CN Updates - December 2017

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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:42 pm

451 is going through Durand now, minus the IC engine. Meanwhile 502 is crossing the diamonds, preparing to back into the yard.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:16 am

Late news for what it is worth...

There was a local 513 out of Pontiac last night, drifting south past MP 22.5 around 11 pm.

There was a SB (maybe 116 or a late 502) past MP 22.5 at 4 am.

Amtrak 355, the last one into Pontiac, was three hours plus late last night, passing MP 22.5 at 4 am right after that SB freight went by. And it must have been the trainset on this morning's first Amtrak train out of Pontiac as that train was fifteen minutes late departing for Chicago (have to do the locomotive swap).
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby GTW » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:04 pm

Two Citirail units by Marcellus on the South Bend Sub. w/#396 ?? @ 12:00 noon
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby blueheron13 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:08 pm

Manistique wrote:Late news for what it is worth...

There was a local 513 out of Pontiac last night, drifting south past MP 22.5 around 11 pm.

There was a SB (maybe 116 or a late 502) past MP 22.5 at 4 am.

Amtrak 355, the last one into Pontiac, was three hours plus late last night, passing MP 22.5 at 4 am right after that SB freight went by. And it must have been the trainset on this morning's first Amtrak train out of Pontiac as that train was fifteen minutes late departing for Chicago (have to do the locomotive swap).


Interesting. On ATCS after L533 left I could still see activity around Moterm. Maybe L513 was working there. As for the SB freight, I believe I saw this on the Durand cam turning on to the Holly Sub after 2 AM. Had a single dark engine (maybe NS? not sure). Was a variety of mixed freight, a few intermodal cars at the end. Probably a 116.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:00 pm

Train 451 NB at 3:45 past MP 22.5 on the Holly with a single NS unit (maybe 9703 or 05), probably off that 116 early this morning.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby SD40-2 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:11 pm

M39931 28 through Brantford at 10:30 with CN 5752 - CN 2640 - UP 8674 F/R/F
M39731 28 through Brantford at 12:40 with CN 2836 - CN 2298 - CN 2108 - QNSL 315 F/R/F/F
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:18 pm

wb by 205 at 2117. I didn't get to the window in time to see the power but it looks to be mixed freight.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:13 pm

116 past 205 at 2211
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:55 am

Q116 going around the Chicago Wye and heading south down the Holly Sub in Durand at 11:53pm.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:56 am

atrainguy60 wrote:Q116 going around the Chicago Wye and heading south down the Holly Sub in Durand at 11:53pm.



116 cleared the detector MP 34.2, at 12:56 AM, 348 axels, CN 5400 leading.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:08 am

eb by 205 at 1007 with 7 units in the lead the last of which was bc 2400.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:25 am

Eb by 205 at 1022 with a beautiful blue gecx leader. Very short rack train. Train 276
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:50 am

149 by 205 at 1049
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:21 pm

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly with 2016 leading 5400 at 11:21.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:54 pm

EB with CN 5761, 5485, 5636, 5619, 56??, 2325, and 2400 was going through Durand at 11:45am on the Flint Sub.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:01 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Eb by 205 at 1022 with a beautiful blue gecx leader. Very short rack train. Train 276


Through Durand at 11:57pm. CN 8905 trailing.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:02 pm

Weekend local 515/950 SB past MP 22.5 at 11:45 with 6223 and one tank car. Slow order on one of the tracks (probably Main 1) as both Amtrak 353 and the local crawled by whereas 451 flew by (presumable on Main 2.)

3 pm update. There was a track crew on Main 2 at MP 22.3 just north of Opdyke Road this afternoon. They cleared out for Amtrak 350 which went NB on schedule and at speed at 2:50 pm.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:14 pm

383 is clear of Nolan with 322 axles. Tried to catch it in Mt. Clemens but just missed the power of it. :lol:
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:06 pm

MtClemensRailFan wrote: » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:14 pm
383 is clear of Nolan with 322 axles. Tried to catch it in Mt. Clemens but just missed the power of it. :lol:

MtClemensRailFan, I just talked to someone from MTM. This train had CN "Zebra" SD40-2W #5259 leading!!!! That would have looked nice in the snow!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:05 am

391 good to depart Pontiac at 11:59 PM CN 2588, CN 5623, 5 loads 39 empty, 3097 feet long.

391 cleared the detector MP 34.2 northbound at 12:20 AM, 188 axels.
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