CN September Updates 2017

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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:20 am

GTW 4626, lite engine, was going south thru Royal Oak at 2:45 am.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:37 am

383 CN 8926 leading CN 2030 and CN 2693 just received a green light to proceed south from the Clem to the Shoreline at 9:30AM.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby MRC_Andrew » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:08 pm

detroitbench wrote:383 CN 8926 leading CN 2030 and CN 2693 just received a green light to proceed south from the Clem to the Shoreline at 9:30AM.


This train was by St John Street in Wyandotte around 11:10am.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:04 pm

CN 3028 + 1 westbound at East Lansing at 20:04
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:07 pm

384 in Emergency, Shoreline to the Detroit line at Coolidge
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:01 am

I mentioned a same-way meet the other day on the Holly with the two 4626 locomotives and how these are not that common anymore out my way at MP 22.5.

Well, something must have changed because Wednesday it happened twice again. Both time involving Amtrak.

The first was around 3 pm with Amtrak 350 heading north on Main 1 and as it was rolling by returning Train 950 was also NB being passed by it. I presume 950 was dogging it a bit as it should have had a red board at MAL Junction so Amtrak could cross over to Main 2 and then its siding at the Pontiac Transportation Center.

Then around 8 pm I was approaching the gates going down on Woodward Ave in Pontiac and Amtrak 352 was rolling NB by on Main 1. Just as its last car cleared Train 391 was blowing its horn NB on Main 2 at a pretty good clip. But this time they cleared the freight at MAL and stabbed Amtrak there, delaying its crossover and arrival at the station until the freight cleared. Oh well. Whoever put that Pontiac station on the east side of the tracks wasn't thinking and it screws up the reasons for at two-track mainline.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:46 am

Yard Job/Local building its train in Johnson/Pontiac Yard
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:13 pm

Another same way meet at MP 22.5 on the Holly just now. Train 503/451 was flying at speed NB on Main 2. Just as soon as he passed, about five carlengths, Amtrak 350 followed on Main 1 dogging it a bit, which means 503 had the signal at MAL and Amtrak, who has to cross over Main 2 there, got stabbed again. My guess is that they are using Main 2 more now after they did all the tie replacement on it this summer. It is still jointed rail out here, unlike Main 1 which has been welded for a number of years.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:11 am

391 with CN 2694 & 2029 through East Lansing at 00:11
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:04 pm

SB at Mount Elliott bridge on Mount Clemens Sub, CN 2180, CN 5424, striped CN 2428 leading long train.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:11 pm

Now that the long SB is passed, I can that GTW 4926 is on another track with a local train. Lot of centerbeams at front, tankers to the rear. Now heading north toward Forest Lawn.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby blackjack1518 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:13 pm

blueheron13 wrote:SB at Mount Elliott bridge on Mount Clemens Sub, CN 2180, CN 5424, striped CN 2428 leading long train.


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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:56 pm

blackjack1518 wrote:
blueheron13 wrote:SB at Mount Elliott bridge on Mount Clemens Sub, CN 2180, CN 5424, striped CN 2428 leading long train.


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Thanks, and I'm guessing the local that wandered north of Forest Lawn toward Nolan was 515.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:30 pm

384, CN 2150 meeting 385 at Nolan.

524 going into the siding at Mount.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:12 pm

Probable 384 NB was at CP YD at about 7:45 pm. Had caboose about 3/4 way toward end! Don't think it's reached Milwaukee Jct yet.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:30 pm

Correction. Caboose is on 391 going up Holly Sub. Cleared Clay Ave at about 8:15.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:13 pm

blueheron13 wrote:Correction. Caboose is on 391 going up Holly Sub. Cleared Clay Ave at about 8:15.

WOW!!!! Where is this Caboose going? What does it look like? I really would like to photograph itI!!!! Does anyone have info. on this
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:01 am

The caboose was 79197. Not sure where it's heading. I didn't even know CN had a caboose in the area. It was getting dark but I think the caboose was red.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:25 am

blueheron13 wrote:The caboose was 79197. Not sure where it's heading. I didn't even know CN had a caboose in the area. It was getting dark but I think the caboose was red.
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Re: CN September Updates 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:29 am

I spotted HZGX 192 with about a half dozen flats this morning in the East Yard facing south towards the Milwaukee Junction. Anyone have any info where/why Herzog Contracting Corporation is in the area working?
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