GLC Updates August 2018

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GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:36 am

Sounded like northbound out of Cadillac at 0925.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:49 pm

Drove out to Cadillac's north end around 1745 to see if they had returned to town yet. (They hadn't.) But did notice a big sign near the MAC facility that read Welcome to Great Lakes Central Railroad Tufford Yard. Wasn't there a few days ago. Does North Yard have an official name now?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:40 pm

Ann Arbor Railroad and Successors Facebook page has a photo of 382 and 398 in front of the Filling Station in Traverse City today.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AARR » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:32 pm

It’s been referred to as North Yard as long as I can remember
AANscaleRunner wrote:But did notice a big sign near the MAC facility that read Welcome to Great Lakes Central Railroad Tufford Yard. Wasn't there a few days ago. Does North Yard have an official name now?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:48 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Ann Arbor Railroad and Successors Facebook page has a photo of 382 and 398 in front of the Filling Station in Traverse City today.



2nd time one of the 6 axle locos have been to TC. Can you post or link photo here? I can't find such site and don't have FB.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:45 am

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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:55 am

Thanks AANR
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby TCBrent » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:07 am

Looks like the Chef Pierre (Sara Lee) plant in Traverse City has been sold again:

https://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-re ... -and-vansr
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 am



Thanks! 2018 has been an interesting year in TC for firsts. First time (that I can remember) for a Saturday train (freight), first time (and twice now) that we've had 6-axle power up here), and first time we can more than once see trains ranging up to 21 cars. And GLC was here Saturday and yesterday, so technically twice in a week.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 am

Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940. Only heard them, couldn't see them.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:09 am

AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940. Only heard them, couldn't see them.


Found this video of GLC 382 leading the train in Traverse City yesterday. They eventually left with a nice 7 car train- 2 empty center beams and 5 Beacon loads):

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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:24 pm

Nb maybe half way between alma and shepherd. 382 and 396. 2 orange potash cars on the head end. Who gets those up here? 1 pole load, empty beam, lots of gons, high and low sides, plastic and black tank towards the tail 1222
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:50 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:Leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940. Only heard them, couldn't see them.


Must be in clare, I can hear both conductor and engineer on the radio from the interstate. 1245
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:09 pm

382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby TC Man » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:42 pm

AANscaleRunner wrote:382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.



Has the sand outright stopped for now?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby Todd_F » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:44 am

TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.



Has the sand outright stopped for now?
According to someone who works for GLC, it’s very cyclical. I honestly don’t know the first thing about the extraction, handling, storage processes of sand so I can’t even guess what makes it cyclical. Climate?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AARR » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:54 am

It's fracking sand so I would think the amount of oil drilling dictates the amount of sand required
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TC Man wrote:
AANscaleRunner wrote:382 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1545 with 40 cars. Mostly ties and cement.


Has the sand outright stopped for now?
According to someone who works for GLC, it’s very cyclical. I honestly don’t know the first thing about the extraction, handling, storage processes of sand so I can’t even guess what makes it cyclical. Climate?
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:07 pm

Currently switching McBain on the way to Clare. Looked like a 30+ car train left Cadillac.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:03 pm

329 and 396 return to Cadillac at 1700 with 15 cars. Mostly covered hoppers.
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Re: GLC Updates August 2018

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 am

Left Cadillac for Clare at 1025 with 22 cars, mostly for McBain.
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