CN Updates - November 2017

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Re: CN Updates - November 2017

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A Train 280 (or that type: all autoracks) southbound past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 1:32 pm with a single BNSF unit as power.

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Just to clarify, M391 comes from Toledo, not Flat Rock.
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Train 451 with two BNSF units and a short train past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 12:22 pm.

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

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Manistique wrote:
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.

Being used for yard power now again in Flat Rock.

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Re: CN Updates - November 2017

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Around 4 am a SB went past MP 22.5 on the Holly. Figured it was 116. Just now at 6:45 am two light locomotives drifted NB past the house, I presume the power from this earlier train heading back to Pontiac to wait assignment. I presume the train was 116 and it had only double stacks today so no need to continue to Flat Rock from Moterm. Or it was an extra double stack train.

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Re: CN Updates - November 2017

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I caught 116 at Airport Rd at 12:58 AM Missed getting numbers but a UP engine leading CN trailing.

Then caught 514 at Airport Rd at 1:14 AM. GTCW 4929 Leading.
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Either a late Amtrak 353 or an extra Amtrak just went SB past MP 22.5 at 12:12 pm. If it was 353 it is an hour and a half late leaving Pontiac. It had two locomotives elephant-style on the head end and just three or four cars, shorter than usual.

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451, CN 2293 & UP 7138 crossing over to the Conrail at Coolidge.

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R950 NB at Moterm at 12:40. CN painted GTW 4904 and just a handful of boxcars.
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Re: CN Updates - November 2017

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Manistique wrote:Either a late Amtrak 353 or an extra Amtrak just went SB past MP 22.5 at 12:12 pm. If it was 353 it is an hour and a half late leaving Pontiac. It had two locomotives elephant-style on the head end and just three or four cars, shorter than usual.
Was a late 353.
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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:451, CN 2293 & UP 7138 crossing over to the Conrail at Coolidge.
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:451, CN 2293 & UP 7138 crossing over to the Conrail at Coolidge.
NB at Moterm at 13:18. Weird not to hear horns blowing through Ferndale anymore.
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Re: CN Updates - November 2017

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Train 451 going by MP 22.5 on the Holly NB with that CN unit leading the UP one. Very long train after a week or so of very short ones.

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Re: CN Updates - November 2017

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CN 4803 working the Chrysler Spur on the east side of Windsor.

438, CN 5690 departed Van De Water Yard around 6pm.

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