CN Updates- November 2018

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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:02 am

Last night around 9 pm what I presume was 502 went SB past MP 22.5.

A few minutes later what may have been the local 513 followed 502.

This morning a SB followed Amtrak 351 out of Pontiac. I caught the tail end and it looked like mixed freight so if it was 116 it had stacks on the headend.

Amtrak 353 had eight cars today and an engine on both ends. Must be Thanksgiving week! Just passing MP 22.5 at 10:12 am, on time.

Train 515 with 5930 again today was SB past MP 22.5 around 11 am.

Train 451 was NB past MP 22.5 around 2 pm or so. Leased ex-CSX leading a BNSF locomotive. Short train.

Train 515 was NB returning to Pontiac passing MP 22.5 around 4 pm with 5930.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:23 am

Eb manifest by 205 at 1023. 2 cn leading. Fairly short train.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:02 pm

Eb rack train by 205 at 1500. 2 up units elephant style
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:19 pm

Eb manifest by 205 at 1518
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:39 pm

GTW 4912 heading for the Mundy Wye in Flint. Going to work at GM Parts Division off Dye Road.

The UP powered autorack is 270. 398 is also heading eastbound.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:31 pm

Wb manifest by 205 at 1930. 4 units.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:34 pm

L502 has a lengthy setout for HESR at Durand. UP 7872 and CN 2563.

CN 5603 West just hit the detector at MP257.1 - 240 Axles.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:07 pm

Wb manifest by 205 at 2007. Missed the power.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 pm

That 5603 west had a CSX leaser trailing. Through East Lansing about 20:30. I think they are waiting at Cedar for Amtrak.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:10 pm

502 is approaching Linden on the Holly Subdivision.

Amtrak 364 is due into East Lansing at 9:24pm. 42 minutes late.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:51 am

Last night there was another 513 local prowling the Holly south of Pontiac. I heard it go SB past MP 22.5 around 2 am then heard it head back a couple hours later. Can tell by the sound of a single geep as power (must have had 4632). This is almost a daily event now.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:57 am

Light power west by 205 at 0645. Moving very slow.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:30 am

At 10:29 am a late 116 followed Amtrak 353 down the Hill out of Pontiac by my house. It had two CN locomotives and a UP one. Long train with more than half being mixed freight on the headend.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:34 am

116 - CN 5605, CN 5437, and UP 5323.

Amtrak 353 - 127 Solo today.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby dave989 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Will be in Battle Creek for the holiday. Looking for CN trains into and out of Battle Creek during the day. thanks
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:55 pm

L533S by Breitmeyer Hills (MTC 21.3) at 16:54. CN 5433/GTW 4934, 4 loaded boxcars.

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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:00 pm

M391 at Milwaukee Junction at 19:59. BNSF 9610 is third of three engines.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:02 pm

533N past 9 mile at 10:30
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:14 am

148 with CN 8007 & 5757 going through East Lansing at 01:14. Looks like they are meeting a westbound at Okemos.

CN 2607 & a BCOL cowl west at 01:30

And now 2938 & 2905 east at 01:35
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:28 am

Last night there was another 513 local out of Pontiac, this time with 5930 (its second trip on the Holly yesterday as it powered 515 too). It went SB past MP 22.5 at around 10 pm.

Right after 513 was 502 SB past my house.
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