CN Updates - October 2017

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CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby Burb8145 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:00 am

BCOL 4617 and BCOL 4609 are currently in Lang Yard having come in on last night's L502.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017─BCOL COWL UNITS!!!!

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:33 am

Burb8145 wrote:BCOL 4617 and BCOL 4609 are currently in Lang Yard having come in on last night's L502.

Hey, what are the chances they will pull a train back north today, 10-1? I want to catch these "Rare" BCOL "COWL" locomotives pulling a train! What train are they likely to be on, if heading north? Please help! :?: Here is BCOL C40-8M #4617 on Heritageunits.com: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4617 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:13 pm

I'm no expert but engines that go south to Toledo can either return north on a 391 to Battle Creek via the Holly and Flint subs, or on a 382 to Port Huron. Not sure which is more likely. Both tend to run in the evening or early AM through Detroit.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:31 pm

blueheron13 wrote:I'm no expert but engines that go south to Toledo can either return north on a 391 to Battle Creek via the Holly and Flint subs, or on a 382 to Port Huron. Not sure which is more likely. Both tend to run in the evening or early AM through Detroit.

If they came north on 382, it seems they would have them as "Trailing" units! I have see this before; that would be better than nothing of course!
If anyone has information, please post!
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby TrainStuff13 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:01 pm

blueheron13 wrote:I'm no expert but engines that go south to Toledo can either return north on a 391 to Battle Creek via the Holly and Flint subs, or on a 382 to Port Huron. Not sure which is more likely. Both tend to run in the evening or early AM through Detroit.

382 comes out of CSX’s Walbridge Yard and they don’t usually pick up power in Lang, so 391 would be most likely to have the cowls tonight.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:38 pm

Ah good to know. I always forget about that CSX connection with CN in Toledo.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:17 pm

OK, found out the BCOL "COWL" units are again pulling train 391! After waiting for trains, will head north! Does 391 work Moterm Yard? Even if dark, would be nice to catch!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:16 pm

I don't think 391 works Moterm.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:50 pm

CN 8841 plus 2 west through East Lansing at 21:50.

The third unit was a 5400.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:09 pm

Robertrains wrote:OK, found out the BCOL "COWL" units are again pulling train 391! After waiting for trains, will head north! Does 391 work Moterm Yard? Even if dark, would be nice to catch!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


391 does not work Moterm anymore. The engines on 502 from the night before stay in Toledo and are used on a 901 or 908 which is the Lang Yard Job during the day. The engines leave the yard on 391 around 4.30pm .
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby detroitbench » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:46 am

CN 2659 is southbound approaching the Milwaukee Junction on the Clem with a shorter train of autoracks. Not sure on a train number as the CN Detroit Area scanner feed is offline again.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017─BCOL COWL UNITS!!!!

Unread postby Robertrains » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:52 am

Robertrains wrote: » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:33 am
Burb8145 wrote:» Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:00 am
BCOL 4617 and BCOL 4609 are currently in Lang Yard having come in on last night's L502.

Hey, what are the chances they will pull a train back north today, 10-1? I want to catch these "Rare" BCOL "COWL" locomotives pulling a train! What train are they likely to be on, if heading north? Please help! :?: Here is BCOL C40-8M #4617 on Heritageunits.com: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4617 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

OK, how likely is it that these units will pull train L502 today, 10-2? I want to catch these BC RAIL "COWL" Units soon!!!! If anyone has "Updates" on them, please post!!!!
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:01 pm

Does anyone know what was up with Amtrak 350 today in Royal Oak? When it was going north past the Hudson crossing around 3 pm, it was just crawling and there was a guy walking along the side of it with a red flag.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:17 pm

CN 3029 and UP 7706 and CN 3118 leading M391 north at Milwaukee Jct.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:29 pm

CN 3044 leading possible M385 SB from Mount Clemens Sub to Shoreline Sub at Milwaukee Jct. Probably not 385 on second thought. Long train, all autoracks.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby SD40-2 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 pm

M38331 02 was through Brantford around 19:10 with CN 2560 - CN 5787 - BNSF 7497 F/R/R and 146 cars
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:40 pm

CN 2426 leading L533 around Sugarhouse on to Mount Clemens Sub. This is a striped engine with a different sounding horn.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:35 pm

blueheron13 wrote:CN 2426 leading L533 around Sugarhouse on to Mount Clemens Sub. This is a striped engine with a different sounding horn.

YUP, I saw this train crossing Utica Road, Fraser at 8:14 p.m. This was at the new "C.P. Beck" with the "High Green!!!!" CN "ZEBRA COWL" led 18 loaded "Well Car" sets!!!!
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:56 pm

blueheron13 wrote:CN 3029 and UP 7706 and CN 3118 leading M391 north at Milwaukee Jct.


I caught 391 at Williams Lake Rd. Here in Waterford at 9:42 PM. Same 3 engines.
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Re: CN Updates - October 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:40 am

OK, those BCOL "COWL" Units have made it to Wisconsin (as of Monday 10-2......one day after seen in MI)! I guess I won't get them: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4617 :roll:

Now, I hope CN "ZEBRA COWL" #2426 stays on train 533 for a few days!!!! :wink:
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