CN Location Updates December - 2023

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Amtrak 364 out of East Lansing at 21:00

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Eastbound through East Lansing at 22:35
3842 on the head end & 2897 at the rear

Another eastbound by Waverly Road in Lansing mp 218 at 22:59. Unknown power.

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01:14 - dispatch opening up the westbound floodgate, with one by MP 205 with 580 axles, one approaching Okemos, one approaching Durand, and one leaving Flint Yard at this time. Earlier, Z148 passed East Lansing at 23:40 and an eastbound local with a standard cab 3/3 passed at 23:12.

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amessmann wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2023 1:16 am
01:14 - dispatch opening up the westbound floodgate, with one by MP 205 with 580 axles, one approaching Okemos, one approaching Durand, and one leaving Flint Yard at this time. Earlier, Z148 passed East Lansing at 23:40 and an eastbound local with a standard cab 3/3 passed at 23:12.
Your WBs were M301, M397, A491 and R944 (headed to Durand) in that order.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:19 am
Your WBs were M301, M397, A491 and R944 (headed to Durand) in that order.
Thanks as always, the local with the 3/3 standard cab had 5707 2/3 and 8926 1/3 per radio. No Durand work despite congestion holding them there for a while.

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05:40 - WB B731 with CN 3279/CN 2754 (ex-citirail) and rear DPU CN 3942 (ex-citirail) thru Charlotte

06:30 - WB L501 with CN/CN and almost all racks thru Charlotte

07:32 - WB Z149 with CN /CN ff and an inspection boxcar on the head end thru Durand on M2

07:59 - WB P365 arrives in Durand on M2

08:01 - EB M396 with CN 2941/CN 2959/CN 5792 thru Durand on M1

08:07 - WB P365 departs Durand on M2
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09:18 - WB P365 thru Charlotte

09:33 - WB Z149 with CN 3260/CN 2824 thru Charlotte

09:52 - WB M399 with CN 8853/CN 2342 thru Durand on M2

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10:20 - EB X396 with CN 8802/CN 8861 thru Charlotte - instead of the M39671 from Memphis, this X39691 originated in Champaign, IL

10:20 - WB M399 will take M1 at Okemos

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251 by the Fort St cam at 10:01

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NB 515 with 5423 and 14 cars just passed MP 22.5 on the Holly.

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M382 through Common Rd. @ 14:20. CN 3870 & 3166 with 153 cars. A surprise CSX passenger-type car on the rear.

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MtClemensRailFan wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2023 2:30 pm
M382 through Common Rd. @ 14:20. CN 3870 & 3166 with 153 cars. A surprise CSX passenger-type car on the rear.
:shock: I saw this train from near the 12 Mile crossing (but stayed in a car...even had cameras with me)! WOWW!!!! 😲 😳 😁 🤯 😵💫 😵💫 😲 😲 This is unusual! Yup, got no pix! CSX passenger car, "Prime F Osborne" #994318, is a "Theater Car" and the rear windows covered with the metal sheet! It would have been something to photograph! Wow, even I often say to watch entire trains because something unusual could be on the end! Yet, I didn't even bother walking a couple hundred feet to capture this! Real question is, where is the car headed? :?: :?: :?: :?: 😲 😳 😁 🤯 😵💫 😵💫 😲 😲
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06:22 - WB A491 with CN/CN f/r

08:08 - WB P365 departs Durand on M2

08:09 - EB M396 with CN 8929/CN 2644/CN 2884/CN 3007/CN 5772 thru Durand on M1
- they are meeting a WB that is taking M1 at E Durand

08:10 - GLC SB OSTN is in Durand Yard

08:17 - WB Z149 with CN 8841/CN 5702 and an inspection boxcar (CNIS 412024) thru Durand on M2 - EB M396 will now proceed into the yard in Flint

08:17 - WB L501 with CN 8&&&/CN 2545 by the Charlotte cam
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Amtrak departing Pontiac Station southbound
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SB 515 went past MP 22.2 at 8:28 am with 5423 and a long train this morning.

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09:50 - WB Z149 with CN 8841/CN 5702 thru Charlotte

10:30 - EB Q116 with CN 8900/CN 2242 thru Potterville

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251 by the Fort St cam at 11:25 CN x2

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NB 515 went past MP 22.5 around 12:25 pm.

116 went past MP 22.5 around 12:40 pm.

Still waiting for 251 to complete the afternoon parade on the South Holly.

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M383 by Mount Clemens depot at 06:38. CN/CN.

L515 departed Mount Clemens at 11:58 (CN 5423) and 22 cars - chemical tanks and hoppers for CargoFlow, loaded centerbeams and a boxcar for Nolan Distribution, centerbeams for Hoover Treated Wood Products, loaded scrap gons from GLC in Fraser, and several boxes from Chrysler in MC. MTC sub customers are very busy.

M382 by Mount Clemens depot at 13:35. CN/CN, 136 cars.

L533 is in the siding at MC - 13:35. CN 2329.

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Delray wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2023 11:32 am
251 by the Fort St cam at 11:25 CN x2

All racks
Passed MP 22.5 at 1:52 pm both units in notch 8 screaming up the Hill at around 35 mph on Main 1 trying to beat Amtrak 350 to Pontiac.

And at 1:55 pm, an early Amtrak 350 just flew past out back on Main 1, certainly to be stabbed for a bit by 251 at MAL.

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