CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:10 am

Q327-02 @ :08:06 reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 612 axles & 8,004 feet long. CSX engines #8137 + #8060 & 150 cars going into Holland.
Amtrak P371-02 @ 08:08 cleared the St Joseph Bridge with engine #4601 & 3 SuperLiner cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:44 am

Q32802 and Q32902 met in Brighton this morning at 08:00. Q328 had CSX 5457+7792 with 97 cars, Q329 had CSX 4016+5223 with 84 cars. Another ten cars of rip rap large rock on the head end where ever this is going. This has been going west all winter. 329 picking up 20 additional cars at Lansing.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:57 am

329 just arrived in Ensel.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:40 am

Q327-02 @ 10:30am was reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with CSX engines #3277 + #555 + #8137 + #8060 & 146 cars. The #3277 + #555 CSX pushers were added due to #8137 having dynamic brake issues.
Q327-02 @ 10:48:55 Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35
Q329-02 @ 11:11am was reported by the DD at mp CH104.3 Couldn't hear the DD's report due to other radio calls stepping all over it.
D700-02 @ 11:13am westward reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with CSX engine #6147 & 8 cars.
Q329-02 @ 11:53am was reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 with 428 axles & 5,978 feet long. CSX engines #4016 + #5223 & 104 cars.
Q327-02 @ 11:56am reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
​D700-02 @ 12:24:23 westward Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engine #6147 & 8 cars (3 empty Hi-Tops & 5 Coil cars).
Q326-02 @ 13:39 was reported by the DD at mp CG91.9 with CSX engines #5224 + #5499 & 100 cars. Cleared the St Joseph Bridge @ 13:46
Q326-02 @ 14:32:48 Bangor's Division Street RR crossing mp CG60.93
D801-02 @ 15:09 was reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 12 axles. CSX engine #3009 + 1 going to Grand Junction siding mp CG53.9 as replacement pusher engines.
D700-02 @ 15:20 eastward was reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 36 axles. CSX engine #6147 & 8 cars. Cleared the St Joseph Bridge @ 15:28
N801-01 @ 16:07 cleared the St Joseph Bridge with BNSF engines #8578 + #8493.
D700-02 @ 16:08:34 eastward Bangor mp CG60.7 with CSX engine #6147 & 8 cars (5 Coil cars & 3 Tanks).
​N801-01 @ 16:59:42 Bangor's Division Street crossing mp CG60.93 with BNSF engines #8578 + #8493 & 130 loaded coal cars. Going to Grand Jct siding mp CG55.6 with a cab waiting there for the crew.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby SW » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:11 pm

WB mixed freight turning north at Plymouth. CSX 7792 + 5477 + 27 cars. About 2/3 were open black gons with lumpy loads covered in black plastic, reporting marks CIGX and 3077 hazmat placards. Didn't stop at North Yard so I guess it was the transfer for LSRC.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Doktor No » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:30 pm

SW wrote:WB mixed freight turning north at Plymouth. CSX 7792 + 5477 + 27 cars. About half were open black gons with lumpy loads covered in black plastic, reporting marks CIGX and 3077 hazmat placards.

He said, "LUMPY LOADS."
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:48 pm

N801-01 @ 18:42 reported by the DD at mp CG44.2 with 544 axles. On the move again with its 2 added pusher engines from Grand Junction siding. BNSF engines #8578 + #8493 & 130 loaded coal cars & CSX engines #3009 + 1. Couldn't determine what the 2nd pusher's engine # was. The usual CSX pusher engines #3277 + #555 were added t0 Q327-02's train due to Q327's lead engine having dynamic brake failure.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby SW » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:35 pm

Doktor No wrote:
SW wrote:WB mixed freight turning north at Plymouth. CSX 7792 + 5477 + 27 cars. About half were open black gons with lumpy loads covered in black plastic, reporting marks CIGX and 3077 hazmat placards.

He said, "LUMPY LOADS."

LOL! I couldn't think of a better way to describe them at the time. I've never seen gons loaded like those were. :D

And I looked up #3077: Environmentally Hazardous Substances, Solid N.O.S., Adhesive Vinyl. I don't know if that refers to the actual lumps or the black plastic covering them.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:47 pm

SW wrote:And I looked up #3077: Environmentally Hazardous Substances, Solid N.O.S., Adhesive Vinyl. I don't know if that refers to the actual lumps or the black plastic covering them.


