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by David Lang
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GDLK Operations
Replies: 1399
Views: 362177

Re: GDLK Operations

Hi GAP! How are you doing sir?

When we lived in Richland, I saw on several occasions those yellow Railbox boxcars to and from the Paper Mill in Otsego. That will probably account for some boxcars you saw, not sure where others are used.

David Lang
by David Lang
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

I was afraid of that LansingRailFan. I suspected it was indeed 116. Nice to see since he usually comes through in wee hours of the morning when I am sleeping.

Almost 180 cars was cool to see for sure!

David Lang
by David Lang
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

****Southbound CN Intermodal Train by Linden at 11:58am with around 177 cars!!**** (Didn't get an exact car count). CN 5741 is the leader with another CN unit trailing. Even with the empty autoracks, that is a fair amount of tonnage for 2 locos, assuming the containers were loads. He was only moving...
by David Lang
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

GTW6401,

Is that Intermodal working Motern an inbound or outbound train?

If it is an outbound train, can you let me (us) know if its a Northbound?

Thanks.

David Lang
by David Lang
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Flint Sub train changes
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: CN Flint Sub train changes

Lansing Railfan, So what you are saying is that right now we have 148 and 149, along with (also right now 146 and 147), with the addition of 120 and 121 in October?? (Haven't been on the mainline recently, but didn't know that 146, 147, 148, and 149 are all running daily right now??). I'm a little c...
by David Lang
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN Flint Sub train changes
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: CN Flint Sub train changes

Thanks Arty Flowers for the update. I will be good to have 395 back and new intermodal trains 120 and 121 are great news! Back in the 90s, we had 142, 143, 144, 145, 148, 149, 150 and 151 all at one point. I don't think we will ever have 8 intermodals a day again, but 4 per day instead of 2 will be ...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Lansing RailFan Wrote: Q121 by 203 at 10:00 - 3874/dpu 3089 - q121 is halifax->moncton->montreal but had a ton of chicago containers as well as a large set off for 514 in flint. it sounds like with the halifax container terminal up and running there will be an increase in intermodal trains with pote...
by David Lang
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 4:03pm with 46 cars.

David Lang
by David Lang
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting

Keep those railcars moving Raildude's Dad.

By the way, how are you doing sir? Haven't talk to you in a while.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 3:50pm with 29 cars.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 280 with NS 8178 solo, 54 autoracks by Linden at 3:08pm

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Got a 280 coming down from Durand on the Holly Sub per the dispatcher. I will post when he is by Linden.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Pan Am RR for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 5123

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

According to Trains Magazine, CN and CP may be interested in the Pan AM because either one would then gain access to Boston. Access to Boston would provide direct service from there into Canada and west to Chicago. Would this be enough for genuine interest from either railroad? Curious about everyon...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spartan Motors in Charlotte
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Spartan Motors in Charlotte

Just looking at google maps here, there is a large industry in Charlotte called Spartan Motors located on the Southwest end of town right along the CN main. Looks like they make fire trucks and other vehicles. I wonder if CN marketing has approached them. I read an article in October 2020 issue of T...
by David Lang
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 3:37pm with 2 CN Locomotives, 39 cars.
by David Lang
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.

Doc, I completely agree about their head buried in their phone. I know this comment isn't train related, but I wonder what would happen to people if the cell phone grid just stopped working (unlikely I know, but a rather fascinating social observation if it ever did happen). People would have to act...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Northbound 251 (or 451?) by Linden at 5:15pm with CN 3072, CN ????, Orange EJE unit, 103 cars. 1-54 were general freight, 55-103 were autoracks. I thought 251 is usually solid autoracks and 451 is a mix of racks and general freight. This train looked more like 451 than 251. Its the right time of day...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Ah ha! Thank you GTW Chris.

Yeah, I need to learn those new control points.

I will report 251 by me in Linden when he goes by.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 337
Views: 7136

Re: CN Updates September 2020

GTW Chris - where is Auburn b/c 251 was North of Birmingham at 1:25.

Another WB out of Flint following 501 per the dispatcher just now.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)
Replies: 5
Views: 3587

Re: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)

150 car trains used to be long. I've been on the Elkhart railfan cam quite a bit over the last few months and their manifest trains are, at times, over 200 cars. Now don't get me wrong, 150 car trains are big, but over 200 is nuts. For example, on 6/22/2020, WB 13Q out of Elkhart had 210 cars and on...