CN Updates: August 2018

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M383 was by Mount Clemens depot at 09:30. CN/ex CSX/CN, 63 cars.

M382 by North Mount at 13:37. CN 2536/CN/ex Warbonnet 208, 147 cars.

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M384 by Clinton River bridge (MTC 21.2) at 17:55. CN 5679/BCOL, 122 cars.

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Manistique wrote:That 280 Jim reported last night went south from Pontiac shortly after his report. That was the second 280 yesterday.

There was a SB this morning around 5:15 am past MP 22.5. Maybe another 116?
I thought heard a southbound roll through town not too long after catching 28 this morning but never did figure out what it was.
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I caught 502 at Airport Rd at 7:17 PM. CN 3053, CN 2853.
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M385 by Mount Clemens depot at 21:15. 3 units, 90 cars. Kicked up a breeze that felt downright refreshing on an otherwise stifling night.

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I caught 391 at Airport Rd. at 11:34 PM CN 8922 solo.

While I drove back to the house, I had the Durand scanner feed going on my phone and heard what should be 116 clear the detector MP 59.9 at 11:37 PM. was 11,395 feet long, 552 axles. CN 8889 Leading.

Edit to add:

391 cleared the detector MP 59.9 at 12:31 AM

Also, I missed catching 116 here in Waterford but they did call the signal at CP West Pontiac at12:32 AM.
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Q130 by North Mount at 00:15. CN/CN, 10,000'+ .

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Train 451 NB past MP 22.5 at 11:07 with CN 2721 8889.

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Man o' War, I asked previously but missed your response. What kind of box cars is FCA receiving at the Mt. Clemens warehouse? Thanks!
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AARR wrote:Man o' War, I asked previously but missed your response. What kind of box cars is FCA receiving at the Mt. Clemens warehouse? Thanks!
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M383 was by Grove Park (MTC 22.5) at 04:28. CN/CN/CN, 112 cars.

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Thanks!
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AARR wrote:Man o' War, I asked previously but missed your response. What kind of box cars is FCA receiving at the Mt. Clemens warehouse? Thanks!
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Lite GP9r 4626 just drifted NB past MP 22.5 at 1:15 am. Maybe this was returning Train 950 with new power today?

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L533S by CN "BECK" (Fraser station) at 17:30. CN 5700, 1 empty centerbeam, 47 containers.

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Man o' War wrote:Q130 by North Mount at 00:15. CN/CN, 10,000'+ .

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Was this Q130 a SB train? I'm guessing it was because Q131 is a NB intermodal train on the Mount Clemens Sub, and Q130 sounds like its counterpart.
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Man o' War wrote:Q130 by North Mount at 00:15. CN/CN, 10,000'+ .

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Was this Q130 a SB train? I'm guessing it was because Q131 is a NB intermodal train on the Mount Clemens Sub, and Q130 sounds like its counterpart.
Northbound, and was identified as Q130 by CN Desk 8 and a trackside maintainer. The SB counterpart operates as Q131 according to the railroad, although I've heard on more than one occasion a crew misidentifying a symbol. General rule of thumb on CN (with a sprinkling of anomalies), even symbols NB and EB, odds SB and WB. The Q trains on the MTC sub from their inception in 1990 and forward (Q140/Q141, Q142/Q143 and Q144/Q145, have all operated in this manner, so it's my best guess that 130/131 do this as well - but it's not beyond the railroad to try and confuse railfans!

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I caught what looked to be 502 at Williams Lake Rd. at 7:12 PM. Had a CN, BCOL, & A GTW (Still in GTW blue) I was too far to get any numbers.
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NB M384 at Milwaukee Jct at 19:40. I think an ex Warbonnet was 3rd of 3 engines.
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M384 by Mount Clemens depot at 20:24.

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Man o' War wrote:M384 by Mount Clemens depot at 20:24.
CN 3805, 3090, & PRLX 203 with 130 cars. I was standing at the Cass Ave. crossing watching it go by. 8)

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