Great Lakes Central Updates May 2021

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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392 and 393 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940.

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AANscaleRunner wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:10 am
392 and 393 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 0940.
+382 sb working the ithaca bean plant. 17 cars. 2 biewer loads a couple tanks and lots of gons 1555

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Into Cadillac at 17:40 with 398 and 399. Some gons and a couple tanks. Also one hopper.
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McBain run this morning.

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Middleton run going on now. 2 of the SD-35s currently working. 5:00 PM.

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On Monday, CN X395 dropped off 115 empty grain cars. These are going to the GLC to Alma to the MMRR and will be filled at the elevator in Breckinridge. I’d suspect, similar to the last spee loads done on the MMRR, that power from GLC will stay w the train.

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16:21 at Durand, 395/396 went SB across the diamond

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398 and 399 leaving Cadillac for Clare at 1000.

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TC Railfans, gons for beacon recycling came up from the ONTN
We should have a TC run soon

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OSTN working Durand. Has 3 GP-35s as power today.

The speed load for MMRR/Breckinridge was taken north from Durand overnight and handed off to MMRR.

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GLC_391 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 2:14 pm
TC Railfans, gons for beacon recycling came up from the ONTN
We should have a TC run soon
Friday, most likely.
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KingsleyRailFan wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:50 pm
GLC_391 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 2:14 pm
TC Railfans, gons for beacon recycling came up from the ONTN
We should have a TC run soon
Friday, most likely.
Friday night? They have been doing night runs lately.

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395 and 396 departing Cadillac for Clare around 1045.

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393 & 392 northbound thru CMU. Lot of gons with ties.

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Mark F wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 1:48 pm
393 & 392 northbound thru CMU. Lot of gons with ties.
Any lumber on the train

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Looks like maybe a nb sitting at Pitt south of durand waiting on cn traffic. Per atcs at 2245

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Ran north out of Cadillac to Petoskey/Elmira yesterday. Late report due to my phone suffering the "black screen of death".

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Nb probably in shepherd about now. 382 trailing. I couldn't see the other power. Good size train. On the tail was a good size cut of chip hoppers. Maybe ties, I couldn't tell 1308

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Ostn sb at Durand at 3:41 pm

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There haven't been any wood chip shipments since the new particle board plant in Grayling opened up AFAIK.

Other cars that look similar are the coke hoppers and cotton seed hoppers. Both go all the way to Cadillac too just like the wood chip hoppers used too.
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Mon May 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Nb probably in shepherd about now. 382 trailing. I couldn't see the other power. Good size train. On the tail was a good size cut of chip hoppers. Maybe ties, I couldn't tell 1308
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