CN Updates - February 2018

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018─FIVE ZEBRA "COWLS!!!!"

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Robertrains wrote:
KC8RBK wrote: » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Short eb by 205 at 1958. 7 units up front, the last 5 of which were cowl units
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Robertrains wrote:Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:20
Cool!!!! Did you get any locomotive numbers? Were they BCOL and "Zebra Cowl" units? Also, where is this train headed?
» Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:24 pm
I didn't get any numbers, even if I had a pen I couldn't write that many numbers that fast. I believe they were all zebras if I remember correctly.
OK, it looks like night's eastbound train at MP 205 had five trailing :shock: :shock: "ZEBRA COWLS!!!!" :shock: :shock: Where does this train "Terminate?" Train Symbol? Did anyone else catch this train? It must have gone through Durand! Are these units likely to go down the Mt. Clemens Sub. today (2-18)? I really want to catch some more "COWLS" while still possible!!!! We need "Updates" where these nice units went!!!! :?:

UPDATE: These "Cowl" units were "DIT" SD50/60F units going to Canada!!!!
M396 with CN 5785, CN 2282, CN 5503, CN 5506, CN 5509, CN 5502, CN 5556
Strongest rumor has them headed to K&K Recycling in Pickering, ON (east of Toronto)

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018─FIVE ZEBRA "COWLS!!!!"

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SD40-2 wrote:
Robertrains wrote: UPDATE: These "Cowl" units were "DIT" SD50/60F units going to Canada!!!!
M396 with CN 5785, CN 2282, CN 5503, CN 5506, CN 5509, CN 5502, CN 5556
Strongest rumor has them headed to K&K Recycling in Pickering, ON (east of Toronto)

Man that's not good!!!! OK, the "Cowl" are all SD60Fs and not any SD50F locos! I wish CN would "Reactivate" since they are "Power Short!!!!"
:? :?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018─FIVE ZEBRA "COWLS!!!!"

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SD40-2 wrote:
Robertrains wrote: UPDATE: These "Cowl" units were "DIT" SD50/60F units going to Canada!!!!
M396 with CN 5785, CN 2282, CN 5503, CN 5506, CN 5509, CN 5502, CN 5556
Strongest rumor has them headed to K&K Recycling in Pickering, ON (east of Toronto)

Man that's not good!!!! OK, the "Cowl" are all SD60Fs and not any SD50F locos! I wish CN would "Reactivate" since they are "Power Short!!!!"
:? :?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018─FIVE ZEBRA "COWLS!!!!"

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SD40-2 wrote:
Robertrains wrote: UPDATE: These "Cowl" units were "DIT" SD50/60F units going to Canada!!!!
M396 with CN 5785, CN 2282, CN 5503, CN 5506, CN 5509, CN 5502, CN 5556
Strongest rumor has them headed to K&K Recycling in Pickering, ON (east of Toronto)

Man that's not good!!!! OK, the "Cowls" are all SD60Fs and not any SD50F locos! I wish CN would "Reactivate" them especially since they are "Power Short!!!!"
:? :? :roll: :roll: :!:
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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Eb by 205 at 0753. 3 emd units up front pulling mixed freight.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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Wb manifest by 205 at 0814. 2 cn units and a blue bc rail

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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Train 515 has SD40-2 5930 today and a very long train (for a local) SB out of Pontiac at 12:05 pm.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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A451 with CN 2021 and 2098 was entering the Flint Sub westbound at 3:17pm.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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L502 is turning south onto the Holly Sub in Durand at 6:10pm with CN 2403 and 2041 for power.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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CSX 7328 is leading a 2600 series CN locomotive NB on 451 at MP 22.5 on the Holly at 12:05 pm.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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I saw northbound train 384 yesterday, 2-20, around 8:20 p.m. through Fraser!!!! Now, the second unit looked like a "GEVO" and was painted all :shock: :mrgreen: "Blue!!!!!" :mrgreen: :shock:
The number of this loco was 3035! I have never seen one like this!!!!!!!! Is CN "Leasing" it? Also, does anyone have a "Full List" Of locomotives CN is currently "Leasing?" :?:
I would like a "Full List" with
"Lessors," Numbers/Paint Schemes!!!!!!!! I did not count the cars of this train─but I think a CN C40-8 led with CN SD75I trailing!!!!
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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CSX 7345 is the trailing power behind CN 5618 on Train 451 today, which is passing MP 22.5 on the Holly at 1:04 pm. Lot of foreign, leased and hours power on the Holly this year.

GP9r 4619 is still the power on local Train 950 out of Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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CN 5445, CN 2103 on Q116. Will be meeting A451 in Holly. Apparently Q116 has "a sleeper" in an empty bi-level. What is a sleeper?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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blueheron13 wrote:CN 5445, CN 2103 on Q116. Will be meeting A451 in Holly. Apparently Q116 has "a sleeper" in an empty bi-level. What is a sleeper?
A sleeper means that the AEI scanner caught a car in their train, but their "wheel" does not have that car identified. This can sometimes be a major problem if the "sleeper" is a dangerous car because the crew needs paperwork on that car.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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We had a meet at speed between returning local train 950 NB and a Train 116 SB locomotive to locomotive at MP 22.5 at 1:25 pm today. Train 116 sure has an odd schedule lately.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly with an 8900 leading an 8800 followed by two GE's at 3:30 pm.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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What looked like a short Train 950 with just a couple box cars and gondolas went SB past MP 22.5 at 10:15 am. Odd thing was that it had two road units in front of GP38-2 6223 as power. Maybe a Train 119 coming out of Moterm later this morning with the road power?

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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Another center beam at the Pontiac Lumber transload
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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Wb manifest by 205 at 1126. 3 units pulling, zebra cowl being the middle unit.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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Around 10:45 am Train 515 went SB out of Pontiac with what looked like 5930 again as power.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

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CN 451, n.b. at Delray in Detroit, OS 1202. Power is GEFX 7328, CN 2668, 2025, 5660.

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