CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Jetlink » Tue May 30, 2017 9:48 pm

Mark F wrote:My son is trying to set up an ATCS monitor on his computer. Having trouble finding the correct file for the Plymouth Sub on CSX. I see other people monitoring this line so I'm assuming that ATCS for this line is functional. He likes to ride his bike over to Elmdale if he thinks he can catch a train. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.


Try looking for the a file called CSX-WM or CSX GRMI server. I'm fairly new to ATCS myself so I'm not the one to ask for tech support. With some help from Justin in the chat room on this website I was able to get it going. I could email you the files if you can't find them. Just send me a private message. Also the gentlemen who developed the layout and server for the line through Elmdale is a member of this site. He may see this and chime in as well.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Tlout » Wed May 31, 2017 7:15 am

BNSF 6321, 6033 light power south at Riley St. Holland 8:14 AM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Tlout » Wed May 31, 2017 9:38 am

CSX 2721 pushing caboose and boxcar north at Riley St. Holland 10:36 AM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby justin_gram » Wed May 31, 2017 2:32 pm

N801-30 with BNSF 8448 leading eastbound is approaching Joy in Michigan City.

16:30 - Approach Limited indication at Vine. 532 axles, 6955 feet at 91.9 DD.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Tlout » Wed May 31, 2017 3:54 pm

BNSF 6281, 9736 north at Riley St. Holland 4:52 PM. BNSF 6033, 6321 pushing.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed May 31, 2017 4:00 pm

Saw D902 heading east out of GR around 3 pm with 3 units and a long train, looked like mostly tanks for Port Huron. Probably east of Lansing by now.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby PereMarquette1223 » Wed May 31, 2017 4:26 pm

SD80MAC wrote:Saw D902 heading east out of GR around 3 pm with 3 units and a long train, looked like mostly tanks for Port Huron. Probably east of Lansing by now.


I heard that as I was leaving work. I'm off of East Paris and 44th. I couldn't tell which way they were going, so I didn't pursue.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed May 31, 2017 5:08 pm

SD80MAC wrote:Saw D902 heading east out of GR around 3 pm with 3 units and a long train, looked like mostly tanks for Port Huron. Probably east of Lansing by now.


D902 by Howell at 17:52, CSX 7781+5113+5316 with 103 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Tlout » Wed May 31, 2017 5:20 pm

West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 6:19 PM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby bkoole98 » Wed May 31, 2017 5:52 pm

I just happened to make my way down to Hamilton today and was wondering if anyone out there knows when one might be able to expect a train in area. There were at least 8 grain cars at Hamilton Feed so that's an indicator that CSX is definitely still bringing stuff down there. However, the tracks look pretty trashy so it makes me think there isn't much going on.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby bkoole98 » Wed May 31, 2017 5:57 pm

Also, (I'm late with this) either a late Q326 or S326 went through Grandville shortly after 4p this afternoon with CSX SD70MAC #4532, CSX ES44AC 808, CSX SD40-2 #8446? and CSX CW44AC #136. 650 axles and a little over 8,000ft according to the ZEEEEland detector.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Jochs » Wed May 31, 2017 8:16 pm

P370-31 is currently departing St. Joseph. Sounds like AMTK 51 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed May 31, 2017 8:36 pm

bkoole98 wrote:I just happened to make my way down to Hamilton today and was wondering if anyone out there knows when one might be able to expect a train in area. There were at least 8 grain cars at Hamilton Feed so that's an indicator that CSX is definitely still bringing stuff down there. However, the tracks look pretty trashy so it makes me think there isn't much going on.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May 2017

Unread postby Wabash1070 » Wed May 31, 2017 8:59 pm

CSX D708-31 through Williamston East didn't catch the Unit number but the horn kinda sounded like a Fouled K5LLA
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