CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

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Q326-23 @ 16:13 reported by the DD at mp CG91.9 with 400 axles 5492 feet. CSX engine's #35 + #8830 & 97 cars.
D700-23 @ 16:26 is finally moving westward reporting from Lamar mp CG3.5 after having issues with his 1st engine & changing it out with the CSX #3414. He's to go to Holland while on his westward travels.
Q326-23 @ 16:28 was reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
D700-23 @ 16:59 was reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 as a lite engine & has his signal to go into Waverly/Holland at mp CG23.
Q326-23 @ 17:18 Bangor's Division Street mp CG60.93 approach with CSX engines #35 + #8830 & 97 cars (no Amtrak car was seen on Q326).
Note: Ok, I found my confusion, the prior post was a quote from Feb 19th & had me thinking there was to be an old Amtrak car on today's Q326.
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GDLK grain train clear Pleasant St.
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Tom49801 wrote:Q326-23 @ 16:13 reported by the DD at mp CG91.9 with 400 axles 5492 feet. CSX engine's #35 + #8830 & 97 cars.
D700-23 @ 16:26 is finally moving westward reporting from Lamar mp CG3.5 after having issues with his 1st engine & changing it out with the CSX #3414. He's to go to Holland while on his westward travels.
Q326-23 @ 16:28 was reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
D700-23 @ 16:59 was reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 as a lite engine & has his signal to go into Waverly/Holland at mp CG23.
Q326-23 @ 17:18 Bangor's Division Street mp CG60.93 approach with CSX engines #35 + #8830 & 97 cars (no Amtrak car was seen on Q326).
326 fall off the face of the earth? Surprised it’s not clear Holland yet unless it stalled out.
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MQT1223 wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:Q326-23 @ 16:13 reported by the DD at mp CG91.9 with 400 axles 5492 feet. CSX engine's #35 + #8830 & 97 cars.
D700-23 @ 16:26 is finally moving westward reporting from Lamar mp CG3.5 after having issues with his 1st engine & changing it out with the CSX #3414. He's to go to Holland while on his westward travels.
Q326-23 @ 16:28 was reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
D700-23 @ 16:59 was reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 as a lite engine & has his signal to go into Waverly/Holland at mp CG23.
Q326-23 @ 17:18 Bangor's Division Street mp CG60.93 approach with CSX engines #35 + #8830 & 97 cars (no Amtrak car was seen on Q326).
326 fall off the face of the earth? Surprised it’s not clear Holland yet unless it stalled out.
Around 18:40 or so, he had to "loop thru" Holland/Waverly to get around a switch D700 had issues with. At 18:50 Q326 got his Approach Medium signal.
Q326 @ 18:58 has a Medium Clear signal, siding to main, at mp CG23.

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Tom49801 wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:Q326-23 @ 16:13 reported by the DD at mp CG91.9 with 400 axles 5492 feet. CSX engine's #35 + #8830 & 97 cars.
D700-23 @ 16:26 is finally moving westward reporting from Lamar mp CG3.5 after having issues with his 1st engine & changing it out with the CSX #3414. He's to go to Holland while on his westward travels.
Q326-23 @ 16:28 was reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
D700-23 @ 16:59 was reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 as a lite engine & has his signal to go into Waverly/Holland at mp CG23.
Q326-23 @ 17:18 Bangor's Division Street mp CG60.93 approach with CSX engines #35 + #8830 & 97 cars (no Amtrak car was seen on Q326).
326 fall off the face of the earth? Surprised it’s not clear Holland yet unless it stalled out.
Around 18:40 or so, he had to "loop thru" Holland/Waverly to get around a switch D700 had issues with. At 18:50 Q326 got his Approach Medium signal.
Q326 @ 18:58 has a Medium Clear signal, siding to main, at mp CG23.
I was all the way out by Vriesland hoping to get them in that sunset, but missed out. I retreated to Grandville...
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326 clear Grandville
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LansingRailFan wrote:
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This was in Ensel the other day. Made its way onto 708.

