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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Your accuracy is impressive. Even though I still use the existing railroads as my interchange partners I can't help but think of your paper railroad.
chapmaja wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:06 am
Things are still moving along on the GLOR. Service in Michigan has been robust, with all lines contributing to the sustained service expected of customers.

Things are going well with the interchange partners on the GLOR.
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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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AARR wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 1:04 pm
Your accuracy is impressive. Even though I still use the existing railroads as my interchange partners I can't help but think of your paper railroad.
chapmaja wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:06 am
Things are still moving along on the GLOR. Service in Michigan has been robust, with all lines contributing to the sustained service expected of customers.

Things are going well with the interchange partners on the GLOR.
I know, I just modify your paper railroad interchanges to fit my needs. I will say this, the times the GLC would have, but then backed out of purchasing your railroads would not have happened with the GLOR. It's more fun keeping your interchange railroads for my company.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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One more quick update. Traverse City has another new customer for the GLOR. Traverse City Forging will be getting inbound steel ingots to their facility. These will be delivered via gondolas at the nearby TC Industrial Team Track. This service is expected to result in 2 carloads per month of inbound product. They may also begin shipping outbound scrap metal from the siding as well, although currently they ship that to Beacon via truck.

In addition, OmniSource in Definance, OH is building a connection to the GLOR trackage at the west end of their facility. This will allow for competition between CSX and GLOR / NS for scrap metal traffic out of the OmniSource facility. The spur, being funded by OmniSource, will connect to their in facility rail network.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Here is a quick update on the customers for one of the the railroads subdivisions. The Lily Chapel Subdivision, running from Columbus to Lily Chapel, Oh. This was formerly the Camp Chase Railroad. Interchange is with NS in Columbus. Currently GLOR is working with NS on developing a trackage rights agreement from the Lily Chapel Subdivision east to a point 1500 feet east of the western crossover on the NS mainline and west to the access to the rebuilt portion of Buckeye Yard.

Currently the customers on the line are:

Sunoco Logistic Partners - Tank Cars
Ardent Mills Columbus - Covered Hoppers
Camp Chase Railcar Storage - Short term and SIT storage using various currently unused customer spurs.
Camp Chase Transload - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers
Royal Paper Stock - Boxcars
West Jefferson Grain - Covered Hoppers
Crop Production Services - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars

Carloads very greatly depending the the week. Sunoco is the most steady customer on the line, followed by the Ardent Mills Flour Mill and the Transload.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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There is another pair of "new" customers going in Ann Arbor For the first time in many many years, Burt Forest Products in Ann Arbor will begin getting inbound plywood shipments. Thier spur has long since been removed, and their previous transload location of Fingerle Lumber has also been closed and the tracks removed. In addition, Gypsum Supply Company, located near the M14 bridge over the Amtrak Line will begin getting rail service. Both customers will be serviced from a switch on the connecting track to a short spur onto the Gypsum Supply Property.

These two customers will be serviced by train AA-1, which until this point had operated almost exclusively north of Osmer Yard to Howell. The current plan is for AA-1 to handle all switching traffic for the Gypsum Supply Spur at the beginning of their shift.

Train AA-1 will work as follows, service customers as needed. They will first run south to the Gypsum Supply Spur, switching any cars for either Gypsum or Burt as needed, then return to Osmer Yard, drop those cars in the yard before picking up their train to head north. They will service the interchange with train PIN-1, then head north to Chilson Siding. They will drop the cars for Rhe-Tec and Michigan Seemless Tube in Chilson Siding, head north to AnnPere and Howell, doing work in both locations, before returning south to pick up the cars in Chilson Siding, then will service Michigan Seemless Tube (Whitmore Lake Transload), and Rhe-Tec, before returning to Osmer Yard and organizing all cars for the the Toledo-Durand trains to pick up.
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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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As previously indicated, the GLOR did purchase ILSX. The purchase included all locomotives and equipment owned by ILSX and the railroads co-owned by ILSX. The agreement does call for the ILSX railroads to be run independently of the GLOR rail system and the ILSX locomotives to remain under their current leases until the terms of said leases expire the leases are terminated. The agreement also calls for all facilities owned and leased by ILSX to remain under the ILSX subsidiary. GLOR / GLOX may transfer some locomotives to the ILSX lease fleet.

As such, GLOR will be gaining control of the following locomotives, all of which will remain under the ILSX banner. The current location of the locomotive is listed.

