NS Updates - 2020

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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby ns8401 » Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 pm

B19 Rolling East from Wayne at 1015 or so for Oakwood, 5346, 3316 and 30 mixed with the NW caboose in the proper place on the back. No auto traffic yet.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Fri May 22, 2020 1:36 pm

NS 1066 on 121 today thru Milan
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby Ypsi » Fri May 22, 2020 1:38 pm

LansingRailFan wrote:NS 1066 on 121 today thru Milan


They have not departed oakwood yet
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby Fred » Fri May 22, 2020 2:20 pm

At 130pm he was at Oakwood making a pickup.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Fri May 22, 2020 3:26 pm

Ypsi wrote:
LansingRailFan wrote:NS 1066 on 121 today thru Milan


They have not departed oakwood yet


Thanks. I should’ve included a question mark as I was wondering where it was.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby ns8401 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:36 pm

121 went west about 230pm... pair of -9W’s and 65 mixed.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Tue May 26, 2020 3:28 pm

121 cleared Milan at 1515. Lots of Autoparts Boxcars.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:27 am

121, NS 8061 & 8065 is at Todd. 35 cars out of Sterling.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:01 pm

At 9:04am today I had heard on the on-line CSX West scanner a DD at mp 31.1 reporting 340 axles on Main 1, no footage or other train info was transmitted. The DD's radio message was not formatted like those I hear for the CSX Grand Rapids & Lansing sub-divisions & has me wondering if I had heard this DD reporting from the NS Detroit sub-division? From some old info I have, it shows a DD at mp 25.2 west of Belleville, was this maybe replaced by the DD at mp 31.1? Is there a time table for this NS territory available on the internet? Thank you for any info you can provide.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:28 pm

Tom49801 wrote:At 9:04am today I had heard on the on-line CSX West scanner a DD at mp 31.1 reporting 340 axles on Main 1, no footage or other train info was transmitted. The DD's radio message was not formatted like those I hear for the CSX Grand Rapids & Lansing sub-divisions & has me wondering if I had heard this DD reporting from the NS Detroit sub-division? From some old info I have, it shows a DD at mp 25.2 west of Belleville, was this maybe replaced by the DD at mp 31.1? Is there a time table for this NS territory available on the internet? Thank you for any info you can provide.


I would say with the weather that's moving in there's a high likelihood of band openings today. I haven't been listening to my scanner feed in lansing today but its not unusual to hear the Garrett line radio traffic and occasionally cn in Wisconsin. If you can find a current map of temperatures see where the lines of temperature differences or cold fronts lead to and what along the path is on that frequency. I have effectively communicated on a similar radio frequency over 600 miles. The stronger the cold front the better the chance of long distance stuff coming in.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:35 pm

KC8RBK wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:At 9:04am today I had heard on the on-line CSX West scanner a DD at mp 31.1 reporting 340 axles on Main 1, no footage or other train info was transmitted. The DD's radio message was not formatted like those I hear for the CSX Grand Rapids & Lansing sub-divisions & has me wondering if I had heard this DD reporting from the NS Detroit sub-division? From some old info I have, it shows a DD at mp 25.2 west of Belleville, was this maybe replaced by the DD at mp 31.1? Is there a time table for this NS territory available on the internet? Thank you for any info you can provide.


I would say with the weather that's moving in there's a high likelihood of band openings today. I haven't been listening to my scanner feed in lansing today but its not unusual to hear the Garrett line radio traffic and occasionally cn in Wisconsin. If you can find a current map of temperatures see where the lines of temperature differences or cold fronts lead to and what along the path is on that frequency. I have effectively communicated on a similar radio frequency over 600 miles. The stronger the cold front the better the chance of long distance stuff coming in.

ok, my error, I went back thru the radio archives again & it did identify itself as being CSX. I'm searching the web for a NS time table still.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:30 pm

189 departed from Oakwood around 9am. NS 4148 leading. Mixed freight up front, loaded autoracks on the tail end.

256 (Triple Crown) by Oakwood Junction at 8:50am. NS 9893 & 7615.

331 was doubling out and had work at River Rouge also.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby Fred » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:01 pm

NS189 with NS 8101 (C of G unit) by Belleville, Mi at 1030am
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:11 pm

NS 332 is back. Don't know if today is the first day, or if it has been back for a few days. Anyway, NB through Wyandotte at about 12:40 PM. Not sure if they have work at River Rouge.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:34 am

CP 140, with CMQ 9020 and 9022, clear at Milan 1032
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby KenB » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:32 pm

CP #141, w.b. on Wabash at M.P. 14 in Taylor, MI with CP 6644, OS at 1823 on June 28, 2020.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:31 pm

121, NS 9169 & 9367 sitting at Milwaukee Jct at 1pm.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby KenB » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:34 am

NS s.b.,looks like 33m, with NS 4351, OS Oak st in Wya dotted, MI at o929 on July 01, 2020.
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:24 pm

NS 9469 leading an empty autorack train for Conrail at Milwaukee Jct
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Re: NS Updates - 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:44 am

31M is at Todd. 1 NS and 35 Autoracks out of Sterling.
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