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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:57 am
by Manistique
Train 515 SB with 5416 is drifting past MP 22.5 slowly (slow order at MP 22.5), out ahead of Amtrak 353.

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:10 am
by KC8RBK
0953 wb ballast regulator and tamper by 205. Video in a few

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:31 am
by Manistique
From the Amtrak Website, it looks like only one roundtrip between Pontiac/Detroit/Chicago now: Trains 351 and 352.

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:54 am
by KC8RBK
Cn test train eb by 205 at 10:51:18
I wasnt able to gets video but you can rewind my live stream to see it in 4k for the next 12h or so.

Re: CN Updates March 2020─GECX 2029!!!!

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:24 am
by Robertrains
GTW6401 wrote: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.


OK, I think the whole time was "GECX 2029!!!!" There is no "GECX 2909" in this model! Alright, now GTW 6401 answered the question about "CN" owning "GECX 2029!!!!"

DaveO wrote:
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.

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:18 pm
by KC8RBK
KC8RBK wrote:0953 wb ballast regulator and tamper by 205. Video in a few


Back east at 1155 & 57

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:04 pm
by nichoff81
Wb mixed freight with 3CN mm 205 at 1304

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:14 pm
by Manistique
Train 251 is NB past mp 22.5 at 1:13 pm with a fairly normal train though a bit shorter than usual. A lot of headend stuff for Pontiac. Three CN's as power.

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:36 pm
by KC8RBK
Wb manifest by 205 at 1332 with 2 cn and a bcol cowl in original paint

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:57 pm
by nichoff81
Wb CN test train mm 205 at 1357

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:33 pm
by KC8RBK
Eb rack train by 205 at 1428 2 cn elephant style

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:47 pm
by David Lang
Hey Guys,

Northbound 251 by Linden at 3:43pm with CN 5761, 2 other CN units, 32 cars. Mostly autoracks. Understandably shorter than normal.

Man that new Hotbox detector at 56.2 is about a mile away from the house as the crow flies and comes in GREAT on the scanner!

David Lang

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:48 pm
by KC8RBK
KC8RBK wrote:
KC8RBK wrote:0953 wb ballast regulator and tamper by 205. Video in a few


Back east at 1155 & 57


Wb again at 1545. Each piece a couple minutes apart

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:39 pm
by David Lang
Southbound 514 by Linden at 4:40pm with 6 cars.

David Lang

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:40 pm
by KC8RBK
Eb unit train of 2 bay covered hoppers by 205 at 1638. 3 cn ges

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:58 pm
by KC8RBK
Eb manifest by 205 at 1654 with a single cn emd. Lined right down the main behind the last one. A cut of 10 or so tsby 3 bay covered hoppers in the mix. 250 axles

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:35 pm
by nichoff81
Wb mixed freight with 3CN mm 205 at 1733

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:59 pm
by David Lang
Southbound Sand Train by Linden at 6:57pm with CN 2165, and 2 other CN units, 100 cars even.

David Lang

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:00 pm
by KC8RBK
Eb by 205 at 1858. 4 cn with mixed freight

Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:47 pm
by KC8RBK
Eb manifest by 205 with 1 cn at 1945. I'm thinking 402 because hes got a bunch of lumber on there. I cant see atcs so I cant see where he's lined