CN Train Location Updates August 2020

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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Re: CN Train Location Updates August 2020

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David Lang wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:33 am
Hey Guys.

There seems to be more Intermodal trains lately than just 148 and 149, based on these posts.

Are these reroutes or extra 148s/149s?

Thanks.

David Lang
We are seeing daytime 116s a lot and possibly 115s.

Also 514 continues to get more and more containers.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:57 am
David Lang wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:33 am
Hey Guys.

There seems to be more Intermodal trains lately than just 148 and 149, based on these posts.

Are these reroutes or extra 148s/149s?

Thanks.

David Lang
We are seeing daytime 116s a lot and possibly 115s.

Also 514 continues to get more and more containers.
It is getting to be that time for the holiday rush...which seems to be coming earlier the last few years. When I've talked with ups about shipping volumes they have been seeing a more prolonged surge the last few years instead of the traditional sharp spike. The last two years it started in late August and September and went until a couple days before giftmas. Of course we don't have ups traffic on our trains that I know of but our containers are up stream from them. There was that x148 just recently that was all empty, maybe being put into rotation. I'll have to make a point to listen to the radio a little more and see if i can find an answer for us if not one else has one.

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Re: CN Train Location Updates August 2020

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Thanks LansingRailfan and KC8RBK.

It will be interesting to find out if these intermodal trains are extras or maybe something else and how long it lasts.

We will take it! I will try and report more regarding what I see on the Holly Sub too.

David Lang

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KC8RBK wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:25 am
LansingRailFan wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:57 am
David Lang wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:33 am
Hey Guys.

There seems to be more Intermodal trains lately than just 148 and 149, based on these posts.

Are these reroutes or extra 148s/149s?

Thanks.

David Lang
We are seeing daytime 116s a lot and possibly 115s.

Also 514 continues to get more and more containers.
It is getting to be that time for the holiday rush...which seems to be coming earlier the last few years. When I've talked with ups about shipping volumes they have been seeing a more prolonged surge the last few years instead of the traditional sharp spike. The last two years it started in late August and September and went until a couple days before giftmas. Of course we don't have ups traffic on our trains that I know of but our containers are up stream from them. There was that x148 just recently that was all empty, maybe being put into rotation. I'll have to make a point to listen to the radio a little more and see if i can find an answer for us if not one else has one.
CSX pulled a whole train of empty wells the other day. Maybe it’s the season.

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L533 south through Richmond at 1904
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Amtrak 364 arrived East Lansing at 21:02.

Westbound stack train with IC 2701 (CN paint) & CN 2439 going through at 21:06. Inspection boxcar in the middle.

Amtrak departed on time at 21:28.

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L571 yesterday had EJE 663 running LHF.

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A483 through 28 Mile Rd. @ 16:19. CN 3860 & 3028 with 128 cars.

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Northbound by Linden at 5:04pm. Just caught the tail end, which was all autoracks, so it is either 251 or 451.

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Amtrak 364 departed East Lansing at 21:28. On time.
4601 6 cars 4631.

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Westbound rack train with CN 3051 & 5262 through East Lansing at 22:15.

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Just crossed over mill on 96 and a rack train as far as the eye could see eb headed down the service 0831

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A483 through 28 Mile @ 11:41. CN 5703, 2417, & 5787 with 124 cars.

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116 sitting at Chrysler meeting a Sand Train turning the corner at Milwaukee Jct.

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Are these sand trains handed off to W&LE?
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116 sitting at Chrysler meeting a Sand Train turning the corner at Milwaukee Jct.
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Eb mixed freight missed head end 1CN middle dpu at mill at 1622

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Dan Cluley wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Westbound stack train with IC 2701 (CN paint) & CN 2439 ('Cowl') going through at 21:06. Inspection boxcar in the middle.
Now, it is great to see "Active CN Cowls!" Now, BCOL C40-8M "Cowl" #4617 is seen parked by the "Administration Building" at "Bristol Yard (Torrey)!" Are they using this engine for local duties? :?: This is cool! Heritage Units BCOL 4617 link: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BCOL4617

There is also "Blue" IC 2457 there at the same place! Are these headed to "Scrap?" Why are they parked in Flint? :?: Train 394 has three candidates for "Scrap" in Canada!

The ones on the way now for "Scrapping" are: CN C40-8W #2189, "Blue" IC C40-8W #2455 and CN "Zebra Cowl" C40-8M #2428!!!! :cry:
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Westbound turbine blades with CN 5688 solo passing Amtrak at East Lansing at 21:14.

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Eb manifest by 205 at 2230 with 2 cn. Trailing unit looked to be blowing a little fire.

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