CN Train Location Updates August 2020

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There's a black engine switching Pontiac yard. Didn't get the number or type.
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513 North Royal Oak at 1918 with one car.

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penn central wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:44 am
Robertrains wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:14 pm
penn central wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:42 am
It was in full CN paint an not a full cowl tho i was kinda surprised to see it i haven't seen a dash 8 in awhile.
OK, it must have been a former UP C40-8 standard cab, right? There are no other CN Dash 8s than what was listed! What was the number?
Nope it was a widecab for sure i was traveling eastbound on I 69 i seen it in that area where I 69 parallels the Flint Sub it began with the number 21?? i didn't get the last two numbers. It definitely was a widecab.
Yup, you are right! I had to think about this one! CN bought some used former ATSF C40-8W units from BNSF!!!! They're in the "21XX" series! I have not seen one in a while!
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148 by 205 with 2 cn at 0053

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Lotta racks headed to Canada today w a 274 and 276 OD this morning in BC

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397 clear 205

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451(?) turning north at Milw Jct with a CN SD70M-2 and an old CN Gevo at 1406

515 turning north at Milw Jct with a SD60 at 1410. Both trains racing up the Holly.

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Eb manifest by 205 at 1503 with 2 cn

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271 thru Durand.

274 meeting 275 at East flint. The CSX flint->PH job is out of time in the siding at Lapeer.

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Very long 116 type train by 205 at 1734. It may be 116 just not sure will all the extra traffic lately. 2 cn.

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Eb rack train with 2 cn by 205 at 1804. Passing one at mill and meeting one at cedar.

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CN 5423 - CN 5732, long container train, SB into MOTERM at 1620.

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Amtrak 364 through Lansing at 21:11.

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Westbound with CN 8865 & 2226 through Lansing at 21:23.

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Not sure if this would logically go here or not but kinda neat info 5610 & 5645 eb through Fostoria with an oil train, both buffer cars on the head end. I didnt catch the train number but I'll keep listening. Would that be a jointly operated train or something like what cp and csx used to do through lansing? I have heard cn crews talking before about running on ns...

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Wb stack train by 205 at 1815 with 2 cn

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Amtrak 364 arrived East Lansing about 21:05.

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A485 through Richmond @ 21:29. CN 8890 & IC 2465 with 122 cars. Will hold at Haven while L533 works Mt. Clemens.
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KC8RBK wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:10 am
Eb manifest by 205 at 0004 with 1 cn in the lead and one in the middle. Dispatcher is giving out a 529A for mp215.41. Does anyone know where I could find the text of what a 529a or b? I have an idea but I'd like to see what it means officially.
Hi, I had found this on the web http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/111/p/227945/2543400.aspx

On CN, gate malfunctions are generally covered under Rule 529(A) or 529(B).

Rule 529(A) - Activation Failure When notified of an activation failure crews must: 1) stop before entering the crossing; 2) proceed only on signal from employee at the crossing.
EXCEPTION: If properly equipped flagmen are available to protect the movement, crews may proceed into the crossing not exceeding 15 MPH. Once the crossing is fully occupied the train may proceed at normal speed. A Law Enforcement Officer may protect the crossing in lieu of a properly equipped flagman.

Rule 529(B) - False Activation When notified of a false activation: Proceed into the crossing not exceeding 15 MPH until the crossing is completely occupied. Then proceed at normal speed.
EXCEPTION: If there is a properly equipped flagman available to provide warning for each direction of vehicular traffic or at least one uniformed Law Enforcement Officer, movement may proceed through the crossing at normal speed.

For each type of malfunction the standard grade crossing whistle must be sounded regardless of Locomotive Whistle Quiet Zones (Rule 411). Notify RTC of Rule 411 violation.

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Westbound with CN 2308 & 8916 through East Lansing at 22:24.
On main 2, stopping at Cedar.

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