CN Updates- January 2019

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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:36 pm

933 is currently working cory with up 4863. They're supposed to take that unit and a cut of cars to the creek once they're rounded up. Eb with 3 cn by cory at 1127. Mixed freight. Maybe 398 or 96.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:43 pm

The Saturday 515 local is SB out of Pontiac past MP 22.5 at 11:40 am with a short train plus two CN road locomotives behind 5930 today. Maybe another container extra out of Moterm today with that road power?

At 1 pm Train 451 with 8013 leading 5673 is NB passing MP 22.5 of the Holly. Rare all-CN powered train today.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 pm

502 with a pair of up emds working cory. Head end is between canal and crowner dr 1359
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:03 pm

Eb empty rack train by 205 with a pair of ns wide cabs 1500
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:30 pm

Short manifest eb by 205 at 1529. Zebra cowl 2403 is lone unit.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby bnsfben » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:45 pm

A451 at Durand at 1544 with CN 8013 leading
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby bnsfben » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:56 pm

CN 2411 east through Durand at 1555
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:04 pm

bnsfben wrote:A451 at Durand at 1544 with CN 8013 leading


Symbol changed to M371. CN 8013 and CN 5673.

371 was to meet an eastbound at Bancroft and two more at West Shaftsburg. One of those trains is L502, with UP 4113 and UP 4689.

L504 is also heading east with CN 2403 solo.

Also have an X117 out of Moterm today. It will have CN 2260 and CN 2128.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:19 pm

Eb manifest by 205 at 1617 with 2 cn and a former csx
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:45 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Eb manifest by 205 at 1617 with 2 cn and a former csx


396, CN 2871, CN 3081, GECX 7309.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 pm

KC8RBK wrote:Eb empty rack train by 205 with a pair of ns wide cabs 1500


Light power wb by 205 at 1705
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:55 pm

X500, GTW 4916 is going from Flint to Durand - they will be clearing a few tracks out at Durand, then back to Flint.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:32 pm

364 by 205 at 2030
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:23 pm

Short wb by 205 at 2122. Mixed freight. Report from a friend was ge power leading but I missed it. No grass growing under his wheels
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:29 pm

Amtrak 352 is about an hour and a half late into Pontiac this evening, passing MP 22.5 just now at 9:24 pm. All the Wolverines are now down to five cars, their usual length.

That comment above by 6401 about Train 451 now being reclassified as Train 371 is interesting. That was the original number of this train a few years ago. It has some significance, like its ultimate destination or something that has changed. If I recall, when it was Train 371 before it all went to one railroad and when they changed the symbol to Train 451 it meant the train was split up and went to more than one railroad. Anyone know? I think it is more advantageous/profitable to CN when it is a Train 371.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby bnsfben » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:19 pm

CN 2128 North through Royal Oak at 22:15 with an intermodal train out of Moterm.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:38 am

116 by 205 at 2335. Didn't see the leader but cn trailing.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:50 am

371 and 451 switched their origin points. 371 is now a Flat Rock to UP - Arlington, Texas train. 451 is a Battle Creek to IHB Gibson Yard.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 am

Wb manifest by 205 at 0047. 2 units.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:39 am

Slow moving eb by 205 at 0137. 2 units in the lead, didn't see what flavor. Loaded auto racks on the head end. Mid train dpu notched out by the time it got to me.
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