CN Updates July 2020

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guessing 148 by 205 at 0628. Just caught the tail end. No dpu today. 404 axles. Just passing 219.5 at 0654

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x501 with bnsf 4253 just finished working cory, lights west 0752

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Northbound 451 (I think 451), by Linden at 10:57am with 390 axles.

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Well there is another X-train out there.

CN 2683 is leading train X-401. This might have been the 451 that I posted about earlier as I was not sure if it was truly 451 or not. 401 is a number they either discontinued or changed since the virus and it became 451 I think. Don't know where this train is at the moment, but trainmaster was talking just now about a crossing being blocked, so maybe he is in or near Durand, but not sure.

Maybe this is another good sign of the economy picking back up. I hope so.

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401 is working Durand. Sounds like they are getting close to leaving at 12:30.

394 was through Lansing at Noon. Didn't catch the power, but they have a DPU.

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A482 through North Haven @ 13:18. CN 2999 & 2939 with 170 cars.

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401 through Morrice about 13:30. 5 or 6 engines.

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A483 through Roseville @ 14:08. CN 3246 & 3102 with 120 cars.

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Just caught the tail end of a Southbound by Linden at 3:38pm.

Not sure what it was (sorry not much help I know).

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Northbound 451 by Linden at 7:14pm with 109 cars. 108 are autoracks and one boxcar around the 21st or 22nd car.

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513 south at Birmingham at 20:03
514 north at Opdyke at 19:50

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David Lang wrote:Well there is another X-train out there.

CN 2683 is leading train X-401. This might have been the 451 that I posted about earlier as I was not sure if it was truly 451 or not. 401 is a number they either discontinued or changed since the virus and it became 451 I think. Don't know where this train is at the moment, but trainmaster was talking just now about a crossing being blocked, so maybe he is in or near Durand, but not sure.

Maybe this is another good sign of the economy picking back up. I hope so.

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The X401 originated at Lang Yard early on July 1. Early the day before (June 30), the A450 terminated at Lang instead of at Flat Rock. Not sure what any of this means, but something to keep an eye on.
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David Lang wrote:Northbound 451 by Linden at 7:14pm with 109 cars. 108 are autoracks and one boxcar around the 21st or 22nd car.

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By 205 at 2224

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450 by 205 at 2307 with 2 cn. Meeting one by the time he gets to cory

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149 by 205 at 2328. 3 units. 3rd one was cn, couldn't make out the first 2. 621 axles, he was 622 at 219. 206 has been missing an axle lately. Ive heard it on a couple trains the last few days

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cn 2223 stopped at 205, conductor walking the train. doing a 503 reverse to get him back on the head end.

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450, IC 2721 is getting over to Durand. 46 cars to setout, picking up 13.

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KC8RBK wrote:cn 2223 stopped at 205, conductor walking the train. doing a 503 reverse to get him back on the head end.
CN 2223 is X397. They are having a brake problem with a car.

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764 by 205 at 0630. 2 on the front, one in the back. All orange bnsf

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Thanks Jason for the heads up on 764.

If I'm not mistaken, 764 is set off at Durand for a trip to Essexville. I thought CSX had the contract right now through Flint.

Oh well, we will take it right?

With all this 90+ degree heat, the power plants are probably needing the coal - those that still use coal by the way.

I have been watching the Elkhart Indiana Railfan webcam lately and there were 3 loaded coal trains EB alone thru Elkhart. Looking at the NS train symbols, some of them go to Toledo, then North on CN to Monroe. These trains used to run the CN to Durand, then South on the Holly to the Shoreline sub several years ago but I now they run NS to Toledo then North. Living very close to the Holly Sub I wish the coal train were still running. The Holly Sub has the capacity, but I understand the current routing. I think the numbers were 760, 761, 762, and 763.

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