CN Updates- November 2018

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CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:06 pm

451 working cory. I cant see the power. Pretty long train though 1804
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:42 am

Eb with up leader by 205 at 0735. I didn't see what kind of cars....getting ready for work. He's meeting 149 at mill, 364 at okemos.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:14 am

149 by 205 at 0812. 562 axles cn up cn
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:54 pm

Train 451 is NB passing MP 22.5 on the Holly at 1:53 pm with two CN's leading two UP's, leading a leased ex-CSX and another UP for six locomotives today.

Train 515 was NB heading back to Pontiac with 6221 at 3:35 pm.

Train 280 SB past MP 22.5 with a UP locomotive as sole power at 7:57 pm.

Train 391 NB next passing MP 22.5 at 8:05 pm .
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:52 pm

I saw southbound train 533 again with "Blue" GTW GP38-2 #4934 and "CN" painted GTW GP38-2 #4929!!!! It had three empty "Center Beam" flatcars and seven loaded
"Well Car" sets, cleared Masonic Road, Fraser, 4:53 p.m.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:50 pm

Wb by 205 at 2048. I would guess its 451 but if so he's lost a couple units on the trip. Sounded like 1st 2nd and 4th unit were online pulling hard. Long train but I missed the axle count.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:01 pm

Around 4 am a SB went past MP 22.5. I presume it was 116. There has not been an "extra" container train on the Holly that I have seen in months. That weekly international one from Prince Rupert has seemed to stop running.

At 7:30 am a SB 280 went by with two former CSX lease units as power. There has been a lot of 280-type all autorack trains lately on the Holly.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:11 pm

Eb manifest by 205 at 1808. Soo line leading cn. It's lined all the way to shaftsburg right now.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:21 pm

At 4:30 pm or so another Train 280 went SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly with a single BNSF locomotive. That is the only freight train I saw so far today out back.

At 9 pm Train 391 went NB past MP 22.5 with a BNSF locomotive leading a CN one right behind a late running Amtrak 353.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:02 am

At 11 am Train 515 with what looked like 6221 again SB past MP 22.5 with a long train of loads.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:03 pm

M383 by Mount Clemens depot at 12:15. CN/NS and mid-train CN dpu. Long train.

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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:23 pm

L533S met M384 at MOUNT siding at 18:58.

L533S, CN 8850/GTW 4929/GTW 4934, 1 empty centerbeam, 30 containers for Moterm.

M384, CN/ex CSX, 110 cars.

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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:00 pm

Train 391 NB past MP 22.5 at 8 pm. Couldn't see the power in the dark. Very short train.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:05 pm

M385 by Mount Clemens depot at 20:00. CN/CN/ex CSX, 112 cars. Met 384 at HAVEN siding.

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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Man o' War » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:39 am

L533N by Grove Park (MTC MP 22.5) at 00:37. GTW/GTW/CN, 167 containers and long string of bare tables.

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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:48 am

Man o' War wrote:L533S met M384 at MOUNT siding at 18:58.

L533S, CN 8850/GTW 4929/GTW 4934, 1 empty centerbeam, 30 containers for Moterm.

M384, CN/ex CSX, 110 cars.

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Didnt realize the Mt Clemens siding could hold 31 cars. :o
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:10 am

280 type train by 205 at 0708. Didnt get to the window fast enough to see the power.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:56 am

Eb at cory m1 2 up units. Solid empty beam cars!
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:59 am

Late Report:

A number of trains ran on the Holly last night.

The usual 502 went SB out of Pontiac around 9 pm.

I heard another SB around 2 am or so. I presume it was 116.

At 3 am or so what sounded like a light engine (geep) went SB. I presume 513 venturing south of Pontiac for something, maybe work at Moterm?

And, unless I was dreaming, another SB went by at some point.
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Re: CN Updates- November 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 am

Train 515 SB past MP 22.5 out of Pontiac at 10:30 am with 6221 again today.

Around 12:30 pm that 280 reported earlier went SB past MP22.5 with two BNSF locomotives.

At 1:30 pm Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 with two BNSF locomotives. Whose railroad is this again?
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