Refers to the “lumps” under the tarp. Until the trap is disposed of at which time the tarp becomes 3077. Ain’t regulations fun? :lol:

My best guess is the gons are headed to EQ Detroit.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Jochs » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:17 pm

P370-02 is currently gong through Benton Harbor.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:18 pm

Amtrak P370-02 @ 21:17 cleared the St Joseph Bridge with engine #4601.
Amtrak P370-02 @ 21:49:10 Bangor's Division Street mp CG60.93
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:37 am

Amtrak P371-03 @ 07:28:15 Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with engine #4601 & 3 SuperLiner cars.
Q327-03 @ 07:55 reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 558 axles & CSX engine #5499 + #5224(?) + 1 & 135 cars. 3rd engine is unknown, didn't see anything posted yesterday regarding a CN engine being returned from Peaker's. He's working in Holland today. Back on the move again at 09:15 reporting from mp CG28.
Edit: Turns out Q327 was running with the CSX #5499 + #2804 (a 4 axle engine) which would have made the car count from the DD19.1 math to be 137 cars. No idea what became of CSX engine #5224 that was paired up with the CSX #5499 on yesterday's Q326.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:14 am

Tlout wrote:CSXT 3277, 555 light power south at Riley St. Holland 8:01 AM.


Where is this light power usually going?
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:20 am

MQT1223 wrote:
Tlout wrote:CSXT 3277, 555 light power south at Riley St. Holland 8:01 AM.


Where is this light power usually going?

Hi, those 2 CSX engines are usually the pusher engines stationed at Grand Junction siding mp CG55.6 but yesterday they ended up meeting Q327 at Grand Junction & they were added to Q327's train due to the leading engine having a dynamic brake failure. So, CSX #3277 & #555 ended up going to Chicago yesterday. Maybe, they'll return on today's Q326? Another pair of engines, the CSX #3009 + ? went to Grand Junction yesterday to serve as the pushers for N801 the loaded coal train.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:24 am

​Q327-03 @ 10:13:14am Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #5499 + #2804 & 109 cars.
DD mp CH104.3 @ 10:48am reported 246 axles. One engine & 60 cars, don't know who this is, Q329-03?
Q326-03 @ 10:54am reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with CSX engines #5336 + #596 & 87 cars. Cleared the St Joseph Bridge @ 11:08am. Q327 is waiting.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tlout » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:59 am

Michigan Shore MMRR 2019, HESR 2025 with 19 hoppers, 3 tankers south at Riley St. Holland 10:56 AM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:12 pm

Tom49801 wrote:​Q327-03 @ 10:13:14am Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #5499 + #2804 & 109 cars. No idea what became of CSX engine #5224 that was paired up with the CSX #5499 on yesterday's Q326. DD mp CH104.3 @ 10:48am reported 246 axles. One engine & 60 cars, don't know who this is, Q329-03?. Q326-03 @ 10:54am reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with CSX engines #5336 + #596 & 87 cars.
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Power on todays Q32903 was the once a week BNSF power out of Detroit to catch a West Olive empty, 5939+9178 plus CSX 495. 3 units & 52 cars, by Howell at 08:37. CSX 5224, Tom, was the lead unit on Q32803 this morning by Howell at 05:10 with 131 cars, so there is your answer to that. I could tell it wasn't 5499 trailing that was on Q326 yesterday, but don't know what it was, but am guessing it was 5223 to make the train have consecutive numbered units. Both units facing forward, and know GRP likes to keep the 4000 series units, and 4016 was leading. No further CN units have come from Peaker since 8871 was picked up last week, which had already gone to Chicago on an earlier Q327.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:17 pm

D700-03 @ 11:14am westward was reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 another radio call stepped all over the axle info.
Q327-03 @ 11:22am cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:33 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:​Q327-03 @ 10:13:14am Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #5499 + #2804 & 109 cars. No idea what became of CSX engine #5224 that was paired up with the CSX #5499 on yesterday's Q326. DD mp CH104.3 @ 10:48am reported 246 axles. One engine & 60 cars, don't know who this is, Q329-03?. Q326-03 @ 10:54am reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with CSX engines #5336 + #596 & 87 cars.
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Power on todays Q32903 was the once a week BNSF power out of Detroit to catch a West Olive empty, 5939+9178 plus CSX 495. 3 units & 52 cars, by Howell at 08:37. CSX 5224, Tom, was the lead unit on Q32803 this morning by Howell at 05:10 with 131 cars, so there is your answer to that. I could tell it wasn't 5499 trailing that was on Q326 yesterday, but don't know what it was, but am guessing it was 5223 to make the train have consecutive numbered units. Both units facing forward, and know GRP likes to keep the 4000 series units, and 4016 was leading. No further CN units have come from Peaker since 8871 was picked up last week, which had already gone to Chicago on an earlier Q327.

Thanks for the info :) DD mp CH104.3 @ 10:48am reported 246 axles & that works out to be 3 engines & 57 cars.
Q329-03 @ 11:30am was reported by the DD mp CH126.3 and yet again another DD axle report stepped all over by another radio call I know it's the same axle count but so far this morning I'm 3 for 3 for DD reports being stepped on by other radio calls!!).
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby MQT1223 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:58 pm

329 clear EE Fox, pair of BNSF GEVO’s with a CSX AC4400 trailing.
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