CN Updates- October 2018

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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:45 pm

Train 502 SB past MP 22.5 at 9:30 pm passing a late Amtrak 353 in my backyard.

At 2:30 am or so a NB all autorack train went past MP 22.5. Must have been one of those extras for BNSF or UP in Chicago. The third all-auto rack train yesterday by my house. At 3:30 am a SB went by. Didn't get up to see it but it was long and I presume it was 116. Probably had the crew from the rack train tacking south by the timing.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:24 pm

L533S departing Mount Clemens for Detroit and Ferndale at 16:20. GTW/GTW, 3 boxcars, 3 domestic containers.

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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:36 pm

Train 515 with 6221 returning to Pontiac passing MP 22.5 at 5:35 pm.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:50 pm

x383 by South Mount at 18:06. 1 CN unit.

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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:07 pm

M384 by Mount Clemens depot at 19:04. CN/CitiRail, 80 cars.

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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:13 pm

L533N by South Mount at 20:12.

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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:34 pm

Man o' War wrote:L533S departing Mount Clemens for Detroit and Ferndale at 16:20. GTW/GTW, 3 boxcars, 3 domestic containers.

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Yup, I saw this train in Fraser and crossed Masonic Road, 4:29 p.m. "Blue" GTW GP38-2 #4934 with "CN" painted GTW 4929, three boxcars, one "Well Car" set!!!!

Man o' War wrote: x383 by South Mount at 18:06. 1 CN unit.

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Later I saw this "Extra" train!!!! :D It is not a
"CN" unit! It is "CN" painted BCOL "COWL" C40-8M #4615 with 71 cars, cleared Masonic Road, Fraser at 6:00 p.m.
Man o' War, it was way gone from Mt. Clemens by
"18:06."
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:21 pm

A long 385 just went by cass
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:53 pm

2351 wb at maple, 2 cn and so far mostly racks and 2 hi-cube box cars.
Update: bottom 2/3 is all mixed freight. A beautiful new 3 unit well car in the mix. Eb holding at maple 0002
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:27 am

1125 wb by 205 with blue devil leading cn elephant style. Not sure what train it is but there were 5 chip loads and 3 loaded beams from biewer (mcbain?). Was another long wb by ahead of him with 3 cn not more than 10m ago. I believe the blue devil was on 502 yesterday so that would make sense.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Late report but there was a weekend 515 powered by 4632 today that was headed back to Pontiac past MP 22.5 at 2:00 pm.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:03 pm

I photographed southbound train 533 crossing I-696 in Warren about 5:57 p.m. Again it had "Blue" GTW GP38-2 #4934 and "CN" painted GTW GP38-2 #4929 with "Boxcars" and loaded "Well Car" sets!!!! Now, I was at MTM, Mt. Clemens earlier and it was working the "New" business north of Hubbard Street! That's the old "Aluminum Ingots" place!!!! What is the new business? :?: That is good to see!!!! GTW :mrgreen:
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:44 pm

391 by Ferndale. 3 CNs.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:16 pm

116 by 205 at 2115. I didnt see the power.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:26 am

That 116 reported above went by MP 22.5 on the Holly at 3:20 am this morning. Amtrak 354 went NB a few minutes later, a couple hours late arriving in Pontiac last night for some reason.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Avnx » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:08 pm

I think this might be the reason for the late arrival.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 719621002/
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:41 pm

533N going by cass right now. 384 is not far behind. It is almost here. Gates are going down
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:45 pm

Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 9:43 pm with two UP locomotives leading a short train.

Late report: This morning around 8:30 am SB through downtown Pontiac there was another Train 280 with what looked liked one or two BNSF locomotives and a few cars of mixed freight on the head end. Saw it from a distance. There have been a lot of these all or largely all autoracks trains SB on the Holly lately.

Last night at 2:10 am a SB went past MP 22.5. Guessing it was 116 as that seems to be its usual time lately and it had road power on it.

This morning at 7:40 4632 went SB with a few cars. The timing and look of the train was like it was an old 950 instead of an early 515. Maybe a 513 disguised as a 950?

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 10:38 am on Main 2 with two BNSF locomotives leading two Kansas City Southern ones and a short train that had a lot of true TTX flat cars on the head end that look like for piggybacks. Haven't seen a trailer on a flat car in years out back.

Train 515 with 6221 just went SB past my house at 10:45 am on Main 1. Could hear it and 451 passing each other in Pontiac with their horns blaring at the road crossings. So there are two locals out of Pontiac this morning. First time in a month or so. Long train of boxcars, loaded centerbeams and tank cars.

A Train 280 just went SB past MP 22.5 with a BNSF locomotive as power (7203 maybe) at 12:27 pm.

What I called Train 950 this morning with 4632 just passed MP 22.2 NB on Main 2 on its way back to Pontiac with a very long train for a local and the GP9r working very hard to get it up the Hill. Amtrak 350 was immediately behind it on Main 1 running about 50 minutes late today.

At 5:39 pm, Train 515 with 6221 NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly on its way back to Pontiac with 17 cars, about half hi-cube short boxcars (plus one short 50') and the rest empty centerbeams.

At 7:50 pm Train 391 passed MP 22.5 NB. Didn't see the power. Amtrak 352 is running about 45 minutes late tonight, not having arrived at Troy yet.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:49 pm

384 by cass with CN and CSX. There's a train that was in the siding waiting for 384 and it is moving now. 533S with GTW 4929 and GTW 4934
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:11 pm

There is a flashing yellow light so 385 shouldn't be too far away... 385 is here finally. CN CN and CSX
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