CN Updates - February 2018

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:27 am

Train 950 with 4619 SB past MP 22.5 at 11:20 am, a bit later than usual.

Train 515 with 6223 SB past MP 22.5 at 11:36 am.

Train 451 with a CN unit leading a BCR cowl and a BNSF unit NB past MP 22.5 at 12:40 pm with a long train.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:41 pm

UP 9608? cleared the detector MP 59.9 southbound, at 12:32 PM. With 200 axles.

Possibly a train 280?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:54 pm

950, GTW 4619 finishing up at Sterling Oil. Now heading south with 2 cars to spin their train at Milwaukee Jct. They have to switch Gage on the way back north to Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:55 pm

That 280 that Jim reported above went SB past MP 22.5 at 3:40 pm with two UP units as power and it was an all-autorack train.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 am

A road freight is working Pontiac Yard. The 2nd engine is a standard nose/spartan cab. Probably a SD60.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby ThomasACu » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:16 am

An eastbound manifest train came past Durand, Michigan, at 8:42 AM EST with the following engines:

CN ES44AC 2885
BNSF SD70ACe 9167
PRLX SD70ACe 4847
PRLX SD70ACe 4846
PRLX SD70ACe 4844
PRLX SD70ACe 4840
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:08 am

That freight AARR reported in Pontiac is SB past MP 22.5 right now at 10:07 am. It is Train 116 with some mixed freight on the headend and two CN locomotives sandwiching yet again another CSX locomotive (7916 I think).

Correction: The freight AARR reported just went by SB past MP 22.5 at 10:40 am. The SD-60 was trailing an ex-CSX locomotive. Half mixed freight, half autoracks. Busy morning on the Holly south of Pontiac. Not sure if any of the locals have headed south out of Pontiac yet either.

Train 451 with two UP locomotives NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 12:09 pm.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:44 am

There’s a center beam at the Pontiac Lumber Transload
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KenB » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:23 pm

Those PRLX units are going to the new operator of the Arnaud Ry in Sept Isles, PQ.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:36 pm

There was an eastbound stack train going through East Lansing about 12:15
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:10 pm

The northbound train Manistique reported is working Pontiac Yard
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:04 pm

Engine 6223 just drifted lite SB past MP 22.5 at 8:04 pm. A Train 513 tonight?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:43 am

The Pontiac Yard Job is making up its train at the south end
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:05 am

And, per AARR's post above, just went SB past MP 22.5 south of Pontiac with 4619 as power again. It had a five-well articulated car of doublestacks on the head-end that must have be bad ordered off of 116 in Pontiac for Moterm and then about seven or eight tank cars today. Must be on a later schedule now as this seems to be its usual time, following Amtrak.

And there goes 515 with 6223 SB at 11:17 am, right behind 950 again.

CSX 7316 is leading a CN unit on Train 451 as it passes MP 22.5 NB at 12:08 pm.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby AARR » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:19 pm

2 new center beams spotted at the Pontiac Lumber transload
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby blueheron13 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:58 pm

As of 6:50 PM, ATCS is showing a WB on the Flint Sub coming into Durand, lined to go south on the Holly Sub. If this is the L514 Flint/Pontiac turn, it is much earlier than usual.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:38 pm

A lite engine drifted south past MP 22.5 on the Holly just now at 8:36 pm. It was probably 513 but with 5930 tonight.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:37 am

514 is good to depart northbound from Pontiac at 3:30 AM GTW 4916 leading. 514 has work at Draco here in Waterford & at Durand. The current plan has 514 meeting 116 at Holly. At 3:30 AM the dispatcher said that 116 was at Lansing.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:35 am

116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 5:30 AM
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:26 am

That 5930 that went south lite last night came back with a train and with 4619 of all things later in the evening. I seem to recall something similar last weekend when lite engines left Pontiac and came back with a train including 4619. Never saw 4619 head south yesterday but wasn't home all day.

That 116 that Jim reported as being in Pontiac is SB past MP 22.5 right now with a lot of mixed freight on the head end.
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