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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:30 am
by Doktor No
BL2-1843 wrote:
GP30M4216 wrote:D708 east just by now at 12:40 with two units and 11 cars. 4 empty centerbeams in consist.... where are those going?


Goes to GLC at Ann Pere for lumber loading.


There is a customer in McBain or Marion that loads what they call crane pads/equipment pads. Massive platforms that get bolted together for oil rigs, etc. MQT used to get them loaded at Alpine/Michigan Rail.
Could be loading them at other places too. Where ever the most convenient spot for cars and trucks that load them and best price happens.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:40 am
by KC8RBK
Doktor No wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:
GP30M4216 wrote:D708 east just by now at 12:40 with two units and 11 cars. 4 empty centerbeams in consist.... where are those going?


Goes to GLC at Ann Pere for lumber loading.


There is a customer in McBain or Marion that loads what they call crane pads/equipment pads. Massive platforms that get bolted together for oil rigs, etc. MQT used to get them loaded at Alpine/Michigan Rail.
Could be loading them at other places too. Where ever the most convenient spot for cars and trucks that load them and best price happens.


Biewer lumber in mcbain loads finished lumber. Currently undergoing a $31m expansion so I expect them to be a more regular destination for beam cars.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:32 am
by Tlout
Michigan Shore 2019 with 10 hoppers, 2 tank cars north at Riley St. Holland 11:30 AM.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:13 pm
by BL2-1843
Late today as I have been out and about all morning. Q32914 was early and went west by Howell at 08:20. CSXT 35, single unit with 70 cars. Q32814 was late, as I only now just found out why, by Howell at 10:12. CSXT 8882 was leading but did not get a car or axel count because I did not see it, only heard it.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm
by Tlout
West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 3:34 PM. BNSF 9290 leader.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:59 pm
by ~Z~
Tlout wrote:West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 3:34 PM. BNSF 9290 leader.

E800 west by Grand Junction 5pm.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:05 pm
by donnieland
326 short consists both Thursday and Friday
Thursday - 64 cars
Friday - 61 cars
Friday nights 327 634 axles thinking three motors works out to 154 cars 9273' by east wy 824pm

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:39 pm
by Jochs
P370-14 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like IDTX 4601 leading.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:22 pm
by Jochs
Q327-14 is currently going through St. Joseph.
edit: 11:32 pm, 630 axles, 9341 ft. at DD91.9

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:35 am
by justin_gram
D700 CSXT 2039 EB @ SJ Bridge

Q326 EB @ CG 128.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:42 pm
by justin_gram
Q326 has ET44AH CSXT 3266, SD40-3 CSXT 4075. 2 autoracks in the train, both empty. Think one flat with new pipelines. Approach Limited at Vine at 12:27.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:58 pm
by Jochs
justin_gram wrote:Q326 has ET44AH CSXT 3266, SD40-3 CSXT 4075. 2 autoracks in the train, both empty. Think one flat with new pipelines. Approach Limited at Vine at 12:27.

Currently going through Riverside. Sounds like pushers will meet them at Grand Junction. Apparently there is a coal train parked at Grand Jct. that the power will be used and returned once 326 is shoved up Saugatuck Hill.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:09 pm
by ~Z~
D700 east by Holland 1:11pm. Saw them go by at Anthrax Curve with my family in tow, while enroute to a rock and mineral show.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:40 pm
by donnieland
326 BY BANGOR CAM AT 135PM 2 MOTORS AND 130 CARS TODAY IICC

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:57 pm
by BL2-1843
Q32915 by Howell at 14:45. CSXT 552+5226+6012 with 138 cars. Around 20 cars of stone on the head end, 30 more on the rear end. GP40-2 6014 has not been seen in Michigan, or at least west of Plymouth since Nov. 8, 2008. Lead two units on 329 was the power for Q328 this morning, by Howell at 06:55 with 57 cars.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:59 pm
by Jochs
~Z~ wrote:D700 east by Holland 1:11 with my family in tow

Your family was riding D700? :P :lol:
Or do you consider D700's cars your family? :lol:

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:28 am
by justin_gram
E800 WB at 91.9 DD at 01:24. 532 axles, 6978 feet.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:40 am
by justin_gram
P371 with AMTK 90200, 3 Supers, and IDTX 4601 trailing was west by Bangor at 07:32.

Coal train east at the cam at 08:39.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:09 am
by justin_gram
N800 east Approach Hilltop @ 11:09.

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: September, 2018

Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:17 pm
by BL2-1843
Q32916 by Howell at 12:57 with 47 cars. CSXT 34. single unit. Earlier, Q32816 went east by Howell at 06:55 with 50 cars, and had the same three units as yesterdays Q32915.