CN Updates: August 2018

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SB Intermodal at Royal Oak.

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What should be 502 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 6:32 PM. 1572 feet long, 108 axles.

Edit to add:
I caught this same train just south of Hatchery Rd. near MP 31. at 7:07 PM.
CN CN 8922, CN 2546.
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M385 by North Haven at 14:25. CN/BCOL/ex Soo Line SD60, 59 cars.

L533S by the Crawford intermediates (MTC 42) at 15:20. Coming off the Meskill prairie and descending into the Belle River Valley at 55 per. CN 5700, 1 loaded centerbeam and a long string of intermodal.

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E271 by South Mount at 19:10.

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Loaded windmill train (tubes, not blades) meeting 364 at 182 1958
Video up soon.
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M384 by Mount Clemens depot at 20:05. CN 5444/CN/CN, 115 cars.

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307 and 364 clear Haydon 2024

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I caught a lite power move at Williams Lake Rd. 10:07 PM. BNSF 6860, CN 2538.

They are headed up to the yard at Durand. My best guess is they will pick up coal empties from HESR & depart west as 764.

Edit to add:
Cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 10:47 PM. For what it is worth,136 feet long, 12 axles.
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L533N by Mount Clemens depot at 22:32. CN 5700, 217 containers.

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kc8bdr wrote:I caught a lite power move at Williams Lake Rd. 10:07 PM. BNSF 6860, CN 2538.

They are headed up to the yard at Durand. My best guess is they will pick up coal empties from HESR & depart west as 764.

Edit to add:
Cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 10:47 PM. For what it is worth,136 feet long, 12 axles.
765 is good to depart Depart Durand westbound at 1:06 AM with 134 cars, 7114 feet long. BNSF 6860, CN 2538.
Yes, I realize I had train number wrong earlier.
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KC8RBK wrote:Loaded windmill train (tubes, not blades) meeting 364 at 182 1958
Video up soon.

This was westbound thru Battle Creek just about midnight, didn't see the power.

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I caught 391 at Williams Lake Rd. at 2:40 AM. CN 5649, CN 2279, NS ????.

While I also caught 514 at Williams Lake about 2:30 AM. Had a GTW leading, Was not close enough to see numbers.

Edit to add:

391 cleared the detector at MP 59.9 at 3:21 AM.
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There is a train 280 holding at Durand waiting on 391 to clear. BNSF 8461.

Edit to add:

280 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 4:06 AM. 5397 feet long, 234 axles.

280 will stop at Pontiac just long enough to pick up some paperwork.

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I caught 280 at Airport Rd.at 4:42 AM. BNSF 8461 solo.
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Wb by 205 at 0635. Mixed freight, 4 units. Last one looked like a Citi lease unit

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Another wb mixed freight by 205 at 0654. 3 cn

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And yet another mixed freight wb by 205 at 0715. 3 units. Cn leader, blue cefx and standard cab cn ge all elephant style.

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That 280 Jim reported last night went south from Pontiac shortly after his report. That was the second 280 yesterday.

There was a SB this morning around 5:15 am past MP 22.5. Maybe another 116?

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Man o' War wrote: » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:43 pm
M385 by North Haven at 14:25. CN/BCOL/ex Soo Line SD60, 59 cars.

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Is this
"Ex Soo Line" SD60 still in SOO paint? Do you know the engine number? I hope it comes north on train 384 today, August 28! Does anyone know if this unit will lead? :?:
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382? Is at Nolan.

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Local 515 with 9571 went SB past MP 22.5 following Amtrak 353 down the Hill around 10:10 am.

Local 950 followed with 4934 and two locomotives in tow. They were the ones from that doublestack train yesterday afternoon that went lite back to Pontiac last night. Look for an extra intermodal sometime today out of Moterm.

At 1 pm Train 451 went NB past MP 22.2 with a leased ex-Soo Line SD60 leading a CN narrow nose GE and an IC SD70 and a BNSF unit with a long train.

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