CN - May 2017

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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Wed May 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 3:30 pm with two GE's as power.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Wed May 03, 2017 4:35 pm

BCOL 4811 is northbound approaching Forest Lawn on the east track.

GTW 4929 is holding south around MP 8 on the east track.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Wed May 03, 2017 5:33 pm

Train 515 with 4929 returning to Pontiac past MP 22.5 at 5:33 with 27 cars, 18 being empty bulkhead flats.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Wed May 03, 2017 5:52 pm

detroitbench wrote:BCOL 4811 is northbound approaching Forest Lawn on the east track.
There is no "BCOL 4811!" It must be "COWL" C40-8M #4611!!!!
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 04, 2017 5:43 am

I caught 116 at Airport Rd, at 5:30 AM, CN 2344 solo.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu May 04, 2017 7:16 am

That late 116 that Jim reported in Pontiac a couple hours ago just went SB past MP 22.5 at 7:10 am. The single unit, medium-length train, about half mixed freight on the head end.

I saw 950 SB past the Amtrak Station in Pontiac with 4901 at 8:05 am this morning.

Train 515 with 4929 SB past MP 22.5 at 11 am.

Train 950 returning to Pontiac past MP 22.5 at 1:31 pm.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 4:05 pm with 2035 and 5757.

And 515 is returning to Pontiac at 4:57 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 04, 2017 7:54 pm

Manistique wrote:.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 4:05 pm with 2035 and 5757.



Got the Durand scanner feed going here 451 approaching CP Vernon
at 7:48 PM.

CN 2419 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 7:42 PM, 384 axels. I believe this to be 502.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 04, 2017 11:20 pm

502 is good to depart Pontiac southbound at 11:12 PM
CN 2419 leading, Sounded like CN 8895 trailing.


391 is ready to depart Pontiac at 11:10 PM, but is holding at Scott Lake Rd. for 116 (Reported at Shaftsburg) 391 and 116 are both too long for the siding at Holly.

CN ???? leading (Will pick it up, and correct it here, when they head north)
BCOL 4609

7622 feet long
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri May 05, 2017 12:48 am

116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 12:43 AM, 384 axels. CN ??15 leading. Almost sounded like 6715.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri May 05, 2017 1:14 am

kc8bdr wrote:391 is ready to depart Pontiac at 11:10 PM, but is holding at Scott Lake Rd. for 116 (Reported at Shaftsburg) 391 and 116 are both too long for the siding at Holly.

CN ???? leading (Will pick it up, and correct it here, when they head north)
BCOL 4609

7622 feet long


391 cleared the detector MP 34.2 northbound at 1:10 AM. I never did hear that lead unit number.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Fri May 05, 2017 4:39 pm

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 4:00 pm. 2104 was the lead with a 5700 following.

Returning Train 515 with 4929 NB past MP 22.5 at 4:30 pm.

At 5:03 pm a SB train led by another narrow nose 2100 series GE and two other widenose GE's (maybe all three are 2100's) is flying SB past MP 22.5. A lot of autoracks so maybe a 280?
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri May 05, 2017 5:10 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 4:00 pm. 2104 was the lead with a 5700 following.



I did hear a northbound clear the detector MP 34.2 at 5:02 PM. I did not catch any engine numbers. I suspect this was 451.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri May 05, 2017 9:54 pm

CN 2016 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 9:43 PM, 308 axels.

All I can think is this is 116.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri May 05, 2017 11:23 pm

kc8bdr wrote:CN 2016 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 9:43 PM, 308 axels.

All I can think is this is 116.


Turns out this is 502, they are good to depart Pontiac southbound at 11:19 PM
CN 2016 leading.
CN 2624 Trailing
63 loads, 13 empty,
5330 feet.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri May 05, 2017 11:28 pm

391 good to depart Pontiac northbound at 11:24 PM

CN 2617 solo
9 loads, 50 empty.
Assuming I heard correctly, 4211feet long.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat May 06, 2017 12:29 am

kc8bdr wrote:391 good to depart Pontiac northbound at 11:24 PM

CN 2617 solo
9 loads, 50 empty.
Assuming I heard correctly, 4211feet long.


391 cleared the detector MP 34.2, northbound, at 12:24 AM, 242 axels.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat May 06, 2017 2:58 am

I caught 116 at Airport Rd at 2:28 AM. I missed getting numbers.

Edit to add:

116 is good to depart Pontiac southbound 3:50 AM.

IC 2725 leading
CN 2326
Picked up GTW 4934 at Pontiac.
108 loads, 19 empty.
8575 feet long.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Sat May 06, 2017 12:55 pm

Train 451 with 2120 (another narrow nose GE leading) and 2241 passing MP 22.5 Holly at 12:55 pm.

At 5:30 pm I was stopped at Opdyke Road crossing MP 22.2 on the Holly by a WB. Didn't see the front end but the rear was all empty doublestack well cars so I am guessing it was a extra 119 Doublestack?

Train 391 flying by MP 22..5 at speed with two units (second one a narrow nose GE) and mostly sand hoppers at 8:34 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat May 06, 2017 9:27 pm

502 good to depart Pontiac at 9:23 PM.
I could not hear the crew all that well when mark up was given.

CN 24??
CN 8846?
61 loads, 11 empty.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat May 06, 2017 10:21 pm

Around 8:30/9:00 PM, I heard a northbound clear the detector MP 34.2. I was on the phone at the time and did not make my notes. It was around 430 axels, and want to say IC 2712 leading.

Ok I do have a second northbound, dispatcher gave them the good to head north at 10:05 PM. CN 2624 leading.

Cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 10:31 PM, 300 axels.

My best guess is the first was the possible 119 that Manistique reported at 5:30 PM the second being possibly 391.
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