CN Updates: August 2018

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CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:49 am

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:58 am

CN 5705 & an ex CSX leaser on 148 by East Lansing at 03:57
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:52 am

933 west on 1 at mill 0945. 1 unit and 2 empty beams.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:55 am

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:19 am

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:23 pm

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:27 pm

Eb mixed freight by mill at 1727. I saw 2 cn, not sure if that was all or not
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 pm

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:56 pm

Believe 451 was going by as I came home. I missed the power. By 205 at 2050
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:03 pm

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:43 am

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:02 am

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?
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:14 am

A SB followed Amtrak 351 out of Pontiac this morning. Maybe 116? Didn't see it.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:14 am

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:37 am

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:21 pm

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:17 pm

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

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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:18 pm

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:15 pm

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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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:39 pm

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