CSX Train Location Updates - April 2021

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D70604 by Howell at 5:18pm with 22 cars. 591+3004 on the head end.

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D802-04 @ 9:12pm eastward reported by DD mp CG44.2 w/ 540 axles & 7,162 ft. BNSF engines #6436 + #8483 & 129 loaded coal cars & rear dpu’s CSXT engines #586 + #989. This was N800-02 that was tied down in Grand Jct Siding mp CG53.9 on Apr 1st.

Amtrak P370-04 @ 09:27pm eastward reported by DD mp CG91.9 w/ 16 axles & 306 ft. IDTX engine #4604 & 3 SuperLiner cars.

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D802-04 @ 9:51pm eastward at the Holland Depot mp CG25.3 with BNSF engines #6436 + #8483 & 129 loaded coal cars & rear dpu’s CSXT engines #586 + #989.

Amtrak P370-04 @ 10:06:50pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with IDTX engine #4604 & 3 SuperLiner cars & 1 passenger had boarded at the station mp CG60.5

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Amtrak P370-04 @ 11:00pm eastward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 16 axles & 306 ft long. IDTX engine #4604 & 3 SuperLiner cars.

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Amtrak P371 hit a semi truck at milepost 16. I believe that is West of Hudsonville. Reported as a private crossing.

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327, 371, 706, and 702 monday

371
4604 with 3 supers

628a/632a - clear ee/we hudsonville
642a - in emergency at crossing mp 16.1, hit a semi at private crossing
371 talking to mech. - having trouble with ptc and power on head end
755a - conductor says due to damage and non working ptc they are
........getting buses for the passengers and going to tow the train - thinking
........back to hudsonville into the pass, to clear the main


857a - game plan for 371 - d702 will bring 371 to waverly siding or yard
........371 said it will be awhile yet before passengers will be able to depart
........listening to engineer - it sounds like the 4604 hit the rear end of the trailer
........the tractor hit the rear of the train
........also zzm news report is incorrect, that is the first private drive east of 64th ave.
........the tractor acted as a pivot point for the trailer, the rear of the trailer was spun to the
........north side and fell away from 371, with the tractor spun south and hitting the passengers
........cars on the north side and dragged about 20' west of the crossing looking at the photo
........thinking 371 was able to stop west of 64th st with flat spots on all wheels

1035a 371 and 702 are coupled together, 702 will drop 371 in the waverly sidng,
........passengers will be off loaded at 112th st. 371 will get the csx 5375 from 327 for
........power to chicago. the 702 crew will spin the 5375 for the amtrak relief crew on
........the wye at waverly and recouple to 371 in the waverly siding, the amtrak relief
........crew was not qualified on the wye, the 5375 is the trail unit on 327.

1206p- 371/702 - clear vriesland - they did stay with orginal pan and deboard passengers
.........at 64th ave, instead of a later plan to deboard them at 112th ave.

1213p - 19.1 - 24 axles, 433'
1220p- app slow waverly - main to siding
.........looked like some dents on the head end and a dent at the rear car just back of the rear
........rear set of wheels - no scrapes seen

327
917 lead, 5375 trail

628a - med app grandville - 1 track to the main
636a - clear dewent
642a - app ee hudsonville
642a - restricting we hudsonville - coming to a stop
645a - rn to 327 - can i take signal back at we hudsonville away
........327 to rn - yes you can, we're all stop at we hudsonville

........rn is planning on a east saugatuck meet with 326

........recrew ordered for 115p for 327 at new buffalo

1212p - app we hudsonville
1213a - clear hudsonville
1220a - app med vriesland
.........no work waverly today
1220p - app zeeland
1220p - 19.1 - 168 axles, 2368'
..........917 lead, 5375 trail with 39 cars
..........high ball waverly pick up

1236a - adv app east waverly

702
2318 lead and 6918 running lite
moving at restricted speed

915a - app east waverly
933a - restricting zeeland
940a - 19.1 - 8 axles, 94'
947a - restricting vriesland
956a 702 arr at 371's location - confered with 371

702/371
1206p - clear vriesland
1213p - 19.1 - 24 axles, 422-
1213p - app slow zeeland
1220p - app slow east waverly - main to siding

706
3137 with 39 cars

716a - restricting plaster creek - main to even lead
806a - med clear godfrey ave - main to 2 track
813a - app madison ave
817a - med clear seymour - 2 track to the main
819a - clear shaffer ave
830a/833a - clear we/ee fox
839a - clear thornapple
846a - clear snow rd
849a - clear alto
856a/858a - clear we/ee elmdale
914a - clear pair lake o
929a - clear 117
941a - clear pair old sunfield siding
954a - 104.3 - 162 axles, 2254'
3137 with 39 cars

958a - clear 101
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Bangor Cam mp CG60.72 Overnight Trains:

D700-04 @ 12:53:42am westward with CSXT #6918 + #2318 & 14 cars (5 Coils + 4 Reefers + 5 CH).

