CN Updates: September 2018

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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Train 451 was NB past mp 22.2 at 12:40 pm with a Citi ex-Soo SD60 in blue leading a CN locomotive.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 515 just went SB past MP 22.5. And get this, it had two locomotives, 6221 and 4632. And it was a long train again. So they must have combined the two south Holly Sub/Mt Clemens sub locals as reported above. Two locomotives might be needed to bring the longer train up the Hill in the afternoon on the way back? But it is mostly empties on that leg of the trip. Who knows?


Keep an eye out to see if L513 heads south in the evening more often than it typically has been. Maybe they'll pick up some of the workload?
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby FlyingCoffin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:18 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 451 was NB past mp 22.2 at 12:40 pm with a Citi ex-Soo SD60 in blue leading a CN locomotive.

Flipped version of Q116's lashup last night. Trailing unit is CN 2510.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:06 pm

Train 515 passed MP 22.5 NB at 4:05 pm with just 4632 as power. It left 6221 somewhere on its run. It had a long string of empty centerbeams and a few boxcars.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby bnsfben » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:19 pm

391, CN 2580 and an ex UP GECX north through royal oak at about 20:15 with about 10 cars
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:01 pm

Eb stack train by 205 at 2058. I only caught the tail end but all I saw was over seas traffic so not sure what it was.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:58 pm

Westbound coal empties with3 BNSF engines through Lansing at 00:54.


148 through Lansing at 01:12. Looked like a pair of lease units.

391 through at 01:30. CN / CITX
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:43 am

Well, there was a 513 last night on the Holly south of Pontiac. Went SB around 10 pm and came back north past MP 22.5 around 3 am. Blueheron13 was prophetic.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:10 pm

1300 my better half called me to say eb by 205 with red white and blue bcol, 4 cn ald orange prlx. She didn't mention the consist.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:16 pm

Train 515 SB past MP 22.2 at 12:20 pm. Didn't see the power.

Track equipment working the S-Curves south of Opdyke Road in Bloomfied Hills on Main 2 at noon today.

Train 451 with a CN, UP and PRLX 203 (Warbonnet) NB passing MP 22.5 at 2:16 pm going slowly, probably a slow order with the work going on the tracks up in Pontiac at Woodward Avenune. Edit: 451 has quite a long string of track equipment in tow near the front of the train, not sure if on the tracks or on flat cars (looks like on the tracks; do they have couplers?) and maybe that is the reason for the slow speed?
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:49 pm

Looks like 502 working cory 1448 ic leader
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:40 pm

M385 by North Mount at 16:35. CN 3100/Citirail/GTW 6420 (last GTW GP40 roaming the system).

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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:23 pm

Man o' War wrote:M385 by North Mount at 16:35. CN 3100/Citirail/GTW 6420 (last GTW GP40 roaming the system).

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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:50 pm

Robertrains wrote:
Man o' War wrote:M385 by North Mount at 16:35. CN 3100/Citirail/GTW 6420 (last GTW GP40 roaming the system).

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Do you know where GTW GP40-2 #6420 is headed? :?: Could it be going to Flat Rock? That's a nice engine!!!! :wink:


Well, it's headed to Flat Rock and my best guess is that it will be returning to Toronto on M384 - possibly tomorrow. It has been through here a number of times this summer. Appears to have been given a bath and touched up - looked pretty clean from my perspective today.

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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:45 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 515 SB past MP 22.2 at 12:20 pm. Didn't see the power.

Track equipment working the S-Curves south of Opdyke Road in Bloomfied Hills on Main 2 at noon today.

Train 451 with a CN, UP and PRLX 203 (Warbonnet) NB passing MP 22.5 at 2:16 pm going slowly, probably a slow order with the work going on the tracks up in Pontiac at Woodward Avenune. Edit: 451 has quite a long string of track equipment in tow near the front of the train, not sure if on the tracks or on flat cars (looks like on the tracks; do they have couplers?) and maybe that is the reason for the slow speed?


451 through Charlotte at 2042. No track equipment
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:10 pm

M384 by Mount Clemens depot at 20:23. CN/BCOL, 148 cars.

E271 by MC depot at 21:18. CN, 66 empty autoracks. Met 384 at Haven.

L533S by MC depot at 21:40. GTW 4934, 57 containers. Met 384 at Haven.

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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:16 am

L533N by South Mount at 01:15.

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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:17 am

Wb stack train by 205 at 0615. Moving really slow, I didn't hear why on the radio. Pretty early for 149 but I do see 53' on it.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:08 am

I saw what from a distance looked like a very early 451 rolling through Pontiac at 8:51 am with two CN locomotives. Trackwork is still going on there at Woodward (which has been closed at the tracks for two or three weeks now).

Well, now I am not so sure the above train was 451. Out walking I heard another NB freight go past MP 22.5 at 12:10 pm which would have been more of 415's times. So maybe one was an extra this morning.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 pm

M383 was by North Mount at 02:25. CN/CN.

L533N was by Mount Clemens depot at 05:28. GTW/GTW, 147 containers. GTW 4934 picked up an extra GTW unit (also blue) at Moterm for the trip back to Sarnia.

The earlier L533N reported at 01:15, was apparently another local that was working the south end of the MTC sub. Did not see the power, but it had many tanks and centerbeams.

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