CN September Updates 2017

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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby blueheron13 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:36 pm

CN 5438 heading around Sugarhouse Wye with long intermodal train.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 am

A late running 116 SB past MP 22.5 at 9:45 am with three CN locomotives.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:53 am

There is a 348 departing Battle Creek and another train calling what sounded like Cory Yard. 1053.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 am

116 currently meeting long NB train with mostly autoracks at Holbrook Ave. Don't have any clue what NB train number is. SB is CN 2033 2005 5933. NB is CN 2595 and 2342.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 am

Update: 116 is now on Shoreline Sub at Milwaukee Jct. The 5933 was a red CN/GTW.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby Burb8145 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:22 pm

Q116 crossed Oak Street in Wyandotte on the southbound Shoreline Sub at 1305 EDT with blocks of autoracks, hoppers and boxcars. Powered by CN C40-8 2033, CN C40-8 2005, GTW SD40-3 5933 (CN painted). All were ex-UP, 2033 and 2005 were originally built for the C&NW, 5933 was originally built for the Missouri Pacific.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:24 pm

116 going through East Lansing at 21:24
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:13 pm

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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby Burb8145 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 pm

Sounds like L502 crossing Oak Street in Wyandotte right now.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 pm

Probable 391 NB on Holly Sub at Clay Ave. 2 CN engines, missed numbers.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:08 pm

And now L533 is on the Sugarhouse Wye heading to Port Huron. Managed to miss the engine number again.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:20 pm

Here was an interesting event on the Holly.

Train 503/451 just went NB past MP 22.5 at 1:15 pm on Main 1. BC Rail 4626 (I think that was the number) was leading two other GE's.

As 503 was passing through my backyard, returning Train 950 suddenly appeared, passing it in the same NB direction on Main 2, going a bit faster with only a few cars. Train 950 had GTW 4626 on it! Two trains, same way rolling and fast speed meet, with both trains led by a 4626. That's railroading. Not too many same-way meets lately on the Holly Sub. with the reduction in trains these past few years.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby blueheron13 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Manistique wrote:Here was an interesting event on the Holly.

Train 503/451 just went NB past MP 22.5 at 1:15 pm on Main 1. BC Rail 4626 (I think that was the number) was leading two other GE's.

As 503 was passing through my backyard, returning Train 950 suddenly appeared, passing it in the same NB direction on Main 2, going a bit faster with only a few cars. Train 950 had GTW 4626 on it! Two trains, same way rolling and fast speed meet, with both trains led by a 4626. That's railroading. Not too many same-way meets lately on the Holly Sub. with the reduction in trains these past few years.


Since the CN dispatchers tend to use engine numbers when communicating with trains instead of the train symbols, I wonder how the communication took place in this situation?
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:21 pm

Dispatchers use reporting marks and engine number. So today would be GTW 4626 and BCOL 4626.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:50 am

ConrailDetr​oit wrote: » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Dispatchers use reporting marks and engine number. So today would be
GTW 4626 and BCOL 4626. :!:

:D :D WOW THE SAME "LOCO NUMBERS!!!!" :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby Burb8145 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:27 pm

Two GT Blue units seen in Flat Rock Yard at 0946 EDT. Two CN GEs seen in Lang Yard at 1012 EDT.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby AARR » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:32 pm

Southbound on Mt Clemens Sub approaching My Clemens
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby AARR » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:25 pm

Now a northbound is going through Chesterfield
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:27 pm

385 - CN 8867 and 5604 was the southbound.

384 - CN 2893, 3032, and 3037 was the northbound.

533 with CN 5438 will be also coming north soon. Departed from Moterm around 1845.
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Re: CN September Updates

Unread postby AARR » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:51 pm

Thank you, I was too far away to see engine numbers or any other details
GTW6401 wrote:385 - CN 8867 and 5604 was the southbound.

384 - CN 2893, 3032, and 3037 was the northbound.

533 with CN 5438 will be also coming north soon. Departed from Moterm around 1845.
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