CN Updates - February 2018

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CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:15 am

I saw a SB freight passing Woodward Avenue in Pontiac this morning at 7:50 am. Had an NS unit leading and maybe a second NS unit behind it (same two from 451 yesterday?) and a lot of sand cars on the headend. Maybe a late 116 or filled out 280? Didn't get a chance to see the rest of the train to be sure.

At 12:36 pm a SB all doublestack train powered by one CN locomotive is SB past MP 22.5. Long train. I presume a late running 116 or extra?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:31 pm

451 is at Delray. CSX 9048 & BNSF 5336
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:07 pm

451 past MP 22.5 at 2 pm. CSX 9046 leading.

Train 950 with 4619 NB past MP 22.5 right on 451's block with a couple boxcars at 2:07 pm.

Amtrak 350 NB past MP 22.5 at 2:30 pm, a bit early.

A 280 type train with some mixed freight on head end and rest autoracks powered by a single BNSF unit SB past MP 22.5 at 2:50 pm. Fourth train in the backyard in less than an hour and second "extra" or unscheduled freight today plus a late running 116 this early afternoon. Busy day on the Holly south of Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:57 pm

According to Facebook the intermodal was a 192. Also had a DPU in the middle.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Manistique wrote:451 past MP 22.5 at 2 pm. CSX 9046 leading.



While out and about I caught 451 at Williams Lake Rd at 3:35 PM. CSX leading
and a BNSF trailing did not get the chance to catch numbers today.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:09 pm

As to the Doublestack Train 192 this afternoon, I did not see a locomotive in the middle so it must have snuck by me. I did miss the end of the train if it was located there. This is a new train number for me. Could this be the long promised additional UP doublestack going to Moterm? Was the NS-powered train this morning today's 116?
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:40 pm

I heard awhile back that 192 is an as needed extra from Prince Rupert, but that may have changed. Would be nice if the UP business got going.

A451 was through Durand at 4:25pm. BNSF was 5336. L502 is currently there getting ready to switch the yard with IC 1033 and BNSF 4332 for power.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:47 pm

The lite power off of doublestack 192 (yes, there was a dpu) just went NB past MP 22.5 at 5:46. Right before it was Train 515 with 4925 and a long train returning to Pontiac. Train 515 and Amtrak 355 passed each other out back. A busy late afternoon and day on the Holly south of Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:16 pm

502 was going south through Fenton at 6:07pm.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:38 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:502 was going south through Fenton at 6:07pm.


502 cleared the detector MP 34.2 at 6:29 PM. 146 axles.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:21 pm

Two lite locomotives drifted south past MP 22.5 at 3 pm. May have been the same that powered that extra doublestack train yesterday.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:18 am

Late report from last night.

Train 391 went NB past MP 22.5 around 8:30 pm and had a BNSF unit leading an unidentified second locomotive.

And an extra went by NB around 11 pm, I presume a doublestack with those two locomotives that drifted south lite earlier yesterday out of Pontiac. Sure took them a long time from when the power went south.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:29 am

Train 116 rolling by SB past MP 22.5 with two CN units and a fair amount of mixed freight on the head end.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:01 am

764 clear 205 at 1000

empty rack train with 2 ns units east past 219 at 1003
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:00 am

149 by 205 at 1050
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:25 pm

Wb by 205 at 1420. Mixed freight, 3 cn units in the lead. Eb by 219 at 1422 also mixed freight with 3 units, middle one looked to be a cowl.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:59 pm

502 by 205 at 1459
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:19 pm

Another Eb by 205 at 1518, short train.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:43 pm

:mrgreen: HAHAHAHAHA YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: I photographed southbound train 533 at the MTM station, Mt. Clemens, with a very nice unit leading!!!! The train had a great "Lease" engine─my first time seeing one!!!!!!!! CREX ES44AC #1515 led 5 loaded "Well Car" sets, crossed Cass Ave. at 2:53 p.m. Now, there were 2 other guys "Trying" to get video of it with phones! One's battery died and the other started the video when it passed! I guess I am the only one to have gotten it (and with 120 film)!!!! :shock: "SNOWING!!!!" :shock:


Here's a photo,© Maersk.146, Kansas City, MO, Jan 3, 2017:
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Re: CN Updates - February 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:22 pm

Late report but 451 had 4619 as the trailing of three units today as it passed MP 22.5 around 3 pm. This was the unit that has been 950's power out of Pontiac for this past month or so.
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