ILSX 9 (SW1200) - Waterloo, IN
ILSX 10 (SW9) - Stored Servicable
ILSX 69 (SW1) - West Fargo, ND
ILSX 302 (GP7) – Minnesota Northern Railroad
ILSX 607 (GP15-1) - Stored Servicable
ILSX 738 (GP15AC) - Stored Servicable
ILSX 900 (SW8) - Stored Servicable
ILSX 901 (SW8) - Decatur, IN
ILSX 902 (RS3m) - Stored unservicable
ILSX 904 (SW1) - Minneapolis, MN
ILSX 905 (SW1200) - Stored Servicable
ILSX 906 (TR2A) - Jamestown, ND
ILSX 908 (TR4A) - Stored Unservicable
ILSX 909 (SW8) – Minnesota Northern
ILSX 910 (TR4A) - Minnesota Northern
ILSX 911 (TR4B) - Minnesota Northern
ILSX 912 (SW-1) - Trego, WI
ILSX 913 (SW900) - Mason City, IA
ILSX 914 (SW1200) - Stored Servicable
ILSX 915 (SW1200) - Norfolk, NE
ILSX 916 (SW7) - Thompson, MN
ILSX 917 (SW7) - Middle River, MN
ILSX 920 (SW1) - Decatur, IN
ILSX 921 (SW1500) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 924 (SW1500) – Aberdeen , SD
ILSX 927 (SW1500) – Albert City, IA
ILSX 928 (SW1500) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 929 (SW1500) - Stored Serviceable
ILSX 930 (SW1500) –Stored Servicable
ILSX 931 (SW120RS) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 932 (SW1200RS) – Mineral Range Railroad
ILSX 934 (SW1200RS) - Decatur, IN
ILSX 935 (MP15AC) – Minneapolis, MN
ILSX 939 (MP15AC) – Albert City, IA
ILSX 942 (MP15) – Bensenville, IL
ILSX 943 (SW1500) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 944 (SW1500) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1301 (GP38-2) - Progressive Rail
ILSX1304 (GP15-1) – Leased to Progressive Rail – Lakeville, MN
ILSX 1305 (GP15-1) - Leased to Progressive Rail – Lakeville, MN
ILSX 1306 (GP15-1) – Hankenson, ND
ILSX 1307 (GP15AC) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1309 (SD20-2) – Minnesota Northern Railroad
ILSX 1310 (SD40T-2) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1313 (GP38-2) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1316 (SD40-2) – stored serviceable
ILSX 1318 (GP9u) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1323 (GP9) – Mineral Range Railroad
ILSX 1325 (SD40M-2) – St. Croix Valley
ILSX 1326 (SD40M-2) – St. Croix Valley
ILSX 1328 (SD38) – Carrington, ND
ILSX 1330 (SD40-2) Eldridge, ND
ILSX 1332 (GP9u) – Lidgerwood, ND
ILSX 1334 (GP9) – Crookston, MN
ILSX 1339 (SD40-3) – Minnesota Northern
ILSX 1340 (SD40-3) – Minnesota Northern
ILSX 1341 (SD40-3) – Ulen, MN
ILSX 1343 (SD40T-2) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1346 (GP38-2) – Stored Unserviceable
ILSX 1352 (GP8) – Stored Unserviceable
ILSX 1363 (GP9) – St. Croix Valley
ILSX 1366 (SW1) – Bottineau, ND
ILSX 1367 (SW1) - Bottineau, ND
ILSX 1369 (GP9) – Scranton, ND
ILSX 1373 (SW7) – Thief River Falls, MN
ILSX 1378 (SW1) – Superior, WI
ILSX 1380 (GP7) – Stored Unserviceable
ILSX 1381 (GP7) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1383 (GP9) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1389 (GP39-2) – Twin Cities and Western
ILSX 1390 (GP39-2) – Twin Cities and Western
ILSX 1391 (GP10) - Dakota Northern Railroad
ILSX 1392 (GP10) - Dakota Northern Railroad
ILSX 1393 (GP10) – Mayville, ND
ILSX 1396 (GP10) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1398 (SD7R) – Richardton, ND
ILSX 1399 (SD9) – On lease to elevator in SD.
ILSX 1401 (GP15-1) – Progressive Rail
ILSX 1402 (GP15-1) – Progressive Rail (Painted for RR with ILSX Sublettering)
ILSX 1404 (GP15-1) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1501 (SW1500) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1502 (SW1500) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 1920 (GP9) – Graceville, MN
ILSX 2117 (SW9) – Superior, WI
ILSX 2550 (SW1500) – St. Paul, MN
ILSX 3107 (SD40-2) – Graceville, MN
ILSX 3109 (SD40-2) – Holloway, MN
ILSX 3112 (SD40-2) – Plaza, ND
ILSX 3523 (SW1200) – Stored Serviceable
ILSX 4551 (GP9) – Heron Lakes, MN
ILSX 8270 (GP9) – New Town, ND
ILSX 8353 (GP10) – Scranton, ND
ILSX 8758 (SW1) – Superior, WI


Additionally, the proposed purchase of Western Rail will not happen after some valuation issues wre uncovered.

The GLOR/GLOX and Museum Roster will be posted again soon as there have been some changes with locomotives being transfered between rosters / purchased /sold.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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GLOR / GLOX locomotive roster
July 1st, 2024 locomotive roster update

GLOR- Active Roster - 172 units

#5 MP15AC
#6 MP15AC
#7 MP15AC
#75 SD20M-3
#76 SD20M-3
#100 GP30M Rebuilt 2013
#105 GP30M Rebuilt 2015
#106 GP30M Rebuilt Again 2015
#107 GP30M-2X Rebuilt in 2015 Experiment with -2 Electronics
#108 GP30M-2X Rebuilt in 2015 Experiment with -2 Electronics
#150 SD9M
#151 SD9M
#152 SD9M
#385 GP35-2 Rebuilt to -2 Electronics 2016 Retains original AA #.
#387 GP35-2 Rebuilt to -2 Electronics 2016 Retains original AA #.
#390 GP35M-3 Rebuilt in 2023 Retains AA Orange Paint Scheme. Retains original AA #.
#391 GP35M-3 Rebuilt in 2023 Painted in Operation Lifesaver Paint Retains original AA #.
#392 GP35M-3 Rebuilt in 2023 Painted in AA Wabash Paint Scheme Retains original AA #. (In Owosso for repairs, damaged in grade crossing accident 6/21)
#393 GP35M-3 Rebuilt in 2023 Painted in “Ferry in the Fog” Scheme Retains original AA #.
#394 GP35M-3 Rebuilt in 2023 Painted in 2nd TSBY Scheme Retains original AA #. (In Owosso for repairs, damaged in grade crossing accident 6/21)
#395 GP35M-3 Rebuilt in 2023
#396 GP35M-3 Rebuilt in 2023
#397 GP35-3 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 2662)
#401 GP40 Purchased 2011 DT&I Heritage Scheme
#402 GP40M-3
#403 GP40M-3
#404 GP40
#408 GP40M-3
#409 GP40M-3
#411 GP40-2W
#412 GP40-2W
#413 GP40M-2 Former LSRC 1162
#414 GP40M-2 Former LSRC 1171
#415 GP40M-2 Former LSRC 1174
#500 GP50
#501 GP50
#502 GP50
#503 GP50
#504 GP50
#508 GP50
#513 GP50
#514 GP50
#601 GP60 ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#601 GP60 ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#602 GP60 (Formerly CSX 6897)
#603 GP60 (Formerly CSX 6898)
#701 SD35
#702 SD35
#705 SD35
#800 SD38-2
#801 SD38-2 DM&IR Paint Scheme
#814 SD38-2
#905 GP30M Retained NKP # and NKP Paint scheme Rebuilt in 2014
#906 GP30M Retained NKP # and NKP Paint scheme Rebuilt in 2014
#1226 25-Tonner Retains TSBY # and paint scheme. Owosso Shop Switcher.
#1601 GP7 – Still in INER Paint
#1602 GP9 – Still in INER Paint
#2000 GP38M-2 Rebuilt in 2016
#2001 GP38M-2 Rebuilt in 2016
#2002 GP38M-2 Rebuilt in 2016
#2003 GP38M-2 Rebuilt in 2017
#2004 GP38M-2 Rebuilt in 2017
#2005 GP38M-2 Rebuilt in 2017
#2006 GP38AC-Painted in CMGN Paint Scheme, Rebuilt 2017
#2007 GP38AC-2 Painted in HESR Paint Scheme, Rebuilt 2017
#2008 GP38-2 (Being rebuilt to GP38-3)
#2009 GP38-2 (Being Rebuilt to GP38-3)
#2010 GP38-2
#2011 GP38-2
#2013 GP38-2
#2014 GP38M-2 Rebuilt 2017
#2015 GP38M-2 Rebuilt 2018
#2016 GP38M-2 Rebuilt 2018
#2017 GP38M-2 Rebuilt 2018
#2018 GP38M-2 Rebuilt 2018
#2019 GP38-2 (Being Rebuilt to GP38-3)
#2022 GP38-2
#2023 GP38-2
#2024 GP38-2
#2025 GP38-2
#2026 GP38-2
#2027 GP38-2
#2028 GP38-2
#2029 GP38-2
#2030 GP38-2
#2031 GP38-2
#2032 GP38-2
#2034 GP38-2
#2035 GP38-2
#2036 GP38-2 (Being Rebuilt to GP38-3)
#2185 GP30 – Still in INER Paint
#2200 GP39-2
#2201 GP39-2
#2216 GP7u - Still in INER Paint
#2230 GP30 – Still in INER Paint
#3084 SD40-2 – Still in INER Paint
#3125 SD40-2 – Still in INER Paint
#4000 SD40-2 ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#4001 SD40-2 ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#4002 SD40-2 ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#4003 SD40-2 ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#4004 SD40-2 (In Owosso for repairs, damaged in grade crossing accident 6/21)
#4005 SD40-2
#4006 SD40-2
#4009 SD40-2
#4010 SD40-2
#4012 SD40-2F ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#4013 SD40-2F ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#4014 SD40-2F ITCS Equipped for Amtrak Line Use
#4015 SD40T-2
#4016 SD40T-2
#4017 SD40T-2 (In Owosso for repairs, damaged in grade crossing accident 6/21)
#4018 SD40-2
#4019 SD40-2
#4020 SD40M-2
#4021 SD40M-2
#4022 SD40-2
#4023 SD40M-2
#4024 SD40M-2
#4025 SD40M-2
#4026 SD40-2
#4027 SD40M-2
#4028 SD40M-2
#4029 SD40M-2
#4379 SD70M – Still in UP Paint, will be repainted into INER Paint upon completion of repair.
#4500 SD45T-2
#4501 SD45T-2
#4502 SD45T-2
#4503 SD45T-2
#4504 SD45R
#4670 SD70M - Still in UP Paint, will be repainted into INER Paint upon completion of repair.
#5903 GP9H – Still in INER Paint
#6000 SD60
#6001 SD60
#6002 SD60
#6003 SD60
#6004 SD60
#6005 SD60
#6006 SD60
#6007 SD60
#6008 SD60
#6009 SD60
#6010 SD60
#6011 SD60
#6012 SD60
#6020 SD60M (Formerly CSX 8758)
#6021 SD60M (Formerly CSX 8761)
#6022 SD60M (Formerly CSX 8767)
#6410 GP40-2 (will wear GTW inspired blue and red scheme)
#7000 SD70
#7001 SD70
#7002 SD70
#7003 SD70 (In Lima for repairs, damaged in grade crossing accident 6/21)
#7004 SD70
#7005 SD70
#7006 SD70
#7007 SD70M
#7008 SD70M
#7009 SD70M
#7010 SD70M
#7011 SD70M
#7012 SD70M Wears NYSW inspired paint scheme (In Lima for repairs, damaged in grade crossing accident 6/21)
Note: 7000 – 7012 Transferred from GLOX to GLOR Roster – Never wore GLOX reporting Marks


