CN - May 2017

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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sun May 07, 2017 1:05 am

116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 1:02 AM, 248 axels.

CN 2644 leading.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Sun May 07, 2017 7:23 am

Train 116 must have been the one that went South past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 3:10 am this morning.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun May 07, 2017 6:08 pm

CN 8888 tied up at Van De Water Yard. Will lead 438 LHF.

CN 7241 & Slug tied up as well.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon May 08, 2017 4:15 am

I have yet to determine which train this is. CN 5733 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 4:08 AM, 436 axels.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon May 08, 2017 5:13 am

116 is good to heads south from Pontiac at 5:10 AM.

CN 2156
CN 5793
75 loads, 4 empty.
5273 feet
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon May 08, 2017 6:01 am

kc8bdr wrote:I have yet to determine which train this is. CN 5733 cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 4:08 AM, 436 axels.



It turns out this is train 348. They are good to depart Pontiac southbound at 5:58 AM.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Mon May 08, 2017 6:19 am

That 116 that Jim reported passed MP 22.5 at 5:24 am.

That 348 is following Amtrak down the Hill at 6:19 am past MP 22.5.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Mon May 08, 2017 7:03 am

CN 5733 is holding South on the Holly at the Junction at 7:00am for a signal
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Mon May 08, 2017 1:56 pm

Returning Train 950 with a couple box cars NB past MP 22.5 at 1:30 pm on its way back to Pontiac. Power was 4901.

Train 451 with 5793 and 2156 NB past MP 22.5 Holly at 2:13 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon May 08, 2017 7:00 pm

I caught 502 at Airport Rd. at 6:50 PM. CN 2326 leading, CN 2725 trailing.

308 axels at the detector MP 34.2
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon May 08, 2017 7:57 pm

438, CN 8884 followed VIA 78 onto the Chatham Sub around 6pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon May 08, 2017 8:44 pm

GTW 4901 is good to run north from Pontiac to pull Red Lava. at 8:42 PM.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Mon May 08, 2017 9:26 pm

Train 391 with 1012 (repainted) and 2631 NB past MP 22.5 at 9:10 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon May 08, 2017 10:34 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 391 with 1012 (repainted) and 2631 NB past MP 22.5 at 9:10 pm.


391 good to depart northbound from Pontiac at 10:32 PM.

Edit to add:

I caught 391 at Williams Lake Rd. at 10:52 PM.

376 axels at the detector MP 34.2.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Tue May 09, 2017 3:25 am

116 is stopped at Vernon waiting on 505 to go back to there train.
505 has IC 1007 leading.


Edit to add:

I caught 116 at Airport Rd. at 4:56 AM
CN 2567
CN 5789
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Tue May 09, 2017 8:57 am

Train 116 went SB out of Pontiac past MP 22.5 at 5:24 am.

Train 950 SB past MP 22.5 at 8:20 am with 4901.

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

Train 451 with 2893, 256X and 5789 NB past MP 22.5 at 3:26 pm.

They snuck 451 in front of Amtrak 350 who crept past MP 22.5 a few minutes later at restricted speed. What about Main 2 guys?

Train 515 with 4929 returning to Pontiac NB past MP 22.5 at 4:22 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue May 09, 2017 7:56 pm

451 by East Lansing about 19:45
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Tue May 09, 2017 8:03 pm

I caught 502 at Airport Rd at 7:50 PM.
IC 1007 leading
CN 2239

320 axels at the detector MP 34.2
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Tue May 09, 2017 9:22 pm

391 is holding at Scott Lake Rd until 9:35 PM. CN 5414, CN 5735.

Edit to add:

391 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 9:43 PM. 76 axels.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue May 09, 2017 10:06 pm

116 by East Lansing at 22:06. CN 2647 & 2641?
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