Beacon in Traverse City

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Beacon in Traverse City

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395-396 switched Beacon today in Traverse City. Arrived with 4 empty cars and pulled 3 loads.

Arriving at Beacon Recycling,
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After splitting the engines, 395 pulls the 3 loads off of Beacon's siding.
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Then the 4 empty cars are spotted.
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The engines are recoupled and with 396 now leading, begin there trip back towards Cadillac, passing through the old Boardman Yard in Traverse City.
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Excellent pictures as usual KC
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Always great to see your photos KC.

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Great shots KC!

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Great shots. They actually went to the depot, picked up a loaded center beam and took it to Amerhart, then back to TC before heading to Cadillac.

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Good stuff, Kelly! Thanks for the pics.

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I liked the story and pictures KC.

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NIce report. Thanks KC
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So wonderful to see Beacon has become a regular customer! Thanks for sharing these detail photos of their operation. If they also went to Williamsburg, then they switched all the customers on the TC branch! 2 customers is better than 1!

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 8:20 am
So wonderful to see Beacon has become a regular customer! Thanks for sharing these detail photos of their operation. If they also went to Williamsburg, then they switched all the customers on the TC branch! 2 customers is better than 1!
I believe they also went to Amerihart.

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TC Man wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 9:28 pm
Great shots. They actually went to the depot, picked up a loaded center beam and took it to Amerhart, then back to TC before heading to Cadillac.
If they did go to Amerhart, it was before they switched Beacon, I followed them back around Boardman Lake and out Keystone Rd heading south.
I was under the impression they didn't go to Bates on Monday.....?
Also THANK YOU everyone for the positive comments, I'd been hoping to catch them in Traverse for quite a while...

Here they are at mp 24 along Woodmere Ave departing Traverse City.
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Re: Beacon in Traverse City

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That last pic is well done especially, KC. And shows off the rehab work done in 2019.

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