CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Thu May 28, 2020 8:12 pm

Late report from Grand Rapids:

At 11am today, the remote yard job with CSXT 6560 was switching the City Market spur, pulling on Cryotrans reefer from MNS. They also had two boxcars, probably from Columbian? They returned to the old Main where a single additional boxcar was waiting. Would this same job also switch PCA near Ivanrest? If so, they were heading that way at Lamar at 09:45.

In addition to this activity, 5 gons were spotted at the new Beacon Recycling facility at Godfrey. Standard Lumber in Grandville was empty. D702 switched Zeeland yesterday, retrieving the single empty centerbeam from Zeeland Lumber and NOKL 820634, a covered hoppers at Vanden Bosch Feed, I think their 6th loaf of the year.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu May 28, 2020 8:29 pm

Standale Lumber in Grandville, Standard Building Systems is on the CPMY. Shippers occasionally get it wrong also :lol:
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Fred » Thu May 28, 2020 9:13 pm

Q-131 & 132 operation ceased when the auto companies shut down. Q-151& 152 likewise downsized due to economy, those cars now part of the Q508 & 509. Would "think" they will return when auto companies really back up and running down Mexico way as well
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu May 28, 2020 9:16 pm

D700-28 at 9:15pm westward with CSX engine #2016 entered the CSX main at Holland mp 25.3
​D700-28 @ 10:08:06pm westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engine #2016 & 7 cars (2 Hi-tops, 4 Tanks & 1 loaded lumber car). Working at Hartford mp CG68.8
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Jochs » Thu May 28, 2020 11:19 pm

D700-28 has finished their work in Hartford and has coupled up to the rest of their train at Kirk and is now heading back east.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu May 28, 2020 11:38 pm

​D700-28 @ 11:32:53pm eastward with CSX engine #2016 & 3 cars (1 tank, 1 CH & 1 loaded lumber).
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 29, 2020 7:56 am

N801-28 @ 04:26:58am Bangor mp CG60.72 with BNSF engines #8428 + #6214 & 130 loaded coal cars. Went into w/e Grand Junction mp CG55.6 to tie down.
Q327-29 @ 07:50am reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 408 axles & 5,593 feet long. CSX engines #3392 + #49(?) & 99 cars. Has work in Waverly/Holland.
Q326-29 @ 08:31am with CSX engine #3321 leading reported to Dispatch the DD at mp CG91.9 gave an axle count error & no other warnings. Dispatch instructed him to not exceed 30mph until he passes by the next DD at mp CG66.2
Q326-29 @ 08:39am with CSX engine #3321 + #843 cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
E801-27 @ 09:25:31am at Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #9011 & #9001 & 130 empty coal cars. Q326 taking Gross Siding mp CG63.1
Q326-29 @ 09:47:47am Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engine #3321 & 93 cars & a rear DP CSX engine #843.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby SD80MAC » Fri May 29, 2020 10:06 am

Y106 east at Breton in GR 10:06.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 29, 2020 10:32 am

Q326-29 @ 10:26am reported by DD mp CG44.2 with CSX engine #3321 & 93 cars & a rear DP CSX #843. Q327-29 is in Wells mp CG43.3 for Q326 to pass.
E801-27 @ 10:41am cleared the St Joseph Bridge with BNSF engines #9011 & #9001 & 130 empty coal cars.
Q327-29 @ 11:14:15am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #3392 + #49 & 147 cars.
Q326-29 @ 12:17pm was reported by the DD mp 19.1 but the HBD info was interfered with, don't know if he had work for any cars in Waverly.
Q327-29 @ 12:23pm cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
E800-28 @ 12:58pm the westward empty coal train with BNSF engines #8543 + #9274 reported from Holland mp CG25.3
E800-28 @ 2:07pm Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #8543 + #9274 & 130 empty coal cars.
D801-28 @ 2:25pm reported from east end Grand Junction mp CG53.9 siding to main with N801-28 that was by Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 04:07am with BNSF engines #8428 + 1 & 130 loaded coal cars. Reported by the DD at mp CG44.2 @ 2:54pm with its 2 added pusher engines.
E800-28 @ 3:14pm cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby SW » Fri May 29, 2020 6:53 pm

NB grain empties idling in the siding at Lilley Rd in Plymouth. CSX 387 + 855 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby SW » Fri May 29, 2020 7:26 pm

SB empty windmill train cleared Main St. in Plymouth. CSX 950 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby LansingRailFan » Fri May 29, 2020 8:12 pm

SW wrote:NB grain empties idling in the siding at Lilley Rd in Plymouth. CSX 387 + 855 leading.


V919-27 headed to ADM Grand Ledge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 29, 2020 8:55 pm

Tom49801 wrote:E801-27 @ 09:25:31am at Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #9011 & #9001 & 130 empty coal cars

This train by Sandwich, IL on the BNSF Mendota Sub around 19:40 CDT
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby dave989 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:46 am

The Q327-30 land barge has CSX 843, 3321 as the mid train helper with 4035 & 2649 dead in tow behind the mid train helper. Chased this land barge past Hudsonville and this is one of the biggest land barges I've seen! Wondering if this is the new normal for 326/327?
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby donnieland » Sat May 30, 2020 8:48 am

327 os 19.1 845a
544 axles - 7086' - 2 motors - 133 cars

cancel all above
I 6 axle lead approx. 102 cars , then 1 6 axle and 2 4 axles by the looks , but had min another 80 to 100 cars after the mid train dpu's
axle count way off at 19.1 or else I heard it all wrong, also on front of consist was a flat wheel which made a loud cluck sound
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:49 am

D802-30 @ 08:46am reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 544 axles & 7,086 ft long. BNSF #6214 + #8428 & 130 empty coal cars & has the 2 pusher engines being returned to Grand Junction mp CG55.6
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:54 am

donnieland wrote:327 os 19.1 845a
544 axles - 7086' - 2 motors - 133 cars

That was D802 at the DD mp CG44.2
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:56 am

dave989 wrote:The Q327-30 land barge has CSX 843, 3321 as the mid train helper with 4035 & 2649 dead in tow behind the mid train helper. Chased this land barge past Hudsonville and this is one of the biggest land barges I've seen! Wondering if this is the new normal for 326/327?

Reported by the DD mp CG19.1 @ 08:51 with 786 axles & 10,924 ft long. The above mentioned engines & 191 cars. Appears to be rolling non-stop this morning.
Q327-30 @ 10:20:22am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engine #843 leading, CSX engine #3321 as a mid DPU followed by CSX engines #4035 + #2649 in tow & a total of 191 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby ~Z~ » Sat May 30, 2020 11:25 am

Per Bangor chat, q326 on duty in Chicago, n80029 left Chicago about 10am for west olive, and e80029 is on duty, likely grabbing that coal empty Tom mentioned.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Jochs » Sat May 30, 2020 1:33 pm

Q326-31 was stopped at New Buffalo at 12:40 pm, and the signals at Livingston were lined for an eastbound earlier. I caught Q327 in St. Joseph and drove to New Buffalo. I went to the gas station and tried to get back to the tracks around 1 pm, but traffic wb on Whittaker (sp?) St. was stopped around the curve, so I couldn't see what was blocking the crossing. Going back east on I-94, I did not see any trains by Bridgman where the tracks parallel the highway, and nothing was going underneath I-94 at exit 23 (Stevensville) at 1:15 pm. I am home listening to my scanner. Nothing coming in as I type this at 1:32 pm. I imagine N800 will be coming shortly followed by Q326.
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