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by TSS
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 607
Views: 14386

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

Tom49801 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:27 am
W003-05 @ 11:32am westward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 12 axles (-2 error) & 213 feet long. CSX engine #9969 & 2 Geometry cars.
9969 is 4 axles... so if everything is 4 axles, wouldn’t 12 be a correct count? Or does one of the geometry cars have 6 axles?
by TSS
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 25810

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

Q327-18 @ 09:40:28am westward Bangor Depot mp CG60.5 with CSX engines #807 + #9969 & 80 cars & rear CSX engine #859. (The CSXT #9969 was pulling the Geometry Train W003-16 by Bangor to Grand Rapids on Dec 16th). From its heritage, I assume 9969 has HEP for the geometry train... and if it is headed ...
by TSS
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 56794

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

What happened with 327? First it sounded like it was killed at Holland, not to move again today. And now it’s on the roll again?
by TSS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 56794

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

Tom49801 wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:11 am
Amtrak P371-04 @ 08:19am westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 20 axles & 395 feet long.
...with a flat wheel I could hear through my office window. Sounded like the Horizon car bringing up the rear.
by TSS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Picking up paperwork, St Joe Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 4670

Re: Picking up paperwork, St Joe Bridge

I assume this can’t happen during the winter months when the bridge is closed and unstaffed. Last winter, the river never froze so it was staffed all year. But in previous years, if memory serves, I think I remember trains stopping to "see if there is anything on the printer." So maybe the train cr...
by TSS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Picking up paperwork, St Joe Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 4670

Re: Picking up paperwork, St Joe Bridge

That makes sense on the coal trains. Thanks for the info. Still wondering how Amtrak is doing it right now if their fax is down. Maybe CSXs come via computer and that is working, while NSs come via fax and that is broken? Who knows. That’s a mystery I can live with, now that I understand the coal tr...
by TSS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Picking up paperwork, St Joe Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 4670

Picking up paperwork, St Joe Bridge

For about a week, P371 has been stopping at St Joe Bridge for paperwork. On day one, they specifically mentioned needing NS bulletins. On day two or three, they commented the problem was a broken fax machine at the Amtrak crew base in GR. Which got me to thinking, how do they get CSX bulletins to ge...
by TSS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Where is Hiawatha?
Replies: 23
Views: 8427

Where is Hiawatha?

I’ve heard the RN mention a location called “Hiawatha” to West Olive coal trains a couple times. Where is that? I can’t seem to find it.
by TSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 59387

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Q326 on the detector at Vine/91.9 right now.
by TSS
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 59387

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Tom49801 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Q326-23 @4:01pm advised by Dispatch they are going re-crewed in Holland & at or near Airport Road or at a road near the Airport.
Well, since we re-crewed both Q trains today, I guess there will be no trains tomorrow. No more crews. :D
by TSS
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 59387

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

327 now picking up bulletins at St Joe Bridge. 16:15.
by TSS
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 59387

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Tom, you’d better wait until Bangor to speculate on this one. I think it had 3 CSX locomotives and 2 Consumers. The Consumers are 4 axle. Not sure about the 3rd CSX. As you know, I have a very narrow view of the tracks from my office window.
by TSS
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 59387

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Q326 on the Vine detector now. The new Consumers Energy locomotives are in the consist.
by TSS
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Why run a short train?
Replies: 8
Views: 4516

Why run a short train?

Today’s Q327 is four cars long with two locomotives. A couple covered hoppers, an empty bulkhead flat, and a scrap gon. Why even run it? That has to be a huge money loser...

Edit: I originally typed 326 by accident. I meant 327.
by TSS
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Dispatching styles and the “RN”
Replies: 18
Views: 5182

Re: Dispatching styles and the “RN”

Good points, all.

In the early hours of this morning, a dispatcher asked D700, “Where is Coloma?”
by TSS
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Dispatching styles and the “RN”
Replies: 18
Views: 5182

Dispatching styles and the “RN”

When I was in high school (1994-98), I listened to the scanner a lot. I grew up near Fargo, ND and mostly heard the BN dispatchers working western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. As I remember it, the BN dispatchers were in charge, always. The attitude was “I am the dispatcher, I will tell you w...
by TSS
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 59387

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Q326 on the Vine detector right now. 3rd unit is a freshly painted MMRR. Didn’t have a chance to catch the number in the narrow view from my office.
by TSS
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 856
Views: 48748

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

Tom49801 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Q327-16... Lost the cam feed & didn't see the Mid CSX engine #'s, assuming one was the #981. :x
981 and 833 mid-train.
by TSS
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Loose car coal customers
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Re: Loose car coal customers

Coke it is! Thanks for all the info.
by TSS
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 856
Views: 48748

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

For anyone in the Detroit area, be advised ... per the SC Milepost 65 Facebook Group, there is a GEVO leading CSX 9969 with a Geo Train currently in Rougemere yard. Still unsure at this time which way it’ll be headed if it’ll be toward Lansing/GR or Toledo. A Facebook report about 30 minutes ago ha...