CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:46 pm

train91 wrote:Question: Post below says pushers of N800-27, from around noon, were to return to Grand Junction for N800-28. However, might they might be assigned to push Q326? Or does Q326 have needed power today?

Hi, I had searched thru the radio archieves & I couldn't hear where D801 ended up moving N800-27 - they may have changed their plans & nothing heard as of yet about Q326 getting Pusher engines added. Q326 should be going thru Bangor in a few minutes (around 3pm or just before). Q326 reported by mp 66 at 2:46pm
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby train91 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:49 pm

Q326 south of Bangior NB, 2:50pm.; 416, 231 lead. No pushers on the end!
3:25: went by Grad Junction. At 120th Ave at 3:25, south of Wells/Fenneville.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:01 pm

Q329-28 @ 14:52 reported by the DD mp CH126.3 with 640 axles & 9,688 ft long. CSX engines #5114 + #397 & 157 cars. Same count as DD CH104.3 report earlier.
Q326-28 @ 14:53:45 Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engines #416 + #213 & 149 cars. Waiting to hear if he is to get pushers added. Listened thru the radio archieves & didn't hear D801 picking up N800-27 - change in plans maybe.
Q326-28 @ 15:27 was reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 608 axles & 8,898 ft long (2 engines & 149 cars) and @ 15:29 reported by Wells Siding mp CG41.4 Apparently, no Pusher engines are being added. He must have enough empty cars in his consist that kept him below 10,000 tons where Pushers aren't needed.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby dave989 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:57 pm

Q329 has mercifully arrived at Wyoming yard at 15:57.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby train91 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:20 pm

Q326 made it up E. Saugatuk hill with 2 engines. Car count true @ 149!
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:27 pm

train91 wrote:Q326 made it up E. Saugatuk hill with 2 engines. Car count true @ 149!

Q326-28 @ 16:25 reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 608 axles & 8,740 feet long. CSX engines #416 + #213 & 149 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby dave989 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:30 am

Q327-29 thru Grandville with CSX5114 & 397 with a land barge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:29 am

dave989 wrote:Q327-29 thru Grandville with CSX5114 & 397 with a land barge.

Q327-29 @ 07:50am reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 616 axles. CSX engines #5114 + #397 & 151 cars. Went into Waverly/Holland mp CG23 to drop off cars.
Q327-29 @ 08:55am westward on the main at Holland mp CG25.3
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby donnieland » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:36 am

to add to tom's post on 327
looking at the consist going by the tower
it looks to be a min of 30 to setoff
the 29th and 30th cars of that group were
2 cars of lumber, thinking zeeland lumber.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:45 am

Q32929 by Howell at 08:37 with EMD 4549 single unit and 67 cars. Q32829 went east at 06:24 with 416+213 and 88 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby SD70ACe Fan » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:44 am

Q32929 clear MA - Lansing at 09:43. CSX 4549 solo.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:55 am

donnieland wrote:to add to tom's post on 327
looking at the consist going by the tower
it looks to be a min of 30 to setoff
the 29th and 30th cars of that group were
2 cars of lumber, thinking zeeland lumber.

Q327-29 @ 09:52am reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 484 axles & 7,040 feet long. CSX engines #5114 + #397 & 118 cars. He had dropped off 33 cars in Holland.
Q327-29 @ 10:17:17am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby dave989 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:41 am

D700 slowly westward with GP38-2, one loaded I-beam and 5 coils thru Grandville at 11:30.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:56 pm

@12:48:3pm ET westbound D700 CSX #2692 with 6 cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby LSRC » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:13 pm

Q329 called EE Grand Ledge at 13:08.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:35 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32929 by Howell at 08:37 with EMD 4549 single unit and 67 cars. Q32829 went east at 06:24 with 416+213 and 88 cars.

Q329-29 @ 13:32 was reported by the DD mp CH104.3 with 696 axles & 9,715 feet long. Axle math works out for 2 engines & 171 cars.
Q329-29 @ 14:26 was reported by the DD mp CH126.3 with 696 axles & 9,725 feet long.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:39 pm

D700-29 @ 13:34 westward with CSX engine #2692 & 6 cars (1 I-Beam loaded & 5 coils) reported clear of the St. Joseph Bridge.
E800-27 @ 14:25:50 Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #6245 + #5603 & 130 empty coal cars.
D801-29 @ 14:49 eastward BNSF engines #9232 + #9075 & 132 loaded coal cars & 2 CSX pushers (#3094 + # 486?). This was yesterday's N800-28 that was tied down inside Grand Junction Siding mp CG53.9 with 130 cars & and had heard yesterday there was a loaded coal car inside Wells Siding that was to be picked up, but, 2 cars were added to N800-28's original consist per the DD report.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:55 pm

Q329 at EE Fox 14:55. They picked up on the of the SD40-3s in Lansing. Long train!
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:24 pm

E800-27 is currently headed west through Benton Harbor. Sounds like BNSF 6245 leading.
D700-29 is currently headed east through Benton Harbor. CSXT 2692 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: March, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:27 pm

@ 15:23 heard D700-29 asking the St Joseph Bridge Tender the whereabouts for Q326-29 & the Bridge Tender had replied no movement on Q326 from Chicago yet possibly because of a de-railment. Tender didn't specify if it was Q326 or some other train that may have derailed.
D700-29 @ 16:02:45 eastward Bangor's Division Street crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engine #2692 & 6 cars (1 loaded lumber I Beam & 5 Steel Coil cars).
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