CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021

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CSX Train Location Updates: March 2021

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D706 cut their train west of Howell, seems they are pulling east into the siding, dropping off a cut, then backing up to their first cut at S. Highlander.

EB signal at Ann Pere improved to a Medium Clear at 00:10.

Head end past Lucy Rd at 00:16, 3211's headlights are out it seems. There's a ground crew here too.

Stopped and detaching the cut in the siding as of 00:23.
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D700-28 @ 12:07am westward reported by DD mp CG44.2 with 124 axles & 1,801 ft long. CSXT engines #2742 + #6244 & 29 cars. He has work at Hartford mp CG68.7, Coloma mp CG75.8, & Sawyer CG105.6

D700-28 @ 12:26:28am westward Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35

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amessmann wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:03 am
D706 cut their train west of Howell, seems they are pulling east into the siding, dropping off a cut, then backing up to their first cut at S. Highlander.

EB signal at Ann Pere improved to a Medium Clear at 00:10.

Head end past Lucy Rd at 00:16, 3211's headlights are out it seems. There's a ground crew here too.

Stopped and detaching the cut in the siding as of 00:23.
D706-01 was reported by the DD mp CH104.3 having 167 cars & he is to set off 84 cars at Howell mp CH54.2 Engineer had told Dispatch this was going to be a mess because his DPU, the CSXT #738, is located in the middle of the cars he's to set off.

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E800-27 @ 01:03am westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 532 axles & 7,029 feet long. BNSF engines #9322 + #5938 & 130 empty coal cars.

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371 monday
4631 and 3 supers
600a - depart grand rapids - eb
603a - slow app pleasant st - wb
614a - clear lamar - old main to 2 track
619a - clear grandville - 2 track to main
627a/631a - clear ee/we hudsonville
638a - 19.1 - 16 axles, 304'
643a - clear 112th
4631 with 3 supers
643a -clear 112th ave
644a - clear wy
647a/650a - arr/depart holland
657a - clear pair east saugatuck
711a - clear pair wells
714a - 44.2 - 16 axles, 295'
4631 with 3 supers
723a - clear pair grand junction
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Tom49801 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:13 am
D700-28 @ 12:07am westward reported by DD mp CG44.2 with 124 axles & 1,801 ft long. CSXT engines #2742 + #6244 & 29 cars. He has work at Hartford mp CG68.7, Coloma mp CG75.8, & Sawyer CG105.6

D700-28 @ 12:26:28am westward Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35
D700-28 @ 04:24:37am eastward Bangor's W. Monroe St crossing mp CG60.72 with CSXT engines #6244 + #2742 & 5 cars (1 Reefer + 3 CH + 1 Hi Top)

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Amtrak P371-01 @ 07:15am westward reported by DD mp CG44.2 w/ 16 axles & 295 ft. IDTX engine #4631 & 3 SuperLiners.

Q327-01 @ 07:22am eastward passing by the Holland Station mp CG25.25 lite

Amtrak P371-01 @ 07:30:34am westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with IDTX #4631 & 3 SuperLiners (3 passengers boarded at the station mp CG60.5)

(Good morning Donnie, interesting move for Q327, wonder what's up with that?)

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hi ton
when 327 went pass me, it looked like they had at least 16 that could be for waverly
per rouge ym sunday, the first 25 cars that 326 set over to 6 track from their train were all hollands.
i think the old pass is blocked with 327's sunday set off 36 cars, so they had to go via holland
to get to west end of waverly yard. the ds must have stacked the reverse move as they only had
a 3 min wait today. only thing to pick up this morning should be the 700 train and the muskegons.
take care and be safe
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donnieland wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:37 am
hi ton
when 327 went pass me, it looked like they had at least 16 that could be for waverly
per rouge ym sunday, the first 25 cars that 326 set over to 6 track from their train were all hollands.
i think the old pass is blocked with 327's sunday set off 36 cars, so they had to go via holland
to get to west end of waverly yard. the ds must have stacked the reverse move as they only had
a 3 min wait today. only thing to pick up this morning should be the 700 train and the muskegons.
take care and be safe
donnie
Did the DD at mp CG19.1 report Q327 this morning? I am sleep deprived again this morning.

