CSX GRE MQT Train Location Update 3-7-08

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CSX GRE MQT Train Location Update 3-7-08

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Looks like a quiet day att he GRE but I've ben fooled before. Nothing inbound that I could see. The NS outbound with scale car is still there. A mechanic's truck is at the engine house - don't know what that means. Cab car on the headend of 370/371, 66 on the rear.

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X500 is heading into Hoalland - clear mp 27 9:58 AM.

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brief running, slow connection so here's some of what's goin on

Q32607 - HUDSONVILLE MI CG 12 03-07-2008 11:09
Q33407 - WALBRIDGE TOWER OH CTT 67 03-07-2008 11:09
Q33507 - WILLIAMSTON MI CH 73 03-07-2008 11:06
CP X50005- HUDSONVILLE MI CG 12 03-07-2008 10:29
N95607 - hasn't left Chicago yet (GR routed)
Amtrak P37107 - PORTER IN CG 136 03-07-2008 10:43
N90306 - NEW BUFFALO MI CG 115 03-07-2008 00:34
N91006 - 75TH STREET TCS IL DC 24 03-07-2008 09:19
E94905 - PORTER IN CG 136 03-07-2008 09:30
D80107 - WELLS MI CG 42 03-07-2008 11:04
D80207 - WELLS MI CG 42 03-07-2008 11:10
D80307 - not movin yet
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X500 is in the blocks now, CP 8775 as sole power. Met Q335 at Elmdale. CSXT 5283 and 8123 powering 335.

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MQT had the 3001, and the 3002 last night. Took the signal at turner street down at 151am. Train released the blocks at 0413. Nice to see that they are back to "schedule"

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X500 by E.E. Trowbridge at 4:20 PM.

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X500 is really lugging. I heard the conductor and the dispatcher talking as X500 neared Logan Street; the conductor practically apologized, saying "I'm going as fast as I can" and "this is too much train for one engine" or words to that effect. 6318 ft, and a lot of it riding on the worst-sounding trucks I've heard in a long time. Do they still use the phrase "dry journals"?

When X500 reached the defect detector at MP 79.9, eastbound out of Lansing, it was making all of 18 mph.

And if anything, it slowed down from there. It crossed Okemos Road at 4:29 PM, but didn't cross Putnam Road in Williamston until 5 PM. That's 7.89 miles (MP 81.3 to MP 73.41) in 31 minutes, or about 15 mph.

Q32707 was held up at Williamston waiting for this turtle to pass. It crossed Putnam Road westbound at 5:15 PM. CSX 8108 and CSX 8335.
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mikekmac wrote:X500 is really lugging. I heard the conductor and the dispatcher talking as X500 neared Logan Street; the conductor practically apologized, saying "I'm going as fast as I can" and "this is too much train for one engine" or words to that effect. 6318 ft, and a lot of it riding on the worst-sounding trucks I've heard in a long time. Do they still use the phrase "dry journals"?

When X500 reached the defect detector at MP 79.9, eastbound out of Lansing, it was making all of 18 mph.

And if anything, it slowed down from there. It crossed Okemos Road at 4:29 PM, but didn't cross Putnam Road in Williamston until 5 PM. That's 7.89 miles (MP 81.3 to MP 73.41) in 31 minutes, or about 15 mph.

Q32707 was held up at Williamston waiting for this turtle to pass. It crossed Putnam Road westbound at 5:15 PM.
There was a 10 MPH slow order at Trowbridge due to CN crews fixing the diamonds there. That, plus the fact that Trowbridge is right in the middle of a grade, probably didn't help their struggles too much. Their GEVO was really howling when they passed me at Farm lane.

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At least Salem Hill was an asset to them and not more trouble...

I watched a 119 car Q335 charge northward up the hill at Beck Road on Thursday behind a CW44AC and C40-8.... they were screaming!

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One of the Last Times I will be reporting from GR AREA:

1430: Q335 CSX 5283 ES44DC CSX 8123 SD40-2 @ Plaster Creek
Noteable Cars MQT 1183 - NYC / Conrail 8845555 -18 Dowx Cars for MQT
1445: Q335 Tied down at Judd ST 4400' --4700' W/ Power
1445:Q326 Ok To Get Air test
Q326 Has CSX-Conrail paint 8809 SD40-2, CSX 7836 Dash-9
Noteable Cars MQT 1071, 1002
====Took a food/Family break===
Per Bearcat (my scanner) Q326 knocking down signals, I met them @ Elmdale at 16:52
=====More Family Stuff for me====
2100: Q327 CSX 8108 SD40-2, CSX 8335 SD40-2, CSX 2578 GP38-2, CSX 2738 GP38-2, @ Plaster Creek
Noteable cars- MQT 1064
2141: P370 AMTRAK 66, 3 Horz. Cabage 90221 on the tail @ WE:Hudsonville
22:15 P370 ARR @ GRR
D700: Has CSX 2610 GP38-2, CSX 2520 GP38-2 Hasent Departed by my home time of 23:00
22:25: Y321 Talks to Calumet City, dident catch what was said.
22:45: Y321 @ Leonard dident catch power, I was on my way home and saw from 131 that the signals where lit.
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23:55 LS&I Conductor Trainee out

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