CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:38 pm

Tom49801 wrote: Wondering if the morning train will be just an equipment move for Amtrak to Chicago?

Probably just an equipment move as there's no tickets listed for tomorrow's P37119 available on Amtrak's site, so you'll probably see them just blow through Bangor in the morning.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:08 am

Amtrak P371-19 @ 07:34:29 at Bangor's Center St Crossing mp CG60.35 non-stop with the #4601 & 3 SuperLiner cars.
Amtrak P371-19 @ 08:11 cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
E801-18 @ 09:10:30 Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #6331 + #5824 & 130 empty coal cars.
Q327-19 @ 09:23:23 Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #5422 + #5457 + #7792 & 95 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:53 am

Q32919 by Howell at 08:52 with CSX 5310+4 on the head end. For those that cant figure it out, that's not 4 more units behind 5310, but engine #4. 329 had a whopping 162 cars so highly doubt they will be picking up at Lansing to get the 25 cars D708 brought back yesterday plus whatever else there was to go. That would be regardless of which end they put them on. Among the 162 was the empty SPSX ribbon rail train cars that went east with the BNSF power back on March 8th. They were on the rear end of the train. There were a fair amount of loaded scrap cars in gondolas as well. Dont recall seeing those go west before from Detroit, even if they came from Flint to start with. Q32819 went east at 05:37 with 966+8199 and 97 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:08 am

​Q327-19 @ 10:54am advised he will be meeting Q326-18 at Michigan City mp CG126.1
D700-19 @ 11:47am westward reported by the DD at mile post CG19.1 with CSX engine #4016 & 11 cars. He's waiting at Holland mp CG25.3 for workers to clear up their Hi-rail vehicle.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:00 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32919 by Howell at 08:52 with CSX 5310+4 on the head end. For those that cant figure it out, that's not 4 more units behind 5310, but engine #4. 329 had a whopping 162 cars so highly doubt they will be picking up at Lansing to get the 25 cars D708 brought back yesterday plus whatever else there was to go. That would be regardless of which end they put them on. Among the 162 was the empty SPSX ribbon rail train cars that went east with the BNSF power back on March 8th. They were on the rear end of the train. There were a fair amount of loaded scrap cars in gondolas as well. Dont recall seeing those go west before from Detroit, even if they came from Flint to start with. Q32819 went east at 05:37 with 966+8199 and 97 cars.

Q329-19 @ 11:56am reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 with 656 axles & 9,862 ft long. CSX engines #5310 + #4 & 162 cars. Axle math had worked out for 161 cars but BL2-1843 had eyes on the train so there's probably a shared axle type car for those ribbon rail cars in the consist. :)
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:41 pm

329 clear Burton St (Seymour).
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:13 pm

D700-19 @ 13:06:13 westward at Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engine #4016 & 11 cars (5 coils & 6 CH).
Q326-19 @ 13:31 reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge with CSX engine #5388 leading. Meeting D700-19 at Kirk Siding mp CG72.3
Q326-19 @ 14:32:46 Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engines #5388 + #444 + #4563 & 121 cars. Getting pushers added at Grand Junction siding mp CG55.6 Last 2 cars were loaded coal cars.
D700-19 @ 15:08 westward reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge with CSX engine #4016.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:15 pm

Tom49801 wrote:Q329-19 @ 11:56am reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 with 656 axles & 9,862 ft long. CSX engines #5310 + #4 & 162 cars. Axle math had worked out for 161 cars but BL2-1843 had eyes on the train so there's probably a shared axle type car for those ribbon rail cars in the consist. :)

Don't count on it Tom, I have a hard enough time counting half that many when I am trying to notice certain cars at the same time. For the most part, I'll take your DD reports over my counting. If I am only off by one, I am doing good. By the way, you do FANTASTIC on controlling the cameras at Bangor when a train is passing and going from one to the other. Love those zoom up's and then switching directions.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:56 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:Q329-19 @ 11:56am reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 with 656 axles & 9,862 ft long. CSX engines #5310 + #4 & 162 cars. Axle math had worked out for 161 cars but BL2-1843 had eyes on the train so there's probably a shared axle type car for those ribbon rail cars in the consist. :)

Don't count on it Tom, I have a hard enough time counting half that many when I am trying to notice certain cars at the same time. For the most part, I'll take your DD reports over my counting. If I am only off by one, I am doing good. By the way, you do FANTASTIC on controlling the cameras at Bangor when a train is passing and going from one to the other. Love those zoom up's and then switching directions.

Thank you for the compliments :)
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:58 pm

D700-19 @ 16:52 eastward reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge with engine #4016.
D700-19 @ 17:35:08 eastward Bangor's Division Street crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engine #4016 & 18 cars (5 Coil, 4 Tanks & 9 CH).
D700-19 @ 20:02 eastward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 266 axles for a total of 65 cars after a Holland pickup was made.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:59 am

@08:50:07am ET westbound Q327 CSX #5310 & #4 and 159 freight cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:14 am

Q32920 by Howell at 08:42 with 806+3321 on the head end and 73 cars. That would be per my count AND the DD at 64.0. 4444 feet of train. Picking up 65 cars at Lansing. Q32820 went east at 05:46 with 5388+444+4563 and 87 cars
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:23 am

@10:10:07am ET eastbound N801 BNSF #5792 & #9034 with 130 loaded coal cars arriving Bangor, Michigan MP 60.93
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Sean N » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:52 am

Looks like a train with rail turning west in Plymouth
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:27 pm

D708 building his train to head East. Lots of scrap tie gons for GLC.

JAIL is waiting for them to clear so they can head south out of Ensel.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:36 pm

LansingRailFan wrote:D708 building his train to head East. Lots of scrap tie gons for GLC.

JAIL is waiting for them to clear so they can head south out of Ensel.


D708 went as far as Trowbridge siding and left -#4046 there on its own and came back to Ensel. They did not head East despite having a significant amount of cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:30 pm

@03:18:40pm ET eastbound Q326 CSX #7792 & #5457 & #5422 with 165 freight cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.93
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby dave989 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:14 pm

Q326 thru Grandville at 20:08. Also noticed on the way home that the hoppers that are used to haul stone are sitting in Wyoming yard. Should be rockin soon.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:48 am

​@09:37:30am ET westbound Q327 CSX 806 & 3321 with 78 freight cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:59 am

LansingRailFan wrote:
LansingRailFan wrote:D708 building his train to head East. Lots of scrap tie gons for GLC. .
D708 went as far as Trowbridge siding and left -#4046 there on its own and came back to Ensel. They did not head East despite having a significant amount of cars.


But they eventually did. 4046 had issues and had to be left behind. 4035 came east alone and they put 43 cars into the Howell pass for GLC who was here 90 minutes later and picked them all up.
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