GLOX – Leasing Fleet – 91 locomotives
#1 SW1200
#2 SW1200
#3 SW1200
#4 SW1500
#8 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1147)
#9 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1152)
#10 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1177)
#11 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1190)
#12 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1194)
#13 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1202)
#14 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1207)
`#15 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1211)
#16 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1222)
#17 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1237)
#18 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1241)
#55 GP9
#56 GP9
#57 GP9u
#58 GP9u
#59 GP9u
#60 GP9R
#61 GP9R
#91 GP9 – Former PREX 911
#92 GP9 – Former PREX 912
#101 GP30M Rebuilt 2014
#102 GP30M Rebuilt 2014
#103 GP30M Rebuilt 2014
#109 GP30 - Former Ohio Central 4218
#160 GP16 – Former PREX 1600
#161 GP16 – Former PREX 1606
#162 GP16 – Former PREX 1608
#405 GP40M-3 Rebuilt in 2023
#406 GP40M-3 Rebuilt in 2023
#407 GP40M-3 Rebuilt in 2023
#505 GP50
#1500 GP15T – Former CSX 1500
#1501 GP15T – Former CSX 1509
#1502 GP15T – Former CSX 1512
#1503 GP15T – Former CSX 1519
#1504 GP15T – Former CSX 1520
#1505 GP15T – Former CSX 1523
#1550 GP15 – Former CSX 1534
#1551 GP15 – Former CSX 1539
#1552 GP15 – Former CSX 1558
#1553 GP15 – Former CSX 1562
#1575 GP15-1 – Former CSX 1439
#1576 GP15-1 – Former CSX 1419
#1577 GP15-1 – Former CSX 1427
#1578 GP15-1 – Former CSX 1423
#1579 GP15-1 Former UP 363
#1590 GP15M-3 – Former GLOR #65 – Rebuilt in 2023
#1591 GP15M-3 – Former GLOR #66 – Rebuilt in 2023
#2012 GP38-2
#2020 GP38-2
#2021 GP38-2
#2033 GP38-2
#2037 GP38-3
#2202 GP39-2 – Former Cleveland Commercial Railroad 2372
#2210 GP39-3 – Former Baja Railroad 3903
#2211 GP39-3 –Former Cleveland Harbor Belt 2369
#2220 GP39V – Former GLOR #200
#2221 GP39V – Former GLOR #201
#2222 GP39V – Former GLOR #202 –
#4007 SD40-2
#4008 SD40-2
#4011 SD40-2
#4030 SD40-2 Former SOO 6617
#4031 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6356)
#4032 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6983)
#4033 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6993)
#4034 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6997)
#4305 SD45R – Former MRL 346 (Moved from GLOR to GLOX Roster 7/1/2024)
#4306 SD45R – Former MRL 351 (Moved from GLOR to GLOX Roster 7/1/2024)
#4307 SD45R – Former MRL 382 (Moved from GLOR to GLOX Roster 7/1/2024)
#4500 SD45T-2
#4501 SD45T-2
#4502 SD45T-2
#4503 SD45T-2
#4504 SD45R
#5000 SD50 (Moved from GLOR to GLOX Roster 7/1/2024)
#5001 SD50 – Former UP 5067 (In Lima for upgrade to hybrid locomotive)
#5002 SD50 – Former 5071
#5003 SD50 – Former Hudson Bay Railway 5002
#5004 SD50 – Former Hudson Bay Railway 5003
#6013 SD60M –Former UP 2252
#6014 SD60M–Former UP 2295
#6014 SD60M–Former UP 2325
#6016 SD60M–Former UP 2346
#6017 SD60M–Former UP 2421
#6018 SD60M–Former UP 2259
#6019 SD60M–Former UP 2458


