CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.

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A short untimely update. Last night around 9:00 pm an east bound train passed through Lake Odessa. No train symbol or power noted.
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Q327-27 @ 10:59am reported by the DD at mp CG44.2 with 824 axles & 11,014 ft long. CSX engines #3366 + #5487 & 203 cars.
Q326-27 at 11:09am is stopped inside Gross Siding at the east end mp CG61.3 to clear up for Q327.
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Jetlink wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:30 am
A short untimely update. Last night around 9:00 pm an east bound train passed through Lake Odessa. No train symbol or power noted.
Odd - I wonder what it was.

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Q327-27 @ 11:20am westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #3366 + #5487 & 203 cars.
Q326-27 @ 11:33am eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engines #817 + #5251 & 115 cars & rear CSX engine #3065.
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LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:06 am
Jetlink wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:30 am
A short untimely update. Last night around 9:00 pm an east bound train passed through Lake Odessa. No train symbol or power noted.
Odd - I wonder what it was.
From the scanner archives, that was D708-26 with CSX engine #8753 + 1 & 49 cars eastward reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 between 8:36pm/9:06pm with 208 axles & 2,952 feet long.
D708 was reported by the DD mp CH104.3 between 9:06pm/9:36pm with 208 axles & 2,913 feet long.

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Q327-27 @ 12:28pm westward reported clear of the St Joseph bridge with CSX engines #3366 + #5487 & 203 cars.
Q326-27 @ 1:14pm eastward reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 478 axles & 6,572 ft long with CSX engines #817 + #5251 & 115 cars & rear CSX engine #3065 (he no longer makes stops at Waverly/Holland).

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D802-27 @ 4:31pm westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #816 + #3084 lite. He's headed to the west end of Kirk Siding mp CG72.3 to become DPU's for N800-23 that has been tied down there since Aug 23rd. N800-23 has BNSF engines #5922 + #9309 & 130 loaded coal cars.

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D802-27 @ 6:53pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with BNSF engines #5922 + #9309 & 130 loaded coal cars & CSX pusher engines #3084 + #816.
D802-27 @ 7:07pm eastward has a signal, main to siding, at the west end of Grand Junction mp CG55.6 He is tying down in Grand Junction & was told not to cut their train. There was mention of some kind of inspection must be made to the CSX pusher engines before midnight tonite (sounded like they were saying a "Q" test or "Q" inspection??) that was going to occur at West Olive but time constraints would be too late for there.

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Amtrak P370-27 @ 9:29pm eastward reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge with engine #4629 & 4 cars.

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Tom49801 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:09 pm
D802-27 @ 6:53pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with BNSF engines #5922 + #9309 & 130 loaded coal cars & CSX pusher engines #3084 + #816.
D802-27 @ 7:07pm eastward has a signal, main to siding, at the west end of Grand Junction mp CG55.6 He is tying down in Grand Junction & was told not to cut their train. There was mention of some kind of inspection must be made to the CSX pusher engines before midnight tonite (sounded like they were saying a "Q" test or "Q" inspection??) that was going to occur at West Olive but time constraints would be too late for there.
A "Q" is the quaterly locomotive inspection required by the FRA every 92 days. If the locomotive(s) need it, they can't be run.
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Saturnalia wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Tom49801 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:09 pm
D802-27 @ 6:53pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with BNSF engines #5922 + #9309 & 130 loaded coal cars & CSX pusher engines #3084 + #816.
D802-27 @ 7:07pm eastward has a signal, main to siding, at the west end of Grand Junction mp CG55.6 He is tying down in Grand Junction & was told not to cut their train. There was mention of some kind of inspection must be made to the CSX pusher engines before midnight tonite (sounded like they were saying a "Q" test or "Q" inspection??) that was going to occur at West Olive but time constraints would be too late for there.
A "Q" is the quaterly locomotive inspection required by the FRA every 92 days. If the locomotive(s) need it, they can't be run.
Thank you Saturnalia.

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Amtrak P370-27 @ 10:02:07pm Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with engine #4629 & 4 cars (6 passengers off).

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Y121 working at Stow Riley St. Holland 3:10 AM. Must be a new schedule...

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Tom49801 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:17 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:06 am
Jetlink wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:30 am
A short untimely update. Last night around 9:00 pm an east bound train passed through Lake Odessa. No train symbol or power noted.
Odd - I wonder what it was.
From the scanner archives, that was D708-26 with CSX engine #8753 + 1 & 49 cars eastward reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 between 8:36pm/9:06pm with 208 axles & 2,952 feet long.
D708 was reported by the DD mp CH104.3 between 9:06pm/9:36pm with 208 axles & 2,913 feet long.
Interesting...d707 was annulled the night before so they ran d708 west instead of East.

Today d708 went to Brighton. Between their run to Brighton and the two grain trains this week, those are the first trains to go between Howell and Brighton in over 60 days since a work train went thru.

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​@07:28:57am westbound AMTK 371 SC44 #4629 with one engine, one diner car and 3 passenger cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35, 2 passengers boarding

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Q327-28 @ 07:57am westward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 626 axles & 8,707 ft long. CSX #3065 leading + 2 & 152 cars. Most likely also has CSX engines #5251 + #817, all from yesterday's Q326. He has work at Waverly/Holland.
Amtrak P371-28 @ 08:07am westward cleared the St Joseph Bridge with engine #4629 & 4 cars.

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hi tom
tom has 327 covered for axles and length - power as follows;
3065 ld, 5251 trail - 83 cars - dpu 817 - then 69 cars and fred ( counted cars after dpu, but there
was a stop and restart of 327 so take the car count after the dpu with a grain of salt. i used the car count
to determine the car count between the headend and the dpu.
last night the csx hill power went eb to wyoming lite and returned lite wb a couple hours later.
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donnieland wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:37 am
hi tom
tom has 327 covered for axles and length - power as follows;
3065 ld, 5251 trail - 83 cars - dpu 817 - then 69 cars and fred ( counted cars after dpu, but there
was a stop and restart of 327 so take the car count after the dpu with a grain of salt. i used the car count
to determine the car count between the headend and the dpu.
last night the csx hill power went eb to wyoming lite and returned lite wb a couple hours later.
Thank you Donnie. I think the DP lite had to do with Quarterly Tests for the engines being due per previous posts.

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E800-27 @ 08:56:25am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #6430 + #8753 & 130 empty coal cars.

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Tlout wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:18 am
Y121 working at Stow Riley St. Holland 3:10 AM. Must be a new schedule...
Y121 has not run in quite some time now. Normally Stow would be switched by D702 during the day, but they must've had D700 do it that night instead.
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