MQT GRE CSX Train Update 3-19-2008

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MQT GRE CSX Train Update 3-19-2008

Unread postby EJE Dispatcher » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:24 pm

Z151-19
GLLX 3002
GMTX 2648
GMTX 2676
s/b at Newaygo 0015 about 53 cars.



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Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:56 am

1 crewman at the GRE. No inbound from CSX or NS, in fact only 1 outbound tank for NS in the yard. 66 pushing 371.
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:51 am

Q32619 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-19-2008 07:25
Q32718 - MICHIGAN CITY IN BIG 65 03-19-2008 07:02
Q32719 - set to leave Detroit at 2pm
Q33419 - WAYNE MI CC 90 03-19-2008 07:37
Q33519 - SOUTH LYON MI CH 36 03-19-2008 07:31
CP X50017 - TROWBRIDGE MI CH 84 03-19-2008 07:41
CP X50018 - hasn't left Chicago yet
N90319 - hasn't left Chicago yet
D70018 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-19-2008 05:00
D80218 - PLASTER CREEK MI CGT 1 03-19-2008 04:50
D80318 - POWER DTC MI CGC 34 03-19-2008 06:20
Amtrak P37119 - GRAND RAPIDS MI CG 1 03-19-2008 07:49
E94918, E94919 - at West Olive
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Unread postby Tlout » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:22 am

Amtrak P371 clear Holland.
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Unread postby CAT345C » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:23 am

X500-17 is lined up through South Lyon right now
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Unread postby Racer » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:26 am

At 11:00am, there is a work train south of Plymouth diamond with a new crew getting on it. The units are CSX 6458 (GP40-2) and CSX 2245 (GP30) and a tool car, flat cars with track maintenance vehicles, and gondolas with continuous welded rail and I think a few ballast hoppers in the back of the train.
"...and I was in the front and Matt grabbed and pulled my ears from behind me and made horsey sounds."
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Unread postby mikekmac » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:00 am

What's the meaning of CG, CGT, CC, CH, etc. in Zack's train reports? I'm sure it's something I should already know, but I must have missed that class.

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Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:13 am

mikekmac wrote:What's the meaning of CG, CGT, CC, CH, etc. in Zack's train reports? I'm sure it's something I should already know, but I must have missed that class.

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I don't know the exact technical reason behind what the names mean, but it's basically what subdivision the train is currently on.
Like
PLASTER CREEK MI CGT 1
Means it's at Plaster Creek, which is mile post #1 on the Grand Rapids Terminal sub.

POWER DTC MI CGC 34 is milepost 34 on the old Fremont Sub.
MICHIGAN CITY IN BIG 65 is milepost 65 on whatever the sub is called down near Michigan City... it's just what my magic-8 ball spits back at me, so i copy and paste it as is.
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Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:19 am

The two letter codes distinguish diffrent rail lines between two end points. For example this happened to me the other night. RN called and said bring your train to a stop. So we stopped and she said they had a actavation failure at MP 86.5. After a min she came back and said it was ok to go that it was on the Plymouth sub, and not the (thats funny with out thinking about it they were both on the plymouth sub) near lansing MP 86.5. Now this is how it works. We were on the CC 86.5 the actavation failure was at CH 86.5.

CH is Detroit to Grand Rapids
CC is Saginaw to Toledo
CB was Saginaw to Ludington
CTT is Toledo terminal
CD is Walbridge to Columbus
BI is Willard to Chicago
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Unread postby EJE Dispatcher » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:28 am

Chrisracer8903 wrote:At 11:00am, there is a work train south of Plymouth diamond with a new crew getting on it. The units are CSX 6458 (GP40-2) and CSX 2245 (GP30)


There are no GP30's on CSX. This a mother/slug set.


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Unread postby CAT345C » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:48 am

I'm prety sure he knows that, as thats what he told me on the phone, it never made it to South LYon, all I saw was the road foreman and some guy in a Silverado 3500! putting track togetther at the Griswald Crossing.
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Unread postby EJE Dispatcher » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:28 pm

It is sitting in Plymouth as of 11:30 this morning with Davey Jones caboose on the rear end
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Unread postby amtrak1007 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:56 pm

sd70accsxt700 wrote:
CH is Detroit to Grand Rapids
CC is Saginaw to Toledo
CB was Saginaw to Ludington
CTT is Toledo terminal
CD is Walbridge to Columbus
BI is Willard to Chicago


CG is Grand Rapids to Porter (Grand Rapids Sub)
CGT is Seymour to Lamar (Grand Rapids terminal Sub)
CGE is Sunnyside north to Fuller (Grand Rapids Terminal Sub)
BIG is the former MONON line at Michigan City. Dok himself isn't sure why it still shows as that is the MP for that City. If you are on the GR sub Michigan City is around CG127.

Plaster Creek is CGT 2.0 i think Zack. I'm not sure why they show the location for Grand Rapids east of there but it is the wisdom of CSX here...
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Unread postby Racer » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:07 pm

EJE Dispatcher wrote:
There are no GP30's on CSX. This a mother/slug set.


Yeah I knew that, sorry.

Mike: I said there was a work train, I didn't mean it was on it's way. Sorry I had you waiting out there for a long time.

Here's a pic of it that I took this morning:

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Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:49 pm

Wow. That's a nice shot Chris. Nice set of power too. That old GP30 looks quite classy in the new paint. Thanks for sharing the shot of the train.
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Unread postby Racer » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:20 pm

Thanks Charles! I do like the YN3 paint on the GP30 (Slug) but I wish this train's power was those Orange CSX MOW GP40s insted. :wink:
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