CN Updates: August 2018

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391 with a solo UP engine through East Lansing at 02:48. Running a little late tonight.

edit 03:14

A pair of CSX engines just went west with a coal train. They are stopping at Cedar.
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CN 5705 & an ex CSX leaser on 148 by East Lansing at 03:57

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933 west on 1 at mill 0945. 1 unit and 2 empty beams.

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Got a quick glance at what looked like a Blue GT GP-38 leading two CN road units SB past MP 22.5 at 9:53 am. Maybe a lite local Train 950 taking the power from that doublestack extra yesterday from Pontiac to Moterm for an extra NB Doublestack today? They snuck out ahead of Amtrak 353 leaving Pontiac in a minute or so.

Train 515 with 9571 SB past MP 22.5 at 10:25 am.
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Must be track work of some sort in Lansing today. When I went under the tracks on Lansing there was a back home dragging a rail over the bridge. Also a power outage around 205 until about 1500. Not sure if it'll effect cn or not. I'd expect flashing bungalow lights in the area. Also the live stream and scanner feed will be down until it comes back on and I can get home.

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At 4:50 pm Train 515 NB returning to Pontiac with 4571 went past MP 22.5.

At 5:22 pm, what I presume is a late 451 is NB past MP 22.5 with a very long train and a CITX blue unit leading a UP one going a good speed up the hill.

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Eb mixed freight by mill at 1727. I saw 2 cn, not sure if that was all or not

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Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 8:44 pm with a real UP locomotive leading a BNSF one and a leased CSX locomotive.

Note: no extra doublestack train ever went by my house today that I saw with that road power that Train 950 took south this morning. Maybe it went up the Mount Clemens Subdivision?

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Believe 451 was going by as I came home. I missed the power. By 205 at 2050

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L533S had a running meet with M384 at Mount siding - 22:45.

L533S, UP 5533, 4 boxcars, 6 empty centerbeams, 60 containers.

M384, CN/BCOL/CN/GTW 5849, 136 cars.

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149 by 205 at 0642. It has to be a segment. Since cn with a short train. During the night I saw 3 others. I would guess 116, 189 and 148 but viewing them with one eyeball partly open from bed I can't be sure.

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I like your posts, MoW. Are the box cars aluminum ingots for Metro Aluminum in Mt. Clemens and the center beams from Carter Lumber in Macomb?
Man o' War wrote:L533S, UP 5533, 4 boxcars, 6 empty centerbeams, 60 containers.
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A SB followed Amtrak 351 out of Pontiac this morning. Maybe 116? Didn't see it.

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What appeared to be a southbound light power move turned on the high wye in Durand and went south down the Holly Sub at 10:39am. I could hear it going through Linden at 11:05am. I'm not 100% sure on what the power is, as it's hard to make out details on the camera at that distance, but it looked like it might be a single GT engine. Coulda swore it looked blue.

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AARR wrote:I like your posts, MoW. Are the box cars aluminum ingots for Metro Aluminum in Mt. Clemens and the center beams from Carter Lumber in Macomb?
Man o' War wrote:L533S, UP 5533, 4 boxcars, 6 empty centerbeams, 60 containers.
The boxcars were indeed from Metro Aluminum, empty centerbeams from both B&D Drywall and Carter Lumber, marine containers from Halifax and Port of Montreal, most of the domestics from Toronto (BIT).

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Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 4:10 pm with five locomotives: a UP one leading a CN then one of those former Conrail IC blue GE's, then GTW 4921 then another CN locomotive and a long train.

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M385 by Mount Clemens depot at 19:10. CN/CEFX, 132 cars.

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Man o' War wrote:M385 by Mount Clemens depot at 19:10. CN/CEFX, 132 cars.
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What is the CEFX locomotive number?
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Robertrains wrote:
Man o' War wrote:M385 by Mount Clemens depot at 19:10. CN/CEFX, 132 cars.
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What is the CEFX locomotive number?
Didn't get it - going by too fast!

M384 by North Mount at 20:10. CN/CN, 127 cars.

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Train 391 passing MP 22.5 at 8:39 pm with 5612 and 8806.

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