CN Updates - December 2017

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eb past 205 at 0001. It was a stack train with a forward facing tail end dpu and a single unit up from so I'm guessing a late 136.

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391 met 116 at Durand. The lead unit on 116 was smoking pretty good around the Chicago Wye at 1:22. It appeared to be a BC Rail
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CN_Okemos wrote:391 met 116 at Durand. The lead unit on 116 was smoking pretty good around the Chicago Wye at 1:22. It appeared to be a BC Rail
116 has 348 axels by Mille 59.9 south on the Holly BCOL 4624 leading
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CN 192 turning south on the Holly CN ET44AC 3087 leading
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CN_Okemos wrote:391 met 116 at Durand. The lead unit on 116 was smoking pretty good around the Chicago Wye at 1:22. It appeared to be a BC Rail
I caught 116 at Airport Rd at 2:26 AM BCOL leading a CN unit. I saw the smoke on camera at Durand, but smoke stopped by the time they got to me here in Waterford.
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Wabash1070 wrote:CN 192 turning south on the Holly CN ET44AC 3087 leading
I did not catch this one but have scanner going, it cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 2:58 AM with 340 axles.
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Robertrains wrote: 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!!!![/color] :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:
Maybe it will be on 382 today! :D

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MtClemensRailFan wrote: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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Late reports:

One of those two SB's out of Durand on the Holly from last night went SB past MP 22.5 around 2 am. Then around 4 am lite power drifted by, not sure it it was power back to Pontiac, I presume from 116, or light engines from that other SB.

Train 451 went NB past MP 22.5 around 1:30 pm. Did not catch the power but it was a long train barely making it up the Hill.

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blackjack1518 wrote: » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:06 am
Robertrains wrote: » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:06 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: :lol:
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OK, the guy from MTM "Inverted" the numbers! I am glad to not have missed an SD40-2W yesterday!!!! :lol:

Today, 12-31-2017, I got my "LAST TRAIN OF 2017!!!!" Well, it was only a "Light Engine" movement for train 533!!!! "Black" Illinois Central SD70 #1027 heading south passing the MTM station, Mt. Clemens around 3 p.m. I photographed it atop a "Snow Mound!!!!"


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SB manifest went around the Chicago Wye heading down the Holly Sub in Durand at 7:15pm. 2 CN's leading.

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wb by 205 with 4 units at 1935

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eb by 205 at 2001. From the camera it looked like 116. 2 units in the lead.

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atrainguy60 wrote:SB manifest went around the Chicago Wye heading down the Holly Sub in Durand at 7:15pm. 2 CN's leading.


That was 502 they never did work Durand tonight. They just cleared the detector 34.2 at 8:20PM. 384 axles, CN 2025 leading.
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What looked to be a 149 was just by 205 about 2050.

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116 just cleared Durand ahead of Amtrak. BC rail leader again tonight
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391 is good to depart Pontiac at 9:25 PM CN 2942 & CN 2238, with 3 empty cars. Will meet 116 at Holly.

391 cleared the detector MP 34.2 9:40 pm, 24 axles.
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CN_Okemos wrote:116 just cleared Durand ahead of Amtrak. BC rail leader again tonight
116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 10:42 PM 224 axles.
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kc8bdr wrote:391 is good to depart Pontiac at 9:25 PM CN 2942 & CN 2238, with 3 empty cars. Will meet 116 at Holly.

391 cleared the detector MP 34.2 9:40 pm, 24 axles.
Shorter than the santa train lol
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