CN Updates: September 2018

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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:46 pm

KC8RBK wrote:1420 933 working cory along with 502. Eb passing on m2 with something green and white behind the power. Maybe new passenger engines? Couldn't see from the highway real well. Train was mixed freight. 2nd unit on 502 was pretty blue, cn leader.


That eastbound has GO 675 being sent to Toronto. Should be M398. New CN 3829, 3830, and 5362 are the rest of the engines.

502 has CN 2534 and CITX 6017.

451 has BCOL 4606, UP 8010 and GTW 5831 out of Flat Rock this morning. The 5831 was setout at Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:14 am

149 by 205 at 0912
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:20 am

Train 950 with 4632 followed Amtrak 353 out of Pontiac this morning with the two locomotives that came off of 190 yesterday and a few freight cars in tow.

Train 515 followed 950 with 4934 and a long train.

At 11:58 Train 451 is NB past MP 22.5 and, oddly enough, it looks like it had the two 190 locomotives that 950 took down today. Either that or a different set of an ex CSX and CN locomotives on this train.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby blueheron13 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 am

Saw all three trains within a few minutes of each other at Milwaukee Jct at about 11:30. R950 still had the locomotives you described, while A451 had a different CN and ex-CSX (which was leading). Maybe R950 will drop off those locomotives at Moterm on its return north?
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Train 391 with a CN GE leading CITI 6017 in blue (looks like an ex-Soo Line SD60 or ex-EMD demonstrator) NB past MP 22.5 at 7:48 pm.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 pm

NB Intermodal by Royal Oak.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:31 am

Short eb manifest by 205 at 0931. 2nd car is a transformer on an 8 axle flat car. Single cn pulling
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 am

What sounded like Train 950 was past MP 22.2 at 8:40 am this morning, a bit earlier than usual but back to what was its usual schedule beforehand.

Train 515 with 4934 again and a short train followed Amtrak 353 down the Hill past MP 22.5 at 10:16 am.

I have noticed this summer that Amtrak trains running both ways behind my house seem to never go the maximum speed limit anymore (60 mph) on the Holly but, instead, more like 45 mph. Even the late running trains arriving in Pontiac which would really fly by. Freight trains, if they can, seem to still hit the max speed limit sometimes. Anyone know if Amtrak has a speed restriction up here just south of Pontiac?

Train 950 with 4632 again returned to Pontiac around noon.

Train 451 with CN 5620 leading ex-CSX 7351 NB past MP 22.5 at 1:49 pm. Had the same combo of locomotive owners yesterday but in different order.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:01 am

Wb by 205 at 1000. I missed the power but it's a unit oil train. Dpu on the back. Plackards are 1993

Update: 1993 is diesel fuel
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:13 am

Very short train with a single bnsf unit sitting on m1 at cory 1213
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby Buster Manning » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:24 am

Manistique wrote: Anyone know if Amtrak has a speed restriction up here just south of Pontiac?

There is a speed restriction on Main #1 by where you live....for any train
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:57 pm

Eb manifest by 205 at 1455. 2 cn
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:49 pm

EB CN train#502, I think, crossing Williams Lake Road at 3:45pm today while I was driving eastbound on that road on my way home from my great nephew's 9th Birthday party today.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:54 pm

Wb by 205 at 1753. Up leader and blue engine elephant style.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:24 pm

Eb manifest by 205 at 1523. 3 cn former csx cn. The other half says there was a soo unit by here eb earlier today too as a trailing unit.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:43 pm

Wb lite engine by 205 at 1542. Bnsf 8806
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:42 pm

1831 wb by 205. Missed the first unit but cn trailing. From the consist and time I would guess 451. There was a cut of stacks in the middle again.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby kc8bdr » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:13 pm

I caught 502 at Williams Lake Rd. at 6:34 PM. CITX 140 leading, Ex SOO 6020 trailing.
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Near Mile Post 32 on CN's Holly Subdivision
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby FlyingCoffin » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:15 pm

KC8RBK wrote:1831 wb by 205. Missed the first unit but cn trailing. From the consist and time I would guess 451. There was a cut of stacks in the middle again.

Heard the leader was GECX ex-CSX. 7300 series Dash 8.
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Re: CN Updates: September 2018

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:16 am

149 just met one at mill 1010
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