CN Updates- October 2018

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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 pm

533 was racing north past cass road a few minutes after 9. Back to back GTW's
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:02 pm

116 by 205 at 2200. 3 units. I didn't see any freight.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:05 am

At 9 am a local out of Pontiac was SB past MP 22.5 with 6221 as power. I presume it was 515 but it looked more like the old 950: It was earlier than 515 usually is and it had only a few tank cars as its train like 950 often had and was not the long train of loaded centerbeams and covered hoppers like 515 usually is. I won't be home to see if the real 515 follows Amtrak 353 down the Hill today to see if my suspicions of this being a 950 are right or not.

And at 9:15 am what appears to be an early 451 is NB past MP 22.5 with two BNSF locomotives as power.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:54 am

At 9 am a local out of Pontiac was SB past MP 22.5 with 6221 as power. I presume it was 515 but it looked more like the old 950


Extra 513 running today.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:51 am

The real 451 just went NB past MP 22.5 at 12:49 pm with a grey Citi lease unit leading a BNSF cream and green unit and 5932, a GTW SD40-2, trailing. The earlier freight must have been an extra this morning like we had at least once before.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby AARR » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:28 pm

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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:23 pm

That extra daylight 513 with 6221 went NB past MP 22.5 headed back to Pontiac at 4:30 pm with a few cars.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:14 pm

Manistique wrote:The real 451 just went NB past MP 22.5 at 12:49 pm with a grey Citi lease unit leading a BNSF cream and green unit and 5932, a GTW SD40-2, trailing. The earlier freight must have been an extra this morning like we had at least once before.


That was an E233 with BNSF 8068 and 6521.

CN has been running a few autorack trains from Flat Rock directly to the BNSF at Eola, Illinois.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:03 pm

And there was a 515 today along with that daylight extra 513. It just went NB past MP 22.5 on its way back to Pontiac with 4632 as power and the typical train of tanks, empty center beams and covered hoppers at 7 pm.

Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 7:47 pm with what looked like two BNSF locomotives (been seeing more of these than CN's lately out here). It was out in front of Amtrak 352 which hasn't gone by yet and is running a few minutes late tonight.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm

116 by 205 at 2205. Manifest eb at 219 ahead of it.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 12:50 pm with CN 2416 cowl/zebra/stubby nose leading a 5700.

At 1:34 a SB all autorack train went past MP 22.5 with a solo UP locomotive. I presume it is a Train 280.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:29 am

148 by 205 at 0126. Missed the power, no grass growing under his wheels tonight.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:49 am

251 ran out of Flat Rock this morning with UP 5249 and CN 5627. Autorack traffic going directly to the UP at West Chicago, Illinois.

451 has CN 2625 and 8010.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:58 pm

Long wb by 205 at 1855. 2 cn, 1 orange bnsf. Had a cut of flat cars on it with orange racks, maybe for frames in the middle.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:01 pm

GTW 4632 just went SB lite past MP 22.5 at 7 pm. I presume it is a 513 out of Pontiac.

Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 7:20 pm. BC Rail blue unit trailing a CN. Short train.

GTW 4632 heading back lite to Pontiac passing MP 22.5 at 9 pm.

Train 502 SB past MP 22.5 at 9:35 pm.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:29 am

Westbound through Lapeer. Didn’t get a visual.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:04 am

A Train 280 is flying SB past MP 22.5 at 12 noon with a single UP locomotive.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby AARR » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:25 pm

Eastbound through Lapeer. No visual.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:30 pm

Train 451 rolling NB past MP 22.5 at 1:30 pm with a CN leading a BNSF.

An early 513 with 4632 SB past MP 22.5 at 4:40 pm with a few cars plus a cut of doublestacks that must have been set off at Pontiac for repair off of 116.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:43 pm

Saw the 102 job at Oakwood Yard this morning with traffic from NS. Had GTW 4900 and 5852.
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