CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:22 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32926 by Howell at 08:58 with four units. BNSF 8479+8581 leading, probably to catch another coal empty, and CSX 5415+4717 trailing, with 84 cars. Earlier, Q32826 went east at 05:22 with CSX 452+491 and 73 cars.

Q329-26 @ 11:19am reported by the DD at mp CH104.3 with 376 axles & 5,324 feet long. The above power & 88 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:32 pm

E801-24 @ 11:31am westward cleared the St Joseph Bridge with BNSF engines #9007 + #9297 & 130 empty coal cars.
Q326-26 @ 11:39am was called by the Dispatcher advising he is to go into New Buffalo Siding mp CG116.5 to let both Q327-26 & E801-24 pass by.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:10 pm

Tom49801 wrote:Does anyone know the mile post for "Mary Jane" on the Grand Rapids subdivision & why it is named that? I hear trains reporting by "Bravo", Mary Jane, the mp 51. I had found Bravo on the track charts Railroadtube had recently gave us a link for & see that Bravo is at mp CG46. Thank you guys :)

Mary Jane is a new one, in any case. Most crews call the signals by their number these days but some still use the names.

I'm a mega-dork so I created a trip log document for when riding P370/371 - and yes I would listen to the scanner and fill it out. It includes all of the signals, defect detectors, etc from GR all the way to Chicago Union Station. This is based both on the CSX Beavers Maps and revisions to those that I researched and completed with much help from certain sources around here. If anybody wants the file send me a PM...I know there are some other mega-dorks out there, too!

Here is the list of signals, DDs and stations, from Grand Rapids all the way to Porter:

Grand Rapids (GRR)
Pleasant St (Station)
Sunnyside*
Plaster Creek
MP 5 | Lamar
Ivanrest
Grandville (WEDT)
MP 9 | Niner
EE Hudsonville SDG
WE Hudsonville SDG
MP 17 | Vriesland
DD19.1 “Zeeland”
MP 20 | Zeeland
112th Ave
Waverly
East Leg Waverly
West Leg Waverly
Holland
Holland (HOM)
Milepost 28
MP 30 | Boyd
EE Saugatuck SDG
WE Saugatuck SDG
MP 36 | New Richmond
MP 39 | Fennville
EE Wells SDG
WE Wells SDG
DD44.2 “Pearl”
MP 46 | Bravo
MP 49 | Pullman
MP 51 | Lee
EE Grand Junction SDG
WE Grand Junction SDG
MP 58 | Breedsville
Bangor (BAM)
EE Gross SDG
WE Gross SDG
DD66.2 “Hartford”
MP 66 | McDonald
MP 68 | Hartford
EE Kirk SDG
WE Kirk SDG
MP 74 | Watervliet
MP 76 | Coloma
Riverside (EEDT)
Grey
MP 85 | Paw Paw
Benton Harbor (WEDT)
St. Joseph Bridge
St. Joseph (SJM)
MP 90 | Hilltop
DD91.9 “Vine”
MP 92 | Vine
MP 95 | Stevensville
EE Livingston SDG
WE Livingston SDG
MP 102 | Bridgman
EE Sawyer SDG
WE Sawyer SDG
DD108.9 “Lakeside”
MP 109 | Lakeside
MP 111 | Union Pier
EE New Buffalo SDG
WE New Buffalo SDG (ET)
MP 119 | State Line (CT)
MP 122 | South Shore
Joy Holdout
EE Michigan City SDG
WE Michigan City SDG
MP 130 | Doran
DD131.3 “Doran”
Milepost 133
MP 135 | Chesterton
CP 482 | Porter Jct
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:33 pm

Tom49801 wrote:Does anyone know the mile post for "Mary Jane" on the Grand Rapids subdivision & why it is named that? I hear trains reporting by "Bravo", Mary Jane, the mp 51. I had found Bravo on the track charts Railroadtube had recently gave us a link for & see that Bravo is at mp CG46. Thank you guys :)

Only thing that came to mind is MP42 which is between the switches at Wells... MP42.0 ... 4:20.. smoke time.. marijuana... mary jane? Just a thought.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Jetlink » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:55 pm

~Z~ wrote:
Tom49801 wrote:Does anyone know the mile post for "Mary Jane" on the Grand Rapids subdivision & why it is named that? I hear trains reporting by "Bravo", Mary Jane, the mp 51. I had found Bravo on the track charts Railroadtube had recently gave us a link for & see that Bravo is at mp CG46. Thank you guys :)

Only thing that came to mind is MP42 which is between the switches at Wells... MP42.0 ... 4:20.. smoke time.. marijuana... mary jane? Just a thought.


