CN Updates-June 2019

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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:55 pm

Train 514 returning to Flint passing MP 22.5 at 7:54 pm and not too long of a NB train today.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:22 pm

L533N finished working Mount Clemens and headed back to Port Huron. Rails are already getting rusty around here, and 533 is likely to be the only train operating on the north end of the subdivision for, at the very least, a few days - and even it might not be running.

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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby blueheron13 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:30 pm

Man o' War wrote:L533N finished working Mount Clemens and headed back to Port Huron. Rails are already getting rusty around here, and 533 is likely to be the only train operating on the north end of the subdivision for, at the very least, a few days - and even it might not be running.

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There might be a few trains that got stranded in Port Huron, I'm not sure. Maybe these might be sent south down the Mount Clemens Sub? Thinking M382, M394, Q148.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:17 pm

blueheron13 wrote:
Man o' War wrote:L533N finished working Mount Clemens and headed back to Port Huron. Rails are already getting rusty around here, and 533 is likely to be the only train operating on the north end of the subdivision for, at the very least, a few days - and even it might not be running.

Man o' War


There might be a few trains that got stranded in Port Huron, I'm not sure. Maybe these might be sent south down the Mount Clemens Sub? Thinking M382, M394, Q148.

Yup, darn derailment!!!! Well, does anyone know if that derailment will be all cleaned up by Monday, July 1? I will be in Port Huron that day photographing LSRC on the Dunn Paper® Spur! I would think trains could be running smoothly in three days! :?: Would there be any special "Cleaning Equipment" left in the area? Time will tell!!!!
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:56 pm

I caught what I suspect was 502 at Airport Rd. at 9:33 PM. CN 3022 CN 3852
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:02 pm

KC8RBK wrote:
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.


I also was wondering about 148/9. If CN routes them by way of the tunnel at Detroit/Winsor and the Holly Sub. Then my guess is they would just do the work at Moterm, eliminating L514 till things get back to normal.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:10 pm

Well, the dispatcher just told someone (I did not catch who, possibly 391) they would be waiting on 148 and 116.

Edit to add:
It will be 148 first and 116 will follow.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby blueheron13 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:03 pm

kc8bdr wrote:Well, the dispatcher just told someone (I did not catch who, possibly 391) they would be waiting on 148 and 116.

Edit to add:
It will be 148 first and 116 will follow.


A train just turned from west to south at Durand at 22:45. That's probably the Q148 from this morning that got stranded near Port Huron. And now, at 23:02, Q116 is turning south.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby kc8bdr » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:35 pm

blueheron13 wrote:
kc8bdr wrote:Well, the dispatcher just told someone (I did not catch who, possibly 391) they would be waiting on 148 and 116.

Edit to add:
It will be 148 first and 116 will follow.


A train just turned from west to south at Durand at 22:45. That's probably the Q148 from this morning that got stranded near Port Huron. And now, at 23:02, Q116 is turning south.


I figured that had to be the case with 148. it took me a few moments to get my head around why 148 was westbound on the Flint sub.

Any way 148 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 11:05 with 428 axles. 116 cleared the same location at 11:28 PM, with 156 axles.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:03 am

Looking at ATCS, around midnight a train came north into Detroit's East Yard from the Shoreline Sub. Was there for about an hour. Now is heading back south to the Shared Assets connection at Vinewood where it came from.

Also yesterday morning's Q148, which never made it to Canada, is approaching Milwaukee Jct. I believe I heard that the crew is short on time, so the train may halt at D&M for a while.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:27 am

I went over to my spot just off of Williams Lale Rd

#1 was 148 at 11:44 PM CN 8804, CN 2454.

#2 was 116 at 12:21 AM CN 2173, CN 8011.

#3 Should be 391 at 1:07 AM. CN 2222, BCOL 4654.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:16 am

At about 02:00 a westbound! freight went by the Durand cameras. Looked like a typical L501. Maybe it originated in Flint?
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:19 am

Looking at ATCS, around midnight a train came north into Detroit's East Yard from the Shoreline Sub. Was there for about an hour. Now is heading back south to the Shared Assets connection at Vinewood where it came from.


Heard desk 8 talking to GTW 6221, should have been them. Was a W900 series symbol.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:58 am

I went and caught 2 more trains at Williams Lake Rd.

#1 was 280 I missed seeing the power.
#2 was southbound and all intermodal I am guessing "today's" 148. Had CN 2707 leading.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:28 am

kc8bdr wrote:I went and caught 2 more trains at Williams Lake Rd.

