CN - May 2017

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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Tue May 09, 2017 11:07 pm

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



116 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 11:05 PM 240 axels.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Wed May 10, 2017 9:08 am

CN 8916 leading IC 6100 (in CN paint) and CN 2715 just received signal to proceed southbound on the Clem after holding at the Junction with a very long train stretching past Forest Lawn.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Wed May 10, 2017 9:28 am

Train 950 with 4901 SB past MP 22.5 at 9:00 am.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.2 at 2:05 pm with a very long train and two locomotives.

Train 950 returning to Pontiac NB past MP 22.5 at 2:30.

They are doing some track work on the S-Curve just south of Opdyke Road crossing (MP 22.2). Replacing the welded rail on the curves with new welded rail on Main 1 only. Crews distributing the fishplates there today.

Train 515 with 4929 returning to Pontiac past MP 22.5 at 4:24 pm.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed May 10, 2017 5:02 pm

Had a possible 451 clear the detector MP 34.2 northbound, approximately 4:50 PM 444 axels,
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed May 10, 2017 5:51 pm

385 crawling across the Conrail Bridge.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Wed May 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Train 391 with 2239 and IC 1007 NB past MP 22.5 at 8 pm with a short train.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed May 10, 2017 8:05 pm

I caught 502 at 7:55 PM CN 8846, CN 2919, CN 9574?
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 2:21 am

I caught 116 at Airport Rd at 2:10 AM, IC 1027, CN 5433.

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

Unread postby Manistique » Thu May 11, 2017 10:48 am

Train 950 SB past MP 22.5 at 9:15 am. Missed the power.

Train 515 SB past MP 22.5 at 10:34 am ahead of Amtrak. 4929 again today.

They are also laying a section of welded rail on Main 1 in Pontiac in the curve just on the NW side of Woodward. They are working on it today with all the track equipment there. They still haven't switched on the new CTC signals they put on place in that area between Woodward and the train station but it should be soon or so I hear.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 2:55 pm

I caught 451 at Williams Lake Rd. at 3:45 PM. CN 8820, CM 3009.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu May 11, 2017 4:16 pm

An extra (?) SB past MP 22.5 just now at 4:15 pm. Maybe a 280 but it was mostly grain hoppers and of those mostly Richardson hoppers. A few autoracks and mixed freight. Almost a grain train, which is very odd for GTW. Power was 8882 and 5700.

Train 515 with 4929 NB past MP 22.5 returning to Pontiac at 4:26 pm. Both mainline tracks must be open now as he must have passed the above SB train in Birmingham or so.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu May 11, 2017 4:44 pm

Manistique wrote:An extra (?) SB past MP 22.5 just now at 4:15 pm. Maybe a 280 but it was mostly grain hoppers and of those mostly Richardson hoppers. A few autoracks and mixed freight. Almost a grain train, which is very odd for GTW. Power was 8882 and 5700.


Maybe a extra 348? It seems like that's what extra mixed manifest's usually are on the Holly.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 5:08 pm

What I believe to be 502, cleared the detector MP 34.2 southbound at 5:03 PM, 160 axels.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 7:34 pm

I caught CN 5433 and IC 1027 at Williams Lake Rd. at 7:21 PM.

It was just the 2 engines, they are headed to Durand. The plan is to back in around the Port Huron Wye.

It was not stated what they are picking up, but I would not be surprised it they departed westbound as 765.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 7:58 pm

I have another northbound just cleared the detector PM 34.2 at 7:56 PM.
Have not heard any engine numbers. Possible 119?
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu May 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Yes it was a 119, Jim. Went by my house around 7:30 or so. Two locomotives and a very long train. No empty well cars this time either.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 8:20 pm

Manistique wrote:Yes it was a 119, Jim. Went by my house around 7:30 or so. Two locomotives and a very long train. No empty well cars this time either.

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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu May 11, 2017 8:37 pm

Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 8:30 with 2912 and 8846 and a short train.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 10:40 pm

kc8bdr wrote:I caught CN 5433 and IC 1027 at Williams Lake Rd. at 7:21 PM.

It was not stated what they are picking up, but I would not be surprised it they departed westbound as 765.

I have the Durand scanner feed going.

This is 765 and are departing Durand westbound at 10:37 PM.

As Stated above CN 5433 and IC 1027.
135 cars all empty.
7311 feet long.
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Re: CN - May 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu May 11, 2017 11:14 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 8:30 with 2912 and 8846 and a short train.


I caught 391 at Williams Lake Rd at 11:00 PM.
They had 316 axels at MP 34.2
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