I took this on Friday? Same day as the GL grain train empties came into Grand Ledge.
Have done some further checking into this car to find out it was built in 1957 by the Budd Company as Northern Pacific 1296, later becoming Amtrak 8048. It was converted to HEP power from Steam Heat in Feb. 1980 and re# 8506. In 1986 it was converted to a Griddle Car and Re# 8500 at that time. Both this car, and car 8532 that went earlier to GLC were retired by Amtrak not all that many years ago.

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If I can remember the train number, what I believe is Y195 is working Padnos’ Turner St. facility currently, or at least up that way.

Looks like a lot to pick up from the GRE tonight.
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D700-23 @ 20:55 eastward reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with CSX engine #3414 & 41 cars. He had gone into Holland as a lite engine earlier.
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Z151 clear Crosby St. SB.
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E800-22 @ 21:14 the empty coal train reported from mp CG30 with CSX engine #3277 leading which is one of the pusher engines usually paired with CSX engine #555. Headed to Grand Junction Siding mp CG55.6 to drop off the CSX engines & E800 will continue on with its BNSF engines.

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The Grand Ledge grain train is headed east at Trowbridge at 21:36. 3393 & 3006? for power.

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Amtrak P370-23 @ 22:08 cleared the St Joseph Bridge with engine #4601.
Amtrak P370-23 @ 22:43:50 approach at Bangor's Division Street mp CG60.93

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MQT1223 wrote:If I can remember the train number, what I believe is Y195 is working Padnos’ Turner St. facility currently, or at least up that way.

Looks like a lot to pick up from the GRE tonight.
Y297. Y2XX = second shift, Y3XX = third shift, Y1XX = first shift.
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Amtrak P371-24 @ 07:27:54 Bangor Station approach mp CG60.35 with engine #4601 & arrived the St Joseph Station @ 08:13.
Q327-24 @ 08:20 reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 374 axles. CSX engine #3414 & 92 cars. He's going into Holland to drop off 44 cars.
Q327-24 @ 09:35 reported to be departing Holland & entering the main at mp CG25.3
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Dan Cluley wrote:The Grand Ledge grain train is headed east at Trowbridge at 21:36. 3393 & 3006? for power.
By Howell at 22:30. 3006 was the 2nd unit. Had 92 cars. Train was running as G01323. Q32824 went east this morning at 06:26 with CSX 35+8830 and ONLY 7 cars. Q32924 went west at 08:18 with CSX 5384+397 and 61 cars. This power was on Q329 on the 16th. Has 3 cars to pick up at Lansing. There was ten cars on the head end, all but one scrap tie loads for GLC, but unknown if those will be set off while at Lansing.

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As of 10:12:

Q327 clear Fennville
Q329 in the ABS between Lansing and Lake Odessa
Q326 at Michigan City
Z627 working in Holland
Sounds like the loaded grain train from Grand Elk will be heading east this morning as well
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Dan Cluley wrote:The Grand Ledge grain train is headed east at Trowbridge at 21:36. 3393 & 3006? for power.
By Howell at 22:30. 3006 was the 2nd unit. Had 92 cars. Train was running as G01323. Q32824 went east this morning at 06:26 with CSX 35+8830 and ONLY 7 cars. Q32924 went west at 08:18 with CSX 5384+397 and 61 cars. This power was on Q329 on the 16th. Has 3 cars to pick up at Lansing. There was ten cars on the head end, all but one scrap tie loads for GLC, but unknown if those will be set off while at Lansing.
Q329-24 @ 10:24am was reported by the DD at mp CH104.3 another radio call had stepped on the axle count & couldn't hear it.

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Q327-24 @ 10:46:05 Bangor's Center Street RR crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engine #3414 & 48 cars.

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Grain train ready to head east soon, brake testing now with 239 leading 69 (nice)
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