CSX Train Location Updates - February 2021

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d706 sunday
3211 lead
620a ( approx ) - 104.3 detector - 398 axles, 5536'
works out to 3211 lead with 2 more 6 axles and 95 cars
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371 and 327 sunday
371
626a/629a - clear ee/we hudsonville
633a - clear vriesland
636a - 19.1 - 18 axles and 316' - bad readout normal should be 16 axles and 305'
641a - clear 112th ave
642a - clear waverly
645a/648a - arr/depart holland
656a - clear pair east saugatuck
709a - clear pair wells
712a - 44.2 - 16 axles, 302'
721a - clear pair grand junction
733a/735a - clear ee/we gross

327
626a - med clear grandville - 1 track to the main
635a - clear dewent
641a - clear pair hudsonville
649a - clear vriesland
656a - 19.1 - 280 axles, 3870'
327 to the driver - meet us at 112th ave, driver say ok
704a - all stop at 112th ave - waiting on driver to arrive
715a - driver coming from waverly still can't find 327 stopped at 112th ave
724a - 327 going to plan b - driver to meet 327 at lakewood now instead of 112th ave
726a - clear 112th ave
851 lead, 328 trail with 67 cars and fred
looking at the consist, the entire consist could all be for waverly
you had covered gons for muskegon, gons with boulders for jon, empty gons for padnos, etc
729a - 327 stop at lakewood - waiting on driver
754a - restricting waverly - main to old siding to yard lead
listening to 327 working waverly, they may also be picking up cars today
948a - clear os holland - all stop to pick up conductor
954a - depart holland
327 went into waverly yard with 67 cars - they departed holland with 38 cars
of the pick up. 35 cars of which the last 3 cars were steel coil cars from arlington in sawyer that 700
would handle. the last three cars were tankers that iirc were on 327, also i did not hear the conductor reset fred
on to the pick up
327 set off 64 cars and picked up 35 cars at waverly
851 lead, 328 trail with 38 cars bound for barr
1007a - clear 30
1012a - clear pair east saugatuk
1021a - clear new richmond
1027a - clear fennville
1032a - clear pair wells
1037a - 44.2 - 164 axles, 2292'
851 lead, 328 trail, 38 cars and fred along for the ride today
1049a - clear pair grand junction
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Amtrak P371-21 @ 07:27am westward Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 (5 passengers boarded at the station mp CG60.5) IDTX engine #4631 & 3 SuperLiner cars.

Amtrak P371-21 @ 08:15am westward reported by DD mp CG91.9 w/ 16 axles & 308 ft. IDTX engine #4631 & 3 SuperLiner cars.

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Q327-21 @ 09:54am on the move again westward at the Holland Station mp CG25.25
Q327-21 @ 10:39am westward reported by DD mp CG44.2 w/ 164 axles & 2,292 ft long. CSXT engines #851 + #328 & 38 cars.
Q327-21 @ 10:59:58am westward Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35

E801-18 @ 11:53am copied his EC1 to depart the W. Olive power plant mp CGP 1.0 with BNSF engines #8570 + #5671 & most likely has the usual 130 empty coal cars.
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[quote="Dan Cluley"[/quote]Sounds like this train worked at Ensel and then they parked it west of the Lansing airport. 23 hours later as D905-19 they departed westbound from MP 94 about 21:35.I did not get the number, but it sounds like they picked up a 3rd engine from Ensel. 738 in the lead, 3211 DPU[/quote]

D905 picked up CSX unit 388, one of D708s recently assigned units which had a number of issues with it.

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Q327-21 @ 12:06pm westward reported by DD mp CG91.9 with 164 axles & 2,324 ft long. CSXT engines #851 + #328 & 38 cars.

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E801-18 @ 1:16pm westward reported by DD mp CG44.2 with 536 axles & 6,988 feet long. BNSF engines #8570 + #5671 & 131 empty coal cars.
E801-18 @ 1:33:22pm westward Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35

Q326-21 @ 1:58pm eastward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 264 axles & 3,886 feet long. CSXT engines #349 + #735 & 63 cars. He'll meet E801-18 at Benton Harbor. Many thanks again to K1NGxBONDx007 for being trackside and reporting to us :)

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BL2-1843 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:59 am
[quote="Dan Cluley"
Sounds like this train worked at Ensel and then they parked it west of the Lansing airport. 23 hours later as D905-19 they departed westbound from MP 94 about 21:35.I did not get the number, but it sounds like they picked up a 3rd engine from Ensel. 738 in the lead, 3211 DPU[/quote]

D905 picked up CSX unit 388, one of D708s recently assigned units which had a number of issues with it.
[/quote]

Final straw w 388 was the crankcase pressure was getting too high.

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E801-18 @ 2:40pm westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 536 axles & 7,060 feet long. BNSF engines #8570 + #5671 & 131 empty coal cars.

Q326-21 @ 2:57:55pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSXT engines #349 + #735 & 63 cars. D802-21 will be re-crewing Q326 at Waverly mp CG24.4 D802-21 is bringing the 2 CSXT pusher engines (#989 + #579) to Grand Rapids from West Olive to pick up a coal car.

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D802
357p - going east wye to the main to the siding waverly.
359p - restricting waverly - waverly pass to the old siding to the yard - put their power in waverly yard
iirc there was a bathtub coal car 327 would have set off this morning at waverly
rn told them 326 will go eb on the main to 112th ave and stop there.
then the crew from d802 will recrew 326 there
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Q326-21 @ 4:12pm eastward cleared the Holland Station mp CG25.25 with CSXT engines #349 + #735 & 63 cars.

D802-21 (Q326) @ 4:46pm eastward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 264 axles & 3,960 feet long. CSXT engines #349 + #735 & 63 cars.

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Something lined eastbound on CSX through Trowbridge.

Edit: crossing over now @5:43
(Took roughly 4 and a half minutes to cross. Possibly D706?)

Edit: green EB in South Lyon @6:47
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I believe it’s D906 now.
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D906 through EE South Lyon @7:20. CSX 3211 & 388 in front with 738 rear DPU

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The grain train in Grand Ledge’s symbol is G714-15. Doesn’t have power yet or a crew call.

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What looked like D735 NB just cleared 7 Mile Rd. Short train tonight. CSX 791 solo + 20 cars
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Amtrak P370-21 @ 9:23pm eastward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 16 axles & 305 feet long. IDTX engine #4631 & 3 cars.

D802-21 @ 9:36pm westward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 12 axles & 131 feet long. CSXT engines #989 + #579 lite headed into the east end of Grand Junction siding mp CG53.9

Amtrak P370-21 @ 10:01:27pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with IDTX engine #4631 & 3 SuperLiner cars (0 passengers on/off at the station mp CG60.5)

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Amtrak P370-21 @ 10:58pm eastward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 16 axles & 306 feet long. IDTX engine #4631 & 3 SuperLiner cars.

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371 monday
4631 lead and 3 supers
600a - depart grand rapids
603a - slow app pleasant st
609a - restricting plaster creek
main to old main thru wyoming yard
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371 monday
4631 and 3 supers
611a - clear lamar
old main to 2 track
615a - clear ivanrest ave
371 to 327 - 2 track is hot
618a - clear grandville
2 track to the main
623 am - clear dewent
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