CN Updates March 2020

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:08 pm

Train 515 is NB past MP 22.5 at 7:08 pm.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 pm

Eb mixed freight with 1CN mm 205 at 1945
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:19 pm

NB Train 514 went past MP 22.5 on Main 2 at 8 pm and was passed by NB Amtrak 352 on Main 1 out back.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:44 pm

364 mm 205 at 2044
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:26 pm

Eb mixed freight with 2CN mm 205 at 2125
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:04 pm

Eb mixed freight with 2CN mm 205 at 2204
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby David Lang » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:35 am

HEADS UP EVERYONE!!!! NORTHBOUND CN TRAIN 401 AND SAND TRAIN BY LINDEN AT 7:30AM WITH 4 CN UNITS ELEPHANT SYTLE AND 213 CARS!!!! GENERAL FREIGHT FOR FIRST HALF (401) AND SAND TRAIN FOR SECOND HALF. WOW, WHAT A SIGNT!!!

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:49 am

There was a SB that followed Amtrak 351 down the Hill this morning. I presume it was 402. I didn't see it but it was a long train.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby David Lang » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:59 am

I probably shouldn't say this but....WAY TO GO CN (regarding the 213 car 401-Sand Train Combo). I guess CN cares more about their bottom line than using 2 crews and 2 trains, which would have been a better idea in our current situation by keeping those crews working. For companies and industries that are working like the railroads, we need to keep them working so the economy can continue to limp along. Just my opinion. Now in all fairness, and trying to look at it from another perspective, maybe there wasn't 2 crews available at the time, or maybe even the railroads are limiting the work that must be done, thereby, in this case, combining 2 trains into one, but on the surface I can't help feeling this way. (Sorry). In the grand scheme of things, who cares about what I just said because people are dying, so I'm sorry again.

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:20 am

The empty sand cars normally go from Toledo to Battle Creek on 401.

401 is mostly empties each night so it wasn't heavy enough to split it up.

Its not uncommon either. I used to see the coal empties from Whiting on 391 often enough until Consumers shuttered the plant.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:57 am

Train 515 with 5416 again just passed MP 22.5 at 9:56 am with a rather long train. It still is moving a lot of loaded centerbeams so the housing market must still be in business.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby GTWChris » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:52 pm

251 north at Birmingham
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:42 pm

Train 515 NB just went by MP 22.5 at 4:40 pm with 44 cars including some not usually in its consist: grain cars and frame flats.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby David Lang » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:54 pm

Southbound 514, by Linden at 4:53pm with CN 5413, CN 53XX, 51 cars.

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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:07 pm

David Lang wrote:Southbound 514, by Linden at 4:53pm with CN 5413, CN 53XX, 51 cars.

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She is flying by MP 22.5 at around 50 mph at 6:07 pm.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:51 pm

Westbound with CN 3264 2103 & 5690 through Lansing at 21:49.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:25 pm

Wb mixed freight with 3CN mm 205 at 2225
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:56 pm

402 with CN 2336 8952 & IC 1017 through East Lansing at 22:55.
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 pm

Eb manifest by 205 at 2353 with 2 cn pulling and 1 cn in the middle. Sounded like all ge and working hard
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Re: CN Updates March 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:09 am

Two SB's on the Holly early this morning. One at 4 am (very short) and one at 4:50 am (very long). Didn't get up to see what they were.
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