Great Lakes Central Updates: August 2019

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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Heard that they are on the way to Traverse City this morning. Ran to Petoskey yesterday.

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Returned to Cadillac at 1610.


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Looks like they laid over somewhere other than Cadillac Thursday night because there are cars from both Traverse City and Petoskey in their consist.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1610.
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AARR wrote:Looks like they laid over somewhere other than Cadillac Thursday night because there are cars from both Traverse City and Petoskey in their consist.
AANscaleRunner wrote:Returned to Cadillac at 1610.
Power was set out at Walton Junction from what I understand. Good thing I didn't wait for them to return to Cadillac yesterday. :lol:

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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1040.



Returned to Cadillac at 1640.


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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.



Returned to Cadillac at 1715. Here they cross Seeley Rd five minutes earlier.


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Left Cadillac for Clare at 1035. Don't believe they ran yesterday.


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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0910.



Returned to Cadillac at 1415.


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Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940.



Returned to Cadillac at 1555.


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I haven't seen or heard anything on the south side of Cadillac this morning. Could be running north today.

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I noticed yesterday driving by Ithaca that bean place appears to be receiving grain by truck.

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North bound 90 car empty grain by Howell at 10:50 with GLC 390-392 on the head end. Didn't think I would ever see a pair of GP35s traveling alone on the same train again. Earlier this morning, a CSX road train sat off 35 cars for GLC in the CSX Howell passing siding. This is becoming the norm now that Lansing local D708 rarely comes to Howell anymore. They have only been here twice in the last three weeks. CSX road trains out of Detroit has been picking up the cars for CSX.

Checking, there were 23 cars in the transfer for CSX and four more in the run around, and who knows how many more to bring down from Owosso. Now that there are GLC cars to pick, they may bring a bunch more down and stuff the Howell pass with cars for CSX when they pick up the 35 for them.

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How often does GLC run up to Petoskey?
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395 and 396 left Cadillac for Clare at 1015 with 26 cars.

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Sb at 127 with 2 units. Lots of empty high side hoppers. Looking both ways it's all I saw 1434

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1509 working the poly plaza in clare as seen from 127

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Once or twice a month is my guess based on the number of cars they take with them
kd_1014 wrote:How often does GLC run up to Petoskey?
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They run to Petoskey usually once per week.
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They go to Elmira once a week with cement loads. When they go all the way to Petoskey they usually have 7-10 plastic pellet cars which is about a months worth for the customer who transloads from there.
SD80MAC wrote:They run to Petoskey usually once per week.
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Reports on Facebook of a Petoskey run today.

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