Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:09 pm

I'm sure someone wishes they knew the empty centerbeams from Traverse City would be coming down at the same time Biewer needed a pair for loading :)

The brownish-red covered hoppers look like fertilizer for McBain.
AANscaleRunner wrote: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 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Here's this afternoon's train.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:14 pm

AANscaleRunner,
As usual, thanks again for the vid
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:33 pm

GLC 392, GLC 398 light power south through mount pleasant as I type this (1:31). I missed the NB consist, but heard horns around 10:50am
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:44 pm

Didn't hear them at all in Cadillac today. Assuming they headed north before 0845 when I got out on the street.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:16 am

Northbound out of Cadillac at 0910.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby KenB » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:06 pm

GLC S.B unit grain train, OS Durand, MI @ 1600. Two GP35's and two GP38's.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:46 pm

Great Lakes Central headed north through Mount Pleasant (rather late today) at 1:26pm

GLC 392
GLC 393

1 tank
7 plastics hoppers
1 feed hopper
7 tie loads
2 tanks
8 tie loads
4 feed hoppers
1 woodchip hopper

31 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:36 pm

399 and 397 left Cadillac for Clare at 1000 with 10 tie loads, 1 empty centerbeam, 6 wood chip hoppers, 3 tanks, 1 empty centerbeam and 1 tank. First centerbeam may have been headed to McBain for loading.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:51 pm

Great lakes Central railroad southbound through Mount Pleasant at 3:35pm. They gave someone a really nice horn salute rolling through CMU campus! Those geeps were working pretty hard too!

GLC 392
GLC 398

2 tanks
1 plastics hopper
10 empty tie gons
2 tanks
4 loaded woodchip hoppers
5 plastics hoppers
6 empty tie gons
1 Blue UTLX tank
1 empty centerbeam
1 LPG tank

33 total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:33 pm

Horns North through Mount Pleasant 12:03pm. No visual
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:33 pm

Great Lakes Central south through Mount Pleasant 3:25

GLC 392
GLC 398

5 Plastics hoppers
1 MOW flatcar
1 feed hopper
2 woodchip hoppers
5 plastics hoppers
2 tanks
7 LPG tanks
2 hoppers
1 LPG tank

26 cars total
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:38 pm

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1030. Caught 8 tie loads, 9 tanks, 2 covered hoppers and 1 tank.

397 and 399 returned at 1500 with 1 wood chip hopper, 2 loaded centerbeams, 4 wood chip hoppers and 8-two bay hoppers.

Most of the 2 bays had what looked like ICIX reporting marks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:47 pm

Keep an eye on these. They might be heading to the cement terminal in Elmira.
AANscaleRunner wrote:and 8-two bay hoppers.

Most of the 2 bays had what looked like ICIX reporting marks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:57 am

Moved from Selma Yard to North Yard around 0930. Haven't heard them since, assuming the are north of Cadillac somewhere.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Maybe to Elmira with the 2-bay covered hoppers :?
AANscaleRunner wrote:Moved from Selma Yard to North Yard around 0930. Haven't heard them since, assuming the are north of Cadillac somewhere.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby KC » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:10 pm

AARR wrote:Maybe to Elmira with the 2-bay covered hoppers :?


Maybe to Traverse City without the 2-bay covered hoppers :(/ :x
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby Pixl » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:14 pm

Ok, well they were up here in TC today to pick up an empty centerbeam.
Here they are on Parsons Rd. headed for the train station and then South.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:15 pm

A SB GLC is in the yard in Durand right now (2:15pm).
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:30 pm

If those are for Elmira I have a hunch KC will take pictures :D
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AARR wrote:Maybe to Elmira with the 2-bay covered hoppers :?


Maybe to Traverse City without the 2-bay covered hoppers :(/ :x
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