CN Train Location Updates - February 2024

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M385 through Common Rd. @ 21:34. IC 2721 & BCOL 4641 with 97 cars. They had some problems along the way to the States.

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251 by the Fort St cam at 9:02 CN x3

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116 rolling past MP 22.5 at 10:33 am, very early this morning. One CN, a few autoracks and the rest containers. Medium sized train. They can't even fill it out with autoracks anymore like they used to. I sense operating/train changes are soon to come to CN in Michigan. Things aren't quite right lately.

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And just after 116 cleared, 251 is rolling past MP 22.5 at 10:41 am. Very short train. Only the lead locomotive, an 8900, is running of the three and it is having no trouble taking the train over the Hill at around 50 mph.

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Southbound mixed freight on Mt Clemens Sub approaching Mt Clemens. Less than 100 cars. Quite a few frames, AIM scrap gondolas and tank cars including a string of white with black stripes.
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An early L508 rolls through Royal Oak at 16:54. CN x2. Short train today, stopped just beyond Royal Oak, waiting for L507.

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507 passing MP 22.5 at 5:30 pm. Mostly empty well cars from what I can see with it passing out back in the ditch.

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Manistique wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:30 pm
507 passing MP 22.5 at 5:30 pm. Mostly empty well cars from what I can see with it passing out back in the ditch.
And it must have stabbed Amtrak 355 as it just went by fifteen minutes late.

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R944 just turned south at Durand with CN 5438 soloing. 9 cars, mainly tanks behind the leader, they’re about to shove across the diamond as of 7:10 pm.
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LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:08 pm
Robertrains wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:04 pm
bluewonderrails wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 3:34 pm
M394 east clear mp216 at 15:28. CN duo #3075 + #2820 + BLE #866 + MNRY (Maine Northern Railway) #6412

Freight-wise, four in a row then a fifth a couple cars later are bright yellow shiny new UP boxcars
😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 COOL!!!! 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 Well, what time would train 394 likely arrive in Port Huron? :?: :?: My friend (Roger...with the lent 35mm Canon film camera) may be able to catch it after he grills dinner!!!!!! :roll: COOL "BESSEMER" and MAINE NORTHERN!!!! :shock: 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 :shock:

BLE 866 on "Heritage Units" spotted (by Logan the Railfanner) at Bancroft east at 4:27 p.m.: https://heritageunits.com/locomotive/detail/BLE866
Under Bristol Road at 16:50 - what’s for dinner?
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Forgot to post, but M384 was through Common Rd. last night @ 23:51. IC 2721 & BCOL 4641 with 77 cars. 30 loaded auto racks on the tail end.

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251 by the Fort St cam at 9:14 CN x2

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Delray wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:55 am
251 by the Fort St cam at 9:14 CN x2
Just passed MP 22.5. Just a couple cars today.

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SATURDAY HIGHLIGHT: M399 WITH CN 3067/NS 4173/CUP 7605 - MISHAWAKA, IN AT 22:20

SUNDAY CN HIGHLIGHTS
12:30 - EB Z148 WITH CN 2245/CN 2205 - EAST LANSING
03:31 - EB Q122 WITH CN 5731/CN 8862 - LANSING
09:51 - WB Z149 WITH CN 3053/CN #### - MISHAWAKA, IN
11:12 - EB A492 WITH CN 2853/CN 3235 THRU CHARLOTTE
11:37 - WB E271 WITH CN 2306/CN 5608 THRU CHARLOTTE
13:11 - WB E251 WITH CN 8832/CN 2541/CN 8813 THRU CHARLOTTE
13:17 - WB A491 WITH CN 8838/CN 8831 - MISHAWAKA, IN
14:00 - WB B731 WITH CN 3118 UP FRONT AND REAR DPU CN 2832 CLEAR MP 225
14:00 - WB M399 WITH CN 2835/CN 3332 THRU CHARLOTTE