Stored Unserviceable - 1 unit
INER #1073 – Parts units in Hudson, In


Museum Roster - These units are available by lease for tourist operations and carry GLMX reporting marks - 7 locomotives

GLMX #47 GP7 Kept former D&TSL # and paint scheme
GLMX #467 RS2u (Ex-D&M, purchased from Grand Rapids Southeastern, stored serviceable)
GLMX #468 RS2u – Former Mackinaw and Bay City 468 and former D&M 468 – painted maroon and white D&M scheme
GLMX #469 Rs2u – Former Mackinaw and Bay City 469 and former D&M 469 – painted black and gold D&M scheme
GLMX #8903 U23BR Retained # Rebuilt 2012 Retained CMGN Paint Scheme
GLMX #8904 U23BR Retained # Rebuilt 2012
GLMX #8905 U23BR Retained # Rebuilt 2012


The following new additions were made to the GLOR / GLOX /GLMX roster due to recent purchases.

GLOR – New locomotives
GLOR #397 GP35-3 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 2662)
GLOR #602 GP60 (Formerly CSX 6897)
GLOR #603 GP60 (Formerly CSX 6898)
GLOR #6016 SD60M (Formerly CSX 8758)
GLOR #6014 SD60M (Formerly CSX 8761)
GLOR #6018 SD60M (Formerly CSX 8767)

GLOX New Locomotives
GLOX #4031 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6356)
GLOX #4032 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6983)
GLOX #4033 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6993)
GLOX #4034 SD40-2 (Formerly Wheeling and Lake Erie 6997)
GLOX #8 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1147)
GLOX #9 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1152)
GLOX #10 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1177)
GLOX #11 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1190)
GLOX #12 MP15AC (Formerly CSX #1194)
GLOX #13 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1202)
GLOX #14 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1207)
GLOX #15 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1211)
GLOX #16 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1222)
GLOX #17 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1237)
GLOX #18 MP15T ((Formerly CSX #1241)

GLMX New Locomotive
GLMX #467 RS2U (Purchased from Grand Rapids Southeastern)
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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Well done
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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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AARR wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2024 7:02 am
Well done
Thank you,

The ILSX unit integration took longer than expected. Went through photos to determine which units were still around, which likely weren't and which had been renumbered.

Today / This weeks task is an example daily running list including what locomotives are on each train. Won't include car counts on the train list this time.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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July 1st, 2024 Construction Update:

The Ferry Yard Passing Siding Extension project will be commencing on Monday. The Ferry Yard Office has been removed, but will be rebuilt as part of the GLOR Railroad Museum on Lima, OH. The required closure of the tracks between the the AA NS Interchange and Hoover St. will require several trains to be rerouted starting Monday July8th, and it is anticipated the reroutes will conclude by Friday July 27th.

JATO / TOJA will run the Amtrak line to NS tracks in Wayne. The trains will then run down to Toledo on NS before returning to GLOR trackage.

DT/TD will run from Toledo to Diann, then Flat Rock, then over CN through Detroit and up the Holly Subdivision to Durand.

Unit trains over the Durand Toledo route will take the same routing over CN.

As a result of the reroutes, AA-1 will now be running all the way from Ann Arbor to Durand to pick up any traffic DT/TD would have set out in Osmer Yard.


Buckeye Yard work is still progressing and it is expected the yard will open sometime in the fall. As of now, locomotives are still being stations on their respective subdivision and work to their interchange yard (CSX or NS) and return. Once the yard opens, all locals will run via trackage rights from Buckeye Yard to their respective subdivisions and will then do their work and return. This will streamline interchange operation with CSX and NS in Columbus.

The work between Sturgis and Coldwater has been slow. Their is no urgency to complete this project, so it is not expected to open until the Spring of 2025. Thankfully, the ROW was in better shape then expected.

NS has granted GLOR the trackage rights their requested from Montpieler, OH to Milan, MI effective 8-1-2024. These rights will include the ability for GLOR to pick up and set out cars in Adrian for the Adrian Subdivision, and access the GLOR Milan Yard. The addition of the rights to access the GLOR in both Adrian and Milan will facilitate the transfer of traffic between the Adrian Subdivision and Northern Division in a more expidited fashion.



The current plan is to run a local from Ashley, IN to Milan and return as needed.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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GLOR Daily Train Call List Wednesday 7-3-2024

At this time GLOR is running so busy, all of the GLOX locomotives are on "home rails" serving under the GLOR. The plan to lease locomotives has not worked because of several factors, including the need for power on the railroad. GLOR is still actively looking for additional power being cast of from other railroads, or being sold for scrap value and possibly rebuildable.

July 3rd was also the day before a Holiday weekend, so traffic levels are a bit higher. Thankfully for the GLOR, only 1 unit train was running on the railroad at the time (empty trash OB from Thompsonville).

Locomotive Locations / Trains
Stored (Owosso): #1226 (25T),
Under Repair (Owosso): 392 (GP35M-3), #394 (GP35M-3), #4004 (SD40-2), #4017 (SD40T-2)
Under Repair (Lima): #7012 (SD70M), #7003 (SD70)
Rebuilding (Lima):#2008 (GP38-2), #2009 (GP38-2), #2019 (GP38-2), #2036 (GP38-2), #5001 (SD50)
Paint Shop (Lima): #6016 (SD60M), #6017 (SD60M), #6018 (SD60M),
Standby – NS Coal Train Assist (Elmore, WV) - #6003 (SD60), #6005 (SD60), GLOX #6013 (SD60), GLOX #6015
Standby – Toledo (Erie Yard) - #6014 (SD60M)
Standby – Elkhart (EWR Yard) GLOX #162 (GP16)
Standby – Argos GLOX #56 (GP9), GLOX #57 (GP9u)
Standby – Lima (Western Division Yard) GLOX #14 (MP15T)


07:00 DM-3 – #106 (GP30M), #385 (GP35-2), #905 (GP30M), #2011 (GP38-2), #2018 (GP38M-2) – Power move to Muskegon
07:00 MSK-1-3 - #2004 (GP38-2), #409 (GP40M-3)
07:00 MSK-2-3 – GLOX #55 (GP9), GLOX #60 (GP9R) – Will run to Muskegon and return.
07:00 GR-1-3 – GLOX #2021 (GP38-2), GLOX #101 (GP30M) – Crew will also work LGV
10:00 LGV-3 - #2007 (GP38AC-2), #2015 (GP38M-2)- Same Crew at GR-1 –Will cab to Greenville to start
08:00 OWTN-3- #701 (SD35), #4005 (SD40-2 )
19:00 OSTN-3 - #2025 (GP38-2, #2200 (GP39-2)
14:00 DUR-1-3 #5 (MP15AC), #7 (MP15AC), GLOX #4 (SW1500),
10:00 OC-3 #4015 (SD40T-2), #4022 (SD40-2),
22:00 CO-3 #2000 (GP38M-2), #4006 (SD40-2), #4009 (SD40-2), #906 (GP30M), #602 (GP60)
05:00 ONTN-3 #800 (SD38-2), #804 (SD38-2), #503 (GP50)
07:00 MID-1-3 #150 (SD9M), #151 (SD9M) -
07:00 CLR-1-3 #387 (GP35-2), #390 (GP35M-2)

