Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

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Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby csx801 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:39 pm

Great Lakes Central South through Mount Pleasant 1:50pm

GLC 396
GLC 393

1 loaded wood chip hopper
1 feed
1 pole empty
2 lumber loads ???
2 wood chip loads
1 white GATX tank from ashley
6 tie empties
2 tanks
8 LPG tanks
7 tie empties
1 boxcar
7 LPG tanks

39 total

Northbound ran around 12:00pm today. 398, 395 and 27 cars. I was too far from the tracks to get a good break down, but I did see 6 wood chip empties, 2 coke empties, a few plastics loads, a lumber load for TC and a few LPG tanks. They also had a few Misc hoppers on the rear
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:18 pm

Biewer Sawmill in McBain loads lumber occasionally. They also load the wood chips and infrequently logs.
csx801 wrote:2 lumber loads ???
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:42 am

Sounds like northbound out of Cadillac at 0930.

Back into Cadillac shortly after 1500.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:29 pm

I have the Durand scanner feed going. GLC 382 called the CN dispatcher, for instructions to head down to Pitt from the yard. Will be head down behind CN train 502.
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Near Mile Post 32 on CN's Holly Subdivision
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:02 am

395 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 0920 with 2 covered hoppers, 1 empty center beam, 1 tank, 1 covered hopper, 1 tank, 8 wood chip hoppers and 10 tanks.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:20 pm

Returned to Cadillac at 1515, caught 1 covered hopper.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:47 am

395 and 398 leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 0845. No consist.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:35 pm

Heard them return to Cadillac at 1530.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:49 am

Northbound out of Cadillac at 0905 on a dark windy morning.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:31 pm

395 and 398 left Cadillac for Clare at 1115 with 5 covered hoppers, 1 tank, 1 covered hopper, 1 pole load, 3 wood chip hoppers, 3 covered hoppers, 8 tanks and 2 covered hoppers.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:10 pm

Returned at 1630. Had the sun in my eyes but looked like 6 wood chip hoppers, 1 loaded centerbeam, 1 covered hopper, 2 coke hoppers and 4 tanks. I'll try to confirm the centerbeam later.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby Todd_F » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:25 am

I apologize for not staring a new thread, but this seemed like a great place to ask these GLC questions (you seem very knowledgeable on GLC matters). Does anyone know the GLC NBD Owosso to Clare train schedule, if there anything that resembles one that is? What is the name of the Sub from Owosso to Clare? There seems to be a great deal of confusion on this subject due to the high turnover in ownership over the decades and different railroads owning different portions of it. It's one of my railfanning goals to film this line during the spring/summer this year.

THANK YOU for any guidance or help, I appreciate it!!

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:15 am

The Owosso-Clare Turn usually, but not always, leaves Owosso between 8-10am.

I "think" the Owosso-Cadillac district is called the Clare Sub.
Todd_F wrote:Does anyone know the GLC NBD Owosso to Clare train schedule, if there anything that resembles one that is? What is the name of the Sub from Owosso to Clare?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:52 am

When the day crew runs to Osmer, does the afternoon crew ever run to Clare?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AARR » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:47 am

Sometimes yes, other times they run to Oakley or Middleton and sometimes they're annulled. They have even run to AnnPere / Osmer on both shifts. Due to an increase in business, capacity challenges and interchange connections inconsistencies their schedule can change from day to day.
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:When the day crew runs to Osmer, does the afternoon crew ever run to Clare?
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:18 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned at 1630. Had the sun in my eyes but looked like 6 wood chip hoppers, 1 loaded centerbeam, 1 covered hopper, 2 coke hoppers and 4 tanks. I'll try to confirm the centerbeam later.


2 centerbeams came into Cadillac yesterday and 1 less covered hopper.
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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:26 am

Northbound out of Cadillac at 0920.

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Re: Great Lakes Central Updates March 2017

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:17 am

395 and 398 leaving Cadillac towards Clare at 0900 with 6 wood chip hoppers.
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Unread postby Pixl » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:54 pm

[quote="AANscaleRunner"]Northbound out of Cadillac at 0920.

There hasn't been a train here in TC for over a week, enough time for a light coating of rust on the rails. But today I see they shined them back up.
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Unread postby TC Man » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:14 pm

Pixl wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:Northbound out of Cadillac at 0920.

There hasn't been a train here in TC for over a week, enough time for a light coating of rust on the rails. But today I see they shined them back up.


They were up in TC last Thursday the 2nd (actually saw them along Woodmere when taking off on my Delta flight), and then again yesterday (didn't see them- just back from Denver last night).
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