My thought exactly. The old 4-20.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:20 pm

D700-26 @ 13:14:08 westward at Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engine #6147 & 7 cars (2 Covered Hoppers & 5 Coils).

And thank you guys for helping me with Mary Jane's location :)
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:39 pm

There is/was a large marijuana plantation between 46 and 49, they might just be referring to that.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:50 pm

​@02:43:34pm ET eastbound Q326 with CSX #5292 and #5281 leading with 103 cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.72
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:52 pm

D70826 east by Howell at 15:43 with five units power light. CSX 4046+4035 and CN 5739+5696+8912. The 3 CN units have been sitting in Lansing for well over a week. They may be getting another CN unit to bring back with them. Picking up 53 cars in the Howell pass on the way back that GLC left for them on Monday.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:52 pm

D700-26 @ 16:24:29 eastwatd Bangor mp CG60.7 with CSX engine #6147 & 7 cars (5 coil cars & 2 Covered Hoppers).
Amtrak P370-26 @ 21:42 had cleared the St Joseph Bridge. He has engine #4601.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Jochs » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:42 pm

P370-26 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like IDTX 4601 once again has the honor of leading the train.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:24 pm

​Amtrak P370 @ 22:17:14 Bangor's Division Street crossing approach mp CG60.93 with engine #4601 & 3 SuperLiner cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Jochs » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:34 am

N800-26 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like BNSF 5671 leading.
Sounds like they're meeting an E800 at Wells, which will use their engines to shove N800 over the hill.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:50 am

@01:38:04am ET eastbound loaded coal train N800 with 2 BNSF engines and 129 cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.72
​@07:28:41am ET westbound AMTK 371 SC44 #4601 arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35 with 3 super liner passenger cars
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:22 am

q32627/q32727 annulled. q32827 arrived detroit 7:45am. q32927 beck rd plymouth MI.
d70027 set for 10:45am grand rapids. d70726 arrived lansing 5am. d70827 set for 2pm lansing.
n80127 on duty 10am chicago. e80027 on duty west olive MI.
q15027 set for 11am north baltimore. q15127 set for 10:30am detroit. q13126 QI188 OH. q13226 stanley OH. q50827 BE33 OH. q50927 haskins OH. q38627 peru center OH. q38727 wayne MI.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:30 am

Q32927 by Williamston at 09:18 with CSX 5247+916 and 79 cars. Has 18 cars to pick up at Lansing including CN 8871 that D708 DID pick up at Peaker when dropping off the three other CN units reported yesterday. D708 did nothing on Wednesday beside being the Peaker Shuttle. at least east of Lansing. Went east with no cars and the same going back west as they did NOT pick up the 53 cars that GLC set off on Monday. Meanwhile, Q32827 went east at 05:15 with CSX 5292+5281 and 64 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:46 am

Sperry Rail Services vehicle @ 09:19:20am westward at Bangor's Center Street mp CG60.35
​E800-25 @ 10:33:22am Bangor's Center Street crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #8586 + #8479 & 130 empty coal cars.
D700-27 @ 10:53am westward reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 36 axles & 461 feet long. CSX engine #6147 & 8 cars. Not stopping at Holland while westward.
D700-27 @ 11:48:21am westward at Bangor mp CG60.7 with 5 coil cars & 3 tanks.
D700-27 @ 14:54 eastward cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
N801-27 @ 15:05 went into emergency at mp CG88.8 with an emergency brake application. BNSF engine #9104 is leading. Sounds like a reset made & will continue.
N801-27 @ 15:24 cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
D700-27 @ 15:34:58 eastward Bangor mp CG60.7 with CSX engine #6147 & 8 cars (5 coil cars & 3 loaded Hi-Tops).
N801-27 @ 16:18:10 Bangor's Division Street crossing mp CG60.93 with BNSF engines #9104 + #6122 & 129 loaded coal cars. Going to Wells siding mp CG43.3
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tlout » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:07 pm

CSXT 3277, 555, BNSF 9147, 6190 with West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 5:04 PM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:55 pm

Finally, a big transfer day between GLC & CSX At Pere. D708 brought 70 cars for GLC to Ann Pere, and picked up 74 cars from GLC to take back to Lansing, where they are putting them all on main two for tomorrows Q329 pick up. Good day to have one unit out of Detroit. Departed west from Howell at 17:45 with CSX 4035+4046.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:33 pm

E801-27 @ 19:24:33 westward at Bangor's Center Street mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #9147 + #6190 & 130 empty coal cars.
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