Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

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Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ThomasACu » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:57 pm

Westbound Empty Sand Train 61F went by Chesterton, Indiana at 15:38 CDT.

Power was:
NS C44-9W #9836
CN C44-9W (EF-644e) #2661
IC SD70 #1027

The IC unit is still in "Death Star" black livery.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby KenB » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:00 pm

CP #141 Coming down to Delray from West Detroit @1359. Power is CP 8960, BNSF/ATSF 785
Will be going west on the Wabash.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ThomasACu » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:14 pm

NS 20N-02 EB past Chesterton at 13:11 CDT

NS C44-9W #9885 leading the way.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ogauge47 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:36 pm

21N just cleared Vinewood St in Wyandotte @ 4:34PM 8171 and 7277
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ogauge47 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:03 pm

CP 140 cleared Romulus at 6:50 PM with BNSF Warbonnet 785 trailing
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby KenB » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:26 am

CP w.b. departed Oakwood yard in Melvindale, MI @1219. Power is CP 8865, 2269. There is a nice CATX hopper back in the train.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby KenB » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:19 pm

NS 52M grain train s.b. On the Detroit, Line, OS Wyandotte, MI @1713. Power is NS 9690, 6920(veterans unit), and 9647.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:21 am

31M by Vinewood.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:49 pm

NB Autorack Train thru Ecorse with CN leader. Should lead 31M or 121 tomorrow.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:04 pm

20N by CP Mill. UP engine.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ThomasACu » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:00 pm

I have decided to post a report from the Chesterton webcam this evening.

Times are in Central:

HH - NS Horsehead
Old NS - Older NS logo
Standard Red - Standard CP Paint Scheme without Golden Beaver
Flag - Current UP scheme with "Building America" slogan, and an American flag on the long hood
H2 - BNSF Heritage II

Train 1 - WB Mixed: 15:18
NS 7114 (GP60) - HH
NS 7136 (GP60) - Old NS
NS 7138 (GP60) - HH

Train 2 - WB Intermodal: 15:37
NS 8443 (C40-8W) - HH
NS 9440 (C44-9W) - Old NS

Train 3 - EB Local: 15:41 - B09
NS 3528 (SD40-2) - HH
NS 6792 (SD60M) - HH

Train 4 - WB Intermodal: 15:53
NS 9288 (C44-9W) - Old NS
NS 9293 (C44-9W) - Old NS

Train 5 - WB Mixed: 16:07
CP 9364 (ES44AC) - Standard Red - Had a rare K5HLB horn
UP 8129 (C45AH) - Flag

Train 6 - EB Intermodal: 16:35
NS 7560 (ES44DC) - HH
NS 6970 (SD60E) - HH
NS 8453 (C40-8W) - HH
BNSF 5107 (C44-9W) - H2

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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:26 pm

NB train with two NS engines through Milwaukee Junction at 8:20 pm. Will be heading to CP Bonita then backing into North Yard. Didn't get symbol.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:41 pm

blueheron13 wrote:NB train with two NS engines through Milwaukee Junction at 8:20 pm. Will be heading to CP Bonita then backing into North Yard. Didn't get symbol.


If autoracks, gons, boxcars, and tanks then NS 176.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:18 am

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
blueheron13 wrote:NB train with two NS engines through Milwaukee Junction at 8:20 pm. Will be heading to CP Bonita then backing into North Yard. Didn't get symbol.


If autoracks, gons, boxcars, and tanks then NS 176.


Yep, that matches what I saw.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:36 am

NS 418 - NS 1068 (ERIE) wyed their power at Delray and is heading back to Oakwood yard via the Junction yard runner to get on their train (coke) to head south on the Detroitline.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:27 pm

NS 418 w/NS 1068 (ERIE) waiting at Nobel st. in Monroe. With the NS 331 coming up behind them
Both are waiting on the NB NS 332. Track work has them down to a single track south of there.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:59 am

B34 waiting at Custer for Amtrak 350 before proceeding to Kalamazoo with tanks and covered hoppers.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:52 am

NS 20N-26 Eastbound by Chesterton, IN, at 10:03 AM CDT

NS SD70ACe #1071 (Central RR of New Jersey Heritage) leading the way!
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby ogauge47 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:05 pm

20N just cleared Vinewood St in Wyandotte with NS 1071
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Re: Norfolk Southern Updates - August 2017

Unread postby Burb8145 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:27 pm

BCOL 4614 (still in BC Rail colors) was near Swanton on the eastbound Chicago Line at 4:55 PM today.

NS 1111 (Barcode SD70ACe) was spotted heading south in Hamtramck on Sunday at 8 PM.
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