CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue May 21, 2019 3:18 pm

Y106 west at Seymour 15:13. Looked like an SD40-2 leading?
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby SW » Tue May 21, 2019 7:57 pm

SB D737 clearing 7 Mile Rd. CSX 4225 leading.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby Jochs » Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 pm

P370-21 is currently going through Riverside. Sounds like IDTX 4613 leading.
Q327-21 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like CSXT 916 leading.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue May 21, 2019 11:30 pm

Wrote down 3271 for the second unit when by Howell at 08:12 and counted 88 cars.


It was 3271. Just a slip o' the keys on my part! Dang small cell phone keyboards :)

Q327 was thru Bangor at 20:15 with the same power from Q329 and 97 cars. The last 15 were empty CSX ballast hoppers.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed May 22, 2019 10:13 am

W008 with a pair of CSX AC4400s eastbound has an approach limited at CH 146 10:12.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed May 22, 2019 11:09 am

Caught 329 at Cochran rd at 1003. Single unit and 30-40 cars. Video shortly
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:29 am

Late again (Me) but the single unit on Q32922 this morning was CSX 5478, by Howell at 07:32 with 32 cars. Q32822 went east at 05:04 with CSX 5310+4010 and 100 cars. Stone empties on the rear.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed May 22, 2019 2:16 pm

SD80MAC wrote:W008 with a pair of CSX AC4400s eastbound has an approach limited at CH 146 10:12.


Clear ma 1410. Sounds like they may run around it at williamston
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed May 22, 2019 3:03 pm

As of 3pm, that w008 is W08119 herzog ballast it's calling itself, CSXT 315 leading, out at Trowbridge lansing. d80221 just brought some empties down to Grand Junction, detaching to push N80022 from there. e80019 will go on duty around 6pm to take those empties at Grand Junction west. D700 got annulled again today.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby Tlout » Wed May 22, 2019 5:17 pm

BNSF 8779, 6238 north at Riley St. Holland 5:05 PM. No pushers.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed May 22, 2019 7:12 pm

W08119, assuming that is what they were calling it, by Howell at 17:08. CSX 315+66 with 57 Herzog ballast cars. Was out of power in Howell for several hours this afternoon and could not report the train until now.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby SW » Wed May 22, 2019 7:59 pm

WB D717 just turned north at Plymouth. CSX 5365 + 83 cars.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby SW » Wed May 22, 2019 8:09 pm

NB local just turned east at Plymouth. CSX 6914 + 2344 + 13 gons, 2 tankers, and 2 empty centerbeams.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu May 23, 2019 6:21 am

06:21 EDT P37123 WB BLOWING THROUGH GRANDVILLE.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Thu May 23, 2019 7:59 am

q32623 republic IN. q32722 arrived chicago 2:30am . q32823 elmdale MI since 7:40am, left grand rapids 2am. q32923 brighton MI. w08119 arrived plymouth MI last night.
d70023 grand rapids. d70722 arrived lansing 3am.
n80023, e80021, e80023, e80122 in system. e80019 curtis IN.
q15023 set for 11am north baltimore. q15123 on duty 9am detroit. q13122 QI 260 IN. q13222 east farrington IN.
q50823 on duty cincinnati. q50923 walbridge. d701/d702 arrived.
Amtrak p37123 riverside MI.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby soolinegp38 » Thu May 23, 2019 8:46 am

I believe Q328 has some form of broken coupler. Last 30 or so cars are cut and blocking whitneyville road while the rest of the train is in the siding at Elmdale. Power is currently on the cutoff end
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu May 23, 2019 8:50 am

soolinegp38 wrote:I believe Q328 has some form of broken coupler. Last 30 or so cars are cut and blocking whitneyville road while the rest of the train is in the siding at Elmdale. Power is currently on the cutoff end

Thx. Just listened to the overnight archive on the feed and got this info:
2:40am - GDLK Z739 heading from Hughart over to Wyoming Yard to do their pickup.
4am after passing east end fox, q328 calling the trainmaster. stuck in thornapple river valley. ATCS shows a train in the siding at Elmdale, on main between Elmdale and Fox, and lined westbound into siding at Fox.
down to 22lbs on brakepipe. can't get headlights on, breaker problems. Lead unit csxt 4229 computer went out on it. CSXT 5478 trailing. Trying to double the hill at Thornapple. On the cut they tried to take, had major wheel slip at MP136.9. At 6:30am, q328 headend with engineer at Alto, taxi up there too, told taxi to go to McCords to go get the conductor. Took 57 cars with them. Put in siding at Elmdale. As of 7am, plan was to put first cut to Elmdale, shove 2nd set of cars to Fox, go to downtown GR, spin power, have CSXT 5478 lead, and take cars from Fox to Lansing.
D700 can get to Hartford and Coloma today, not like Sawyer though due to MOW.
9:26am update - D70023 west at Bangor, CSXT 6549, 15 cement hoppers, 1 loaded lumber centerbeam for Grandville, 5 steel coil hoppers, and 1 tank likely for Hartford.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby soolinegp38 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:39 am

Thanks for the update Z. Q328 just tied down at Fox and the plan is to go to Sunnyside, turn the power, get another engine and then re-crew and start heading back East
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu May 23, 2019 10:39 am

As of 10:30am, q328's lite power is at Plaster Creek in GR. recrew for q328 is on duty at 11:45am. Grabbing a CSXT 8400 series for extra power. Recrew will be done in GR, then new crew will get cars at Fox, then Elmdale, and continue towards Lansing.
11:24am - D700 east at Bangor, CSXT 6549, 5 steel coil cars, 1 loaded centerbeam for Grandville, and 15 cement hoppers for Grandville. Q329 likely in the blocks between Lake Odessa and Lansing.
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Re: CSXT Train Location Updates: May, 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu May 23, 2019 12:10 pm

Q328 east with 5478, 4229 and 8400 light power at Breton 12:07. Grabbing their first half of train at Fox, sounds like they’ll be meeting Q329 there as well.
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