CSX Location Updates - Sept 2021

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D706-23 eastbound through South Lyon at 22:10. No visual.

Green Oak DD at CH39.1 says 388 axles and 5637 feet. 94 cars probably.

Caught the tail end of a conversation between D706-23 and the RN Dispatcher. The dispatcher asked if they could make Beck Rd. The crew responded with a terse "negative."

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J T wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:35 pm
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Tom49801 wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:51 am
D702-22 @ 10:49 eastward reported by DD mp CG19.1 with 176 axles & 2,442 ft. CSX engines #6244 + #2800 & 42 cars.
They were also in Zeeland earlier this morning, picking up 2 from Vanden Bosch setoff last week and setting off a lumber load at Zeeland Lumber.
Darn! I photographed those two cars sitting at VB on Saturday and wondered when they'd be going back out. I hadn't seen anything spotted there in a long time.
These were about their 12th and 13th cars of the year, if I didn't miss any. VdB gets some interesting covered hoppers in from time to time, and I try to keep track of their traffic since I only live a few blocks away. BN, CNW, CP Rail, there are some great fallen flags and road names that show up periodically. They tend to get several more loads heading in toward the winter, so I'll try to post if I see more set off there.

In the Y121 days, they would come to Zeeland several times a week to switch industries. Since Y121 was abolished and D702 began, while they regularly switch eastbound customers Zeeland Lumber and Plasticore on their tri-weekly trips to Wyoming Yard, they never seem to switch VdB on their westbound return trip; they always make a separate trip from Waverly to setoff and pickup there.

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Q326-23 @ 23:09 eastward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 592 axles & 8,343 ft. UP engine #8886 + 1 & 145 cars.

Amtrak P370-23 @ 23:13 eastward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 16 axles & 309 feet long. IDTX engine #4608 & 3 SuperLiners.

D700-23 @ 23:20 westward reported by DD mp CG44.2 with 92 axles & 1,425 ft. CSX engines #2800 + #6244 & 21 cars.

D700-23 @ 23:46:38 westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #2800 + #6244 & 21 cars (6 Reefers + 10 CH + 5 Coils). He's going into Gross Siding mp CG61.3 to clear up for N800-22 & Q326-23.

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N800-22 @ 00:00:47 eastward Bangor’s Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with BNSF engine #6031 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #9221. He’s going into Grand Jct siding mp CG55.6 to tie down.

​Q326-23 @ 00:20:41 eastward Bangor's Division St crossing mp CG60.93 with UP #8886 + mid UP #2548 & 145 cars. He has work for Waverly/Holland.

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D700-23 @ 05:33:23 eastward Bangor's Monroe St crossing mp CG60.72 with CSX engines #6244 + #2800 & 14 cars (2 CH + 7 Tanks + 5 Coils).

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Amtrak P371-24 @ 06:37 westward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 16 axles & 309 feet long. IDTX engine #4608 & 3 SuperLiners.

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:43 pm
J T wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:35 pm
GP30M4216 wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:59 pm


They were also in Zeeland earlier this morning, picking up 2 from Vanden Bosch setoff last week and setting off a lumber load at Zeeland Lumber.
Darn! I photographed those two cars sitting at VB on Saturday and wondered when they'd be going back out. I hadn't seen anything spotted there in a long time.
These were about their 12th and 13th cars of the year, if I didn't miss any. VdB gets some interesting covered hoppers in from time to time, and I try to keep track of their traffic since I only live a few blocks away. BN, CNW, CP Rail, there are some great fallen flags and road names that show up periodically. They tend to get several more loads heading in toward the winter, so I'll try to post if I see more set off there.

In the Y121 days, they would come to Zeeland several times a week to switch industries. Since Y121 was abolished and D702 began, while they regularly switch eastbound customers Zeeland Lumber and Plasticore on their tri-weekly trips to Wyoming Yard, they never seem to switch VdB on their westbound return trip; they always make a separate trip from Waverly to setoff and pickup there.
Thanks for the info, Nathan. Have you ever noticed any specific chatter on the scanner with the dispatcher regarding 702 going only to VB?

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Amtrak P371-24 @ 07:27:47 westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with IDTX engine #4608 & 3 SuperLiners (2 passengers On & 1 passenger Off at the station mp CG60.5)

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Amtrak P371-24 @ 08:15 westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 16 axles & 308 feet long. IDTX engine #4608 & 3 SuperLiners.

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07:46 CT: P371 by Michigan City, on time
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Saturnalia wrote:
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07:46 CT: P371 by Michigan City, on time
Shocking :P
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Talk wrote:
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07:46 CT: P371 by Michigan City, on time
Shocking :P
They'll be about 10 minutes late after Porter, though. Track inspector on Main 1 west of CP 482 has the Chicago Line bottlenecked, so they're staring at reds waiting on #350 to clear onto the Michigan Line.
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D702-24 @ 09:00 eastward reported by DD mp CG19.1 with 68 axles & 981 ft. CSX engines #6244 + #2800 & 15 cars.

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D702-24 @ 11:57 westward reported by DD mp CG19.1 with 36 axles & 423 ft. CSX engines #2800 + #6244 & 7 cars.

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D700 will be moving back to Grand Rapids as it’s base as of next week. On duty late at night. D702 will be abolished and will become Y121 again, based out of Waverly.
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Per Bangor chat, q326 annulled, q327 on duty in grand rapids at 1:30pm.
Heard d702 coming back to Holland as I was getting into town via bicycle.
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D708-24 early today, They were already at Ogihara setting off nine scrap empties before 13:00, Set off 34 cars for GLC on the main, now picking up 48 cars from GLC in the Howell pass, taking them to Brighton to run around it and back to Lansing. Early quit day unless they got an early call time.

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SD80MAC wrote:
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D700 will be moving back to Grand Rapids as it’s base as of next week. On duty late at night. D702 will be abolished and will become Y121 again, based out of Waverly.
The more things change….!

Thanks for this update. I assume D700 will “run long” to Hartford and far SW Michigan when needed. Will they also do all the Waverly transfer work again, allowing Q326/327 to just roll through Holland?

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:12 pm
Caught the tail end of a conversation between D706-23 and the RN Dispatcher. The dispatcher asked if they could make Beck Rd. The crew responded with a terse "negative."
D706-23 with CSXT 47 leading died last night around 22:30, left the train on the main in South Lyon.

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This is a little old now, but I just got back from work and I have no Internet access while on the job. At about 13:10 EDT, I heard a horn coming north along the Lincoln Secondary; I knew it wasn't the Glass Man, as I'd heard him head up about an hour earlier. I got to the Inkster Road crossing in time to see what appeared to be a Q150 headed north. Single CSXT engine, I was unable to see the number, followed by several container stacks.
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