CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

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CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 12:18 am

CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 12:30 am

D700-30 @ 12:25am eastward reported a Restricting signal going back into Holland mp CG25.3 with CSX engine #6419 & 15 cars (1 loaded coal, 6 CH, & 8 Tanks). Was thinking he might be dropping off that loaded coal car at Grand Junction or Wells siding before returning to Holland. He had gone westward thru Bangor earlier with that loaded coal car in his consist, too.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 7:27 am

Q327-01 @ 07:26am on the move at Grandville mp CG6 with CSX engine #511 that should be paired up with CSX #3459 from yesterday's Q326.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 01, 2020 7:31 am

Tom49801 wrote:Q327-01 @ 07:26am on the move at Grandville mp CG6 with CSX engine #511 that should be paired up with CSX #3459 from yesterday's Q326.

That is confirmed. 20ish car Holland Pickup
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 7:57 am

Q327-01 @ 07:54am reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 412 axles & 5,763 feet long. CSX engines #511 + #3459 & 100 cars. Going into Waverly/Holland mp CG23.
And, thank you Saturnalia for confirming the engine numbers & Holland info for Q327. :)
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 01, 2020 8:02 am

Tom49801 wrote:Q327-01 @ 07:54am reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 412 axles & 5,763 feet long. CSX engines #511 + #3459 & 100 cars. Going into Waverly/Holland mp CG23.
And, thank you Saturnalia for confirming the engine numbers & Holland info for Q327. :)

On sheet at 112th Ave / East Waverly 08:00

This new walking trail between the power plant and railroad at Holland north/east of the station is sweet...good view back to the west end of Waverly, and southwards to the Holland depot. Watching 327 make their pickup.

Any coal moving today?
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Fri May 01, 2020 8:40 am

q32601 on duty chicago. q32701 waverly holland MI. d70030 arrived holland 1am. d70201 started Holland 7am. d70730 arrived lansing 8am, worked grand rapids 2-4am. d70801 set for noon lansing.
e80101 in system.
q38601 set for 10am willard. q38701 erie MI. q50801 swanders OH. q50901 set for 11am detroit. w001 not set to run today; often doesn't on Fridays.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:29 am

Saturnalia wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:Q327-01 @ 07:54am reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 412 axles & 5,763 feet long. CSX engines #511 + #3459 & 100 cars. Going into Waverly/Holland mp CG23.
And, thank you Saturnalia for confirming the engine numbers & Holland info for Q327. :)

On sheet at 112th Ave / East Waverly 08:00

This new walking trail between the power plant and railroad at Holland north/east of the station is sweet...good view back to the west end of Waverly, and southwards to the Holland depot. Watching 327 make their pickup.

Any coal moving today?

Hearing Q327 is on the move (faint radio on the CSX #511) & saw E801 posted by CantBeShook but nothing for loaded coals.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 01, 2020 10:05 am

Q327 by Pullman at 10:04. They reported a rough section of track at 35.8, just east of the bridge at a washout repair from earlier in the year - inspector is on the case!

D702 is somewhere on the Dock Track.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 10:33 am

​Q327-01 @ 10:26:56am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #511 + #3459 & 122 cars. He had picked up 22 cars from Holland this morning.
Q327-01 @ 11:28am cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri May 01, 2020 1:54 pm

Per chatroom, q326 by New Buffalo MI at 1:43pm.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 2:24 pm

~Z~ wrote:Per chatroom, q326 by New Buffalo MI at 1:43pm.

Q326-01 @ 2:13pm reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with CSX engines #594 + #5437. It might have 64 or 65 cars due to an axle eror count for 270 axles. (We have a viewer there on site & had confirmed the engines and took video & found the train has 64 cars).
Q326-01 @ 3:19:52pm at Bangor's Dividsion St crossing mp CG60.93
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 01, 2020 4:10 pm

Q326 at New Richmond 16:08
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 4:29 pm

D801-01 @ 4:27pm reported from the north leg of the Wye with BNSF engine #8594 that should be paired with the BNSF #9092.
D801-01 @ 4:58pm reported westwards from mp CG28.
I thought I was hearing "E" and after reviewing the radio archieves it turned out to be "D801".
D801-01 @ 5:34pm was reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 532 axles. BNSF engines #8594 + #9092 & 130 empty coal cars.
At 5:43pm "D801-01" reported an Approach Medium signal at mp CG51 & apparently is diverging into Grand Junction siding mp CG53.9
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 01, 2020 5:50 pm

Tom49801 wrote:E801-01 @ 4:27pm reported from the north leg of the Wye with BNSF engine #8594 that should be paired with the BNSF #9092.
E810-01 @ 4:58pm reported westwards from mp CG28.

Bah! Of course, only heard them on the scanner when I was nearly to Hudsonville with 326. Oh well. 260 miles is enough for one day.

Q327 from Grandville to Bravo
D702 from Holland to just south of Holland (no Hamilton run today)
Z627 from Holland to Grand Haven
Q326 from Bangor to Grandville
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 6:36 pm

Saturnalia wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:E801-01 @ 4:27pm reported from the north leg of the Wye with BNSF engine #8594 that should be paired with the BNSF #9092.
E810-01 @ 4:58pm reported westwards from mp CG28.

Bah! Of course, only heard them on the scanner when I was nearly to Hudsonville with 326. Oh well. 260 miles is enough for one day.

Q327 from Grandville to Bravo
D702 from Holland to just south of Holland (no Hamilton run today)
Z627 from Holland to Grand Haven
Q326 from Bangor to Grandville

I corrected my earlier post regarding E801-01, it appears he is actually "D801-01" & was taking the BNSF engines & 130 empty coal cars onto Grand Junction siding.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby SW » Fri May 01, 2020 8:15 pm

SB D735 just cleared Middle River. CSX 5244 + 5469 + 47 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Fri May 01, 2020 9:17 pm

E801-01 @ 9:08:28pm at Bangor's Center Street RR crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #8594 + #9092 & 130 empty coal cars.
E801-01 @ 10:03pm reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri May 01, 2020 10:57 pm

Tom49801 wrote:D801-01 @ 9:08:28pm at Bangor's Center Street RR crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #8594 + #9092 & 130 empty coal cars.
D801-01 @ 10:03pm reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.

Just to further confuse you, D801 did indeed take the train to Grand Junction. Then E80101's crew got on at Grand Junction and took the train west. Is frustrating from a listening perspective that there are D & E & N 801's that run.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat May 02, 2020 7:08 am

~Z~ wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:D801-01 @ 9:08:28pm at Bangor's Center Street RR crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #8594 + #9092 & 130 empty coal cars.
D801-01 @ 10:03pm reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.

Just to further confuse you, D801 did indeed take the train to Grand Junction. Then E80101's crew got on at Grand Junction and took the train west. Is frustrating from a listening perspective that there are D & E & N 801's that run.

Thankyou ~Z~, wish they used different letters! I edited my previous post to reflect "E".
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