Durand, MI 8-24-16

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Durand, MI 8-24-16

Unread postby GTWwatcher » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:34 pm

Below is what I saw at Durand in roughly 2 hours:
1:00 PM: advanced approach at Clara for a westbound.
1:10 PM-an EB CN freight passed by the station. Had CN 3027 for power. It also had a mid train DPU! CN 3080.
1:17PM: the eastbound stopped at East Durand for the westbound.
Sometime in between, the signal at Clara turned to clear.
1:45 PM: the westbound finally came. Had four units on the head end. CN 5629, BCOL ? (didn't catch the number), CN ?, and CN 8848.
1:55 PM: the stopped eastbound cleared East Durand.
2:05 PM: another eastbound in Shaftsburg.
2:36 PM: Heard HESR 702 coming into town.
2:40 PM: the eastbound that was in Shaftsburg was holding at Clara for 702.
2:43 PM: 702 is coming onto the Port Huron Wye.
2:48 PM: 702 begins to shove back into the yard.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to stay for the eastbound to pass.

Thanks for reading!
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Re: Durand, MI 8-24-16

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:10 am

Which day was this?

A friend saw an eastbound go through Battle Creek on Tues morning with a mid train loco, wondering if it was the same train?
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Re: Durand, MI 8-24-16

Unread postby GTWwatcher » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:33 am

The day was Wednesday.
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Re: Durand, MI 8-24-16

Unread postby GTWwatcher » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:22 am

Also forgot to mention the power on 702 was HESR 2661 and HESR 2668. Both of these units looked to be former UP locos.
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