Some CN Action around Durand 2/23/20

Give us a run down of what you saw, post pictures if you'd like...any info is welcome.
atrainguy60
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Some CN Action around Durand 2/23/20

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I just had to get out and enjoy the "heat wave" today. Ended up getting 5 trains with about 3 1/2 hours. I went into Durand and immediately found an eastbound coming to a stop at Byron Road east of town. Figuring a westbound was on the way, I pulled over and waited. It only took about 5 minutes until the headlights popped up in the distance. Turned out this one was a westbound oil detour:



After it passed, signals still indicated another westbound was on the way. After about 15 minutes, it (reported on FB as A491) passed through:



It was now time for the eastbound to depart, so I went over to Reid Road by Duffield to catch it:



At this point, I had already seen an update on FB that an eastbound A492 was on the way with an IC blue devil leading, so I headed west to intercept it somewhere. Met up with it in Bancroft:



After this, I went back to East Durand and waited there, figuring 514 would be on it's way soon. Sure enough, it's headlights eventually appeared. I decided to switch up the scenery though, and headed out to Gaines to nab it:



Overall, a very nice day railfanning!

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Re: Some CN Action around Durand 2/23/20

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Thanks for posting atrain. You had a very nice day :D .
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Re: Some CN Action around Durand 2/23/20

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AARR wrote:Thanks for posting atrain. You had a very nice day :D .
No problem! It was a really fun day. It had been quite a while since I took an afternoon to go rail fanning. Mostly just nabbing one or two trains thanks to heads ups.

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