CN Updates-June 2019

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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

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Manistique wrote:That 513 from around 6 pm just returned heading back to Pontiac with about a dozen cars and 5456 as power at 8:42 pm.

And at 9:48 pm returning 514 with 5459 and 5844 are working hard with their long NB container train passing MP 22.5. Next up should be 391. Amtrak 352 was on time tonight for the first time in awhile.
M391 entered the side track at South Edison for about an hour. Not sure what customers that train serves there. They still haven't gotten the signal to go north at Rodney as of 9:12 PM.
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Conrail1- wrote:M38461 27 CN3094 CN 2834 @South Haven
E29671 27 UP 6147 @Gaines
M39491 27 CN 3852 CN 3022 @South Bend
Q116 @ Haskell
Q148 @ VALPO CN 2454 CN 8804
L50131 27 @ CAPAC CN 8809 CN 2255
M38331 27 @BAYVIEW CN 2233 CN 8857 and 84th in the consist DPU CN 8832
M39161 27 @CHAPMAN CN 5631 not sure on rest of consist at this time
M39891 27 @ FLINT CN 5712 CN 8814 IC 2719 heading East
On ATCS, I'm seeing what looks like a local (or road switcher) train on the south end of the Shoreline Sub at Greenings. They may be using the siding there to run around their train and, if they do what I saw them do on a weekday evening a few months ago, will back down the lead toward the Monroe DTE plant to do work around the Port of Monroe. Any idea what train this is? I thought I heard a 903 symbol used a few months ago but am not certain.
R90361 27 CN 5446, At this time he is at Plum creek.
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Conrail1- wrote:
blueheron13 wrote:
Conrail1- wrote:M38461 27 CN3094 CN 2834 @South Haven
E29671 27 UP 6147 @Gaines
M39491 27 CN 3852 CN 3022 @South Bend
Q116 @ Haskell
Q148 @ VALPO CN 2454 CN 8804
L50131 27 @ CAPAC CN 8809 CN 2255
M38331 27 @BAYVIEW CN 2233 CN 8857 and 84th in the consist DPU CN 8832
M39161 27 @CHAPMAN CN 5631 not sure on rest of consist at this time
M39891 27 @ FLINT CN 5712 CN 8814 IC 2719 heading East
On ATCS, I'm seeing what looks like a local (or road switcher) train on the south end of the Shoreline Sub at Greenings. They may be using the siding there to run around their train and, if they do what I saw them do on a weekday evening a few months ago, will back down the lead toward the Monroe DTE plant to do work around the Port of Monroe. Any idea what train this is? I thought I heard a 903 symbol used a few months ago but am not certain.
R90361 27 CN 5446, At this time he is at Plum creek.
Now he just lined to Lang yard.
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Q14921 27 @CREDIT HALTON SUB CN 3200 CEFX 1024
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R90361 27 CN 5446, At this time he is at Plum creek.
Thanks, R903 it is. I've seen pictures people have taken in years past of the local going from Lang to Monroe, but it was usually much earlier in the day, and the train was identified as an R901. Maybe if the daytime Lang Yard crew heads north, it is an R901, but if the evening crew heads north, it is an R903?
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M39891 28 @Spring lake CN 3804 CN 3053 UP 5449 UP 2580 GTW 4610
M39671 27 @ Sedley CN 2978 CN 2814
C76491 27 @ Schoolcraft BNSF 8795 BNSF 6124 BNSF 6053
L50531 28 @ Charlotte CN 2825 CN 2682
Q14891 27 @ Lapeer CN 2454 CN 8804
Q14921 27 @ Lapeer CN 3200 CEFX 1024
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M38261 27 @ Mt Clemens CN 2851 CN 2830
M39931 27 @ Sarnia CN 5727 CN 2677 CN 5443
M38331 27 @ Sarnia CN 2233 CN 8857 CN 8832
M39731 27 @ Sarnia CN 5796 PRLX 211 CN 8933
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Looks like M383 derailed in the Tunnel this morning, will update later today. 34 cars on the ground, DPU pushed derailed cars into roof of tunnel, some damage.
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Looks like local is departing Pontiac Yard for Detroit . Didn’t see engine.
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What looked from a distance as 116 (containers) went SB past MP 22.2 at 8:25 am. Was walking and too far from the track to see it, only hear it blow for Opdyke Road crossing.

And the local that AARR reported leaving Pontiac at 9:19 am just went SB past MP 22.5 at 9:31 am with 5456 (again) running in reverse.


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GT 4912 just went SB past MP 22.5 with one tank passing MP 22.5 at 1 pm. This must be a 513 and puts two locals on the south Holly at the same time today like the old days when 950 and 515 were doing so.

I wonder if there will be any reroutes through the Detroit River Tunnel by CN because of the derailment in the St. Clair River Tunnel today?

Train 371 with blue GETX 2039 between a CN and a UP is NB passing MP 22.5 at 1:15 pm at about 40 mph.

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Looks like East bound trains will be detouring down the Holly off the Flint sub and using the Windsor tunnel, also not sure of
accurate info but some traffic maybe detouring to Toledo and then East. Will post more when it comes available.
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Conrail1- wrote:Looks like M383 derailed in the Tunnel this morning, will update later today. 34 cars on the ground, DPU pushed derailed cars into roof of tunnel, some damage.
Thanks for posting this. WWJ was reporting on the derailment this morning, but this little detail wasn't included anywhere else I've looked for information on the derailment. And now it makes a lot more sense why I've also been hearing that the tunnel could be closed for a couple of days...

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Is there any chance that some CN trains could reroute via the NS Detroit District from Detroit to Butler then use the NS Chicago Line for the rest of the trip? (M397 and M399)
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Returning Train 513 with 4912 passed MP 22.5 on the Holly lite at 2:50 pm after a short stint on the Holly this afternoon.

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514 departing from Flint. Going to hold at Durand for a bit for 371.

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Returning 515 with a short train was NB past MP 22.5 at 5:50 pm returning to Pontiac.

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Does anyone have the "Whereabouts" of the two "Bessemer" engines that were in MI last weekend? They are engine numbers 866 and 878!!!! :!: Please help locate these!!!! Is 878 up in Flint? :?: Also, is 866 still in Battle Creek? :?: Someone here should know! I hope one comes back down to Flat Rock as I'll be in Allen Park area this Sunday (6-30)!!!! :wink:
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GTW6401 wrote:514 departing from Flint. Going to hold at Durand for a bit for 371.
If they have to detour 148/9 for a few days I wonder if they'll change where 514 stages cars for them. Years ago I saw cuts of loaded wells being swapped at snow but that was way before I was fluent enough in operations to know why or by what train.

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