CN Updates - February 2020

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Man o' War » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:51 pm

L533N (GTW 5852) met M385 at Mount siding at 17:48. Blockade edition of 385 - 1 unit, 70 cars.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:06 pm

Man o' War wrote:L533N (GTW 5852) met M385 at Mount siding at 17:48. Blockade edition of 385 - 1 unit, 70 cars.

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Caught them both at Masonic (CP BECK). CN 2928 on M385.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:52 pm

Train 251 I presume (running a bit late) is NB passing MP 22.5 at 6:50 pm with a BNSF leading a UP and two CN's, all roaring away to bring the train to the crest of Birmingham Hill. Must be a long train.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Man o' War » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:31 pm

NB manifest through Mount Clemens at 19:25. CN/CN/CN/CN/CN, 94 cars. Largely chemical hoppers and tanks - looked to be A482.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:35 pm

Man o' War wrote:NB manifest through Mount Clemens at 19:25. CN/CN/CN/CN/CN, 94 cars. Largely chemical hoppers and tanks - looked to be A482.

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CN 2222, 2141, 3835, 3175, & 5757. Yes, A482 with just Sarnia-bound traffic. The rest of the mixed freight consist would be put on a different train in Sarnia to head to Toronto normally...
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:51 pm

364 by 205 at 2150
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:47 pm

116 by 205 at 2242 with 2 cn. Lots of stacks
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:08 am

Wb manifest by 205 at 2306 with bnsf, up and 2 cn
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:26 am

Wb m2 at mill. Couldn't see any info from i69 although it looked like mixed freight 0826
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:18 pm

Eb manifest m2 at mill. Short train. 2 units of unknown flavor 1217
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020─EJE #657!!!!

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:55 pm

Manistique wrote:
Robertrains wrote:
Manistique wrote:515 had the SD60 today instead of the EJE unit. This is the normal power.

Where is "The J" unit working? Is it just sitting in Pontiac when not on 515? I will keep watch on this page tomorrow Manistique.


I don't know about the EJE locomotive.
Turns out I have a meeting at Church tomorrow morning so I will not be home to watch for 515 for you while there. Sorry.

OK, we went to Ferndale yesterday afternoon! Saw Amtrak® 350 with "Chargers" locomotives (4625 led) and never heard anything about "EJE 657!!!!"
We left around 4:30 p.m. since it seemed nothing was happening!!!!! :cry: Does anyone know what
"The J" unit was doing Saturday Feb 15?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:25 pm

251 turning the corner at Milwaukee Jct. CN CN BNSF
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:48 pm

SB Train 514 went past MP 22.5 at 5:30 pm with the dynamic duo, 5413 and 5340, lite.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:24 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:251 turning the corner at Milwaukee Jct. CN CN BNSF


By 205 at 2123
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Man o' War » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:37 pm

M384 by Mount Clemens depot at 21:31. CN/CN/CN.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Man o' War » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:41 pm

M385 by Breitmeyer Hills (MTC 21.3) at 22:41.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:52 am

OK, we went to Ferndale yesterday afternoon! Saw Amtrak® 350 with "Chargers" locomotives (4625 led) and never heard anything about "EJE 657!!!!"
We left around 4:30 p.m. since it seemed nothing was happening!!!!! :cry: Does anyone know what "The J" unit was doing Saturday Feb 15?


Dont get all worried - it was still sitting in Pontiac this afternoon. 515 is using the CN 5459 as its primary engine currently.

Best chance to see 515 is Monday-Friday. They have a very steady schedule those days.

The rest of the local jobs in Pontiac are usually assigned off the extra board and work well after dark.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:12 pm

Train 251 is NB passing MP 22.5 at 4:12 pm with stub-nosed 2505 leading 5756 at 50 mph or so.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:55 pm

Train 514 with 5413 and 5340 again was SB past MP 22.5 with a few containers.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:17 pm

Train 515 is NB just past MP 22.5 with 5459 and 30 some cars.
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