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by Railfanjunction
Sun May 28, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN - May 2017
Replies: 210
Views: 33572

Re: CN - May 2017

As of 09:30 a pair of westbound CN manifest trains are sitting at the west end of Battle Creek Yard, each with a BCOL C40-8M second out, both with SD70M-2 leaders and one with a standard cab SD60 trailing.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Sat May 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017
Replies: 613
Views: 53295

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Any updates on D701? Been sitting at Thornapple for the last 2 hours and haven't heard jack on the radio 'bout it.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates 11/29/16
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: CSX Train Location Updates 11/29/16

Westbound through Kentwood at 15:54.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates 11/29/16
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: CSX Train Location Updates 11/29/16

Eastbound coming up out of GR approaching Burton St. now, no indication about power as I can't get off campus to meet it.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: 11/25/16
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: 11/25/16

Westbound manifest entering Wyoming Yard now, 8100-series SD40-2 on the point.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Chargers Inbound for Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 2789

Re: Chargers Inbound for Chicago

Just saw on TO that a pair of Siemens Chargers are heading east on the California Zephyr to Chicago, 4608 and one other, as yet unidentified. I'm guessing they'll be going to Chicago for trials and then put into revenue service sometime in the next few months? Zach 4609 is the other one. From what ...
by Railfanjunction
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Chargers Inbound for Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 2789

Chargers Inbound for Chicago

Just saw on TO that a pair of Siemens Chargers are heading east on the California Zephyr to Chicago, 4608 and one other, as yet unidentified. I'm guessing they'll be going to Chicago for trials and then put into revenue service sometime in the next few months?

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: BO Tower Countdown
Replies: 109
Views: 16926

Re: BO Tower Countdown

Barriers are up on the parking lot on the south side of the tower. Had to park a ways back and walk in.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

CN Police have been professional and friendly. Only time I really had a negative experience was with a CSX guy (don't know his position, but was not a cop, but definitely an employee, maybe train master?) in Walbridge. I was still a little kid but from what my father told me he was very hostile and...
by Railfanjunction
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

Ok this has turned into a "general Indiana Railfanning Info" thread more than a few quick questions, but how many trains on average use the CN Matteson Subdivision during the morning hours? Debating on whether or not to go there or up to the Garrett sub before trying to catch 851.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

If you're interested in the South Shore, of course the street running (11th St.) in Michigan City is interesting. Their freight usually departs westward from the Carroll Ave shops in the morning. Highway 12 pretty much follows the tracks west to Gary. Ogden Dunes station is a good spot to sit. Lots...
by Railfanjunction
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

1) How busy is the CSX Monon Subdivision? ...are there any consistently scheduled trains that run on the line between Dyer and Lafayette, The Q642 usually follows the Amtrak out of Indianapolis at 6am, and gets to NWI whenever it gets there- often in the early afternoon. It waits behind the 3 Floyd...
by Railfanjunction
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

How accessible is the South Shore along the Indiana Toll Road from the south side of the tracks? If everything goes according to plan I may be in the area for an eastbound on that section after the Hoosier State departs Dyer (dependent of course on whether or not it's on time) but if it isn't, or i...
by Railfanjunction
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

I realize railroad police are real cops in all states. I was talking about private security guards who approach you on a public street and start with the "lemme see your camera" crap, or "delete your pics", or "get out of here". Like the Marathon goons, or other private rent a cops. I am well aware...
by Railfanjunction
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

The first thing you should do with corporate hired goons, is tell them "show me some ID that gives you police authority on a public street", or get lost. Because right now you are impersonating a police officer and that's a felony"! They don't have to say they are police. When they accost a citizen...
by Railfanjunction
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

One more question, how accessible is the area around CP 502? Not Pine Junction, but the area right around the Arcelor Mittal plant in East Chicago. Zach Yeah...Hick. Fun. Story time! CSX801 and I were out there a couple months ago. There is a piece of roadway that allows you to get up close to the ...
by Railfanjunction
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

One more question, how accessible is the area around CP 502? Not Pine Junction, but the area right around the Arcelor Mittal plant in East Chicago.

Zach
by Railfanjunction
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSXT TRAIN UPDATES 10-10-16
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: CSXT TRAIN UPDATES 10-10-16

Eastbound heading through Kentwood at 17:30. Zach You heard D900 heading out to Fox with Q326'a power to rescue Y106 whose Slug Set quit loading on them. D900 crew cabbed back to GR while 106 came west with SD60I 8749 leading longhood forward, CW44AC 106, SD50-2 2496, 2316 and 6939 and 8 cars. Weir...
by Railfanjunction
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Radio question from a radio newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 4308

Re: Radio question from a radio newbie

Or, if you want dual-watch capacity, letting you listen to multiple frequencies at the same time, the Icom IC-R20 is a godsend. While I don't have one out here, as I left it back in California with my father, I have a Uniden BC100XLT (in my opinion a better constructed and superior but cheaper model...
by Railfanjunction
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 7220

Re: Quick Questions

I was planning on potentially going over to Northwestern Indiana around Griffith for the morning the week after next, and I have a couple of questions regarding train traffic in the area. 4) Has anyone had issues with CN police in Griffith? Thanks, Zach The CN Police are fine, so long as you're not...