#1 was 280 I missed seeing the power.
#2 was southbound and all intermodal I am guessing "today's" 148. Had CN 2707 leading.


A SB went past MP 22.5 south of Pontiac at 5:30 am then another SB followed Amtrak 351 down the Hill around 6 am. Probably these two trains. Didn't get out of bed to see them.

At 9:50 am a SB went past MP 22.5 with a single BNSF unit and, except for a few cars on the headend, all autoracks. I will call it a Train 280.

At 9:55 am NB is dragging a train past my house with two CN's. Maybe a reroute as there are a lot of tank cars and boxcars instead of autoracks. Long train. I have my scanner on now to see what train it is. My guess a reroute or that extra 256 (?)that sometimes runs out of Flat Rock. Update, the DS called it but I missed its number. Said that he forgot how long he was and was asking if he was going to make the Hill, which they did at about 15 mph. The reason for the call was that DS figured he would be long gone by now as Amtrak 353 is due out and they are delaying Amtrak. His bad, he admitted. He said they obviously forgot about the hill when they only gave the train 2 locomotives. So my guess is that it is a reroute.

It is 12:40 pm and no trains since the above report. So much for the great Holly Sub. reroute. Is anything moving anywhere?
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:00 pm

Observations from looking at the overnight Durand camera archive footage:
- At about 2:00 AM, a WB that looked like an L501 went through. Maybe cars from Flint, or stranded cars from Port Huron?
- At about 2:45, NB M391 turned west. It was mostly containers plus a few other cars.
- At about 2:53, an EB lined to Port Huron raced through. Led by two CN-painted GTW engines, it had what looked like a normal mix of freight, but also a string of gondolas filled with something light-colored, plus what looked like some maintenance/work equipment at the end.
- At about 4:00 AM, a single-BNSF autorack train went south on the Chicago Wye.
- At 4:45 AM, an intermodal train of all single stacks turned south. This may have been the Q122 sighted earlier in Indiana. Don't know if this took the Detroit tunnel or went to Toledo.
- At 5:45 AM, another single-BNSF autrorack train turned south on to the Holly.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:13 pm

A SB is rolling past MP 22.5 at 1:11 pm. Mostly autoracks. Maybe another 280? Two CN's leading a red and black JCLX ??? lease unit that looked like a GP-20, the first turbocharged EMD model. If so, that is a first on the Holly.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:28 pm

Manistique wrote:A SB is rolling past MP 22.5 at 1:11 pm. Mostly autoracks. Maybe another 280? Two CN's leading a red and black JCLX ??? lease unit that looked like a GP-20, the first turbocharged EMD model. If so, that is a first on the Holly.


I believe that jlcx was 2002. The person I got that from said it was a gp18 but couldn't find any history on it. Maybe someone on here has better resources.
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:41 pm

502 working cory, cant see the power from 69 1441
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Re: CN Updates-June 2019

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:04 pm

This was posted by Dean Brown on the OSSO FB group 2 hours ago:

"384-385 look to be Niagara routes as 332-333.
fwd: M36731 28 (M39731 28) ordered at Mac Yard for 1815 with CN 2918-CN 3064, planned to detour via CP between Windsor and Detroit and then head back onto home rails via Pontiac and Durand to Kirk Yard. M36731 29 and M36731 30 are also planned.
M36531 29 and M36531 30 (M385) are planned to run ex Mac Yard to Flat Rock via CP between Windsor and Detroit.
Q12731 29 (Q14921 29) is planned to run ex BIT tomorrow evening via Buffalo and Walbridge to Chicago via Detroit, Pontiac and Durand.
Q12291 28, Q12291 29 and Q12291 30 (Q148) are planned to run Chicago to Montreal via Durand, Pontiac, Toledo and Buffalo.
M35491 28 (M394) is ordered at Kirk Yard for 1915 to take a massive detour via Winnipeg to get to Toronto.
Other trains added into CN's Transportation Service Plan for the derailment but aren't planned to run yet include;
M32061 (Flat Rock-Toronto via CP Windsor)
M32491 (Kirk Yard-Toronto via CP Windsor - M394)
M32691 (Kirk Yard-Sarnia via CP Windsor and London - odd)
M32891 (Kirk Yard-Toronto via CP Windsor - M398)
M33261 (Flat Rock-Port Robinson via NS Airline Jct and Buffalo)
M33331 (Port Robinson-Battle Creek via NS Buffalo and Airline Jct)
M33461 (Flat Rock-Toronto via CSXT Walbridge and Buffalo)
M36931 (Mac Yard to Salem via CP Windsor - M399)"
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