06:00 ITH-1-3 #401 (GP40), # 404 (GP40)
08:00 CSTN-3 #501 (GP50), #603 (GP60)
01:00 CP-3 #2002 (GP38M-2), #395 (GP35M-3)
03:00 TC-1-3 #390 (GP35M-3), #393 (GP35M-3)
07:00 CT-1-3 - #4018 (SD40-2) #4010 (SD40-2)
06:00 TAWR-3 #396 (GP35M-3), #152 (SD9M)
18:00 TE-N-TH-N-DUR-3 (Trash Empty, Thompsonville to Durand) # 7001 (SD70), #7009 (SD70M)
02:00 DT-3 #4027 (SD40-2M), #4019 (SD40-2), #4502 (SD45T-2), #4016 (SD40T-2)
02:00 TD-3 #7004 (SD70), #4025 (SD40M-2), #2220 (GP39V), GLOX #505 (GP50)
07:00 PIN-1-3 GLOX #1500 (GP15T), GLOX #1551 (GP15)
08:00 AA-1-3 GLOX #1590 (GP15M-3), GLOX #1591 (GP15M-3)
07:00 TOL-1-3 #2022 (GP38-2), #2026 (GP38-2)
19:00 TOL-2-3 #2022 (GP38-2), #2026 (GP38-2)
12:00 TOL-3-3 #75 (SD20M-3), #76 (SD20M-3)
16:00 TOL-4-3 #402 (GP40M-3), #413 (GP40M-2)
01:00 JATO-3 #600 (GP60), #4003 (SD40-2), #4012 (SD40F-2), #2034 (GP38-2)
23:00 TOJA-3 #601 (GP60), #4000 (SD40-2), #4029 (SD40M-2), #702 (SD35), #504 (GP50)
09:00 JLA-3 / LAJ-3 #513 (GP50), #508 (GP50)
21:00 X-JLA-3 / LAJ-3- X #513 (GP50), #508 (GP50)
09:00 JA-1-3 #4013 (SD40-2F), GLOX #2020 (GP38-2)

23:00 BCR-1-3 #4002 (SD40-2), #2201 (GP39-2)
00:00 BCR-2 #4001 (SD40-2), #2010 (GP38-2)
10:00 JA-2-3 GLOX #1576 (GP15-1), GLOX #1505 (GP15T)
02:00 JAKZ-3 / KZJA-3 #4014 (SD40F-2),GLOX #405 (GP40M-3), #4000 (SD40-2)
05:00 GREK-3 #411 (GP40-2W), #387 (GP35-2), #502 (GP50)
05:00 EKGR-3 #513 (GP50), #705 (SD35), #2013 (GP38-2)
10:00 GR-4-3 GLOX #10 (MP15AC), GLOX #17 (MP15T)
12:00 GR-5-3 / KZ4-3 #2030 (GP38-2), #2035 (GP38-2)
17:00 KZEK-3 #7011 (SD70M), #6012 (SD60)
17:00 EKKZ-3 GLOX #5000 (SD50), GLOX #6017 (SD60M)
00:00 KZ-1-3 / KZ-2-3 GLOX #1504 (GP15T), GLOX #1552 (GP15)
04:00 KZ-3 #801 (SD38-2), #2001 (GP38-2)
19:00 WP-1-3 #100 (GP30M), #108 (GP30M)
07:00 WP2-3 GLOX #91 (GP9), GLOX #92 (GP9)

19:00 GRB-3 #2023 (GP38-2), #2016 (GP38M-2), #6007 (SD60)
19:00 BGR-3 #6008 (SD60), #6002 (SD60), #7004 (SD70)
07:00 BAL-1 (Baldwin Switcher) GLOX #1578 (GP15-1), GLOX #1503 (GP15)
12:00 BL-3 / LB-3 #500 (GP50), #415 (GP40M-2)
12:00 MW-3 / WM-3 #2005 (GP38M-2), #2011 (GP38-2)
14:00 LUD-1-3 GLOX #2202 (GP39-2)
18:00 MAN-1 GLOX #2222 (GP39V)
02:00 GR-2 #107 (GP30M), #105 (GP30M)
14:00 GR-3 #107 (GP30M), #105 (GP30M)
12:00 BC-3 / CB-3 #7007 (SD70M)
02:00 BCD-3 / DBC -3 GLOX #4031, GLOX #4032
10:00 SAG-1 -3 #2006 (GP38AC)
07:00 ALM-1-3 #391 (GP35-3)
14:00 BAY-1-3 / BAY-2-3 #412 (GP40-2W), #397 (GP35-3)
06:00 DOW-1-3 #6 (MP15AC), GLOX #8 (MP15AC)
14:00 DOW-2-3 #6 (MP15AC), GLOX #8 (MP15AC)
22:00 DOW-3-3 #6 (MP15AC), GLOX #8 (MP15AC)
17:00 SV-3 / VS-3 #2027 (GP38-2), #2031 (GP38-2)
05:00 VAS-1-3 #397 (GP35M-3), #403 (GP40M-3)
19:00 BAS-3 / SBA-3 #414 (GP40M-2), #514 (GP50)
07:00 BX-1-3 GLOX#2037 (GP38-3)
11:00 DPH-3 GLOX #4011 (SD40-2), GLOX #4007 (SD40-2)
07:00 PH-1-3 GLOX#109 (GP30M), GLOX #1550 (GP15-1), GLOX # 1501 (GP15T)
07:00 ADR-1-3 GLOX #9 (MP15AC), GLOX #1 (SW1200)
19:00 ADR-2-3 #2001 (GP38M-2), GLOX #59 (GP9U)
19:00 DFR-3 / FRD-3 #7008 (SD70M), # 6410 (GP40-2)
05:00 DEL-1-3 # 2014 (GP38M-2)
13:00 DEL-2-3 #2014 (GP38M-2)
12:00 DEF-1-3 #408 (GP40M-3), GLOX #58 (GP9u)
00:00 DEF-2-3 GLOX #2012 (GP38-2),GLOX #2033 (GP38-2)
12:00 LD-3 / DL-3 #4020 (SD40M-2), #2028 (GP38-2)
07:00 LIM-1-3 #2003 (GP38M-2)
19:00 LIM-2-3 #2003 (GP38M-2)
00:00 LS-3 / SL-3 #2013 (GP38-2), #2017 (GP38M-2)
08:00 SWCH -3 / WCHS-3 #4021 (SD40-2) #6011 (SD60)
12:00 WCH-1-3 GLOX #61 (GP9R)
00:00 CS-3 #6009 (SD60), #4026 (SD40-2)
12:00 SC-3 #4026 (SD40-2), #6009 (SD60)
06:00 SPR-2-3 GLOX#12 (MP15AC)
14:00 SPR-1-3 GLOX #103 (GP30M)

