CN Updates - November 2017

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Evan » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:18 pm

cnw8835 wrote:Southbound on the Holly Sub through Andersonville at 1423. Single SD70M-2 with seven boxcars. L502? L524?

L502. Never have heard of a L524 around here.
User avatar
Evan
Durand's Gingerbread Kid
 
Posts: 1258
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Location: MP 8.8 of the LSRC Saginaw Sub.

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:11 pm

"Black Friday Train!!!!"
─"Black Friday" does "Nothing" for me!!!! :roll:

I photographed southbound train 533 through Fraser at 5:05 p.m. It "Zoomed" past me at 13 Mile Road!!!! It had CN SD60 #5481 and 15 loaded "Well Car" sets!!!!
Robert Jackson (extreme railfan/Bluewater member)

http://cooltrains.rrpicturearchives.net/
Robertrains
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 1025
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:13 am
Location: Roseville, Michigan!!!!

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:57 pm

Train 451 with IC 1016 and NS 9330 NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 12:56 pm
Manistique
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 806
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:33 pm

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby dave989 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:05 pm

Was in Battle Creek Friday. Do they still call the stack train the Lazer or have
they dropped that name awhile back. This stacker had 2 British Columbia units to
go with CN dash 9.
dave989
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Sun May 08, 2016 7:19 pm
Location: Grandville, Mi

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:19 pm

dave989 wrote:Was in Battle Creek Friday. Do they still call the stack train the Lazer or have
they dropped that name awhile back. This stacker had 2 British Columbia units to
go with CN dash 9.


The Laser is now 148/149. There's also a 116 you'll see in the evenings with mixed freight to fill out the train. 136 has been coming on Fridays lately with one unit on either end and I've seen 119 at night a few times in the last couple months.
KC8RBK
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 250
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:41 pm
Location: Charlotte, Mi

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:56 am

Train 116 SB past MP 22.5 at 7:55 am. Second unit is a CitiRail lease unit #1310. I think this is the first time I have seen one of these locomotives out back. Short train: equal amount of mixed freight up front as stacks on the rear.
Manistique
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 806
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:33 pm

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:50 pm

About 1240 there was a CN passenger train by 205 headed west. I got out to a window just in time to see it going away from me so no unit number. I did hear it was 14 axles...
KC8RBK
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 250
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:41 pm
Location: Charlotte, Mi

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby train91 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:56 pm

CN Cory Yard/Lansing GM SUV Plant. 12:30: N track EB dark, S track EB High Green. Big cut auto racks moving into yard, Wht SUV escort.

12:40 N track EB.mid Yellow.

12:45 S track, Long freight, 3 CN Road engines power; nice new. No #'s. 179 cars in consist (!).

1:00 pm, N track EB still yellow. S. track WB now yellow.
Last edited by train91 on Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
train91
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:18 pm

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:16 pm

train91 wrote:CN Cory Yard/Lansing GM SUV Plant. 12:30: N track EB dark, S track EB High Green. Big cut auto racks moving into yard, Wht SUV escort.

12:40 N track EB.mid Yellow.

12:45 S track, Long freight, 3 CN Road engines power; nice new. No #'s. 179 cars in consist (!).

1:00 pm, N track EB still yellow. S. track WB now yellow.


Those signals at cory show approach as their default instead of all red if nothing is lined up.
KC8RBK
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 250
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:41 pm
Location: Charlotte, Mi

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby train91 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:34 pm

KC8RBK wrote:
train91 wrote:CN Cory Yard/Lansing GM SUV Plant. 12:30: N track EB dark, S track EB High Green. Big cut auto racks moving into yard, Wht SUV escort.

12:40 N track EB.mid Yellow.

12:45 S track, Long freight, 3 CN Road engines power; nice new. No #'s. 179 cars in consist (!).

1:00 pm, N track EB still yellow. S. track WB now yellow.


Those signals at cory show approach as their default instead of all red if nothing is lined up.


Thx, all reds both way at MSU campus.
train91
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:18 pm

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:22 pm

CN M384 NB at Delray at 16:20. CN 5732 and 2656.
Amateur railfan trying to become a real railfan since 2017.
blueheron13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Location: All over Southeast Michigan

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:39 pm

Probable M391 NB in Ecorse at 17:23. CN 5630 and 5739. Very short train.
Amateur railfan trying to become a real railfan since 2017.
blueheron13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Location: All over Southeast Michigan

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:33 pm

L533 NB approaching Moterm at 19:30. CN 5481. Had one centerbeam to go along with the intermodal for some reason.
Amateur railfan trying to become a real railfan since 2017.
blueheron13
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Location: All over Southeast Michigan

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:15 pm

Amtrak 364 out of East Lansing about 20:56. Amtrak 126, 8 cars & 30 on the rear.
Dan Cluley
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:58 am
Location: Lansing

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:43 pm

391 through East Lansing at 22:39.
Dan Cluley
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:58 am
Location: Lansing

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:39 am

116 with CN 8951 & 8964 met a westbound M train at East Lansing at 02:33.

Westbound had CN 22?? & 2421.
Dan Cluley
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:58 am
Location: Lansing

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:18 am

148 with CN 2875 & BCOL 4603 By Lansing at 03:16
Dan Cluley
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:58 am
Location: Lansing

Re: CN Updates - November 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:11 am

Train 116 with two CN units and IC 6203 (Operation Lifesaver) SB past MP 22.5 at 7:11 am with a short train.
Manistique
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 806
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:33 pm

Re: CN Updates - November 2017─IC 6203 (Operation Lifesaver)

Unread postby Robertrains » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:23 am

Manistique wrote:Train 116 with two CN units and IC 6203 (Operation Lifesaver) SB past MP 22.5 at 7:11 am with a short train.

Was this train on the "Holly Subdivision?" I would like to catch the Illinois Central® "Operation Lifesaver®" SD40-3!!!! These units are "Rare!!!!" :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
If this was in fact the "Holly Sub."─does anyone know where this engine is headed? I noticed (Heritageunits.com) that is has been working out of Flat Rock!!!!

IC 6203: https://heritageunits.com/Locomotive/Detail/IC6203
Robert Jackson (extreme railfan/Bluewater member)

http://cooltrains.rrpicturearchives.net/
Robertrains
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 1025
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:13 am
Location: Roseville, Michigan!!!!

Re: CN Updates - November 2017─IC 6203 (Operation Lifesaver)

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:31 am

Robertrains wrote:
Manistique wrote:Train 116 with two CN units and IC 6203 (Operation Lifesaver) SB past MP 22.5 at 7:11 am with a short train.

Was this train on the "Holly Subdivision?" I would like to catch the Illinois Central® "Operation Lifesaver®" SD40-3!!!! These units are "Rare!!!!" :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
If this was in fact the "Holly Sub."─does anyone know where this engine is headed? I noticed (Heritageunits.com) that is has been working out of Flat Rock!!!!

IC 6203: https://heritageunits.com/Locomotive/Detail/IC6203


Yes it was on the Holly this morning. I can only go by what I have observed but the power for 116 often heads back west on the same evening's Train 391 out of Flat Rock or maybe the next day's 503/451 out of Flat Rock, both trains running on the Holly.

Correction: Power for 116 often comes back on the next day's 503/451 which goes by my house mid-morning. This train just went by with the Citi leased unit that I reported on 116 yesterday morning. Slight chance IC 6203 may come back on 391 tonight.
Manistique
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 806
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:33 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Train Location Updates / Heads Ups

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

x