CN - May 2017

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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed May 24, 2017 4:34 pm

I understand that a rail grinder is on the Flint sub at Bancroft. I don't know direction of travel or weather main 1, or main 2.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Wed May 24, 2017 5:38 pm

385, CN 3035, is clear of Nolan.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Wed May 24, 2017 6:02 pm

Train 515 with 4901 today NB passing MP 22.5 at 6 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed May 24, 2017 6:55 pm

Train 765, CN 89?? And a second unit cleared the detector northbound at 6:56 PM.

They are 2 engine lite. that departed Pontiac and are going to pick up coal empty from Huron and Eastern at Durand.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Wed May 24, 2017 8:38 pm

533, CN 5662, is okay from Nolan to Tappan at 2036. Sounds like the NS is blocking 533 at Forest Lawn.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Wed May 24, 2017 9:50 pm

Train 502 SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 9:50 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu May 25, 2017 6:59 am

kc8bdr wrote:Train 765, CN 89?? And a second unit cleared the detector northbound at 6:56 PM.

They are 2 engine lite. that departed Pontiac and are going to pick up coal empty from Huron and Eastern at Durand.


Thinking about it, I wonder if these two locomotives were off of Tuesday night's 116 as, per my post yesterday morning, Train 950 took the doublestack train down the Moterm with it in the morning with 4901. CN is getting creative with its use of crews and locomotives.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu May 25, 2017 10:18 am

Train 515 SB past MP 22.5 at 10:18 am ahead of Amtrak. Missed the power.

Train 451 with two GE's NB past MP 22.5 at 2:20 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu May 25, 2017 5:32 pm

451 in Fenton heading west/north.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Buster Manning » Fri May 26, 2017 1:04 am

The rail grinder was parked in Capac when I came thru on 364 tonight
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri May 26, 2017 8:08 am

Buster Manning wrote:The rail grinder was parked in Capac when I came thru on 364 tonight

:?: Does anyone know if/when this Loram® "Rail Grinder" is coming down the "Mt. Clemens Subdivision"? :?: I have never got photographs of them working─
but have seen it!!!! It is "Amazing!!!!" :!: :!:

I saw this "Spectacle" going northbound on the "Mt. Clemens" Sub. in 1998 (took VHS video of that one)! Last I saw it 7-11-2013 (just a cell phone video (I don't like doing))! Here's what I said after that:
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"I saw the southbound Loram 'Rail Grinder' in Fraser at 4:45 p.m. It was 'Grinding Away!!!!'"
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby GTWChris » Fri May 26, 2017 1:44 pm

Will be a 119 tonight
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Fri May 26, 2017 3:12 pm

8901 south is clear of Nolan. Not sure if 533 or 385. :?:
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri May 26, 2017 3:17 pm

MtClemensRailFan wrote:» Fri May 26, 2017 3:12 pm
8901 south is clear of Nolan. Not sure if 533 or 385. :?:

This was 533! I happened to see it from "Afar" heading south, Roseville before 3 p.m. Now, it had two engines. This train has been using two engines lately!!!!
Last weekend I heard on the scanner that it was heading to Pontiac! Is this a new route for train #533? Why would they go to Pontiac?
:?:
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:41 pm

Robertrains wrote:
MtClemensRailFan wrote:» Fri May 26, 2017 3:12 pm
8901 south is clear of Nolan. Not sure if 533 or 385. :?:

This was 533! I happened to see it from "Afar" heading south, Roseville before 3 p.m. Now, it had two engines. This train has been using two engines lately!!!!
Last weekend I heard on the scanner that it was heading to Pontiac! Is this a new route for train #533? Why would they go to Pontiac?
:?:

The two engines will be used for 119 tonight.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri May 26, 2017 4:30 pm

TrainStuff13 wrote:
Robertrains wrote:
MtClemensRailFan wrote:» Fri May 26, 2017 3:12 pm
8901 south is clear of Nolan. Not sure if 533 or 385. :?:

This was 533! I happened to see it from "Afar" heading south, Roseville before 3 p.m. Now, it had two engines. This train has been using two engines lately!!!!
Last weekend I heard on the scanner that it was heading to Pontiac! Is this a new route for train #533? Why would they go to Pontiac?
:?:

The two engines will be used for 119 tonight.

OK, I also heard one of the days last week that the engines were changing trains. Does 533 still return to Port Huron? It seems weird to "Transfer" engines to another train! :shock:
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby GTWChris » Fri May 26, 2017 5:23 pm

Robertrains wrote:OK, I also heard one of the days last week that the engines were changing trains. Does 533 still return to Port Huron? It seems weird to "Transfer" engines to another train! [/color] :shock:

533 is still PH - Moterm - PH. However, 533 is not returning to PH tonight.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri May 26, 2017 5:26 pm

A southbound just cleared the detector MP 34.2, with 402 axels. at 5:23 PM.
A possible 502?


Edit to add:

CN 2679 leading.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Fri May 26, 2017 8:52 pm

385, CN 2889, is clear of the west track at Milwaukee Jct. 271, CN 5662, is approaching Nolan at the moment and will also be on the west track.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Fri May 26, 2017 10:20 pm

At 9:45, 384 went flying through Richmond with CN 2100 and CN 2648 with 100 cars.
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