CN - May 2017

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CN - May 2017

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:43 pm

451 with CN 2021 and IC 1027 working Pontiac.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Mon May 01, 2017 5:28 pm

Sorry, been giving all of today's (May 1st) sightings on last month's board. Had a lot today too! Here they are pasted:

What looked like a 515 Local just rolled SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 10:32 with two locomotives today: 4901 and 4916. Not sure if this is a combined 950/515 today or what but didn't see 950 go by yet and the consist of this train looked like a 515. Maybe a long returning train up the Hill this afternoon so two locomotives? We will see.

A local just went back to Pontiac NB at 1:45 pm but I was walking and only heard it. Sounded like a single GP38 on it or at least only one running. So don't know what is going on with the locals today. We will see if another comes back to Pontiac later today.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 around 3 pm today. IC 1017 was second unit. First one was a recently repainted narrow nose GE but forgot the number.

Well, the 515 just headed back to Pontiac passing MP 22.5 NB at 3:54 with the same doubleheaded locomotives as this morning and a short train. So if that was 950 I heard going back at 1:45 it had a third locomotive that sounded like a Geep.

At 6:26 pm and Extra Amtrak train just went NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly with a Genesis unit on the head end and Siemens #4611 on the rear end push/pull. This might be that FRA Inspection Train someone mentioned on the Amtrak Update board. Went up to Pontiac right after it went by and it was not at the station. They must have sent it up to Pontiac Yard. Someone said they are going to wye it so the 4611 is trailing again on the trip back to Chicago as it doesn't have the stuff it needs for 110 mph running west of Kalamazoo (it begs the question, why not if it is going to run on this line someday?). Not sure when it goes back to Chicago

Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 8:30 pm with six units, two CN (including cowl 2401), two UP and two BNSF.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:01 pm

4611 will be trailing again on the run back to Chicago. Should leave at about 8 AM.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:26 pm

TrainStuff13 wrote:4611 will be trailing again on the run back to Chicago. Should leave at about 8 AM.


Amtrak 959 departed from Pontiac at 8pm. They were in town only long enough to wye the train.

502 was by Royal Oak at 10:06pm. CN 8850 and 8019.

GTW 4929 was the additional yard engine in Pontiac.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon May 01, 2017 10:36 pm

What I assume to be 391 cleared the detector MP 34.2 northbound at 10:29 PM CN 8895 leading, 144 axels.

Train 348 cleared the same detector at 11:21 PM, 434 axels. CN 2019 leading.

348 and 391 met at Holly.

I am drawing a blank on 348, I don't think it is a re-route off the Mt Clemons Sub, or is it?

Edit because I forgot to add:


348 is picking up 10 cars at Pontiac.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Evan » Mon May 01, 2017 10:42 pm

kc8bdr wrote:What I assume to be 391 cleared the detector MP 34.2 northbound at 10:29 PM CN 8895 leading, 144 axels.

Train 348 cleared the same detector at 11:21 PM, 434 axels. CN 2019 leading.

348 and 391 met at Holly.

I am drawing a blank on 348, I don't think it is a re-route off the Mt Clemons Sub, or is it?

Edit because I forgot to add:


348 is picking up 10 cars at Pontiac.

M348 will often detour down the Holly instead of going to Sarnia as it normally does.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Mon May 01, 2017 11:46 pm

116 by East Lansing at 00:37, Looked like one CN engine.

391 through at 00:44.

CN 8895 & 2419, followed by a pair of UP engines, and a pair of BNSF engines.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Tue May 02, 2017 3:46 am

Evan wrote:
kc8bdr wrote:Train 348 cleared the same detector at 11:21 PM, 434 axels. CN 2019 leading.

I am drawing a blank on 348, I don't think it is a re-route off the Mt Clemons Sub, or is it?

Edit because I forgot to add:


348 is picking up 10 cars at Pontiac.

M348 will often detour down the Holly instead of going to Sarnia as it normally does.


Thanks, I knew I had heard that train number before, I just could not place where.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Tue May 02, 2017 9:43 am

Train 950 SB past MP 22.2 at 8:45. Didn't see it, only heard it.

Train 515 SB past MP 22.5 at 10:25 with 4929 today.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.2 at 1 pm with three locomotives.

Train 515 returning to Pontiac at 4 pm past MP 22.5, racing Amtrak 350 up the Hill (and going a bit faster!).

Returning Train 950 with 4901 past MP 22.5 at 4:15 pm.

At 7:45 pm Train 391 flying NB past MP 22.5 with two locomotives and a medium length train with a lot of short sand hoppers again plus a lot of jumbo hoppers too, something not often seen on the Holly.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Tue May 02, 2017 9:09 pm

I turned the scanner on just in time to hear CN 8019 tell the dispatcher that the detector MP 34.2 did not go off. The dispatcher said to continue on to the detector MP 59.9. I believe this to be 391.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Tue May 02, 2017 11:16 pm

116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 12:14 AM, with 369(?) axels.
CN 3031 leading.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue May 02, 2017 11:45 pm

391 through East Lansing at 00:45.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby GTWwatcher » Tue May 02, 2017 11:58 pm

Eastbound through Belsay at 12:57 AM
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed May 03, 2017 12:50 am

kc8bdr wrote:116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 12:14 AM, with 369(?) axels.
CN 3031 leading.



116 is good to depart Pontiac southbound at 1:48 AM.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Wed May 03, 2017 8:09 am

382 CN 3015 leading CN 3007 CN 8926 and CN 5446 southbound on the Clem approaching the Milwaukee Junction.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Wed May 03, 2017 8:44 am

detroitbench wrote:382 CN 3015 leading CN 3007 CN 8926 and CN 5446 southbound on the Clem approaching the Milwaukee Junction.

Is that supposed to be 382 northbound? Or 383 southbound?
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby SD70ACe Fan » Wed May 03, 2017 9:24 am

So i am watching the NS Chicago Line ATCS and saw a EB Amtrak go onto the Michigan line but idk if it's a Wolverine or the Blue Water test train with the Siemens loco on it, saw that train on ATCS at 10:08AM EDT. Anyone concur?
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Wed May 03, 2017 9:28 am

TrainStuff13 wrote:
detroitbench wrote:382 CN 3015 leading CN 3007 CN 8926 and CN 5446 southbound on the Clem approaching the Milwaukee Junction.

Is that supposed to be 382 northbound? Or 383 southbound?


:oops:

I always screw up the train numbers. I just go off memory since I post what I see and don't listen for mark ups most times.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Wed May 03, 2017 9:45 am

Train 515 SB past MP 22.5 with 4929 at 10:30 am ahead of Amtrak.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby SD70ACe Fan » Wed May 03, 2017 12:03 pm

What might be CN M398 is heading through E Lansing at 13:02PM EDT.

CN 3114
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CN 5654.
Waiting on IDIX 4611 "Charger" if anyone knows where it is, give updates please, thx!!
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