CN Updates-March 2019

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CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:49 am

EB manifest by 205 at 0149. 2 units pulling but I didn't get out fast enough to see what they were.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:01 am

Wb manifest by 205 at 0300. 2 units pulling
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:31 am

Last night at 2:45 am a NB extra container train went by MP 22.5 on the Holly. Very slow, very long and a DPU in the middle. First extra container train I have seen in months.

Right behind it was an Amtrak train NB at 2:55 am, if it was 354 it was two hours late, and must have been on the container's block as it too was going slow.

At 5:25 am a SB 116 rolled by my house.

Then as I was waiting for Amtrak 351 to roll by my house this morning around 6 am SB, a NB Amtrak rolls by. Turns out it was 354 running six hours late. The earlier late Amtrak was 352, six hours late.

As soon as 354 arrived in Pontiac, 351 must have left as I heard on go by around 6:15 am. Though it is a two-track main line, Amtrak can only use Main 1 on the Holly as that is the only track that has boarding platforms in Troy. Good idea. So 351 had to wait for 354 to arrive in order to use Main 1.

I also heard but did not see another SB at MP 22.2 at 6:30 am. Busy morning on the Holly south of Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:11 pm

E271 by Mount Clemens depot at 13:00. CN/NS, 76 racks.

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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:13 pm

502 working court at 1305. Power was too far east to get a look
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:36 pm

502 was passing the depot in Durand heading south on the Holly Sub at 5:31pm. Former BNSF/ATSF warbonnet leaser leading with a generic CN unit trailing.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:07 pm

Wb manifest by 205 at 1805. 2 cn
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:32 pm

L533S departed Mount Clemens for Detroit and Ferndale at 18:05. CN/CN, 1 centerbeam and intermodal.

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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:08 pm

Train 515 returning to Pontiac passing MP 22.5 NB at 7:05 pm with IC 6200 as power today.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:40 pm

364 by 205 at 2040
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:45 am

149 by 205 at 0843. Bnsf 6145 leading ic 2426
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:10 am

365 by 205 at 0910
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:09 pm

Weekend South Holly Local Train 515 had ex-DTI 6223 as power today. It went SB past MP 22.5 around 9:30 am.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:07 pm

Shorter eb manifest by 205 at 1206 with a single cn pulling.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:20 pm

Train 371 with a CN leading a UP elephant style was NB past MP 22.5 at 12 noon.

Returning Train 515 with 6223 NB past MP 22.5 returning to Pontiac at 1:20 pm.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:56 pm

Eb manifest by 205 at 1553. Cn x up cn.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:11 pm

Another WB manifest by 205 at 1610. 2 cn road units and cn 4704 trailing.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby Man o' War » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:39 pm

L533S departing Mount Clemens at 17:33. CN/CN, several loaded boxcars, intermodal and very large dimensional load on rear end. Looked to be a transformer on depressed flat with idler gons front and rear. Moving at restricted speed.

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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:46 pm

116 by 205 at 2245. Wide cab of unknown flavor leading cn. Auto rack a few cars from the head end with some really nasty square wheels.
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Re: CN Updates-March 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:46 am

Wb manifest by 295 at 0043. 2 units pulling, couldn't see what kind. Probably 90% empty beam cars. A few box cars and tanks mixed in. 2 bulkhead flats on the tail loaded with aluminum round bars.
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