07:00 MAS-1-3 GLOX #160, GLOX #102 (GP30M)

07:00 OAS-1-3 GLOX #406 (GP40M-3)

08:00 BAS-1-3 GLOX #1553 (GP15),
08:00 BRK-1-3 GLOX #407 (GP38M-3)
09:00 CND-1-3 GLOX #4008 (SD40-2), GLOX #4030 (SD40-2)

21:00 CND-2-3 GLOX #4008 (SD40-2), GLOX #4030 (SD40-2), GLOX #4500 (SD45T-2), GLOX #4503 (SD45T-2)
08:00 AUT-1-3 #4500 (SD45T-2), #4503 (SD45T-2)
08:00 PEA-1-3 #4023 (SD40M-2), #4501 (SD45T-2)
03:00 IND-1-3 INER #4670 (SD70M), INER #3084 (SD40-2), INER #4379 (SD70M)
11:00 IND-2-3 INER #4670 (SD70M), INER #3084 (SD40-2), INER #4379 (SD70M)
07:00 HIL-2-3 INER #3125 (SD40-2), INER #2230 (GP30), Pick up INER #3084 (SD40-2) and drop INER #2230
19:00 HIL-1-3 INER 2185 (GP30), INER #1601 (GP7), INER 1602 (GP9)
07:00 HOB-3 #6006 (SD60), #6004 (SD60), #6001 (SD60)

07:00 HOC-3 #7000 (SD70), #7006 (SD70)
19:00 CHO-3 #6000 (SD60), 7002 (SD70)
19:00 BHO-3 GLOX #4030 (SD40-2), GLOX #6018 (SD60M)
07:00 BE-3 GLOX #6019 (SD60M), GLOX #4305 (SD45R), #7010 (SD70M)
07:00 BEL-1-3 GLOX #2210 (GP39-3), GLOX #4034 (SD40-2)
07:00 NIT-1-3 #2024 (GP38-2), #2032 (GP38-2)
07:00 MID-1-3 #4024 (SD40M-2), #4504 (SD45R),
08:00 MID-2-3 #4028 (SD40M-2)
06:00 GRE-1-3 INER #2216 (GP7u)
19:00 LOG-1 -3 GLOX #1502 (GP15T), GLOX #2221 (GP39V)
07:00 LC-1-3 GLOX #1579 (GP15-1), GLOX #1577 (GP15-1)
07:00 CIN-1-3 GLOX #15 (MP15T), GLOX #18 (MP15T)
17:00 CIN-2-3 GLOX #15 (MP15T), GLOX #18 (MP15T)

05:00 CFW-3 #7005 (SD70), CPKC 6226 (SD60), CPKC 7310 (GP38-2)

17:00 FWL-3 #7005 (SD70), CPKC 6226 (SD60), CPKC 7310 (GP38-2)
05:00 LFW-3 #6010 (SD60), GLOX #4306 (SD45R), GLOX #5002 (SD50)
17:00 FWC-3 #6010 (SD60), GLOX #4306 (SD45R), GLOX #5002 (SD50)
12:00 FW1-3 GLOX #1575 (GP15-1), GLOX #11 (MP15AC)
00:00 FW2-3 GLOX#2211 (GP39-3), GLOX #6019 (SD60M)
07:00 FW-3-3 INER #5903 (GP9H)
12:00 FW-4-3 GLOX #6019 (SD60M) GLOX#2211 (GP39-3),
05:00 WLIM1-3 GLOX #13 (MP15T), GLOX #16 (MP15T)
18:00 WLIM2-3 GLOX #5004 (SD50), GLOX #6016
03:00 WLIM3B-3 GLOX #5003 (SD50), GLOX 4307 (SD45R)
15:00 WLIM3A-3 GLOX #5003 (SD50), GLOX 4307 (SD45R)
07:00 WLIM4-3 GLOX #2 (SW1200), GLOX #3 (SW1200)
12:00 EKW-1-3 GLOX #161 (GP16)

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Another month, another expansion for the GLOR, effective 8-1-2024

GLOR has agreed with WATCO for the purchase of the Grand Elk's Michigan UP trackage. The first line, running from Trout Lake to Munising will connect with the CN in Trout Lake. In addition to the purchase of this line, GLOR will be purchasing 2 locomotives, one from WAMX and one from HLCX.

GP38-2 WAMX #3868 will be reumbered GLOX #2038
GP38-2 HLCX #3885 will be renumbered GLOX #2039

GLOR is also purchasing the rights to operate the FOXY line from Marengo Jct, Wisconsin to White Pine, Michigan. The line connects with WATCO's FOXY in Marengo Jct and extends east into Michigan. The agreement calls for WATCO to retain the ownership of the line unless GLOR decides to active their purchase rights. The line was last operated by CN, but has been out of service for many years due to washouts and bridges issues. There are several customers who desire rail service on the line, however WATCO and GLOR will not upgrade the line until such time as the volume of rail traffic will exceed the cost of rebuilding the line.

In addition, GLOR will be purchasing numerous other locomotives from various sources to complement their locomotive fleet, which has become strained due to operational constraints. These locomotives are expected to arrive during the summer and fall of 2024, and will be inspected at either the Owosso or Lima locomotive facilities before being repainted and added to the active roster.

