CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:49 pm

~Z~ wrote:Per Bangor chat, N80023 is due to leave Chicago around 1am tomorrow, so should have a daylight train when it gets near Holland.

Too bad that I'm sure cops won't buy railfanning as "essential travel" :cry:
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby J T » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:12 am

Saturnalia wrote:
~Z~ wrote:Per Bangor chat, N80023 is due to leave Chicago around 1am tomorrow, so should have a daylight train when it gets near Holland.

Too bad that I'm sure cops won't buy railfanning as "essential travel" :cry:

It's an outdoor activity. And cops won't be worried about stuff like that. They've got more to deal with right now.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:40 am

@06:24:58am ET eastbound N800-23 with 2 BNSF engines and 130 loaded coal cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.93
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:26 am

georgehmanning wrote:@06:24:58am ET eastbound N800-23 with 2 BNSF engines and 130 loaded coal cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.93

BNSF engine #6048 is leading N800-23 & went to Grand Junction mp CG55.6 to get the CSX pusher engines #3094 + #486. Heard N800 to Dispatch asking if West Olive can handle them since there is 1 coal train being emptied & 2 others waiting to be emptied & he was advised to proceed to West Olive after Dispatch checked.
N800-23 @ 07:56am reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 544 axles & 7,220 feet long.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby J T » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:14 am

Coal train grinding up the hill right now. Second unit is BNSF 9026. CSX pushers just passing me now at the 55th St crossing.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby dave989 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:15 am

Q327-24 thru Grandville with 2 GE's at 08:15
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:46 am

Q327-24 @ 08:42 reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 572 axles & 7,495 ft long. CSX engines #79 + #450 & 140 cars. Went into Holland to drop off some cars.
Q327 @ 10:05am on the move from Holland.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:29 am

q32624 chicago. q32724 holland MI. q32824 stark detroit. q32924 williamston MI.
d70024 on duty grand rapids. d70723 arrived lansing 4am. d70824 set for noon lansing.
n80023 arrived west olive 9am. n80124 annulled. e80022 in system.
q15024 set for 11am north baltimore. q15124 set for 10:30am detroit. q50824 overpeck junction OH. q50924 lima OH. q13123 annulled. q13222 erie MI. q38624 willard OH. q38724 walbridge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:46 am

Q32924 by Howell at 08:52 with 449+5243+2692 and 76 cars. Have not seen 2692 since 6-28-13 when it was the trailing unit on Q33413 out of GRP. Q32824 went east at 08:15 with 425+3232 and 147 cars. Last 40 or so were stone empties to go with another 30 or so on 328 yesterday. 329 had a few stone loads yesterday too on the head end so let the stone moving system begin.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Doktor No » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:09 am

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32924 by Howell at 08:52 with 449+5243+2692 and 76 cars. Have not seen 2692 since 6-28-13 when it was the trailing unit on Q33413 out of GRP. Q32824 went east at 08:15 with 425+3232 and 147 cars. Last 40 or so were stone empties to go with another 30 or so on 328 yesterday. 329 had a few stone loads yesterday too on the head end so let the stone moving system begin.

So lets get stoned?!
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby J T » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:36 am

And now that I’m no longer near the tracks, I can hear something blowing off in the distance at East Saugatuck (I’m 6 miles west on 140th). Coal empty?
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 am

J T wrote:And now that I’m no longer near the tracks, I can hear something blowing off in the distance at East Saugatuck (I’m 6 miles west on 140th). Coal empty?

I'm guessing Y121 is out south or southeast of Holland.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:44 am

Q327-24 @ 11:32:45am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #79 + #450 & 118 cars. He had dropped off 22 cars in Holland. He had gone into Grand Jct mp CG53.9 after passing the DD at mp CG44.2 @ 10:49am & no idea why. The DD44.2 axle count had worked out for 2 engines & 118 cars & counted 118 cars as he passed by Bangor.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:51 am

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32924 by Howell at 08:52 with 449+5243+2692 and 76 cars. Have not seen 2692 since 6-28-13 when it was the trailing unit on Q33413 out of GRP. Q32824 went east at 08:15 with 425+3232 and 147 cars. Last 40 or so were stone empties to go with another 30 or so on 328 yesterday. 329 had a few stone loads yesterday too on the head end so let the stone moving system begin.

Q329-24 @ 11:49am reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 with 340 axles & 4,925 ft long. Axle math works out for the above engines & 81 cars (engine #2692 is a GP38-2 having 4 axles).
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:43 pm

D700-24 @ 13:45:35 westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engine #5432 & 4 CH cars.
D700-24 is going to couple his train to the rear of Q326-24 after D700 leaves Hartford mp CG68.8 to assist Q326 over the Saugatuck Hill. Meeting at Kirk mp CG72.3
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:04 pm

Per Bangor chat, q326 and d700 are both near Hartford MI currently. E80022 is set to leave West Olive at 6pm.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:44 pm

Q326-24 @ 15:28:18 Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engines #3389 + #453 & 146 cars & D700's CSX engine #5432 on the rear. The last 4 cars (CH) belong to D700's train.
Q326-24/D700-24 @ 16:49 reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 594 axles. Axle math works out for the 3 engines & 144 cars but there were Well cars = 146 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:47 pm

Tough day for that D700 crew, craning their necks to run that single GEVO long hood forward for 70 miles west, just to ride along caboose style in the comfortable position going back to the yard. This Q326/D700 train was by Zeeland at 16:45.

Lots of Holland/Zeeland customers have empty sidings right now. Waverly Yard looks like it has several loads for Lumbermen’s and a long line of hoppers to or from the Michigan Shore.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby J T » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:44 pm

GP30M4216 wrote:Tough day for that D700 crew, craning their necks to run that single GEVO long hood forward for 70 miles west, just to ride along caboose style in the comfortable position going back to the yard.

Kind of like the view from a steam locomotive cab, no? :)
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:21 pm

E800-22 @ 19:18 reporting on the move from Holland mp CG25.3 Sounded like BNSF engine #8996 + #8793.
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