pixl - The Biewer Sawmill in McBain occasionally loads lumber on centerbeams. They've also been loading wood chips recently.

AANR - I see you video'd from inside your car. Is it a little cold in Cadillac? :wink:
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AANscaleRunner wrote:Heard them leave Cadillac for Clare at 0930. Couldn't get anywhere to see them.
Returned to Cadillac around 1620.
I wonder why they would bring up empty centerbeams North to Cadillac?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:26 pm

AARR wrote:AANR - I see you video'd from inside your car. Is it a little cold in Cadillac? :wink:



A little chilly to say the least, the sun was deceiving today. And they kind of snuck up on me. :lol:
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:22 am

Out of Cadillac towards Clare at 0850. Sneaking past me again.

Back into town at 1055. Trip to McBain.

Heard them returning from the north at 1730.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:34 pm

Was just surprised by a light power move southbound through mount Pleasant at 10:15pm.

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GLC 397

Same power that went north yesterday. I never heard them come south yesterday, or come north today, unless they completely snuck past me both times.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:52 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:Out of Cadillac towards Clare at 0850. Sneaking past me again.

Back into town at 1055. Trip to McBain.

Heard them returning from the north at 1730.



They were in TC yesterday....
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:26 am

395 and 398 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0945 with 2 empty centerbeams for McBain, 3 wood chip hoppers, 2 empty centerbeams from TC, 3 feed covered hopper empties, 3 tanks and 2 covered hoppers (brownish ones that came in on Tuesday).

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:26 pm

398 and 395 return to Cadillac at 1445 with 1 MOW flat with load, 1 tank, 2 feed hoppers, 1 loaded centerbeam, 2 wood chip hoppers and 8 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:58 pm

Return to Cadillac from Clare at 1445.
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