The locomotives will be purchased from a variety of sources and dealers

GP40-2 / SLUG Former Ex-CSX 6452 / 2209 will be renumbered GLOR 8000/8100
SD40-3 Ex-CN 6933 will be renumbered GLOR #4035
SD40-2 Ex-NS 3346 will be renumbered GLOR #4036
SD40-2 Ex-Soo 6617 will be renumbered GLOR #4037
SD40 #3000 will be renumbered GLOR #4038
GP16 Sterling Rail #5441 will be renumbered GLOR #200
GP10 SSRX #279 will be renumbered GLOR #95
GP20 Sterling Rail (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #200
GP20 Sterling Rail (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #201
SD45-2 WRIX #328 will be renumbered GLOR #4308
SD45-2 EWLX #329 will be renumbered GLOR #4309
SW14 Sterling Rail (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #19
SW1200RS Alberta Praire #125 will be renumbered GLOR #25
SW1500 SSRX 1501 will be renumbered GLOR #21
SW1500 SSRX 1502 will be renumbered GLOR #22
SW1500 SSRX 1503 will be renumbered GLOR #23
SD50 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #5005
SD50 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #5006
SD50 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #5007 (Currently has wreck damage, may be rebuilt or parts unit)
SD40-2 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #4039
SD40-2 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #4040
SD40-2 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #4041
GP7 USSX 756 will bre renumbered GLOR #756
GP39-2 Ex-CP4599 will be renumbered GLOR #2203
SD38-2 SSRX (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #802
SD45-2 Ex-MRL 327 will be renumbered GLOR #4310
GP30 Coastal Carolina Railway #23 will be renumebered GLOR #110
SD9 Sterling Rail #550 will be renumbered GLOR #153
SD10 Sterling Rail #554 will be renumbered GLOR #155
GP9R DLCX #4604 will be renumbered GLOR #4604 (EX-GTW unit)
GP9R DLCX #4605 will be renumbered GLOR #4605 (EX-GTW unit)
GP39E BNSF #2750 will be renumbered GLOR #909
GP30 Ex-CR 2188 will be renumbered GLOR #910
SLUG LTEX #2225 will be renumbered GLOR #8101
SLUG LTEX #2296 will be renumbered GLOR #8102
SW8 PREX #16 will be renumbered GLOR #9016 (Will be repainted in Lundington Northern Scheme)
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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Another month, another expansion for the GLOR, effective 8-1-2024

GLOR has agreed with WATCO for the purchase of the Grand Elk's Michigan UP trackage. The first line, running from Trout Lake to Munising will connect with the CN in Trout Lake. In addition to the purchase of this line, GLOR will be purchasing 2 locomotives, one from WAMX and one from HLCX.

GP38-2 WAMX #3868 will be reumbered GLOX #2038
GP38-2 HLCX #3885 will be renumbered GLOX #2039

The train will be operate as NEW-1 on duty at 07:00 M-F.

GLOR is also purchasing the rights to operate the FOXY line from Marengo Jct, Wisconsin to White Pine, Michigan. The line connects with WATCO's FOXY in Marengo Jct and extends east into Michigan. The agreement calls for WATCO to retain the ownership of the line unless GLOR decides to active their purchase rights. The line was last operated by CN, but has been out of service for many years due to washouts and bridges issues. There are several customers who desire rail service on the line, however WATCO and GLOR will not upgrade the line until such time as the volume of rail traffic will exceed the cost of rebuilding the line.

In addition, GLOR will be purchasing numerous other locomotives from various sources to complement their locomotive fleet, which has become strained due to operational constraints. These locomotives are expected to arrive during the summer and fall of 2024, and will be inspected at either the Owosso or Lima locomotive facilities before being repainted and added to the active roster.

The locomotives will be purchased from a variety of sources and dealers

GP40-2 / SLUG Former Ex-CSX 6452 / 2209 will be renumbered GLOR 8000/8100
SD40-3 Ex-CN 6933 will be renumbered GLOR #4035
SD40-2 Ex-NS 3346 will be renumbered GLOR #4036
SD40-2 Ex-Soo 6617 will be renumbered GLOR #4037
SD40 #3000 will be renumbered GLOR #4038
GP16 Sterling Rail #5441 will be renumbered GLOR #200
GP10 SSRX #279 will be renumbered GLOR #95
GP20 Sterling Rail (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #210
GP20 Sterling Rail (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #211
SD45-2 WRIX #328 will be renumbered GLOR #4508
SD45-2 EWLX #329 will be renumbered GLOR #4509
SW14 Sterling Rail (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #19
SW1200RS Alberta Praire #125 will be renumbered GLOR #25
SW1500 SSRX 1501 will be renumbered GLOR #21
SW1500 SSRX 1502 will be renumbered GLOR #22
SW1500 SSRX 1503 will be renumbered GLOR #23
SD50 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #5005
SD50 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #5006
SD50 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #5007 (Currently has wreck damage, may be rebuilt or parts unit)
SD40-2 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #4039
SD40-2 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #4040
SD40-2 Sterling Rail (unknown #) will be renumbered GLOR #4041
GP7 USSX 756 will bre renumbered GLOR #756
GP39-2 Ex-CP4599 will be renumbered GLOR #2203
SD38-2 SSRX (unknown number) will be renumbered GLOR #802
SD45-2 Ex-MRL 327 will be renumbered GLOR #4510
GP30 Coastal Carolina Railway #23 will be renumebered GLOR #110
SD9 Sterling Rail #550 will be renumbered GLOR #153
SD10 Sterling Rail #554 will be renumbered GLOR #155
GP9R DLCX #4604 will be renumbered GLOR #4604 (EX-GTW unit)
GP9R DLCX #4605 will be renumbered GLOR #4605 (EX-GTW unit)
GP39E BNSF #2750 will be renumbered GLOR #909
GP30 Ex-CR 2188 will be renumbered GLOR #910
SLUG LTEX #2225 will be renumbered GLOR #8101
SLUG LTEX #2296 will be renumbered GLOR #8102
SW8 PREX #16 will be renumbered GLOR #9016 (Will be repainted in Lundington Northern Scheme)
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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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There has been a slight numbering change to the GLOR locomotives. Due to a numbering error on arrival, 3 units were incorrectly numbered outside of their designated numbering position. This error will be fixed upon each units transport to the Lima Shops.

GLOX #4305 SD45R – Former MRL 346 Will be renumbered #4505
GLOX #4306 SD45R – Former MRL 351 Will be renumbered #4506
GLOX #4307 SD45R – Former MRL 382 Will be renumbered #4507

#4306 and #4307 are working locals based out of Lima, so they should be renumbered quickly. Currently #4305 is working out of Belle, WV, so its renumbering likely won't take place until the locomotive returns west.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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There is another bit of locomotive news for the GLOR / GLOX / GLMX Fleet.

One of the few remaining EMD SD7 locomotives is being purchased. The unit, currently owned by DieselMotive (BUGX), was stored on the Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad. The unit has an interesting history, as it was saved from EPA mandated distruction by BUGX, following its retirement by the Portland and Western, which was owned by G&W. The unit is required to either be stripped of its power assembly, or be repowered with a EPA compliant power assembly. GLOR has not yet determined if this will have the power assembly removed and will become a museum piece, or if the railroad will work with their suppliers to repower the locomotive. It is possible the unit will become and electric locmotive as well.

