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by BL2-1843
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D708, after having to wait an hour and a half for D906 to move east at Fowlerville before they could move east towards Howell, in turn made the rail grinder crews wait TWO and a half hours after they were ready to start grinding before they could do so. 708, after running around its entire 24 car tr...
by BL2-1843
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D70825 was ready to east from Fowlerville 45 minutes ago, but the RN told them they would not be going anywhere until D906 gets back to get the rest of their train parked on the main east of there. Currently at the west end of Howell getting permission by the read. Also, the rail grinder crews are c...
by BL2-1843
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D90625, with recrew on board moving east towards Brighton and by Howell at 2:15pm. All 78 cars ahead of the DPU, that were brought to Highlander Way by D705s crew are all for GLC. Crew will put the units together again in Brighton after putting the GLC cars in the Brighton pass and head back west to...
by BL2-1843
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D70625, in the process of tieing down its train east of Fowlerille, RN informs them they are on a dead end crossing and a person cant get across to get to a doctors appointment. They inform him after taking off the already set brakes, they will will walk back the 7000 feet to cut the crossing. Later...
by BL2-1843
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Micah & amessmann Inquire: Update: seem to be communicating on 160.23 Do you know where the rail grinder has gotten to over night? [/quote] BL2-1843 Says: Sure do. The main grinder worked their way into Howell grinding at 02:00 and woke me up. Fine by me as its ten fold more exciting to see them gri...
by BL2-1843
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

bluewonderrails said: Per pictures a friend sent, aside from 458, 537 was the other unit, unless there's also a 502 somewhere? Perhaps left with the empties somewhere?[/quote] Thank you. I was not even positive on 458 as there was not enough daylight left to see either one of them for sure. Not quit...
by BL2-1843
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

V664 grain empty for Webberville. CSX 458+537 with 90 cars. Arrived in Williamston at 6:38 PM to run around its train.
by BL2-1843
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 3295

Re: Great Lakes Central Updates: January 2021

GLC heading south at Durand at 10:01 with 90 cars. Engines 383, 384, 395, 395. Looks like an empty Potash train. Thanks for the heads up. Saw your post 30 minutes later, so walked the eight blocks to the Howell depot to see it and sill had a 45 minute wait before it showed up. Finally got to see 38...
by BL2-1843
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Got up and looked at D706 anyway only because he was going by super slow with GLC still holding the diamond. Had a second unit behind 3211 (8008) with 100 cars even. DPU was after the 49th car. 8008 was no biggie for me because it was still one of only eight CSX locomotives I have seen in 2021 with ...
by BL2-1843
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D70822 pulled out of the siding westbound at Howell with 73 pick up cars t 5:30 PM. Picking up 18 more they left in the Ogihara run around. Meeting D706 at Fowlerville. For the second day in a row, 708 split their engines apart at Ann Pere so they could set off the 6 GLC cars in the transfer without...
by BL2-1843
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

For the record, D705 had less than 100 cars and the DPU was on the rear.
by BL2-1843
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Andrew Trains Asks, and L.R.F respond: So for the Plymouth sub aren't we a few weeks behind on a grain train? If so anyone have a schedule on when they'll come Grain Trains aren't regularly scheduled. They are ordered by the elevators as needed. I'm sure Bob has a log of them but there was one that ...
by BL2-1843
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Andrew Trains asks: Can you pick up ground chatter from you're house, im picking it up a 2 miles south of latson [/quote]

I can hear everything between Salem (near MP 34) to almost Trowbridge from here in the house.
by BL2-1843
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D705 being held east of Brighton. D708 in Howell who brought 93 of its cars, the majority for GLC They currently have their two units, 388 & 4010 split apart at the GLC transfer to jockey the rest of the cars around to get them on the west end of there train and then head back west. amessmann, you m...
by BL2-1843
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Plymouth Sub happenings
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Plymouth Sub happenings

Great to see the posted train order photo. I had these saved by the HUNDREDS from 1956 to the early 1970s, given to me by an engineer friend starting when I was 12 years old. This was back in the days when B.G. Nash was superintendent and had his initials (BGN) at the bottom. Finally, about ten year...
by BL2-1843
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Thanks much for all the help from everyone on the exact location for Fortech at Green Oak, especially the Google Map link of the area by -Z- and the closeup from amessmann. Sure recognized all those roads I used to drive down everyday in my 32 years with Consumers Energy prior to 1999, and have not ...
by BL2-1843
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Thanks to DriverJon asking what Portec is yesterday, I have to thank Andrew Trains a hundred times over for responding that it was Fortech, not Portec, an industry at Green Oak that D708 occasionally does business with. For YEARS I have heard D708 they had to go to South Lyon because they had work a...
by BL2-1843
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D70819 arrived at Ann Pere at 6:04pm. CSX 388+8008+4010 with 91 cars. Leaving 68 of them on the main line for GLC, will go east and back into the siding to pick the 31 cars GLC left last night, and then head to South Lyon with 54 cars. Has Portec work to do in South Lyon, will then run around their ...
by BL2-1843
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

D705 by Howell at 14:55 with 69 cars. Same power its had on since Dec. 2nd. DPU on the rear.
by BL2-1843
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 763
Views: 19293

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Yesterdays D708 had the Brighton siding cars picked up and parked on the main in Howell, and last Saturday's GLC set off picked up and on their way back to Lansing by 20:20. GLC, Z62418 was late getting back to Ann Pere from Ann Arbor because of a crew change, arrived by 22:45 and was here until 02:...