CSX MQT GRE TRAIN LOCATION 3-13-2008

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CSX MQT GRE TRAIN LOCATION 3-13-2008

Unread postby EJE Dispatcher » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:14 am

Z151-12
GLLX 3002 + GLLX 3001 is at Sparta as of 0045



[Zach, the post times are an hour off since time change]
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Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:49 am

Looks like a quiet day again at the GRE. Nothing from NS, CSX delivered a mini unit train for King. Even yarded it for them again :) . Looks like the cabbage will be leading 371.
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:19 am

Q32613 - WELLS MI CG 42 03-13-2008 09:00
Q32713 - set to leave Detroit at 2pm
Q33413 - WALBRIDGE TOWER OH CTT 67 03-13-2008 09:02
Q33513 - ENSEL MI CH 89 03-13-2008 08:49
CP X50011 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-12-2008 07:30
CP X50012 - hasn't left Chicago
N90313 - hasn't left Chicago
N95613 - hasn't left Chicago (GR routing)
E94512 - hasn't left Flint
N91411 - MARTIN KY CMO 5 03-12-2008 21:20 (enroute to GR I believe)
E94911 - PORTER IN CG 136 03-13-2008 08:55
E94912, E94913 - at West Olive
D80112 - ROOST DTC MI CGC 36 03-13-2008 05:23
Amtrak P37113 - GROSS MI CG 62 03-13-2008 09:13
D70012 - GROSS MI CG 62 03-13-2008 09:13 (going long again?)
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Unread postby cnw8835 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:34 am

Both Q326 and Q335 are nearing the yard at this time. Q326 leader is CSXT 8373, sounds like 335's leader is 5312.
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Unread postby mikekmac » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:36 am

Q33513 cleared Okemos at 08:35a. |Correction| Power was apparently CSXT 5312.

Y102 is working International Paper today. The dispatcher seemed to think this was remarkable. Y102 ran past Zimmer Road as light power (CSXT 2654) at 08:59a.

As of 09:45a there was an eastbound grain train (G74905) sitting on the Williamston siding west of Dietz Road. Power is CSXT 8810 amd CSXT 7903. The train is broken at Meech Rd (MP 72.30) so they've either been sitting there a while or expect to be. Assume they're eventually going to be working ADM in Webberville. (Hmm, I wonder how many crossovers there are along the Williamston siding.)

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Unread postby cnw8835 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:59 am

Q335 did have CSXT 5312 and D700 is departing Waverly Yard right now.
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Unread postby mikekmac » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:10 am

cnw8835 wrote:Q335 did have CSXT 5312 and D700 is departing Waverly Yard right now.


Okay. (I have to start taking my notepad trackside with me.)
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Unread postby mikekmac » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:22 am

mikekmac wrote:
cnw8835 wrote:Q335 did have CSXT 5312 and D700 is departing Waverly Yard right now.


Okay. (I have to start taking my notepad trackside with me.)


To explain: I was up at CN's Okemos Road crossing waiting on AMTK 365 when Q335 and later Y102 passed CSX's Okemos Road crossing. So I heard the whistles and the radio calls, but I didn't see/photograph either train there. (I did catch up with Y102 at Zimmer Road.) But I didn't get anything written down until I got back to the car.
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:23 am

Q32613 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-13-2008 11:02
Q32713 - set to leave Detroit at 2pm
Q33513 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-13-2008 11:01
CP X50011 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-12-2008 07:30
CP X50012 - hasn't left Chicago
N90313 - hasn't left Chicago
N95613 - BELT RR CONN TCS IL DC 25 03-13-2008 11:46
E94512 - hasn't left Flint
N91411 - MARTIN KY CMO 5 03-12-2008 21:20 (enroute to GR I believe)
E94912, E94913 - at West Olive
No D800's movin...
D70012 - WAVERLY EAST MI CG 23 03-13-2008 11:58

That eastbound grain train with CSXT 8810 and CSXT 7903 is G74905. Says it ran Waycross GA to Webberville.
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Unread postby BL2-1843 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:40 am

The Grain Train in the Williamston pass, for Webberville I presume, should be G749-05 with CSX 7903-8810 for power. Q335-13's trailing unit behind 5312 was 7749. Y-102-13 spotted four loads at International Paper at 1053am and took the four empites back to Ensel, stopping at the college on the way. There is now five loads remaining on IP's spur D709-12 had two loads for them in their train this morning but did not have time to stop and drop them off, or switch the plant.

