CSX Train Location Updates: August, 2020.

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Q327-02 is currently going through Riverside. Sounds like CSXT 3349 leading.
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The RN just gave Q327 an EC1 for flash flood warning between MP 104 and 122. That’s approximately Sawyer to Michigan City.

Questions: a) What does this mean for the train? Restricted speed? b) How does the dispatcher know of heavy rain here? To they have weather monitoring stations or do they use 3rd party data, e.g. National Weather Service? c) Are there any features of the tracks in this area that make them susceptible to flooding?

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Q327-02 is currently at Hilltop Rd., CG 90.
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The RN just gave Q327 an EC1 for flash flood warning between MP 104 and 122. That’s approximately Sawyer to Michigan City.

Questions: a) What does this mean for the train? Restricted speed? b) How does the dispatcher know of heavy rain here? To they have weather monitoring stations or do they use 3rd party data, e.g. National Weather Service? c) Are there any features of the tracks in this area that make them susceptible to flooding?
During a flash flood warning, trains are limited to 40 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Southern Berrien County, and I believe the dispatchers get alerts from the NWS when there are any types of warnings.
There was a washout near Sawyer in 1996 over a creek there, and they do cross the Galien River in New Buffalo, and Trail Creek near Michigan City.
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Q326-02 @ 11:19am eastward reported by the DD at mp CG91.9 with 618 axles & 8,577 ft long. CSX engine #810 leading + 2 engines & 150 cars. Additional engines are most likely the CSX #3347 + #7005 (these 3 engines were on yesterday's Q327).
Q326-02 @ 11:34am eastward reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.

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Q326-02 is currently going through Riverside. Sounds like CSXT 810 leading.
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Q326-02 @ 12:19:28pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engines #810 + #7005 + mid #3347 & 150 total cars (mid engine was between the 80th + 81st cars).
Q326-02 @ 1:53pm eastward reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 618 axles & 8,542 ft long. No work for Holland/Waverly.

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q32602 arrived grand rapids 2:30pm. q32702 arrived chicago 1pm. d70002 set for 9:30pm holland. d70702 set for midnight lansing.
n80002, n80103 in system. e80031 on duty west olive. e80003 annulled.
q13101 dunkirk OH. q13201 carey OH. q56701 walbridge. q56731 hines park detroit since 10am. q56801 walbridge and terminated there. q56802 not on duty detroit.

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E800-31 @ 4:36pm reported westward mp CG28 with BNSF engines #9208 + #6295.
E800-31 @ 5:25:18pm Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #9208 + #6295 & 130 empty coal cars.
E800-31 @ 6:23pm reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge. He'll be stopping on the main line at Livingston to load his NS info into his PTC.
Amtrak P370-02 @ 9:14pm reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 20 axles & 391 feet long. Engine #4625 & 4 cars.
Amtrak P370-02 @ 9:24pm reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.

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N803 ran to LSRC at Wixom earlier with BNSF 9082 and 9104.

The crew is now returning to Walbridge on a G765 grain train.

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Amtrak P370-02 @ 9:54:26pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with engine #4625 & 4 cars (2 passengers off).
D700-02 @ 10:14pm eastward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 8 axles & 101 ft long. CSX slug set #2387 + #6987 light going to Grand Rapids.

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G765 by Plymouth at 10:25pm. CSX 3415 & 3146.

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Q327-03 @ 06:56am reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 274 axles & 3,698 ft long. CSX #3347 +2 & 64 cars. Should have the same 3 engines from yesterday's Q326 the #3347 + #810 + #7005. Has work in Waverly/Holland.
Amtrak P371-03 @ 07:33:45am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with engine #4625 & 4 cars (1 passenger on).
Amtrak P371-03 @ 08:15am cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
Q327-03 @ 09:30:36am Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #3347 + #7005 & 101 cars & rear CSX #810.
Q327-03 @ 10:29am westward reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
Q326-03 @ 11:18am reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 372 axles & 5,382 ft long. CSX #3474 + 1 & 90 cars.
Q326-03 @ 11:33am eastward reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.

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11:35, based on horn action, D702 currently switching Zeeland.

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Q326-03 @ 12:20:32pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with CSX engine #3474 & 90 cars & rear CSX #3349. He had 11 gons loaded with the large white rocks & he also stopped at the Amtrak Station to drop off a CSX employee.
Q326-03 @ 2:04pm reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 with 372 axles & 5,356 ft long. He had no work for Holland/Waverly.

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NB coal train just cleared Middle River. CSX 763 + 378 + 272 + 130 loads. DEEX marks on some cars so I'm assuming it's going to St. Clair.
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Essexville empties left Bay City at 3:30pm today. BNSF 9104 and 9082.

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Amtrak P370-03 @ 9:14pm reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 20 axles & 392 ft long. Engine #4625 & 4 cars.
Amtrak P370-03 @ 9:21pm reported clear of the St Joseph Bridge.
D700-03 @ 9:28:26pm westward Bangor mp CG60.7 with CSX #6987 + #2387 & 12 cars (3 Hi-Tops, 8 CH + 1 Coil) going into Gross siding mp CG61.3 to clear up for Amtrak.

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SW wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:16 pm
NB coal train just cleared Middle River. CSX 763 + 378 + 272 + 130 loads. DEEX marks on some cars so I'm assuming it's going to St. Clair.
Does LSRC take the train North to Flint and hand back off to CSX or does CSX have rights still?

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D700-03 @ 9:53pm westward siding to main w/e Gross mp CG63.1 w/ CSX #6987 + #2387 & 12 cars (3 Hi-Tops, 8 CH + 1 Coil).
Amtrak P370-03 @ 9:53:43pm eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with engine #4625 & 4 cars (1 passenger off).
D700-03 @ 11:21pm westward cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
D700-03 @ 11:26pm westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 16 axles & 209 ft long. CSX #6987 + #2387 & 2 cars.

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D700-03 @ 01:22:23am eastward Bangor mp CG60.7 with CSX #2387 + #6987 & 1 box car.
Q327-04 @ 07:02am reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 272 axles & 4,059 ft long/ CSX engines #3349 + #3474 & 65 cars. He has work in Waverly.
N800-03 @ 07:43am is diverging into Kirk siding mp CG72.3 to clear up for Amtrak. BNSF #9045 is leading & the DD91.9 had reported 534 axles - axle math works out to be for 3 engines & 129 cars.
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