CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:26 am

BL2-1843 wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Q32903 went west by Howell at 07:50 with CSX 5303+3350 and 60 cars. Q32803 went east at 05:45 with CSX 539+5326 and 75 cars. With Q326 having a combined 320 cars on Saturday & Sunday, so far, only 125 of them made it all the way to Detroit.

Not all of Q326's cars were for Detroit.


You didn't think I thought all 320 cars in two days were Detroit cars did you Jon? My point was, I would think "more" than just 125 out of 320 would have gone there. Plus, I realize that more of those 320 just have not gone there yet. Was just trying to impress on a fact.

Compared to westbound traffic, there's not as much through traffic that comes east out of Chicago via GR for Detroit, owing to the hill. 80-90% of Q326 on any given day is for customers or railroads served by Grand Rapids and its outlying terminals.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby 9xs » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:19 pm

W001 the geometry train working the Porter branch and making a reverse move at NS CP 482
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tlout » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:01 pm

BNSF 9002, 5793 with West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 3:55 PM.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:14 pm

Tlout wrote:BNSF 9002, 5793 with West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 3:55 PM.

E800-28 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 17:08:41 with BNSF engines #9002 + #5793 & 130 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:53 pm

Q327 @ 17:53 reported by the DD mp CG19.1 & has his signal to go into Waverly/Holland at mp CG23 with CSX engines #5303 + #3350 & 63 cars.
Q327 is departing Holland mp CG25.3, siding to main, @ 18:55
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 pm

G94401, eastbound grain load from Webberville, by Howell at 18:40 with 84 cars, Crew will take the train to Joy Road Plymouth for a recrew. This is the train from grain empty V81028 last Friday morning that the crew could not spot because Webberville was not ready for it, and was taken to Trowbridge. A G010 crew brought the train back to Webberville late Saturday and had it spotted in the plant by 21:00.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:02 pm

Q327 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 19:59:47 with CSX engines #5303 + #3350 & 52 cars. He had dropped off 11 cars in Holland, Mi.
Q327 cleared the St Joseph Bridge @ 20:51
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Jochs » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:49 pm

Q327-02 is currently going through St. Joseph. Sounds like CSXT 5303 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Jochs » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:34 pm

P370-02 is currently going through St. Joseph. Sounds like the ever popular IDTX 4602 leading yet again.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:13 pm

Jochs wrote:P370-02 is currently going through St. Joseph. Sounds like the ever popular IDTX 4602 leading yet again.

Amtrak P370 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 22:05:37 & back to 3 SuperLiner cars.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby georgehmanning » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:50 am

@00:01:07am ET E801 with 2 BNSF engines and 130 empty coal cars west bound on the CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision Line Bangor Michigan MP 60.35

@07:39:00am ET AMTK 372 SC44 #4602 with 3 super liner passenger cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35, same line

​@08:44:51am ET Q326 with CSX 3120 & CSX 486 and 82 mixed freight cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.72 same line
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:56 am

Q32903, out of Detroit at 05:27 this morning was by Howell at 8:17 with CSX 5293+5420+416 with 181 cars. D708 had no cars back to Lansing on Monday so there should not be much of a pick up unless JAIL delivered something. Yet another 30 loads of stone and rip rap on the head end. The last 80 or more cars on the train were short to medium tank cars, perhaps on their way to storage somewhere like the coal empty last week.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:25 am

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32903, out of Detroit at 05:27 this morning was by Howell at 8:17 with CSX 5293+5420+416 with 181 cars. D708 had no cars back to Lansing on Monday so there should not be much of a pick up unless JAIL delivered something. Yet another 30 loads of stone and rip rap on the head end. The last 80 or more cars on the train were short to medium tank cars, perhaps on their way to storage somewhere like the coal empty last week.

Q329 reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 @ 10:22am
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 am

Y106 east at Breton 11:30. Looked like an SD40-2 LHF, 2 gons and 3 boxcars. I would guess they'll meet Q329 at Fox.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:43 am

q32603 arrived grand rapids 10:30am. q32702 arrived chicago 2am. q32703 set for 5pm grand rapids. q32803 arrived detroit 7:30am. q32903 grand rapids arriving.
d70803 on duty lansing. d70702 arrived lansing 2:30am, only worked Grand Ledge.
n80004 in system. e80028 annulled. e80002 set for 5pm west olive.
q15003 on duty north baltimore. q15103 plymouth MI. q13102 greencastle IN. q50803 ne carlisle OH. q50903 north baltimore.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:05 pm

Forgot to mention that Q32803 went east by Howell this morning with CSX 3345+5224 with 86 cars. Trailing unit 5224 was reported as 5234 at Bangor yesterday. 5224 was one of thirteen 5200 series units that were delivered to CSX in primer paint when new back in 2005 and ran that way for several months before being returned to GE for paint at a different plant beside Erie. That plant put a CSXT stencil on them just below the number on all 13 which none of the others had that came with full paint to start with. Many of those 13 remain stenciled that way yet today.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:06 pm

E800-02 westward with BNSF engines #9089 + #9077 has reported from Holland mp CG25.3 @ 17:04
E800-02 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 18:01:28
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:24 pm

D70803 took two of the three CN units that was on Q326 on Nov 28th to Peaker today, 8876 & 8954. 8853 did not come with them. Coming back west they also had two CN units but could not see the numbers to confirm if they were two other units already there or if for some reason they could not deliver the two units going east today and they brought the same two back west with them. If anybody sees these two in GRP tomorrow on Q329, please confirm the numbers. The only other CN unit I knew was there was 8866 but being gone out east for two weeks in October, another unit could have gone there that I was not aware of. One of the two units going west on D708 a few minutes ago looked to be 8857 but can not confirm that.
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby bkoole98 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:10 pm

Q327 currently blocking Ivanrest, waiting for conductor to be transported.
3 CSX GE units & 1 CN unit.
I think it's a relatively long one tonight, so keep an hear open for the axle count on the Zeeland DD.
Update: The CN unit was #8853
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Re: CSX Train Locations Updates December 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:25 pm

bkoole98 wrote:Q327 currently blocking Ivanrest, waiting for conductor to be transported.
3 CSX GE units & and 1 CN unit.
I think it's a relatively long one tonight, so keep an hear open for the axle count on the Zeeland DD.

Q327 still hasn't departed Grand Rapids as of 19:21 but are still preparing to depart. Q329 today had CSX engines #5293 + #5420 + #416 & hearing Q327 on the radio from CSX #5293. Also heard earlier they were to have a CN engine but didn't hear its # being mentioned. Q327 was heard saying they have 167 cars & 143 of them are empty & they are to set off some cars in Holland tonight.
Q327 reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 @ 19:55 with 688 axles & 8,764 feet long. 4 engines & 166 cars.
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