CN Updates - December 2017

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CN Updates - December 2017

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Have the Durand scanner feed going this morning. 765 is god to depart Durand westbound 1:15 SAM.
CN 2629 & CN 2652
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Amtrak 350 had a locomotive on each end as it passed by just now, about an hour late arriving at Pontiac. Probably dropping one off at Pontiac as the spare/355 locomotive for tomorrow. It also had two snack cars still.

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I caught 116 at Williams Lake Rd at 1:03 AM, CSX 389 leading, with a Union Pacific trailing.
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515 south by Forest Lawn. CN Painted 4904, 2 boxcars, 5 empty centerbeams.

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Auto racks down the Holly at Andersonville a few minutes ago. Should be almost to Pontiac as of 1532. BNSF & NS GEVO's for power. 280?

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Eastbound clear Haslett at 15:32 , one CN leading a UP 6586. Mixed manifest including one car of auto frames. Only moving about 35mph.
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L533 at Milwaukee. Power is turned and is now waiting for clearance onto the Holly. Single ex-Oakway SD60

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That Autorack train just flew by MP 22.5 SB on the Holly at 4:35 with the UP and NS locomotives at speed. Train 280 I presume.

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ogauge47 wrote:L533 at Milwaukee. Power is turned and is now waiting for clearance onto the Holly. Single ex-Oakway SD60

It is CN SD60 #5481! I saw this train at the MTM station, Mt. Clemens around 2:45 p.m. It had a few "Well Car" sets!!!!

Later, southbound train 385 cleared Cass Avenue at 4:28 p.m. It had CN "Class" ET44AC #3000, CN SD75I #5777 and CN C44-9W #2624, 115 cars!!!!
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ogauge47 wrote:L533 at Milwaukee. Power is turned and is now waiting for clearance onto the Holly. Single ex-Oakway SD60
Per ATCS L533 is coming back NB now. Approaching Nolan as of 6:55 PM. Will be followed by a M384 that reportedly has a Warbonnet as one of the engines.
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116 by 205 at 2320

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M384 NB in Warren at 20:08. 5 CN engines: 5480 5459 2524 3000 5777.
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L533 NB CN 5481 at 9 Mile Rd at 20:39.
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Eb past 205 with 3 units at 0459. For having all the power its a pretty short train. Has been 2 west bounds past 219 in the last few minutes so expect they're waiting by Potterville or something. Also BNSF power, 270, coming out of Cory Yard headed for Battle Creek.

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Short wb by 205 at 0751 with 2 up units for power.

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There's an eastbound approaching Cedar. Not sure what the number is but they don't have the signal at Trowbridge.

Also, in a rare ATCS moment (for me anyway), there's consistent coverage from Potterville all the way through E. Lapeer. West Tappan, Tappan, North Haven, and South Haven (MCS) are also all online.

Enjoy it while it lasts!

UPDATE: WB just popped on the screen at Lapeer. Clear through East Flint.
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CN #451 N.B. @ Nevada ave in Detroit, MI @1301. Three units, leader is standard cab GE, third unit is Gtw 5633. Big slug of C.C. hopper cars near head end.

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KenB wrote: CN #451 N.B. @ Nevada ave in Detroit, MI @1301. Three units, leader is standard cab GE, third unit is Gtw 5633. Big slug of C.C. hopper cars near head end.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:WOW A 4-6-2 STEAM ENGINE!!!! :shock: :shock:

OK, I know that should be "GTW SD40-2 #5933" since there is no "GTW 5633" pulling trains anymore!!!!


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Southbound (L502?) on the Holly Sub was going through Gaines at about 7:45pm. CN 2403, CN 2123, GTW 4632, GTW 5832 leading.


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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

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Did anyone happen to see a train on the Mt. Clemens Sub today (Saturday, 12-9-17)? Late this morning I observed an autorack train sitting on the north end of the Sub at Tappan, strung right through the plant and extending at least to the I-94 overpass. About 7:30 this evening, well after dark, in the light from the new signals at the north end of the subdivision, I could see what appeared to be a string of autoracks in about the exact same position as the train I observed earlier, again from the I-94 overpass. I know we have occasional daily autorack unit trains, but to see two different autorack unit trains in the same spot, even 9-10 hours apart is unusual for this area, hence my curiosity as to whether or not I saw the same train twice, or two different trains...?

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