CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

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CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:45 pm

After seeing the update that Q322 had just been through Milford, I made my way to Lahring Road north of Holly to wait. It wasn't long...

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Re: CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby Tier4GEVO » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:14 pm

Awesome job Brandon! Yep, it sure took a while for the train to get from Westland to Northville, but from Northville to Milford, he was doing almost 40 MPH the whole way. I originally planned to shoot it on the north side of Wixom, but I heard the Milepost 67.9 detector go off way before I anticipated so I had to keep going towards Milford.

I'll share my three clips of it whenever I get them combined, edited, and and uploaded.
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Re: CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:36 pm

Tier4GEVO wrote:Awesome job Brandon! Yep, it sure took a while for the train to get from Westland to Northville, but from Northville to Milford, he was doing almost 40 MPH the whole way. I originally planned to shoot it on the north side of Wixom, but I heard the Milepost 67.9 detector go off way before I anticipated so I had to keep going towards Milford.

I'll share my three clips of it whenever I get them combined, edited, and and uploaded.


Thanks! Yeah, when I first saw he was down by Westland, I was thinking it would be around the 6pm it would finally start approaching Holly or Grand Blanc. Nope, 4pm comes and he's in Milford. Luckily slow speed limits in Holly make it easy to get these trains. Just a reminder to never underestimate these trains, lol.
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Re: CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby AARR » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:26 am

Thanks for posting atreain. Nice seeing the three 4-axle units leading the train :) .
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Re: CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby cbtrower » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:43 am

Very nice!! I was going to go see it in Plymouth, but I was still in school.
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Re: CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:09 am

Thanks! Definitely an interesting mix of power on this one.
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Re: CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby hoborich » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:07 pm

Was the Lake State unit in transit. I wasn't aware they shared power with other railroads.
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Re: CSX Q322 with the Lake State 25th Anniversary Unit!

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:26 pm

hoborich wrote:Was the Lake State unit in transit. I wasn't aware they shared power with other railroads.

Yes, in transit from the rebuilder, AFAIK from Metro East Industries in East St. Louis. The unit was previously the No. 1169.

It is another mother slug unit, so they have a spare to go along with the two existing pairs. Unknown if they'll be building another slug to go with it.
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