CN Updates - April 2018

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CN Updates - April 2018

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116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 3:55 AM, 232 axles. NS 6749 leading.
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399 cleared the detector MP 257.1 at 5:00 AM 590 axles. CN 2224 Leading.
399 met an eastbound at Durand (I did not pick up on train or engine numbers)

Edit to add:
That Eastbound had 668 axels at MP 257.1 at 5:22 AM.
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That 116 that Jim reported on was SB past MP 22.5 at 6:52 am this morning. An NS unit leading a UP one (think this lashup has been going back and forth a lot lately) and some headend mixed freight.

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149 by 205 at 1232

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502 just finished dropping cars at Durand and is going back to the rest of the train CN 2626,
CN 8907, CN 2020.

Edit to add:

502 cleared the detector 59.9 at 4:36 PM. 94 axles.
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Late report. Train 451 went NB at 2:30 pm in front of Amtrak 350. It had that NS/UP locomotive combo that was on 116 this morning, which is a quick turnaround of the power at Flat Rock. And it delayed Amtrak 350 a bit which crawled by my house on its block a few minutes later (but it was running early today).

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I photographed a southbound "EASTER/FOOLZ TRAIN" (maybe late 383) passing Masonic Road, Fraser, 5:51 p.m. It had CN SD70M-2 #8927, CN SD75I #5728 and
CN "Cowl" C40-8M #2415 with 59(?) cars!!!!
:mrgreen: :!: YES!!!!!!!! :!: :wink:
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451 clear 205 at 2000

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Wb in emergency between east and west shaftsburg. Conductor walking. 364 by 205 at 2033

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116 by 205 at 2237. 2 cn units pulling. Short train, mixed freight on the head end. Also sounds like that broke down wb at shaftsburg might be moving again. Couldn't hear the other side of the conversation. They were discussing a drawbar now.
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KC8RBK wrote:116 by 205 at 2237. 2 cn units pulling. Short train, mixed freight on the head end.
116 just cleared the Chicago Wye at Durand 1:10 AM sounds like CN 5693 leading.

Edit to add:

116 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 1:22 AM 204 axles.

edit again: 116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 2:05 AM.
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Train 116 was SB past MP 22.5 at 2:52 am with a short mixed train.

At 7 am a very short (four or five cars) SB went by MP 22.5 with three or four locomotives.

At 1:30 pm Train 451 went NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly. Second of two CN units was cowl 2414.

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For what it is worth, LORAM rail grinder headed west through Durand, around 1:40 PM.

In watching the Durand camera and rewinding a bit saw a westbound with a former Soo engine.
This went west at 11:57 AM
CN 5674 leading
BCOL 4617
CEFX 6020 (Ex-Soo)
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502 departed southbound from Durand at 7:29 PM.

CN 2276,
CN 5632,
NS 7317.

Edit to add:
502 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 8:25 PM 366 axles.
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Train 391 went NB past MP 22.5 at around 8 pm with three CN locomotives.

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Manistique wrote:Train 391 went NB past MP 22.5 at around 8 pm with three CN locomotives.
391 Cleared the detector MP 34.2 about 9:30 PM, with 82 axles.
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116 by 205 at 2211. I missed the power but from what I saw it looked like roughly half racks and half wells.

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KC8RBK wrote:116 by 205 at 2211. I missed the power but from what I saw it looked like roughly half racks and half wells.
116 just cleared the Chicago Wye 11:41 PM, Looked like CN, and CSX in the dark.

edit to add: 116 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 12:35 AM 496 axles. CN 8011 leading.
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Short 149 by Durand at 0715

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502 cleared the Chicago Wye at Durand 6:38 PM.
32 loads, 17 empty.
3315 feet long.

CN 2628,
CN 2169,
GTW 4625.

Edit to add:

502 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 7:28 PM, 212 axles.
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