CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:12 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32913 by Howell at 09:08 with CSX 3174+5462 and 103 cars. 50 stone loads on the head end. Q32813 went east at 05:46 with CSX 5101+587 and 89 cars.


329 currently stopped at the 107 inspecting their train. Dd failed to report, 79.9 is oos. Track inspector filling them will assist. D708 just headed west at Logan on their way to gl. 1312
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:43 pm

13:42 EDT Q326 EB HOLLAND
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:04 pm

trnwatcher wrote:13:42 EDT Q326 EB HOLLAND

14:11 EDT D700 MET Q326 AT HUDSONVILLE. D700 HAS CARS FOR SAWYER AND HARTFORD.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby Tlout » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:00 pm

BNSF 9277, 8957 with West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 4:00 PM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:19 pm

Grain load from Webberville east by Howell at 19:00 with CSX 919+3046+5464 with 90 cars. Train will be tied down at Sheldon Road to await an outbound crew. Unknown what the train designation was, or what it will be leaving Plymouth. Could be a G010 or G013 train to Plymouth, or G65513 all the way.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:21 pm

19:18 EDT Q327 WB AT BANGOR WITH CSX 3174, 5462 AND 33 IN TOW.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby Jochs » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 pm

P370-13 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like IDTX 4614 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby Pie39 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:42 am

I caught 329 at South Lyon around 7:30 with 860 solo. Was told 328 left GR an hour ago or so...any idea how long that’d be to Howell? I’m hanging out at the signal bridge in town.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby georgehmanning » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:20 am

@07:38:47 EDT P371 passed thru Pullman, Michigan MP 48 with SC44 #4614 and 4 cars on the CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision Line
@07:51:56 EDT P371 arrived Center Street RR Crossing Bangor, Michigan MP 60.35. same and same
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:47 am

Pie39 wrote:I caught 329 at South Lyon around 7:30 with 860 solo. Was told 328 left GR an hour ago or so...any idea how long that’d be to Howell? I’m hanging out at the signal bridge in town.


Sounds like 328 just gave up the blocks and 329 got them at 1045
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 am

KC8RBK wrote:
Pie39 wrote:I caught 329 at South Lyon around 7:30 with 860 solo. Was told 328 left GR an hour ago or so...any idea how long that’d be to Howell? I’m hanging out at the signal bridge in town.


Sounds like 328 just gave up the blocks and 329 got them at 1045


329 just crossed the 104.3dd. 351 axles and 4700' roughly. Anyone know how they get an odd # of axles like that? Clear 108 at 1152
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:04 pm

Q326-14 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like CSXT 5420 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:25 pm

12:25 EDT Q32914 JUST HIT DD126.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:34 pm

KC8RBK wrote:
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Pie39 wrote:I caught 329 at South Lyon around 7:30 with 860 solo. Was told 328 left GR an hour ago or so...any idea how long that’d be to Howell? I’m hanging out at the signal bridge in town.


Sounds like 328 just gave up the blocks and 329 got them at 1045


329 just crossed the 104.3dd. 351 axles and 4700' roughly. Anyone know how they get an odd # of axles like that? Clear 108 at 1152

DD was probably off + or - 1.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:29 pm

Q32814 went east by Howell at 11:48 with CSX 832+5237 and 107 cars. Evidently Pie39 wasn't here to see it, or at least didn't report it. The already reported many times Q32914 went by Howell at 08:06 with its single unit 860 and moving right along well at track speed with its 83 cars. Every time the DD gets an odd count like was reported, I just say it counted the EOT as one axel. Perhaps it messed it up today because it had both an EOT and a flag on the rear end.

Evidently, nobody saw the Webberville grain load at Sheldon Road Plymouth that I reported on the board yesterday at 21:19 when it went by Howell at 21:00. That message was cut off as a lead post within two minutes by another post.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby Pie39 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:50 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32814 went east by Howell at 11:48 with CSX 832+5237 and 107 cars. Evidently Pie39 wasn't here to see it, or at least didn't report it. The already reported many times Q32914 went by Howell at 08:06 with its single unit 860 and moving right along well at track speed with its 83 cars. Every time the DD gets an odd count like was reported, I just say it counted the EOT as one axel. Perhaps it messed it up today because it had both an EOT and a flag on the rear end.