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327 monday
5228 lead , 705 trail
638a - clear dewent
643a - clear pair hudsonville
654a - 19.1 - 184 axles, 2643'
700a - clear 112th ave
5228 lead, 705 trail with 43 cars and fred
702a - clear waverly
will pick up from we waverly yard via holland
718a - clear holland - wb
721a - restricting holland - eb - main to old pass, rn had to have stacked this move,
shortest wait time for the reverse movement in the past week. compared to the
time to get back on their train, no stack this time.
picked up 7 tankers and 700's train tom has covered, 12 car pick up
743a - med clear holland - old pass to the main
749a and 751a - 327 calling rn for a signal at holland - 8th st and 9th st blocked
756a - restricting holland - main to main back on their train
810a - 327 begining their pull
814a - clear holland
5228 lead, 705 trail with 55 cars and fred

816a - fred gets a roll by at holland
822a - clear 28
829a - clear pair east saugatuck
842a - clear new richmond
846a - clear fennville
849a - clear pair wells
853a - 44.2 - 232 axles, 3371'
5228 lead, 705 trail with 55 cars and freddy
906a - clear pair grand junction
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Amtrak P371-01 @ 08:18am westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 16 axles & 307 ft. IDTX #4631 & 3 SuperLiner cars.
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Tom49801 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:13 am
D700-28 @ 12:07am westward reported by DD mp CG44.2 with 124 axles & 1,801 ft long. CSXT engines #2742 + #6244 & 29 cars. He has work at Hartford mp CG68.7, Coloma mp CG75.8, & Sawyer CG105.6

D700-28 @ 12:26:28am westward Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35
Among the mix were 5 GRW coils for Arlington and 3 CSXT boxcars on the tail, these must be for Menasha in Coloma. I’m not sure I’ve seen three cars go to them at once recently, good stuff!

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D702-01 @ 08:53am eastward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 16 axles & 260 ft. CSXT engines #6244 + #2742 & 2 cars.

Q327-01 @ 08:54am westward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 232 axles & 3,971 ft. CSXT engines #5228 + #705 & 55 cars.

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702 monday
6244 lead and 2742 trail
841a - slow clear waverly - old siding to the main
845a - clear 112th ave
6244 and 2742 with 2 lumbers for standard lumber grandville
850a - clear zeeland
852a - 19.1 - 16 axles, 260'
907a - clear dewent
918a - working standard lumber grandvile
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d707 monday
632a - arr wyoming with 56 cars
will run back to ensel light power
747a - slow clear plaster creek
751a - slow app godfrey ave
829a - clear fox
902a - clarksville detector total axles 6
914a/916a - clear we/ee lake odessa
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Q327-01 @ 09:17am westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSXT engines #5228 + #705 & 55 cars.

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D702-01 switching Standard lumber in Grandville. Dropping two loaded I-beams and picking up 2 empties.

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Q327-01 @ 10:28am westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 232 axles & 3,386 ft. CSXT engines #5228 + #705 & 55 cars.

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q32601 livingston MI. q32701 st joseph MI. d70028 arrived holland 3am. d70201 lamar grand rapids. d70601 howell MI 3am. d90601 on duty. d70728 arrived lansing 8am. d70801 set for noon lansing.
n80028 51st st chicago. e80027 arrived chicago 6am. n80001, e80001 in system.
q56701 on duty NJ. q56728 wilalrd OH. q56801 wayne MI. q56828 stark MI. q50901 fostoria OH. q13101 ridgeway OH. q13228 rougemere detroit. d73601 set for 3pm wixom MI.

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Per what has already been posted about last nights D706, here is the rest of the story. 706 arrived west of Howell at 11:30pm, and by the time they finished their time consuming work due to the DPU in the middle of their Ann Pere set off and having to flag the diamond three different times to make their moves, it was now 03:30. Plan at one time was to take the train to Brighton before they outlawed but even that did not pan out with all of the dozens upon dozens of hand brakes that had to be put on and taken off. The rest of their train remains at Highlander Way crossing waiting for the D906 recrew to show up, some 12 hours now after the train first got here.

Not much sleep, but it was entertaining to listen to the event for the entire four hours between 11:30 when I first got woke up by this train, & 03:30. Both units by the way are now back together on the head end of the train.

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