CN Updates - January 2018

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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:11 pm

I heard a partial mark up for 451, They just gave Engines and fuel reading for each.

CN 2425
CREX 1512
UP 8106
CN 2037

Why the swap of power I have not a clue. When the information was given 451 still had some work in the yard at Pontiac.


Edit to add:

451 good to depart Pontiac northbound at 4:20 PM.
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:10 am

Train 116 SB past MP 22.5 at 8:09 am led by an NS unit and an IC one. Correction from earlier report: Containers on the head end and a lot of mixed freight on the rear.
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:42 pm

451, BNSF 7101 & 4262 crossing over onto the Conrail at Coolidge.
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:25 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:451, BNSF 7101 & 4262 crossing over onto the Conrail at Coolidge.



At 3:25 pm the same train is NB past MP 22.5 heading into Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:16 pm

Train 451 flying NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 11:15 am with a UP unit leading a black IC one then two CN road units.
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:21 pm

I caught train 280 at Airport Rd. at 10:45 AM. BNSF 4907 & BNSF 4302.

As I finished typing above I herd BNSF 4907 give a mark up.

They have 58 cars and are 5589 feet long.
Good to depart Pontiac at 11:47AM
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:24 pm

There is a train going around the Chicago Wye. CN 2405 leading.

Edit to add:
Cleared the detector MP 59.9 southbound at 11:40 AM 264 axles.

edit to add again:

I just learned this is 116 they are working the yard at Pontiac as of 1:30 PM.
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:53 pm

At the MTM station, Mt. Clemens, I photographed southbound train 385 about 3:50 p.m. It had CN "Zebra Cowl" C40-8M #2407, a CN SD75I #XXXX and GECX (CSX YN3 paint) C40-8W #73XX, 131 cars!!!! Later, crossing Masonic Road in Fraser around 5:05 p.m. was southbound train 533!!!! It had CN SD60 #5420, four empty "Center Beam" flatcars and 18 loaded "Well Car" sets!!!!
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:07 pm

Robertrains wrote:At the MTM station, Mt. Clemens, I photographed southbound train 385 about 3:50 p.m. It had CN "Zebra Cowl" C40-8M #2407, a CN SD75I #XXXX and GECX (CSX YN3 paint) C40-8W #73XX, 131 cars!!!! Later, crossing Masonic Road in Fraser around 5:05 p.m. was southbound train 533!!!! It had CN SD60 #5420, four empty "Center Beam" flatcars and 18 loaded "Well Car" sets!!!!

:mrgreen: HAHAHAHAHA FOLKS!!!! :mrgreen: This was not train 385 yesterday─but a "Late" train 383!!!! I saw these same engines today crossing Utica Road, Fraser at 12:30 p.m. Northbound train 382 was led by GECX (CSX YN4 'Boxcar' logo paint) C40-8W #7395, CN SD75I #5785 and CN "Zebra Cowl" C40-8M #2407, 141 cars!!!! :D
:mrgreen: OH YEAH I "SCORED BIG" ON THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:38 am

What looked like a Train 280 with a lot of mixed freight on the head end (many Richardson covered hoppers) SB past MP 22.5 at 7:32 am. Too dark to see the power but the second unit looked like a UP locomotive.
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Re: CN Updates - January 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:00 pm

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 2 pm with two NS locomotives powering it.
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