I am not sure exactly what happened at IP this week. Last Thursday morning, D709-05 spotted four cars in the plant for the first time all week, but the following day when D709-06 returned with seven more loads in his train, and to spot four more, the "flag was down" indicating they were not ready for a switch, so they left those seven, plus the one on the spur for a, now, total of eight for the weekend.

Flash forward to last Monday, 709 has three more loads, plenty of time to work the plant, but all they did was drop off the two loads. For all I surmise, the flag was "still down", which now left 11 loads on the spur. Instant reply Tuesday, but with two more loads in their train, plenty of time to switch the plant, but they just dropped off the two loads adding the spur count to now 13 cars. Flag must have been still down.

With no more cars for them on Wednesday morning, they finally got the plant switched. I do NOT have a clue if perhaps, IP was doing some kind of constuction work inside the plant in the unloading dock area which did not allow any cars to be placed, or......... if someone at the plant just had forgotten to "raise the flag" starting from way last Friday. Regardless, yesterdays four cars were unloaded and the flag was UP by 4pm but this morning, 709 was late and did not have time to work the plant. I am not sure who arranged Y102 to come back and switch International Paper this morning, or if IP was really hot under the collar because of all these loads on the spur and they no fresh ones were in the plant this morning. As is now, with four loads spotted by 1053am, they won't have time to get them unloaded by quitting time today, so even if 709 makes it back to the plant tomorrow, the flag will probably be down again. For real this time.
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Unread postby EJE Dispatcher » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:43 pm

D700 arrived into GR with CSX2520+CSX2738 with about 30 cars at 1300
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Unread postby Tlout » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:33 pm

CSXT 2578 (guessing it's Y121) - lone engine heading north past Riley St. 4:30 PM.

Sure has been quiet over hear lately...
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:29 pm

Q32613 - SOUTH LYON MI CH 36 03-13-2008 17:17
Q32713 - ENSEL MI CH 89 03-13-2008 16:57

CP X50011 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-12-2008 07:30 (jon couldn't find it at GR today...) tracing it again, and it says this: MICHIGAN AVE CONX MI CH 11 03-13-2008 22:30 (whoa, X500 is like the Delorean and can travel into the future!)

CP X50012 - hasn't left Chicago
N90313 - hasn't left Chicago
N95613 - 75TH STREET TCS IL DC 24 03-13-2008 13:49
E94512 - FLINT MI CC 35 03-13-2008 17:24 (must be on duty)
N91411 - MARTIN KY CMO 5 03-12-2008 21:20 (enroute to GR I believe)
E94912, E94913 - at West Olive
D80213, D80313 - not moving(they skipped D80113)
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Unread postby SW » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:01 pm

E945-12 cleared 7 Mile Rd. at 19:50.
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:53 pm

Q32613 - DETROIT MI CH 1 03-13-2008 19:15
Q32713 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-13-2008 19:00
Q33414 - at GR(so that wasn't da horn you heard Jon)
N90313 - hasn't left Chicago
N95613 - WELLS MI CG 42 03-13-2008 22:36
E94512 - ENSEL MI CH 89 03-13-2008 22:16
N91411 - HAZARD KY 0VB243 03-13-2008 20:55
E94912, E94913 - at West Olive
D80213 - WELLS MI CG 42 03-13-2008 22:29
D80313 - not moving yet
Amtrak P37013 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-13-2008 22:11
D70813 - ENSEL MI CH 89 03-13-2008 21:45
D70913 - FOWLERVILLE MI CH 62 03-13-2008 22:31

Now for the messed up X500 status...if someone has better access, please correct.
CP X50010 - MICHIGAN AVE CONX MI CH 11 03-13-2008 03:50
CP X50011, CP X50012 - haven't left Chicago? i really just dunno...
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Unread postby EJE Dispatcher » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:21 pm

Z151-13
GLLX3001+GMTX2676+GLLX3002 by Newaygo @ 2300 40 to 50 cars. Possibly will have a large out bound tonight.
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