NS Updates - 2020

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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:57 pm
121, NS 4355 & 9601 turning the corner at Delray.
Yup caught this train in Melvindale! The reason I was there was to catch CP 141 west! "Mazon" and I got there with plenty of time! I found out before leaving that it was in Windsor at 11:45 a.m. Figured this train would take time with "Customs!" Got there around 2 and it came around 4 p.m. with CP "WWII" SD70ACU #6644!!!! WOW, our first time seeing one of these! Got good pix as it led in the sun! This must be one of those rebuilt SD90(43)MAC units from the 1990s! I found out later we missed an eastbound "Rail Train" with two CPRail SD40-2 units─including a "Pac-Man!!!!" :roll:
CP "WWII" 6644: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/CP6644
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Robertrains wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:30 pm
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:57 pm
121, NS 4355 & 9601 turning the corner at Delray.
Yup caught this train in Melvindale! The reason I was there was to catch CP 141 west! "Mazon" and I got there with plenty of time! I found out before leaving that it was in Windsor at 11:45 a.m. Figured this train would take time with "Customs!" Got there around 2 and it came around 4 p.m. with CP "WWII" SD70ACU #6644!!!! WOW, our first time seeing one of these! Got good pix as it led in the sun! This must be one of those rebuilt SD90(43)MAC units from the 1990s! I found out later we missed an eastbound "Rail Train" with two CPRail SD40-2 units─including a "Pac-Man!!!!" :roll:
CP "WWII" 6644: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/CP6644
The foam was thicc chasing the CP rail train today. There had to be 30-40 people chasing from Milan/Belleville into Detroit. There was crowds at every Romulus crossing and enough to fill up a few lanes at Thunderbowl.

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OK LansingRailFan was the "FOAM" thicker for "WWII" CP 6644 leading, or the SD40-2s on the "Rail Train?" :?: Man, I missed that by a couple hours!!!! Now, this reminds me of a time in 1998 of a CP Rail train with five SD40-2 type locos─which was more common back then! :D I took these four pix of that train eastbound in Livonia, MI on CSX:

CP 5626 leads five locos with STL&H #5648 (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.): http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5391389

CP 5626 leads five locos with STLH 5648 (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.): http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5391390

CP 5626 leads five locos with STLH 5648 (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.): http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5391391

CP 5626 leads five locos (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.): http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5391392

Let's not forget about "Classic" CP Rail "Alcos!" My 1st time at "Dearborn Yard" (Rougemere) in January 1991, I photographed at age seven (Canon® 35mm S.L.R.): Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4533848


LansingRailFan wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:01 am
Robertrains wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:30 pm
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:57 pm
121, NS 4355 & 9601 turning the corner at Delray.
Yup caught this train in Melvindale! The reason I was there was to catch CP 141 west! "Mazon" and I got there with plenty of time! I found out before leaving that it was in Windsor at 11:45 a.m. Figured this train would take time with "Customs!" Got there around 2 and it came around 4 p.m. with CP "WWII" SD70ACU #6644!!!! WOW, our first time seeing one of these! Got good pix as it led in the sun! This must be one of those rebuilt SD90(43)MAC units from the 1990s! I found out later we missed an eastbound "Rail Train" with two CPRail SD40-2 units─including a "Pac-Man!!!!" :roll:
CP "WWII" 6644: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/CP6644
The foam was thicc chasing the CP rail train today. There had to be 30-40 people chasing from Milan/Belleville into Detroit. There was crowds at every Romulus crossing and enough to fill up a few lanes at Thunderbowl.
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I believe its 14n by rye Beach rd in huron, Ohio at 1136. 2 ns leading with 2 more in the middle. A bunch of new tractors on the head end. Video later

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Roberttrains I’d say it was for the rail train but that was just the first of several Photo ops in the same area. You also had EJE 663 running LHF under the arches and then the CP 141 as well.

Was a busy day on the east side for sure.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Roberttrains I’d say it was for the rail train but that was just the first of several Photo ops in the same area. You also had EJE 663 running LHF under the arches and then the CP 141 as well.

Was a busy day on the east side for sure.
Very cool! Do you know what time EJE SD38-3 #663 was running through Allen Park? Where was that engine in the mid afternoon? There should also be IC SD70s around!!!!
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Wb loaded coal train with 2 ns coming into sandusky, oh right now moving slow. Not sure if its for the port here or points west. 1518

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Robertrains wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:26 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Roberttrains I’d say it was for the rail train but that was just the first of several Photo ops in the same area. You also had EJE 663 running LHF under the arches and then the CP 141 as well.

Was a busy day on the east side for sure.
Very cool! Do you know what time EJE SD38-3 #663 was running through Allen Park? Where was that engine in the mid afternoon? There should also be IC SD70s around!!!!
I’m not very familiar with the area but the L571 crossed the NS line around 1-1:30, dropped a bunch of cars and then headed south.

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65K with 2 ns clear sandusky bay draw bridge 1747. Video later of it crossing said bridge

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Wb table train by 475 in toledo with 2 bnsf units at 2225. I saw these units light in sandusky a few hours ago headed east. Im guessing they turned in sandusky yard and got the tables locally. Both facing west. Also heard of table trains wb on csx today. Were these in storage for bnsf maybe?

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Wb amtrak by 475 in toledo at 0635. Not sure what train number it is.

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KC8RBK wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:39 am
Wb amtrak by 475 in toledo at 0635. Not sure what train number it is.
Looks like that would have been 49, the Lake Shore Limited from New York & Boston.

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I saw NS Norfolk Southern Train 120 crossing 14 Mile around 3:35 p.m. Did not get a good picture here! Oh yeah, it had "Horse-head" High Hood NS GP38-2 #5011 leading,
NS ES44AC 8104 - Lehigh Valley® "Heritage," NS ES40DC #7702!!!! Well this was a great "Lash-up!!!!" :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D Later I went to Sterling Yard and photographed this power sitting!!!! Now, NS 5011 was uncoupled and sitting right beside the Lehigh Valley® unit! It was easy to get pix at the end of the entrance road! Another NS "High Hood" unit switched the yard! Glad to catch these HH units still around!!!! :wink:
EDIT: Here's a video (© Flying Eagle TV) of this train parking at Sterling Yard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB1ff6l ... KcCy9F5AG4
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Conrail Heritage Engine 8098 sitting at Sterling.

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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Conrail Heritage Engine 8098 sitting at Sterling.
:mrgreen: Yup, got NS "Conrail Heritage" ES44AC #8098 as a "Light Engine Movement" just north of Chicago Road, Warren, by the Red Run Drain bridge! Around 4:40 p.m. :D :D Good stuff lately!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Robertrains wrote:
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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Conrail Heritage Engine 8098 sitting at Sterling.
:mrgreen: Yup, got NS "Conrail Heritage" ES44AC #8098 as a "Light Engine Movement" just north of Chicago Road, Warren, by the Red Run Drain bridge! Around 4:40 p.m. :D :D Good stuff lately!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Nice! My dad worked at GM Tech Center on the east side of the Conrail SA tracks and south of Chicago Road in Warren from July, 1956 until he retired on February 18, 1980.

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CP w.b. #141 with CP 8004, UP 2582, UP/SP 6310, OS ROBERTS in Taylor, MI on the Wabash at 1203 on Sep 08, 2020. All units facing West.

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121, NS 1833 and 9767 at Milwaukee Junction.

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121, NS 1022 & 8142 at Milwaukee Junction

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358 is yarding their train at Oakwood.

Also had a westbound CP T40 at Delray waiting for signals into Oakwood

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