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by TSS
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.
Replies: 58
Views: 1100

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.

Tom49801 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 am
...That plan fell thru too, so D700 said they won't have time to do all that needs to be done at Sawyer & went back home to Grand Rapids lite.
What a joke. I have no idea how CSX makes any money serving Arlington, given that everything has to go to GR.
by TSS
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.
Replies: 58
Views: 1100

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.

The RN just gave Q327 an EC1 for flash flood warning between MP 104 and 122. That’s approximately Sawyer to Michigan City. Questions: a) What does this mean for the train? Restricted speed? b) How does the dispatcher know of heavy rain here? To they have weather monitoring stations or do they use 3r...
by TSS
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: New Connection in New Buffalo AMTK.

Signals, switches, land, money and train frequency aside... has anybody ever been to the New Buffalo station? It’s a (very nice) open platform with no heated waiting room. Beautiful in the summer. Perfectly fine in the winter when you’re being picked up or dropped off. But waiting in the open air fo...
by TSS
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Saugatuck Hill coal train questions and speculation
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Saugatuck Hill coal train questions and speculation

In recent days, we are finally seeing Q326 operating regularly with mid- or end-of-train Distributed Power. It just makes sense—DP is a way of life everywhere else, so it makes sense that it is finally here. I’m surprised it took so long. But the one thing that has always confounded me is CSX’s haph...
by TSS
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.
Replies: 368
Views: 22532

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.

A rather large Q326 is approaching St Joe Bridge right now.
by TSS
Thu May 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 29040

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Q326 East at Glenlord Rd/Stevensville. One locomotive at the head end, one DP at the rear.
by TSS
Mon May 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Hilltop Rd. in St. Joseph to Close Temporarily.
Replies: 4
Views: 1882

Re: Hilltop Rd. in St. Joseph to Close Temporarily.

That’s great news! Hilltop is a rough crossing. Given that Hilltop is scheduled, I hope that means they will do Glenlord next. I drive Glenlord every day and it is really bad. The worst part is that some people cross the tracks at 2 mph and others at 40, so if you’re making a left off of N. Roosevel...
by TSS
Mon May 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 29040

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Q326 just passed Glenlord Rd./Stevensville.
by TSS
Fri May 08, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 29040

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Q326 East at Glenlord Rd./Stevensville.
by TSS
Fri May 08, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 29040

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Amtrak Extra just passed Stevensville/Glenlord Rd.

I wonder the purpose? Crew qualification/re-qualification?

Edit: FWIW, I just tried booking a one-way St Joe-Chicago ticket, and Amtrak showed availability as of June 1. Could indicate restart of service. Or not.
by TSS
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 37925

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020

Geometry train just went East at Glenlord Rd./Stevensville.

Several cars and a GP. There’s only a narrow field of view from my office so that’s the best I can say.
by TSS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.
Replies: 439
Views: 36020

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Q326 going through Stevensville right now. Old Amtrak passenger car in consist.
by TSS
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.
Replies: 393
Views: 34096

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Q329 at New Buffalo?
by TSS
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 52029

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Q326 East at Glenlord Rd/Stevensville.

First car is a graffiti-covered (ex?) Amtrak passenger car. Didn’t have time to see reporting marks.
by TSS
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 56675

Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Coal loads East at Glenlord Rd/Stevensville.
by TSS
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 56675

Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

D700 headed back East.

Guess his apparent return to days means they’re done with rehab work for the season. Had hoped they would get to changing the very rough Glenlord Rd grade crossing. Maybe next summer.
by TSS
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 56675

Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

D700 West at Glenlord Rd./Stevensville.
by TSS
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 56675

Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Decent sized Q326 East at Glenlord Rd/Stevensville right now.

2 locomotives and some interesting loads of tarped scrap (?) in gondolas at the head end.
by TSS
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 56675

Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

These are both instances where the PSR solution actually makes sense and saves money, crew starts and equipment. Agreed. I’m not disputing that operationally, both of those moves make sense. I’m just being a little sarcastic because I find it a sad to see our local railroad with so few trains and s...
by TSS
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 56675

Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

​E800-23 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 15:07:15 with BNSF engines #8400 + #8479, 43 Inter-modal empties, followed by 131 empty coal cars. Just saw it go past Glenlord. I love how CSX has quit pretending this is anything other than a backwater operation. Got some TOFC empties that need to go back to the BNS...