CN Updates - April 2018

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I caught what sure looked like 116 at Williams Lake Rd. at 11:25 PM. I don't think it was over 4,000 feet long. Power had CSX marking but did not get the chance to see if they were ex-CSX leased units or current "On loan" CSX units. The lead unit was 960 or 980, Trailing was 920.
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Today, 4-22, I caught a southbound train (maybe late 383) with "Rare DPU Equipped" CN C44-9W #2202 and CN C44-9W # 2('triple 6'), 98 cars!!!!
It cleared Kelly Road, Clinton TWP., at 1:11 p.m.
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Wb by 205 at 1953. CSX 920 & 989 for power. The units off last nights 116

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765 departed Durand westbound about 1:05 AM 1 BNSF leading 2 CN trailing.
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An early Train 451 with two CN units NB past MP 22.5 at 10:50 am on Main 2. As it was passing my house Amtrak 353 flew by SB on Main 1 for a high-speed meeting on the two-track Holly mainline.

What looked like 116 or an extra 116 led by a single cowl unit (I think), 4616 (I think) SB past MP 22.5 at 7 pm with some mixed freight on the head end. Shorter train.

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BCOL 4615 solo is south through Royal Oak at 19:19 with mixed freight on the head end and intermodal on the end. Not sure the symbol. Assuming intermodal to be set off at Moterm

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A short and with very few containers 116 was SB past MP 22.5 at 5 am this morning.

A short Train 451 NB past MP 22.2 at 12:30 pm. I did not see the power.

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A 764 with BNSF power is going through East Lansing at 20:24.
2 head end, 1 dpu

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148 by East Lansing at 03:42

CN 3010 & one of the former CSX leasers

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Eb by 205 with a up leader, black ic trailing. Consist is solid auto racks. 0713

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Eastbound cleared the detector MP 257.1 Flint sub. at 7:44 AM 684 axles. (thinking 348)
CN 2911 leading
CN 2925 trailing

505 is done at Durand and is returning to rest of train. NS 8911, GCEX 7371 (EX-CSX)

514 is waiting at CP PITT to head back to Flint GTW 4916 leading.
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KC8RBK wrote:Eb by 205 with a up leader, black ic trailing. Consist is solid auto racks. 0713
Must have been a 260, he was working cory when I came by.

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Eastbound cleared the detector MP 257.1 Flint sub. at 9:53 AM 396 axles.

CN 5659
CN 8940
CN 2980
CN 8964
BCOL 4652
CN 2598
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Train 950 went SB out of Pontiac around 10 am or so with blue 6221, a former DT&I GP38-2, today.

Train 515 was rolling SB past Woodard Ave in Pontiac in front of Amtrak at 10:40 or so this morning. Didn't see the power.

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An all intermodal train southbound on the Holly sub from Durand at11:38 AM.
CN 3014
CN 2514

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380 axles at MP 59.9, 11:52 AM
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765 is getting there train together at Durand. they have mixed cars up front.
BNSF 5733
BNSF 9391
BNSF 6433

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765 good to head west at 1:09 PM 15 loads 168 empty 10,043 feet long.
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That doublestack Jim reported on the Holly is just going SB past MP 22.5 at 2:04 pm.

Train 451 heading past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 2:51 with CN 3088 leading another CN GE then NS 9785 (?).

Next train 950 with 6221 NB past MP 22.5. Amtrak should be just leaving Troy Station now, about 30 minutes behind schedule, so they snuck two freights out in front of it.

Amtrak 350 had three or four additional cars on the tail end (including two Amtrak Superliners) that looked like an inspection train or business train and two locomotives back to back. I notice it is posted as being over an hour late leaving Pontiac and was about 45 minutes late arriving so I wonder if they are wying the train at Pontiac Yard instead of just running the power around it to keep the business cars on the tail end?

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I observed what appeared to be a rather late Q149 on the west end of the yard at Port Huron on my way home from work tonight (just before 7pm). The train was blocking Griswold Road, and the power appeared to be on the west end of the train. The cars were single and double stacked well cars, with the same type of containers I see on 149.

Is there another intermodal train running on the Flint Sub, other than the 148/149 pair?

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Train 116 went SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 4:20 am. Long train with a lot of mixed freight on the head end.

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GreatLakesRailfan wrote:I observed what appeared to be a rather late Q149 on the west end of the yard at Port Huron on my way home from work tonight (just before 7pm). The train was blocking Griswold Road, and the power appeared to be on the west end of the train. The cars were single and double stacked well cars, with the same type of containers I see on 149.

Is there another intermodal train running on the Flint Sub, other than the 148/149 pair?
The only one I've heard lately that didn't turn south at durand was 120 but I've only heard them once a month or two ago.

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