N800-04 @ 01:02:26am eastward w/ BNSF engines #8453 + 1 & 128 loaded coal cars & going into Grand Jct Siding mp CG55.6 to tie down.

D700-04 @ 05:32:45am eastward with CSXT #2318 + #6918 & 13 cars (5 Coils + 2 Reefers + 5 CH + 1 Hi-Top).
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D801-05 @ 07:22am westward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 12 axles & 130 feet long. CSXT engines #989 + #586 lite & headed to the west end of Grand Jct siding mp CG55.6 to DP the N800-04 that had tied down in there. D801 had dropped off an empty coal train into Wells Siding mp CG43.4 prior to cutting away the CSXT engines for Grand Jct.
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D706 east at Fox with CSX 3137 and 39 cars.
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Per Bangor chat, buses and a freight locomotive have been called for P371. Can’t get PTC to re-initialize after collision.

Bangor chat is reporting it as a dump truck, “at rear of train.” Not sure what that could mean. Last coach would probably derail if hit with any force and would have nothing to do with PTC. So maybe rear of locomotive? If so, it’s lucky there was no derailment and PTC is the only thing preventing onward progress.

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TSS wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:43 am
Per Bangor chat, buses and a freight locomotive have been called for P371. Can’t get PTC to re-initialize after collision.

Bangor chat is reporting it as a dump truck, “at rear of train.” Not sure what that could mean. Last coach would probably derail if hit with any force and would have nothing to do with PTC. So maybe rear of locomotive? If so, it’s lucky there was no derailment and PTC is the only thing preventing onward progress.
Hellooo Todd, it was a semi hauling a shipping container to deliver farm machinery. Here's a news link:

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/loc ... ae2c36dbd9

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D706-05 @ 09:06am eastward reported by DD mp CH126.3 with 162 axles. CSXT engine #3137 & 39 cars. He has work for Lansing.

Q326-05 @ 09:09am eastward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 424 axles & 5,947 ft. CSXT engines #3191 + 1 & 103 cars.

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D801-05 @ 09:42am eastward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 536 axles & 7,109 ft long. BNSF engines #8463 + #6293 & 128 loaded coal cars & CSXT engines #586 + #989. This was N800-04 that was tied down in Grand Jct mp CG53.9

D706-05 @ 09:53am eastward reported by DD mp CH104.3 w/ 163 axles (+1 error) & 2,254 ft. CSXT engine #3137 & 39 cars.

D706-05 @ 10:04am eastward cleared a pair Grand Ledge mp CG97.8 Great CSX W. Mi scanner range this morning!

Q326-05 @ 10:16:15am eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSXT engines #3191 + #5432 & 103 cars.

D801-05 @ 10:24am eastward cleared the Holland Depot mp CG25.3

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Z151 clear Bridge St SB. Short train today.
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TSS wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:43 am
Per Bangor chat, buses and a freight locomotive have been called for P371. Can’t get PTC to re-initialize after collision.

Bangor chat is reporting it as a dump truck, “at rear of train.” Not sure what that could mean. Last coach would probably derail if hit with any force and would have nothing to do with PTC. So maybe rear of locomotive? If so, it’s lucky there was no derailment and PTC is the only thing preventing onward progress.
I guess a shipping container could be mistaken for a dump truck trailer if someone wasn't paying close attention. But the collision happened at the rear of the truck, not the rear of the train.

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Q326-05 @ 10:40am eastward was advised by the Dispatcher he will be going into Grand Junction siding mp CG55.6 to hold there until Q327 is by him. Q326 has CSXT engines #3191 + #5432 & 103 cars.

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J T wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:34 am
I guess a shipping container could be mistaken for a dump truck trailer if someone wasn't paying close attention. But the collision happened at the rear of the truck, not the rear of the train.
Talk about not paying attention... I posted my little update and commentary after completely missing Donnie’s more accurate and comprehensive report. Oops. Happy Monday!

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The game plan is for Q327-05 to cut away his 2nd engine, the CSXT #5375, put that onto Amtrak P371 & tow Amtrak to Chicago. Amtrak is supposed to go to a crossing between 112th Ave & Waverly to de-board the passengers which as of 11:04am that move hasn't happened yet.

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Amtrak P371 @ 11:52am is at the 64th Ave Crossing mp CG16.39 unloading passengers onto 2 buses. Many thanks to K1NGxBONDx007 for being out there & reporting :)

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D702-05 @ 12:13pm westward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 24 axles & 422 ft long. CSXT engines #6918 + #2318 + IDTX engine #4604 & 3 SuperLiner cars.

Q327-05 @ 12:26pm westward reported by DD mp CG19.1 with 168 axles & 2,368 ft long. CSXT engines #917 + #5375 & 39 cars.

Q326-05 @ 12:42pm eastward, siding to main, east end Grand Junction mp CG54 with CSXT engines #3191 + #5432 & 103 cars.
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