CSX GRE MQT TRAIN LOCATION UPDATE 3-9-08

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CSX GRE MQT TRAIN LOCATION UPDATE 3-9-08

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at east waverly
1013am - wb - lite power - the 3 motors that pushed n956 to elmdale yesterday - main to siding
1022am - eb - 326 - 2 motors - 85 cars - doc will have plastic or grain cars
sand cars and rolled steel cars mostly to switch out from 326 today
don't have scanner on
tim will let us know if the lite power goes north past him or south to push
loads up the hill

sorry had to edit time, haven't changed clocks to refect daylight saving
time at the condo yet, times now are correct
don baxter

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I hope I'm wrong, but I think yesterday's N956 went thru Northville around 3 this morning. Heard the tell-tale groaning as it slowly approached 7 Mile Rd. coming off the turn at the Plymouth diamond. Looks like I missed it again!
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D802 east - slow approach Holland depot - 12:13 PM.

EDIT: D802 north at Riley St. 12:29 PM. BNSF 5906, 6050, and 6014.
Pushers on the rear - didn't get the numbers, but they'll be bringing empties south in a little while.

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At 12:55PM, I caught a westbound CP Rail train of doublestacks and empty well cars coming off the connection at CP-Michigan Ave. joining the CSX Detroit Sub from CP-Lou on the MC line. No scanner :-( so I don't know if they are only going to Oak Yard or farther, but they were doing track speed behind a pair of big CP General Electrics at P Company Junction.

Also, there is a pristine pair of Rio Grande painted W&LE GP40s on the Eagle Ave. overpass at Rougemere Yard today. #301 and #303 to be exact. They look great! #300 is also there but not in Action Road livery.

I think I also saw Q216 getting ready to depart Rougemere with two GE's. GP35 RD Slug #2297 and GP40-2 mother 6426 are also still at the Rouge.

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Just missed 216 in Plymouth. Evidently the CP train did not make it that far, according to another railfan I talked to there.

At 14:15, Q334-08 came off the Plymouth sub onto the Toledo sub. CSX 4534, 8312, 2429, & 9250 (an RCPHG4), & about 90 cars, one of which was leaking sand.

At 14:55, Q335-08 came off the Toledo sub onto the Plymouth sub. CSX 8100 & 8453, 77 cars.

At 15:15, Q327-08 cleared Plymouth diamond. CSX 5260 & 8041, 24 cars.
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The CP train in question was X509-09 (CP 159-08 ) and that train terminates at Oak Yard.

The coal train you saw was actually a VERY RARE U975-06 which was 100 loads of coal for the Delray Connecting RR. They have not run this train since 2005 and they only ran 3 to the Delray Connecting when they did.

The local you saw was Y107-09 which had taken his unit this morning and took the dead Q287-09 from Wayne to Detroit and then came back to Plymouth to work.

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