CN Updates: August 2018

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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby bnsfben » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:13 pm

CN Eastbound through Durand at 16:43 with 3 engines up front. Leader very fresh paint.

L504 through Durand at 17:03 with 3 engines up front. Third was an Ex UP C40-8W
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby bnsfben » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:24 pm

M323 East through Durand at 17:18 in elephant style. CN D8 leading, Ex CSX GECX D8, BCOL C49-9W
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:27 pm

391 northbound at Williams Lake Rd. at 10:14 PM. CN 5709 leading, second CN trailing never was able to see the numbers.

Edit to add:

391 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 10:53 PM. 2648 feet long, 160 axles.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:51 pm

148 by 219 at 0051. Missed the power
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:42 am

Semi off the 127 bridge in east Lansing blocking both tracks. 1242 accidents are from this morning. I have heard 365 is still in the station.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:04 pm

Train 451 with an old faded 5600 leading a GE NB past MP 22.5 at 3 pm, both units working very hard up the hill.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:21 pm

I caught 502 at Williams Lake Rd. at 8:28 PM. CN 2279, CN 5649. Had a cut of newer looking intermodal cars without any containers, about a third the way back.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:45 pm

I caught 391 at Williams Lake Rd. at 10:08 PM. CN 2674, CN 2255. Short train tonight 10 to 15 cars with 5 or 6 being gondolas with track panels.

Edit to add:

391 ended up meeting 116 at Holly. 391 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 11:46 PM. 1281 feet long, 76 axles.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:01 pm

116 clear of the detector MP 59.9 at 10:57 PM. 8571 feet long, 404 axles. CN 3001 leading.

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I caught 116 at Williams Lake Rd. 11:41 PM. CN 3001, CN 2806. Was all intermodal tonight.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:56 pm

Southbound 533 at the station in Mt. Clemens with just a "Regular" CN SD75I, #5700, and two cars! One loaded "Well Car" set and a "Center Beam" flatcar loaded with pipes!
It passed the MTM station, 3:25 p.m.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:23 pm

A Train 280, all autoracks, SB past mp 22.5 at 6 pm with a single BNSF unit following Amtrak down the hill.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:16 pm

Robertrains wrote:Southbound 533 at the station in Mt. Clemens with just a "Regular" CN SD75I, #5700, and two cars! One loaded "Well Car" set and a "Center Beam" flatcar loaded with pipes!
It passed the MTM station, 3:25 p.m.

Yup, I caught northbound train 533 with the same engine! It had 38 "Well Car" sets, cleared Masonic Road, Fraser, 7:27 p.m.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:44 pm

Light locomotive 4934 drifted south past MP 22.5 out of Pontiac around 8 pm tonight. Must be Train 513 doing some work at Moterm this evening.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:20 pm

Something is coming through mt Clemens right now but I am too far away from the tracks to see what it is
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:41 pm

Stack train eb by 219 at 0040. Cant see any details from 496.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:14 am

116 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 1:11 AM. UP 5780 leading.

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I caught 116 at Williams Lake Rd 1:50 AM UP 5780, UP 4546.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:08 am

I have the Durand scanner feed going and heard a train 388 (not sure I have that correct) with BNSF 5933 leading clear the detector MP 257.1 at 1:40 AM. 294 axles.

This was an eastbound train.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:06 am

Last night, 533 and 385 met at New Haven.
533 first arrived and went into the siding at around 20:20 with CN 5700.
385 came through at track speed at 21:01. CN 2685, 2157, & 5444 with 144 cars.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:56 am

This morning:

Train 515 followed Amtrak 353 down the Hill with 9571 as power again.

Around 10:30 am an early 451 with two UP's leading a BNSF went NB past MP 22.5.
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Re: CN Updates: August 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:00 pm

What looks like Train 116 SB past MP 22.5 at 6 pm with a CSX lease unit leading a CN one. Can't be a late 116 today as Jim reported a 116 this morning at Pontiac, which I heard go SB past my house around 2:30 am last night. This one that just went by had some mixed freight on the headend. Maybe it is an early 116 for tomorrow? Or an extra?
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