GLOR's maintaince staff is working through the plans to repower some of their existing units, used on local and yard switching assignments, into electric, battery operated locomotives. This is due to the proposed DTE Greenwood Facility project which requires ecologically friendly power for the line.

The unit will temporarily be numbered as GLOR #9999, and will retain the SD7 model number.

GLOR's management company is also in talks with G&W and the EPA/DOJ about acquiring additional locomotives invovled in the consent decree for possible rebuilding. As per the consent decree, the locomotive may remain operational if the locomotive is repowered and has components which make the locomotive EPA Tier 3 or Tier 4 compliant.


In addition, GLOR has purchased GTW 1950 and will be using that as the first exhibit at the GLOR's Port Huron Museum.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Slight adjustment to the track ownership descriptions.

I have indicated previously that the GLOR rebuilt the entire line from near US-23 to Pinckney. This is not completely true. The line from Lakeland to US-23 was still in place and owned by the Pontiac and Western. GLOR did rebuild the line from Lakeland to Pinckney, and was contact to build a spur from the existing PONW line into an industrial park in Whitmore Lake. GLOR actually has trackage rights over the PONW to access this industrial park. As part of the trackage rights agreement, GLOR did rebuild and maintains the line from Whitmore Lake Rd to Lakeland, even though it is technically owned by the PONW.

PONW does directly service the Michigan Seemless Tube facility in South Lyon, however GLOR did build a transload facility at the old Hoover plant site in Whitmore Lake which also provides service to the facility. This was put in place due issues MST had concerning the track conditions along the route, specifcally liability concerns with carrying hazardous materials along the line. Given the improvements in the trackage on the PONW, the transload facility is seeing less traffic from MST, but is picking up traffic from other companies.

PONW's traffic is interchanged to the GLOR in Lakeland.

The operations in Lakeland are rather interesting, as GLOR has two locals which handle cars from the vacinity. First is the PIN-1, which handles the customers from Pinckney east to Whitmore Lake (GLOR's industrial park spur access). The second is AA-1, which handles the traffic from the PONW interchange, as well as dropping cars for the PIN-1 job to deliever to customers.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Sometimes weather causes headaches for railroads. 7-10-2024 is one of those days that weather is causing problems.

Due to heavy rain from the remnants of Huirricane Beryl, the GLOR has suffered multiple washouts on their lines, which will require immediate repair.

The first of these washouts has occurred Cohoctah and Barnum Drain, south of Beard Rd near Byron. This washout is expected to take 2-3 days to complete, but it will not have significant impacts on traffic due to the ongoing deours of traffic due to the rail construction in Ann Arbor, which is causing detours of traffic from Durand south over CN from Durand to Flat Rock.

The second, more serious washout on the line occurred in Three Rivers, where the edge of the Rocky River erroded under the GLOR's Kalamazoo to Elkhart mainline. This has cuased a roughly 100 foot section of the roadbed to collapse into the river, leaving the tracks dangling with nothing supporting them. It is estimated this will be a roughly 1-2 week long repair job.

This has effectively cut off the majority of traffic from interchange with NS in Elkhart. GLOR is currently working with NS, CSX and CN to determine how to reroute this additional traffic. Unfortunately CN is limiting how much traffic can go via the Durand-Flat Rock reroute due to pilot crew availability. NS has also indicated they have limited crew availability in out of Wayne, Michigan. CSX has indicated they may be able to take some traffic, but they are unsure how much they will be able to absorb. It is very possible these disruptions on the railroad lead to significant delays in customer shipments over the next few weeks.

Thankfully, GLOR's maintainance staff had been expecting this heavy rain and was doing track inspection runs when the washouts were discovered, and they were not discovered with the front end of a moving freight train.
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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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As mentioned in an April 2024 Update, GLOR will be resuming the Anchor Hocking Shuttle Trains between the production facility in Lancaster and the distribution center approximately 2.5 miles away. GLOR will be stationing a pair of locomotives, GP9R's 4604 and 4605 (ex-GTW 4604 and 4605 recently purchased from DLCX) as the locomotives powering the shuttle runs. The shuttles will consist of 4 - 4 car sets of 86' boxcars built at the GLOR's railcar repair and manufacturing facility in Delta, Oh. The plants originally called for 4 6 car sets, but due to space considerations, the change was made to running 4 car sets. This was largely due to the siding next to the plant only having approximately 350 feet of usable space for storage. There was a plan to extend the siding and loading track across Van Buren Ave, but cost considerations and concerns from Lancaster officials nixed that plan. Since the additional 8 cars had been started when the change in plans was announced, those cars will be added to the GLOX lease fleet.

Operations will consist of 1 set being loaded at the manufacturing facility, 1 set being stored on the siding adjactent to the loading dock, the 3rd set being unloaded at the distribution center, and the 4th set being a floating set, normally kept at the distribution center, but also being used as a moving warehouse for products.

The train will be operated by Crew ANC-1, the Anchor Hocking Switcher. This crew will also handle the switching of inbound cars for the plant as well. They will interchange cars with train LOG-1 in Lancaster. LOG-1 is the Columbus to Logan and return local servicing the Logan Subdivision.

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Re: Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad

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Thought you might be interested in a similar operation I have on an unpublished paper railroad called Toledo & Ann Arbor (T&AA). One of their operations is moving parts from the Faurecia (ex-Ford) plant in Saline to the warehouse just south of Temperance (former Michelon now operated by Hollingsworth and Syncreon). Six days a week starting at 3pm a crew reports to Faurecia in Saline, pulls three to six loads (I don't recall exactly how many, but it was in that range), spots three to six empties and departs for Pittsfield Jct. This train has a caboose because at Pittsfield they back through the only connector track all the way down to the warehouse south of Temperance where they pull the empties and spot the loads (there is no run-around track in Temperance). Then they go back to Pittsfield, engine leading, pull through the wye track then back with the caboose leading to Saline. A round trip normally takes around five to six hours. They also switch Faurecia's plastic docks (two to four cars per week IIRC) and the only other customer in Saline, a bread baking company that moved into the old produce distribution building. They receive two to three cars of flour per month on the Team Track behind their building. An older Geep or SW is used for this operation.

Edit: I have my notes in front of me now. It was 4-5 boxcars per "week"day (not 6-days, that was when Ford operated the plant). One of the original GP38's is used, not an older Geep or SW. The 3pm time is taken from the original schedule when AA would switch the "Ford" plant at 3pm and 11pm. The number of railcars, both inbound plastic pellets and outbound parts, were from railfan observations.
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Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:12 pm
As mentioned in an April 2024 Update, GLOR will be resuming the Anchor Hocking Shuttle Trains between the production facility in Lancaster and the distribution center approximately 2.5 miles away.
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