CN Updates - February 2018

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Scanner’s OOS so I couldn’t catch a train symbol, but a giant WB intermodal just went flying thru EL, 19:05.
Amtrak's here to stay. Deal with it.

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eb by 205 at 2208. three units in the lead, second one is red white and blue bcol. citx dpu 52 deep.

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At 5 am this morning a NB extra doublestack with one locomotive (if there was a DPU it wasn't running as I didn't hear it) went past MP 22.5. I just got a glance of the locomotive and I wondered it if might have been 5930, which has been assigned to Pontiac this past week, for local power.

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I caught a northbound this afternoon at Williams Lake Rd. at 2:19PM.CN 5679(?) CSX 7306. possibly 451.

502 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 5:53 PM 248 axles. CN 2668 leading.
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kc8bdr wrote:I caught a northbound this afternoon at Williams Lake Rd. at 2:19PM.CN 5679(?) CSX 7306. possibly 451.

502 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 5:53 PM 248 axles. CN 2668 leading.
That first train is at cory right now making his pickup. 1810

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502 good to head south from Pontiac at 9:42 PM. 40 loads no empty. CN 2668, IC 6203.
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At 3 am, more its normal time, Train 116 went SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly.

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Word is: 385 by Milepost 15 on Halton Sub, in Brampton, Ontario at 9.15am with CN 3088, NS 1106 & DPU CERX 1515.

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A second container train, with a DPU in the middle, is SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 10:05 am. Maybe that weekly 326 from Prince Rupert? I would say that container traffic into Moterm is ticking up a bit lately, at least from the Holly Sub.

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short eb by 205 at 1307 with a former csx leader. I would guess it's 502 considering the time of day and length of train.

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eb by 205 at 1415. The last 3000' or so was all empty center beam cars.

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eb loaded unit rail train by 205 at 1502. bnsf power and a gray idler car at either end.

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Short eb with single cowl leader by 205 at 1540. Sounded like 2447 on the radio

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KC8RBK wrote:short eb by 205 at 1307 with a former csx leader. I would guess it's 502 considering the time of day and length of train.
Yes, 502. It was going through Linden at 4pm.

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Train 451 with a blanked out CSX lease unit leading three or four CN units (the CSX one was the only one running) NB past MP 22.2 at 4:30 pm.

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Eb rack train by 205 at 1730. 2 cn units pulling, a lot of the racks were loaded.

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There is a northbound good to depart Pontiac at 6:39 PM. I never did hear the crew side of the conversation. I believe this to be 451 that Manistique posted about.
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Amtrak 350 was 2.5 hours late arriving at Pontiac this afternoon. It has not left Pontiac yet as 355 as of 7 pm.

Update: Amtrak 355 out of Pontiac and past MP 22.5 at 7:23 pm. Got out before 352 arrived in Pontiac.

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149 by 205 at 2000. It looked to have about 4 units leading. Within the last few minutes 451 made the turn west in Durand, no pickup at cory tonight, straight to the creek.

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Short 116 by 205 at 2102.

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