CN Updates - February 2018

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:20 am

This morning at 8:10 am a Train 116 went SB past MP 22.2 on the Holly with a lot of mixed freight on the head end. He was on Main 1.

Main 2 was also signaled for a SB as 116 approached and a few minutes later in my walk I could hear a train blowing through Pontiac. I presume it was local 950 but didn't delay my walk to see it (too cold to stand still any longer). Good use of the two-track mainline by the DS.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:08 pm

:mrgreen: HAHAHA FOLKZ!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: I "Ventured" to a great place I was taken to today, 2-5!!!! I photographed two trains!!!! Northbound 382 (near Mt. Clemens) at 2:53 p.m. led by CN C40-8 #2020 and two CN "Widecab" locos (unsure of numbers)! This train had 123 cars! Waited from atop my "Perch" AND GOT CREX ES44AC #1515!!!! Southbound train 533 leaving Mt. Clemens at 4:29 p.m., 50 M.P.H. What a nice :shock: "Beautiful Locomotive!!!!" :shock:
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 am

Amtrak 351 was a half-hour late leaving Pontiac this morning for some reason.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:49 pm

BNSF 4854 and 995 departing Durand with a westbound empty coal train at 1:49pm.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:44 pm

Train 451 with four locomotives, the second being CSX 593, NB past MP 22.5 at 2:43 following Amtrak 350 into Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:32 am

2846 with a westbound turbine blade train went through East Lansing at 02:30
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:12 am

UP 3964 & 3807 going west through East Lansing at 04:08. They look to be meeting an eastbound at Cedar.

The eastbound is 116 with CN 2016 & 5456, by at 04:22
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:02 am

712 clear 205 at 0801. Rear facing dpu
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:19 am

2 ns units running long hood forward by 205 at 0816 wb engines light.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:03 pm

I caught a northbound at Williams Lake Rd at5:22 PM. A single CN leading, I am thinking it was CN 2435 but just did not get clear look at it. I am not sure if this was 451/503. Mostly autoracks, with a few other cars mixed in.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:41 pm

A very late 116 SB past MP 22.5 at 12:40 pm with two UP units leading two CSX ones. All stacks today. Power might be coming back to Pontiac later as it sometimes does with no mixed freight for Flat Rock.

Train 950 returning to Pontiac past MP 22.5 with 4916 at 1 pm.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 1:35 pm with two CN units.

The power from 116 just drifted NB past MP 22.5 at 2:15 pm.

That 116 power just took a train south out of Pontiac flying past MP 22.5 at 60 mph around 3:15 pm. The CSX units were in a lease fleet with their initials lined out. Pretty long train. Advance 502? Odd but practical use of extra power on the Holly today.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:09 am

Eb by 205 about 1002. A little over 700 axles, 3 units. Cn leader, citx middle unit, cp trailing.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:13 pm

wb stack train by 205 at 1812. Mixed foreign and domestic cans on it, all the power on the head end.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:50 pm

CSX 39 and CSX 813(?) were leading a southbound intermodal through Durand and down the Holly Sub towards Detroit at 12:50pm.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:16 pm

149 by 205 at 1515
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:39 pm

136 by 205 at 1637
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:17 pm

KC8RBK wrote:136 by 205 at 1637


Is this a new train? I haven't heard of a 136 before.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:24 pm

MiRailProductions wrote:
KC8RBK wrote:136 by 205 at 1637


Is this a new train? I haven't heard of a 136 before.


I was guessing for the most part what train it is, 136 is the one I've heard it being referred to as. If that is what train it was then 136 has been running the last couple months once a week from Prince Rupert bc to Detroit, usually on Friday and returning on Saturday. it's usually close to fully loaded and running with a dpu. This is the first time I've seen the dpu in the middle instead of the end. When I saw it a few weeks ago I called it a 118 but someone corrected me by calling it 136. I don't know how to confirm what train numbers they are so I just go by radio traffic, consist and what I see others going by on here. If anyone knows a better way I'm happy to learn new tricks, I'm not too old of a dog yet. I haven't posted all the trains I've seen today but there have been about 5 stack trains by here today that I've seen or had someone call me about.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:23 pm

About that Train 136 Jim wrote about, I got stopped by a train on Woodward in Pontiac at 4 pm today and it was a very long doublestack train with a little mixed freight on the headend. Didn't see the power but my daughter said it had at least one CSX unit. This may have been that 136. There was one last week. Odd time for a 116 that late in the afternoon.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:31 pm

This was indeed a Q136. I saw that on a Facebook group from a good source then heard it myself on the Durand audio feed. These occasional extra intermodals into Moterm the past couple of months have had symbols of either Q136 or Q192 each time I've seen them reported, and I think they typically have a DPU.
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