485: CN Local Train Chase - Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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485: CN Local Train Chase - Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Ep. 485: CN Local Train Chase - Upper Peninsula of Michigan

15 Oct 2016 McFarland, MICH -- Rolling south along the CN's Marquette Range Subdivision, over-the-road local L549 is heading for Escanaba with 33 cars of mixed freight for Escanaba.

A catch-all job for this segment of the CN's vast network, L549 services the Potlatch Mill near Sawyer, the LS&I interchange near Eagle Mills, as well as forwarding traffic to and from the L'Anse Branch, on the far side of the Iron Range.

Join us for a short chase of this train southward, through a crummy fall morning in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - with high winds, and rain due in later in the day. Nonetheless, the freight has to move, and of course CN gets the job done.

Consist:
- CN 5648 [SD75I]
- CN 2037 [C40-8]
- 4 Woodchip Loads [gons]
- 2 Pulpwood Loads [bulkhead flats]
- 1 Lumber Load [centerbeam]
- 2 Sodium Hydroxide empties [tanks, from Tilden]
- 4 Bentonite Clay empties [CHs, from Tilden]
- 11 Nickel & Copper loads [gons, from MRA]
- 4 Pulpwood loads [bulkhead flats]
- 3 Scrap tie empties [gons]
- 2 Ballast Empties [gons]
Location/Time:
- CN Marquette Range Sub, McFarland, M35 xing, on 10-15-16 at 11:37 EDT
- Rock, Maple Ridge xing, at 11:54
- Trombly, Trombly 35th Rd xing, at 12:01
- W Gladstone, along 80th Rd, at 12:22

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Re: 485: CN Local Train Chase - Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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I like your detailed reports and video's :D
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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