17:53 - EB M394 WITH CN 3150/CN 282 AND MID DPU CN 2834 - CHARLOTTE
18:56 - EB L500 WITH CNX2
20:10 - WB M301 WITH CNX2
22:18 - EB E260 WITH BNSF 7245/BNSF 5224 THRU CHARLOTTE - CAME OFF OF BNSF AROUND JOLIET - BNSF SYMBOL WAS V-NTWJOL (NORTHTOWN, MN TO JOLIET, IL) - THIS IS OUR FIRST FOREIGN POWER RACK TRAIN IN ALMOST TWO MONTHS INTO MICHIGAN.
23:04 - WB X491 WITH CNX2 THRU CHARLOTTE - SARNIA - WORKED FLINT AND BC - KIRK

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116 is near Durand with CN 2861 and 2247. Was by Charlotte at 1221.

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MONDAY MORNING CN REVIEW - FLINT SUB HIGHLIGHTS

00:38 - EB M302 WITH CN 2992/CN 8101 AND MID DPU CN EX-CITIRAIL 2780 - CHARLOTTE
01:18 - WB G875 WITH IC 2710/CN 8849 - CHARLOTTE - THIS IS ANOTHER WINNIPEG-BOUND GRAIN EMPTY
03:17 - EB Q122 WITH CN 2776 EX-CITIRAIL WITH PTC SOLO - CHARLOTTE
03:41 - WB M397 with CN 8839/CN 8954/CN 2820 - Durand on M2

04:02 - EB Z148 with CN 8933/CN 5646 - Durand on M1
04:04 - WB Z149 with CNx2 - Durand on M2
04:55 - EB Q122 with CN ex-Citirail 2776 solo - Durand on M1
05:00 - WB A491 with CN 8000/CN 8889
05:32 - WB M397 WITH CN 8839/CN 8954/CN 2820 - CHARLOTTE
05:50 - WB Z149 WITH CNX2 - HAD A LONG CUT OF EMPTY WELLS ON THE TAIL END THAT L507 BROUGHT NORTH TO FLINT LAST NIGHT.

06:20 - WB A491 WITH CN 8000/CN 8889 - CHARLOTTE
07:37 - WB X123 WITH CN 3080/CN 2803 - STACKS AND RACKS FROM HALIFAX - CHARLOTTE CAM
08:07 - WB P365 DEPARTS DURAND ON TIME
08:24 - WB E271 with CN 8807/CN 8955 - Durand on M2

**08:40 - NB L575 with IC 9561 solo light power LHF across Fort Street out of Flat Rock

09:20 - WB P365 THRU CHARLOTTE
10:00 - WB E271 with CN 8807/CN 8955 - Charlotte

**10:20 - NB M382 with CN 2902/CN 2595 thru Monroe

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MIDDAY CN FLINT SUB HIGHLIGHTS

11:15 - EB A492 with CN 3043/CN 3138 - Charlotte
12:05 - NB>WB E251 with CN 3196/CN 2507 takes the Chicago Wye in Durand
12:06 - EB M396 with CN 3218/CN 3935 - Charlotte
12:21 - EB Q116 with CN 2861/CN 2247 - Charlotte

12:51 - EB A492 with CN 3043/CN 3138 - M2 in Durand
13:53 - EB>SB Q116 with CN 2861/CN 2247 takes the Chicago Wye in Durand
14:03 - EB M396 with CN - Durand on M1 - had 13 carbon black covered hoppers in a row on this train.
14:05 - WB M399 with CN 8008/CN 5631/CN 2321 - Durand on M2

13:30 - WB E251 with CN 3196/CN 2507 - Charlotte

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NB 515 with 5447 and a lot of empty centerbeam went by at 3 pm. Pontiac Yard is still full of empty centerbeams.

At 3:03 pm, 116 with two CN's is rolling by, racks then stacks. A longer more normal train today.

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Manistique wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:04 pm
NB 515 with 5447 and a lot of empty centerbeam went by at 3 pm. Pontiac Yard is still full of empty centerbeams.

At 3:03 pm, 116 with two CN's is rolling by, racks then stacks. A longer more normal train today.
There's a lot of centerbeams in Snow Yard as well. All have CN or CN-owned reporting marks.

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CN 507 passing Fort St cam at 15:08.
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