CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

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So far, no Q327-31.
Looks like the first train through SW MI this month will be P371-01, with IDTX 4613 leading, and 3 Superliners.
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@05:06:02am ET westbound D700 with 2 CSX engines and 2 cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.72 CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision
@05:14:28am ET eastbound N801-31 with 2 BNSF engines and 130 loaded coal cars same MP same line
@06:15:31am ET westbound Q327-31 with 2 CSX engines #5428 + 1 and 2 CN engines and 166 mixed freight cars MP 60.35 same line
@07:27:32am ET westbound AMTK 371 with 3 super liner passenger cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35 CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision
​@07:37:10am ET eastbound D700 CSX 8873 + 1 and 8 mixed freight cars MP 60.72 CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision

updates for the info I couldn't see this morning from Tom Y
D700 west had CSX engines #8873 + #6553 (4 axle engine) & 2 CH cars
N801-31 had BNSF #9268 leading
Q327-31 had CSX #5428 + CSX #8851 + CN #2141 + CN #2175
D700 east CSX #8873 + #6553 + 6 cars (2 tanks & 4 CH)
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Q326-01 is currently going through Benton Harbor.
I heard them at Vine at 9:18 am with 488 axles, and 6999 ft.
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09:5D700 East at zeeland with 55 cars, CSXT 8873 and 6553

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georgehmanning wrote:@06:15:31am ET westbound Q327-31 with 2 CSX engines #5428 + 1 and 2 CN engines and 166 mixed freight cars MP 60.35 same line
Q327-31 had CSX #5428 + CSX #8851 + CN #2141 + CN #2175
Lead unit on Q327 was 5248 from yesterdays Q329. 5428 has been working between Waycross Georgia and Winston Yard in Lakeland Fla. since Jan. 24th. Todays Q32901 is currently working Lansing with CSX 99+5372, power yesterdays Q328. They had 94 cars upon arrival at Lansing. Q32801 went east by Howell at 06:10 with CSX 7211-5388, power from yesterdays Q326, and 82 cars.

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Q326-01 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach @ 10:17:10 with CSX engines #874 + #936 & 118 cars. He made the Saugatuck Hill without pushers added.

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BL2-1843 wrote:
georgehmanning wrote:@06:15:31am ET westbound Q327-31 with 2 CSX engines #5428 + 1 and 2 CN engines and 166 mixed freight cars MP 60.35 same line
Q327-31 had CSX #5428 + CSX #8851 + CN #2141 + CN #2175
Lead unit on Q327 was 5248 from yesterdays Q329. 5428 has been working between Waycross Georgia and Winston Yard in Lakeland Fla. since Jan. 24th. Todays Q32901 is currently working Lansing with CSX 99+5372, power yesterdays Q328. They had 94 cars upon arrival at Lansing. Q32801 went east by Howell at 06:10 with CSX 7211-5388, power from yesterdays Q326, and 82 cars.
That was my error about Q327-31's leading engine #. I had it correct in my notes, but, typed it wrong to George.

Q329 reported by the DD at mp CH104.3 @ 11:22am with 496 axles & 7,258 ft long. CSX engines #99 + #5372 & 121 cars (for the typical 4 axle type cars).

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Q329 west at Breton 12:30.
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BNSF 9268, 8791 north at Riley St. Holland 2:06 PM. CSXT 336, 3417 pushing.

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SD80MAC wrote:Q329 west at Breton 12:30.
Hello SD80MAC, do you know if those 8 Commuter cars actually made it to Grand Rapids on Q329 on Jan 31st, or was the brake problem found when they tried to move them & they're still on a siding somewhere? Thank you :)

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Q327-01 @ 18:31 was reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with CSX engines #99 + #5372 & 91 cars. He's headed into Holland to drop off some cars & was spotted having 7 Commuter Cars being hauled at the rear.

