CN Updates: May 2018

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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 27, 2018 12:38 pm

Another westbound west through Lapeer around 15 minutes ago. 3 units including PLMX rental and spartan cab SD?. Mixed freight including depressed flat car, lots of chemical tank cars and lumber.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun May 27, 2018 2:10 pm

About 1400 712 reported on the ground in snow yard. The detector covered up how many cars.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 27, 2018 2:32 pm

Eastbound through Lapeer. Mostly tank cars. Small blocks of pipe and agrium fertilizer cars.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun May 27, 2018 2:35 pm

Nothing so far today on the Holly south of Pontiac other than Amtraks.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun May 27, 2018 2:39 pm

KC8RBK wrote:About 1400 712 reported on the ground in snow yard. The detector covered up how many cars.


4 cars near the middle of the train at the extreme east end of snow yard just west of where the yard lead connects to the service. Can be seen from mt hope rd.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun May 27, 2018 3:27 pm

501 clear scanner (in Sarnia), en route to Port Huron.

Looks like a 271 on track 3 in PH. Leader is blue IC 2460, trailing unit is CN 2451.

396 is supposed to have BCOL 4611 trailing (3 of 3) a CN leader and a GECX unit.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun May 27, 2018 3:28 pm

Also, GTW 4626 was on the paper mill local this afternoon. They returned to the yard with 3 boxcars a little while ago.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun May 27, 2018 3:39 pm

501 has CN 8854 and CN 5457, elephant style.

323 has the light to head east.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun May 27, 2018 3:42 pm

AARR wrote:Another westbound west through Lapeer around 15 minutes ago. 3 units including PLMX rental and spartan cab SD?. Mixed freight including depressed flat car, lots of chemical tank cars and lumber.


By 205 at 1642
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun May 27, 2018 3:49 pm

323 has CN 2563 and CN 2148. F/R.

Today's the day for odd colored tank cars- 501 has a bunch of white ones and 323 has a bunch of green ones. 323 also has a couple loads of pipe, including one load surrounded by tank cars...
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun May 27, 2018 4:23 pm

I must have seen 323 in Lapeer. I remember the green tank cars and pipe loads.
GreatLakesRailfan wrote:323 has CN 2563 and CN 2148. F/R.

Today's the day for odd colored tank cars- 501 has a bunch of white ones and 323 has a bunch of green ones. 323 also has a couple loads of pipe, including one load surrounded by tank cars...
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun May 27, 2018 4:44 pm

Unknown eastbound just into the tunnel with CN 3800 and 2848. F/R. Lot of BN/ATSF/BNSF covered hoppers, including one unpatched FRISCO (SLSF) covered hopper!
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun May 27, 2018 5:08 pm

Sounds like 396 is close to PH.

271 is supposed to go down the Mt. Clemens Sub, but is about 1,000 feet beyond the switch for the Mt. Clemens Sub on the Flint Sub. They just got a light to shove back toward the tunnel to get to the correct side of the switch.

Meanwhile, 501 has the Sarnia Puller crew, which is now on overtime. They had to wait for at least one eastbound to get in the yard to make their setout here (PH), then after making that setout (on overtime), they were told to wait for 396 before they can return to their train.

Coincidentally, does anyone know what the 9th Hour refers to? It sounds like the crew invoking it is being relieved from where they sit.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun May 27, 2018 5:30 pm

Eb sand train by 205 at 1828. Cn leading ns and bnsf units.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KenB » Sun May 27, 2018 6:08 pm

CN sand train eastbound, OS E.Lansing at 1902. Power is CN 8005, BNSF and NS units trailing.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun May 27, 2018 7:54 pm

First freight train of the day led by CSX 4547 solo SB past MP 22.5 at 8:52 pm. All autoracks except for two covered hoppers one car back. Probably a 280. When I heard it blowing through Pontiac I thought it might be that sand train that was reported above. That might be coming next.

No sooner than that 280 clear my back yard than 391 comes rolling by with CN 2686 and BNSF 4296 with just five or six cars. So the Holly sub is waking up finally.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun May 27, 2018 8:50 pm

148 by 205 at 2140. 3 units pulling hard on a long train.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon May 28, 2018 4:52 am

To wrap up yesterday's reports, after 280 went SB another SB went past MP 22.5 around 10:30 pm. It shook the house so I presume it was that sand train reported earlier. Then about an hour later another SB, maybe 502, went by. Sometime after that another evening local (513?) went SB and returned NB to Pontiac at 4:30 am.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 am

0954 train 504 by 205 12x1 and 2 units, only one pulling.
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Re: CN Updates: May 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon May 28, 2018 10:36 am

eb by 205 at 1132. Standard cab ge leading. Medium size train.
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