CN Updates- October 2018

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CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby SD70ACe Fan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:03 am

WB Green light M2 at Mill around 9:40AM.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:35 am

Train 515 SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly at 11:34 am. Two locomotives today, 6221 and 4632. We will see if they both come back to Pontiac tonight.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:35 am

451, BNSF 6160 is at Delray. 2 BNSF, 2 CN
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:09 pm

That 451 is rolling NB past MP 22.5 at 2:09 pm. The two BNSF units were probably off that 280 yesterday afternoon. The two CN's were being towed not running.

At 5:23 returning Train 515 was NB past MP 22.5 with both geeps like this morning (4632 leading 6221). It had a fair number of boxcars in the train, including a Mexican railroad one (TFM?). First time I have seen one that is not an autorack.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:28 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:451, BNSF 6160 is at Delray. 2 BNSF, 2 CN


6 units when he came by 205 at 1828. 2 bnsf and 4 cn 1828
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:07 pm

An early 391 NB past MP 22.5 with a CN leading a former BNSF PRLX lease unit and a UP locomotive. Short train.

And at 9:30 pm or so SB 502 went by MP 22.5.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:46 am

What sounded like a geep went NB past MP 22.5 at 6:10 am with a short train. I am guessing they ran a 513 local down the Holly south of Pontiac last night and this was it returning to Pontiac.

Train 950 SB past MP 22.5 at 10:30 am with 6221 and 4632 as power again.

Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 11:00 am with two BNSF locomotives, a CN and BC 4605.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:41 am

Eb by 205 at 1140. 5 cn. Last unit was a 4 axle but had more rounded edges than the gp's I usually see. Almost like an old alco. Does cn still have any of those still around?
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:44 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Eb by 205 at 1140. 5 cn. Last unit was a 4 axle but had more rounded edges than the gp's I usually see. Almost like an old alco. Does cn still have any of those still around?


After doing a little searching that unit looked like a MLW RS-18 or something similar. Hopefully someone with better knowledge of motive power will see it along the way.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:02 pm

Train 391 was NB past MP 22.5 at 8:50 pm.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:04 am

Overnight I heard what seemed to be a returning to Pontiac 513 around 3 am passing MP 22.5 of the Holly. It sounded like a geep and a short train so my presumption it was the evening local 513. This has been running more since 950 was stopped last week.

And around 5 am or so I heard a SB passing MP 22.5. I presume it was 116 at this is its usual time to pass but I have not seen this train or heard any reports of it lately. Certainly it has not been running during daylight hours (late) like it used to. Is it still running?

At 12:54 pm Train 451 is NB passing MP 22.5 with a CN leading an NS and GTW 4623, a GP9r.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:25 pm

IC 9571 west by 205 at 1724. Kinda looked like K933 with the local traffic out of Cory. Maybe swapping power as they do from time to time. Maybe 934 will come back later with a new unit. Short train, maybe 20 or 30 cars.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:31 pm

Ballast regulator leading rail tamper east by 205 at 1831
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:04 pm

2138 eb with stacks and 2 units by 205. Maybe 116. 2202 wb with 2 units and racks on the front. Cant see what else.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 pm

Train 502 SB past MP 22.5 at 10 pm.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:49 am

Manistique wrote:Overnight I heard what seemed to be a returning to Pontiac 513 around 3 am passing MP 22.5 of the Holly. It sounded like a geep and a short train so my presumption it was the evening local 513. This has been running more since 950 was stopped last week.

And around 5 am or so I heard a SB passing MP 22.5. I presume it was 116 at this is its usual time to pass but I have not seen this train or heard any reports of it lately. Certainly it has not been running during daylight hours (late) like it used to. Is it still running?

At 12:54 pm Train 451 is NB passing MP 22.5 with a CN leading an NS and GTW 4623, a GP9r.


Is Q116 still running? Yes I just saw it leave Pontiac at 1am. All intermodal tonight with 456 axles of train. They met 391 in Holly.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:55 am

At 5 am or so I heard a NB blowing for Opdyke Road with the classic CN haunting horn. Figured it was an extra road freight. As it passed my house it sounded like a geep so I figured it was another evening 513 local on the Holly returning to Pontiac. Must be a different locomotive on it today as the usual geeps have their own sounding (and loud) horn.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:06 am

0706 149 by 205. Missed the power.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:46 am

What looks to be a 116 by 205 at 0745. 3 cn. 3rd unit is the ic 9571 reported by here last night.
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Re: CN Updates- October 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:09 am

Amtrak 353 just went by MP 22.5 out of Pontiac and had 26 and 33 running elephant style on the headend. Must mean that 350 will be bringing a replacement locomotive today for Pontiac and will probably have a locomotive on the front and rear.

Train 515, with 6221 solo today, SB past MP 22.5 at 10:36, closer to its regular time following Amtrak 353 down the Hill.

What I presume is that late running 116 reported earlier on the Flint Subdivision was SB past MP 22.2 on the Holly at 11:30 am. I missed the power to confirm.

Train 950 returning to Pontiac passed MP 22.5 at 6 pm.

A Train 280 just went SB past MP 22.5 with a single BNSF locomotive.

Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 7:30 pm with three locomotives, a foreign one leading two CN's.
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