CN Updates - February 2020

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:18 am

Eastbound sand train with CN 5711 2303 & 2566 through East Lansing at 03:18.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:35 am

Eastbound with CN 2334 & 2179 through East Lansing at 03:35. This was the 2nd train tonight with a mix of stacks and freight. I assume one was 116, not sure about the other. This one was mostly autoracks.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:04 am

Dan Cluley wrote:116 with CN 2339 & BCOL 4651 through East Lansing at 02:58.


Rolling past MP 22.5 at 7 am with racks before and after the containers.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:06 am

Train 515 with 5459 is SB past MP 22.5 at 10:05 pm with 30 cars, slowly following Amtrak 353 down the Hill with its dynamic brakes whining.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:02 pm

Train 280 with a single UP unit (4600) was SB past MP 22.5 at 3:45 pm.

At 3:55 pm Train 251 with 116's power from this morning (CN 2339 and the BCRail blue unit) went NB past MP 22.5.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:36 pm

Two lite locomotives just went SB past MP 22.5 at 5:30 pm. I presume power for 514 though they were the usual dynamic two we have been seeing lately on this train.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:00 pm

Train 514 is NB past MP 22.5 at 8 pm. A 5700 was leading a GE today.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:15 pm

Amtrak 364 approaching Durand.

R934, CN 5417 is departing from Cory Yard.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:25 pm

Manistique wrote:Train 514 is NB past MP 22.5 at 8 pm. A 5700 was leading a GE today.


R149, CN 5729 leading. going west on the Flint Subdivision.

Likely something different due to the protesting blockages in Canada.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:26 pm

402, CN 2165 just entered the Holly Subdivision at Durand. 232 axles.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:41 am

116 by 205 at 2340 with 2 cn
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:07 am

Westbound rail train departing from Flint for Battle Creek with CN 5607. 114 axles - Restricted to 40MPH.

Meeting Q116, CN 5770 at Bancroft.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:09 am

R149, R934 are these R for Reroute?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:39 am

LansingRailFan wrote:R149, R934 are these R for Reroute?


149 is a reroute. 934 is a local and they used to use K for that train but have redone the numbers lately so I'm not sure about that one. 934 is still the night shift Lansing local.

Does anyone know what route they're taking east for 148/9? I heard 149 came up the holly last night. Did it come from an eastern road from toledo or through the detroit tunnel?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:07 am

R149 is a rerouted Q149 then?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:19 pm

Train 514 NB went by MP 22.5 around 6:30 pm with 5340 leading.

At 7:20 pm a doublestacked SB went by MP 22.5. Maybe a reroute (R148?). Or that occasional international doublestack from Prince Rupert?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:30 am

There is an westbound out of Durand just after 9:00 with a cowl in the lead.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:48 am

CN 2222 plus 2 west through East Lansing at 09:47.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:08 am

CN 2404 plus 1 west through East Lansing at 10:05.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:06 pm

Wb mixed freight with 2CN mm 205 at 1147
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