Evidently, nobody saw the Webberville grain load at Sheldon Road Plymouth that I reported on the board yesterday at 21:19 when it went by Howell at 21:00. That message was cut off as a lead post within two minutes by another post.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby C&OGP75745 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:14 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Grain load from Webberville east by Howell at 19:00 with CSX 919+3046+5464 with 90 cars. Train will be tied down at Sheldon Road to await an outbound crew. Unknown what the train designation was, or what it will be leaving Plymouth. Could be a G010 or G013 train to Plymouth, or G65513 all the way.

Departed Plymouth just after 14:00 as G62411
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:58 pm

Jochs wrote:Q326-14 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like CSXT 5420 leading.

14:55 Q326 JUST HORNED THEIR WAY THROUGH GRANDVILLE.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:31 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32814 went east by Howell at 11:48 with CSX 832+5237 and 107 cars. Evidently Pie39 wasn't here to see it, or at least didn't report it. The already reported many times Q32914 went by Howell at 08:06 with its single unit 860 and moving right along well at track speed with its 83 cars. Every time the DD gets an odd count like was reported, I just say it counted the EOT as one axel. Perhaps it messed it up today because it had both an EOT and a flag on the rear end.

Evidently, nobody saw the Webberville grain load at Sheldon Road Plymouth that I reported on the board yesterday at 21:19 when it went by Howell at 21:00. That message was cut off as a lead post within two minutes by another post.

The axle count is done by the wheel flanges passing over the 2 rail mounted (inside the gage) magnetic transducers located near one of the two HBD scanners (doesn't matter which rail is used). No actual contact is made with the transducers, it's just the wheel flanges entering the magnetic fields. The 1st transducer that is rolled over starts the infra-red sample collections from the wheel bearing & the 2nd transducer ends the sample collection for that bearing. EOT's are not only too high to be detected they are also in the center of the car & the same for flags (usually wooden poles on them too). An extra axle can be added if the transducers are getting old & become "noisey" & the pounding of a wheel flat spot can cause a "noise shot" to occur. If the train slows down to near 5mph a lower axle count will happen. Sometimes there are 2 extra transducers used for advance start, with 1 located about 60 to 75 feet away from the HBD scanners in each direction. The DD at mp CG91.9 for a while would add 1 or 2 extra axles but not on every train. It was eventually taken care of.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - July 2019

Unread postby rob » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:48 pm

Tom49801 wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Q32814 went east by Howell at 11:48 with CSX 832+5237 and 107 cars. Evidently Pie39 wasn't here to see it, or at least didn't report it. The already reported many times Q32914 went by Howell at 08:06 with its single unit 860 and moving right along well at track speed with its 83 cars. Every time the DD gets an odd count like was reported, I just say it counted the EOT as one axel. Perhaps it messed it up today because it had both an EOT and a flag on the rear end.

Evidently, nobody saw the Webberville grain load at Sheldon Road Plymouth that I reported on the board yesterday at 21:19 when it went by Howell at 21:00. That message was cut off as a lead post within two minutes by another post.

The axle count is done by the wheel flanges passing over the 2 rail mounted (inside the gage) magnetic transducers located near one of the two HBD scanners (doesn't matter which rail is used). No actual contact is made with the transducers, it's just the wheel flanges entering the magnetic fields. The 1st transducer that is rolled over starts the infra-red sample collections from the wheel bearing & the 2nd transducer ends the sample collection for that bearing. EOT's are not only too high to be detected they are also in the center of the car & the same for flags (usually wooden poles on them too). An extra axle can be added if the transducers are getting old & become "noisey" & the pounding of a wheel flat spot can cause a "noise shot" to occur. If the train slows down to near 5mph a lower axle count will happen. Sometimes there are 2 extra transducers used for advance start, with 1 located about 60 to 75 feet away from the HBD scanners in each direction. The DD at mp CG91.9 for a while would add 1 or 2 extra axles but not on every train. It was eventually taken care of.


I alway wonder how they work but why would they always add an axle with the mother and slug?

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