CN Updates: August 2018

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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:17 pm

Wb mixed freight at mill. 4 units including blue bc unit 1217
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:13 pm

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 2:12 pm with two CN's leading a BNSF and a long train.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:59 pm

Amtrak 350 had two locomotives back to back leading and three extra Amtrak business cars on the tail end passing MP 22.5 at 2:55 pm. Often they wye these trains with business equipment instead of running the power around which often causes delays in 355's departure later in the afternoon.

Well, I was wrong again. They just ran the two Amtrak locomotives around the train and departed Pontiac on time as 355 with the three business cars on the head end this time. Just passed MP 22.5 at 5:43 pm.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:39 pm

Train 391 NB passing MP 22.5 right behind Amtrak 352 at 8:36 pm with BNSF 6514 CITX 1511(?) and CN 8818. Lots of empty sand cars: most of the train. Including a GMAX ex Boston & Maine covered hopper.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:45 pm

116 by 205 at 2042. Bcol 4644 pulling alone tonight.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:12 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 2:12 pm with two CN's leading a BNSF and a long train.


By 205 at 2108
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:34 pm

Southbound cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 10:29 PM, 5087 feet long, 234 axles. A wild guess that this will be 116.

Edit to add:
I caught 116 at Airport Rd at 11:38 PM BCOL 4644?

I wound up missing 391 tonight they met 116 at Holly. 391 was 6195 feet, with 518 axles at the detector MP 59.9.
391 cleared 59.9 at 11:36 PM.
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Near Mile Post 32 on CN's Holly Subdivision
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:28 am

A SB freight train followed Amtrak out of Pontiac this morning, passing MP 22.5 at 6:15 am. Single CN locomotive and mostly autoracks. I would call it a Train 280.

Train 950 SB out of Pontiac past MP 22.5 at 9:24 am with 5847 and a short train.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Wabash1070 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:42 am

What I could only assume is Q190 East by Campus with CN 3057 at point
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Wabash1070 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:49 am

Sounds like CN L504 left BC not too long ago CN 3007 on point. Not quite sure where they are haven't made it to Charlotte yet
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:20 am

950, GTW 5847 by Ford Jct. 2 Boxcars, 6 tanks.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Train 451 with a single CN locomotive and a long train rolling past MP 22.5 on the Holly towards Pontiac at 1:39 pm.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:17 pm

515, CN Painted 9571 by Royal Oak. 2 Covered Hoppers. 1 Tank. 3 Boxcars.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:06 pm

Manistique wrote:» Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Amtrak 350 had two locomotives back to back leading and three extra Amtrak business cars on the tail end passing MP 22.5 at 2:55 pm. Often they wye these trains with business equipment instead of running the power around which often causes delays in 355's departure later in the afternoon.

Well, I was wrong again. They just ran the two Amtrak locomotives around the train and departed Pontiac on time as 355 with the three business cars on the head end this time. Just passed MP 22.5 at 5:43 pm.

Does anyone have any pix of this train? When will this happen again? :?:
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:48 pm

391 by Royal Oak.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:51 pm

116 by 205 at 2049 with bnsf leading a csx
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 am

Wb manifest by 205 at 0550. I missed the power.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Buster Manning » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 am

Westbound by Van Riper at 930am. Same UP-CN power as reported earlier this week with 25 cars ( 20 CN owned cars of various designs loaded with used ties and 5 privately owned covered hoppers).
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:18 pm

Train 397 is broken apart in the area of snow yard. Blocking millet hwy and mt hope ar least. Haven't heard the cause 1315
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Train 397 is broken apart in the area of snow yard. Blocking millet hwy and mt hope ar least. Haven't heard the cause 1315


On the move 1413
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