Great Lakes Central Updates June 2021

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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atrainguy60 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:44 pm
Southbound crossing the diamonds in Durand at 3:41pm. 329, 382, 396 for power.
CSX D708 just arrived at Ann Pere leaving 77 cars for them parked on the main, and picking up the 69 cars they left for CSX early last evening.

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Through Manton at 17:00. 384 and 386, the first time I’ve seen them! Now all I have to see is 383 and I’ll have seen every active GLC engine.
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FRA train still in Cadillac. Unknown if it will go south or continue north tomorrow.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:45 pm
FRA train still in Cadillac. Unknown if it will go south or continue north tomorrow.
I think they turned on the wye last night in Selma to face north. I would think it might go to Petoskey or TC today

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GLC_391 wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:39 am
LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:45 pm
FRA train still in Cadillac. Unknown if it will go south or continue north tomorrow.
I think they turned on the wye last night in Selma to face north. I would think it might go to Petoskey or TC today
If they used the Wye, wouldn’t they turn south? They came up from the north.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:27 am
GLC_391 wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:39 am
LansingRailFan wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:45 pm
FRA train still in Cadillac. Unknown if it will go south or continue north tomorrow.
I think they turned on the wye last night in Selma to face north. I would think it might go to Petoskey or TC today
If they used the Wye, wouldn’t they turn south? They came up from the north.
If they came in from Clare into Selma they would turn to face the belt to 7th street i think

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Hearing them leave Cadillac for Clare approximately 1120.

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Hi railer working on the zfs switch in Ithaca 1255

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Northbound out of Owosso at 12:45 PM 383 399 390 with some hoppers for ZFS and 3 gons for beacon

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FRA Train did go to Petoskey. OS ten minutes ago at 2:10

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:23 pm
FRA Train did go to Petoskey. OS ten minutes ago at 2:10
Is it possible for them to turn at Walton to TC?

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GLC_391 wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:29 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:23 pm
FRA Train did go to Petoskey. OS ten minutes ago at 2:10
Is it possible for them to turn at Walton to TC?
No clue. I don’t have any idea of how long it takes to get from Petoskey to Walton Jct.

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When they cover both branches on the same trip they usually go to Traverse City first
LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:55 pm
GLC_391 wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:29 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:23 pm
FRA Train did go to Petoskey. OS ten minutes ago at 2:10
Is it possible for them to turn at Walton to TC?
No clue. I don’t have any idea of how long it takes to get from Petoskey to Walton Jct.
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The FRA train did Petoskey first and was southbound out of Petoskey at 2:00

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Currently SB in Fife Lake

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FRA train returns to Cadillac from Petoskey approximately 1800.

Sidenote: North American Rail Car Operators Association holding an excursion on the Petoskey/Traverse City branches this weekend.

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FRA train left Cadillac for Owosso approximately 0830.

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390, 399 and 383 currently working McBain at 1230.

Update: Clare bound at 1350.
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Currently building train in Owosso ONTN with 392 leading

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GLC_391 wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:49 pm
The FRA train did Petoskey first and was southbound out of Petoskey at 2:00
Here's a shot of 398-393 with the FRA inspection train northbound just south of Elmira at Manglos Rd. on Thursday.

(yep, that's a smear on the lens.... :cry: )

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