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Q327-01: Very last car is a cab car, and there is a 5 car set of well cars that may mess up the axle to car count
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kd_1014 wrote:Q327-01: Very last car is a cab car, and there is a 5 car set of well cars that may mess up the axle to car count
Thank you for the info :) I'll count the cars at Bangor. Q327 @ 19:29 has his signal at Holland to return to the main. Someone had said there were 7 commuter cars on the rear of Q327 tonite?

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kd_1014 wrote:Q327-01: Very last car on 327 is a cab car
That alone tells me all of the coaches from GLC that I turned my back on and did not see when they left Howell last week are a string of the MANY former silver colored Chicago Metra coaches that GLC bought for a future proposed passenger train years ago that never materialized. Cab cars have operator controls in them so the train can run push-pull with a locomotive on one end and a cab car on the other end. They can spare these cars because there are still a lot more left and stored on GLC.

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Q327-01 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach @ 20:32:50 with CSX engines #99 + #5372 & 79 cars. Last 7 cars were the double-decker passenger cars going down to Nashville, Tenn for their Music Star Line.
Amtrak P370-01 at St Joseph Station @ 21:25 with the #4613.
Amtrak P370-01 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 22:00
E801-01 @ 23:01 entered the Grand Rapids sub-div at Holland mp CG25.3 with BNSF engines #8791 + #9268.
E801-01 @ 23:45 was reported by the DD at mp CG44.2 with 544 axles. BNSF engines #8791 + #9268 & 130 empty coal cars & the 2 CSX pusher engines to be returned to Grand Junction Siding mp CG55.6

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E801-01 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like BNSF 8791 leading.
Even though I live 8 miles from the tracks, I can hear the horn from this train from inside my house, because it is so quiet and calm outside tonight.
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​@12:55:19am ET west bound empty coal train with BNSF engines #8791 + #9268 & 130 empty coal cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.72

@07:31:08am ET westbound AMTK 371 SC44 #4613 arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35 with 3 super liner passenger cars with 1 person boarding

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7-1-2020
was in Detroit last night for work and stopped by Plymouth briefly.
7pm saw a GP40-3 coming north and turning east toward Detroit with a steel coil car and about 10-15 gondolas.
then about 730pm as I was leaving signals were green for a north bound move across the diamond.
just caught two BNSF engines crossing mill street north bound with what appeared to be a loaded coal train.

Sorry I didn't get locomotive numbers or train symbols
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Q32902 by Howell at 08:46 with CSX 5235+536 and 105 cars. Axle count showed 106 cars plus the two units but one of the cars was a center depressed empty eight axle car. Has work at Lansing. Further DD reports, the total amount of cars will be one less than it shows. Q32802 went east at 06:16 with CSX 874+936 and 103 cars. D708 worked another Saturday yesterday for the 3rd week in a row, When they left Howell they went direct to Grand Ledge to do west of Lansing work.

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Q326-02 westward @ 11:09am with CSX engine #584 leading cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
N800-02 westward @ 11:33am with BNSF engine #6137 leading cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
D700 westward @ 11:54:35 at Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #6553 + #8873 & 1 box car.
Q326-02 is in Gross siding mp CG61.3 waiting for D700 to pass by & Q326 will get pusher engines added at Grand Junction mp CG55.6
Q326-02 @ 12:01:15pm at Bangor mp CG60.7 with CSX engines #584 + #470 & 128 cars.
N800-02 @ 12:12pm was contacted by Dispatch he had left 2 track circuit lights on behind his train & must stop & walk his train & will be stopping after passing by the DD at mp CG66.2 Guess that's CSX rules & they won't go by what the DD's axle count report is.
Q329-02 @ 12:20pm was reported by the DD mp CH104.3 with 524 axles. CSX engines #5235 + #536 & 127 cars (with the 8 axle car factored in).
Q326-02 @ 12:51pm was reported on the roll again by the DD at mp CG44.2 with his pusher engines.
Q329-02 @ 13:00 was reported by the DD mp CH126.3 with 524 axles. CSX engines #5235 + #536 & 127 cars (with the 8 axle car factored in).

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