CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby dave989 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:26 am

trnwatcher wrote:07:53 EST A HUGE Q326 IS IN CHICAGO HEADED FOR GR. 196 CARS, 15600 TONS AND 11700 FEET LONG. WILL HAVE MID TRAIN HELPERS.
In all the years I've lived in the area, I've never seen mid train helpers on anything here before. This I gotta see!
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Tlout » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:05 am

CSXT 895, 910 (coal drag) north at Riley St. Holland 11:02 AM. CSXT 573, 701 pushing.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:09 am

dave989 wrote:
trnwatcher wrote:07:53 EST A HUGE Q326 IS IN CHICAGO HEADED FOR GR. 196 CARS, 15600 TONS AND 11700 FEET LONG. WILL HAVE MID TRAIN HELPERS.
In all the years I've lived in the area, I've never seen mid train helpers on anything here before. This I gotta see!

Q326 was reported at the DD mp CG91.9 @ 11:08am with 810 axles & 11.640 feet long. 3 engines & 198 cars for the typical DD math.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby justin_gram » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:11 am

Huge Q326 just passed Vine at 11:05. One DPU, CSXT 931, mid train. 2 CSXT units up front.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:21 am

The interesting part will be if they still stop for pushers or if they'll try to take Q326 up the hill 2+1. If all 3 are AC units its possible they could make it with 15,000 tons. I've seen the 18,000+ ton coal trains make it with just 3 units, but the conditions were ideal.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:31 am

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32930 by Howell at 08:28 this morning with CSX 237+4227 and 88 cars. D708 took 60 more cars back to Lansing yesterday for 329 pick up, if they get them. Q32830, showing the lack of no Q326 yesterday, went east at 06:00 with CSX 935 single unit and all of ONE car. That's O-N-E car.

Sounded like Q329 being reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 @ 11:28am with 2 engines & 149 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:42 am

justin_gram wrote:Huge Q326 just passed Vine at 11:05. One DPU, CSXT 931, mid train. 2 CSXT units up front.

Q326 reported by Riverside mp CG80.1 @ 11:36am & seen with CSX engines #3201 + #5303 headend & also spotted with some Inter-modal cars in the mix.
Q326Bangor approach mp CG60.35 @ 12:14:55 with CSX engines #3201 + #5303 & CSX #910 as DP after the 88th car & 200 cars total. It had some loaded well cars that had thrown off the DD calculations. He made it over the Saugatuck Hill.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:55 pm

Q326 with 3201 leading East at Zeeland at 13:30 with lengthy consist as described.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:40 pm

N801-28 eastbound loaded coal train with BNSF engine #5793 leading reported from mp CG95 @ 16:35
Q327 reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 @ 17:32 with CSX engines #237 + #4227 & 59 cars. He has a signal to go into Waverly/Holland at mp CG23.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Jochs » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:39 pm

N801-28 is currently going through Hartford. Sounds like BNSF 5793 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:59 pm

Jochs wrote:N801-28 is currently going through Hartford. Sounds like BNSF 5793 leading.

N801-28 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 17:47:48 with BNSF engines #5793 + 1 & 130 loaded coal cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates November 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:55 pm

Q327 is on the move out of Holland & reported from mp CG28 @ 18:53 with CSX engines #237 + #4227. He had 59 cars when he went into Holland to dop off some.
Q327 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 19:58:50 with CSX engines #237 + #4227 + 1 & 57 cars. He had picked up a CSX engine & dropped off 2 cars in Holland tonite.
D801-30, the 2 CSX pusher engines with #701 leading, had followed Q327 to meet N801-28 in Grand Junction siding mp CG53.9 and on the move @ 20:20
N801-28 had stopped at the east end of Wells siding mp CG41.4 to let E800-30 go inside Wells Siding to clear for Amtrak then N801-28 will continue to Holland.
E800-30 with CSX engines #895 + #910 had reported from mp CG39 @ 21:28
DD CG44.2 reporting E800-30 @ 21:34 with 532 axles & 6784 feet long. 2 engines & 130 cars & they've decided to run him into Grand Junction mp CG53.9 instead.
Amtrak P370 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 21:52:22 with engine #4602 & 4 SuperLiner cars.
E800-30 at Bangor @ 22:24:10 with CSX engines #895 + #910 & 130 empty coal cars.
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