CN Updates March 2020

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:35 pm

Wb mixed freight with 3CN mm 205 at 1934
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby David Lang » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:57 pm

Northbound 514 with usual CN power, about 88 cars, by Linden at 7:54pm. There were a few empty intermodal cars mixed in and its hard to count those from where I am.

Good sized train for 514 tonight.

Just heard the new detector at 56.2 for the first time!! This new one is 3.7 miles closer than at 59.9 in Gaines, and really comes in well on the scanner.

Everyone stay well and safe

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:29 pm

364 by 205 at 2029
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:21 am

Eb manifest by 205 at 0820. 2 cn. Ges bellowing away in the snow
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:24 pm

A482 through New Haven at 12:16. CN 3202 & GECX 2029 with 109 cars, including some empty frame flats.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:10 pm

2 trains passing each other at Mill at 1310
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby David Lang » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:50 pm

Heads up Durand - something just went North by the new Detector at 56.2 Holly Sub with 40 axles. I was in a meeting (working from home now) and didn't catch what it was, although I'm pretty sure it was a train...……...

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Robertrains » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:05 pm

MtClemensRailFan wrote: » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:24 pm
A482 through New Haven at 12:16. CN 3202 & GECX 2029 with 109 cars, including some empty frame flats.

OK, looks like ET44AC #2909 is still owned by "GECX!!!!" Now, why would The Diesel Shop site show that it is owned by "CN" now? :? :?

Robertrains wrote: » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:02 pm
I photographed southbound train 383(?) that cleared Masonic Road, Fraser, 1:49 p.m. It had 118 cars (including lots of loaded "Scrap Gondolas") led by CN ET44AC #3202 and "Blue" ET44AC #2909!!!! Now, did CN purchase these GE "Demonstrator" units? :?: If so, I couldn't see any "CN" markings!!!!!!!! On "The Diesel Shop" website it says CN number "3121" is "Ex-GE Demonstrators GECX 2029!!!!" I just saw number "2029!!!!" :shock: That "Contradicts" what the site shows!!!! :roll: It also shows CN "3122-3132" are "Ex-GE Demonstrators GECX 2033-2043!!!!" I have not seen any of these since they were "Supposedly" bought by CN (until today...3-22)!!!!
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby DaveO » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Robertrains wrote:
MtClemensRailFan wrote: » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:24 pm
A482 through New Haven at 12:16. CN 3202 & GECX 2029 with 109 cars, including some empty frame flats.

OK, looks like ET44AC #2909 is still owned by GECX!!!! Now, why would The Diesel Shop site show that it is owned by "CN" now? :? :?

Robertrains wrote: » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:02 pm
I photographed southbound train 383(?) that cleared Masonic Road, Fraser, 1:49 p.m. It had 118 cars (including lots of loaded "Scrap Gondolas") led by CN ET44AC #3202 and "Blue" ET44AC #2909!!!! Now, did CN purchase these GE "Demonstrator" units? :?: If so, I couldn't see any "CN" markings!!!!!!!! On "The Diesel Shop" website it says CN number "3121" is "Ex-GE Demonstrators GECX 2029!!!!" I just saw number "2029!!!!" :shock: That "Contradicts" what the site shows!!!! :roll: It also shows CN "3122-3132" are "Ex-GE Demonstrators GECX 2033-2043!!!!" I have not seen any of these since they were "Supposedly" bought by CN (until today...3-22)!!!!


Are you talking about 2029 or 2909? Different numbers, different backgrounds.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby David Lang » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:39 pm

Southbound 514 lite, by Linden at 4:36pm.

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:11 pm

CN owns the 12 units. They were needed ASAP so they ran them in the GECX blue paint.

The 12 GECX ET44AC's are now being repainted by Quality Rail Service in Madison, Illinois. They will be CN 3121-3132.

Some have already been repainted. I saw a photo of CN 3130 on a coal train in Alberta this week.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby bnsfben » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm

L514 south light power met L515 north at Royal Oak at 1749. L515 has a single SD60 and 61 cars today.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:14 pm

bnsfben wrote:L514 south light power met L515 north at Royal Oak at 1749. L515 has a single SD60 and 61 cars today.


And 515 is clawing up the Hill passing MP 22.5 at 6:13 pm at about 30 mph.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:29 pm

David Lang wrote:Heads up Durand - something just went North by the new Detector at 56.2 Holly Sub with 40 axles. I was in a meeting (working from home now) and didn't catch what it was, although I'm pretty sure it was a train...……...

David Lang


It was 251. CN 5445 and CN 5651. Covid-19 special - 7 cars, with 3 being autoracks.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby bnsfben » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:41 pm

L514 north through Royal Oak at 1940. Sd40-2W and SD60
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:35 pm

Wb with 2CN mm 219 at 2034, did not see what it was pulling as I was passing on the Hwy and it's dark out..
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:26 pm

Wb stack train by 205 at 2321. 2 cn, felt like a pretty big train.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:07 am

Guessing it's a sand train eb by 205 with 3 cn at 0005.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:40 am

Train 116 is rolling SB past MP 22.5 at 6:40 am.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:38 am

Just heard desk 8 talking to an O484 that's headed to durand yard to put their train away. Anyone know what this is? 0936
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