CSX Train Location Updates - April 2024

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M327-21 @ 08:14 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 392 axles. CSX engines #4589 + #3239 (in tow) & 95 cars (36 loads + 59 empties) @ 6,573 tons & 5,700 feet long.

Amtrak P371-21 @ 08:26 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 24 axles. AMTK P42 engine #39 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafe + 2 Venture Coach).

R598-20 @ 08:30 eastward mp CG39.0 with BNSF engine #6319 & CSX engines #7381 + #858 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #9381 @ 18,461 tons & 7,200 feet long. This was C801-19 that had tied down in Wells mp CG41.4 yesterday. He's headed to the power plant in West Olive, Mi.

M327-21 @ 08:36:47 westward Bangor, Mi N. Center St crossing mp CG60.35 live cam.

R598-20 @ 09:03 eastward Holland, Mi Depot mp CG25.3 In about ½ mile he’ll diverge onto the west end of the Wye & onto the Fremont sub-division.

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M326-21 is in Indiana with 897 & 876 for power
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R598-20 coal drag north at Riley St. Holland 9:22 AM.

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R598-20 coal drag north at Riley St. Holland 9:22 AM.

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E800-20 @ 09:35 westward, siding to Main Track, Grand Junction mp CG55.6 with BNSF engine #9013 & 130 empty coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #5776.

M327-21 @ 09:51 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 392 axles. CSX engines #4589 + #3239 (in tow) & 95 cars (36 loads + 59 empties) @ 6,573 tons & 5,700 feet long.

E800-20 @ 09:53:32 westward N. Center St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.35 live cam.

E800-20 @ 10:06 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG66.2 Hartford, Mi. with 532 axles.

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L303-21 @ 10:57 Grand Rapids mark up & EC1 with the RN Dispatcher with: CSX engines #426 + #5390 & 5 cars (0 loads + 5 empties) @ 154 tons & 425 feet long. He’s ready to depart & has No work in Lansing - final destination is Detroit.

E800-20 @ 10:59 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi. with 532 axles. BNSF engine #9013 & 130 empty coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #5776.

L303-21 @ 11:22 eastward reported from Seymour mp CH148.1 with a Medium Clear signal.

M326-21 @ 11:43 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 404 axles. CSX engines #897 + #876 & 98 cars.

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L303-21 @ 12:00 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 32 axles. CSX engines #426 + #5390 & 5 cars (0 loads + 5 empties) @ 154 tons & 425 feet long. He has No work in Lansing - final destination is Detroit.

L303-21 @ 12:35 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 32 axles.

M326-21 @ 12:45:48 eastward Bangor, Mi Division St crossing mp CG60.93 cam with CSX engines #897 + #876 & 98 cars. He had 6 cars loaded with railroad ties in his consist.

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M326-21 @ 13:14 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 404 axles. CSX engines #897 + #876 & 98 cars.

M326-21 @ 14:07 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with 404 axles.

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14:17 - L303-21 thru EE Brighton. 426 and 5390 with 5 cars.

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L302-21 @ 14:34 Rougemere Yard/Detroit mark up with the RN Dispatcher sounded like: CSX engines #5327 (Western Maryland Sticker unit) + #5453 & 52 cars (39 loads + 13 empties). He's getting ready to build his train.

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17:17 - Radio silent westbound through South Lyon.
Green Oak DD at CH39.1 said 220 axles.

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sparrow24 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:18 pm
17:17 - Radio silent westbound through South Lyon.
Green Oak DD at CH39.1 said 220 axles.
This was L302, 5327 and 5453 with 52 cars. Not a thing heard on the radio here either.

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sparrow24 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:18 pm
17:17 - Radio silent westbound through South Lyon.
Green Oak DD at CH39.1 said 220 axles.
That axle count works out to be 2 engines & 52 cars, most likely it is L302 that had his job briefing in Detroit at 14:34 and DD axle count would be 220:

L302-21 @ 14:34 Rougemere Yard/Detroit mark up with the RN Dispatcher sounded like: CSX engines #5327 (Western Maryland Sticker unit) + #5453 & 52 cars (39 loads + 13 empties) & has work for Lansing.

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L302-21 west clear Trowbridge at 19:15. CSX duo #5327 (Western Maryland sticker) + #5453 and the aforementioned 52 cars
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BNSF C-BTMCXC (Bound for West Olive) 04/21/24 09:04:00 @ CDT heading east passing Galesburg, IL cam with BNSF #9217 with130 coal loads & rear BNSF #8494 DPU.
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bluewonderrails wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:18 pm
L302-21 west clear Trowbridge at 19:15. CSX duo #5327 (Western Maryland sticker) + #5453 and the aforementioned 52 cars
L302-21 @ 21:03 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 96 axles. CSX engines #5327 + #5453 & 21 cars. He had work in Lansing – final destination is Grand Rapids, Mi. G076-20 Grain Train is waiting in Grand Ledge for L302 to clear to proceed eastward.

Amtrak P370-21 @ 21:09 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars.
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pudgy wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:16 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:51 am
pudgy wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:33 am
G83217 was parked at Plymouth this AM for GR crew to take to Grand Ledge. Should become G07719 and be moving within the next hour WB.
Why did this train need to change symbols?
The G832 symbol was used to get the train to Plymouth. From there a local symbol is used to position the train to final destination. Many of the grain trains that come to Michigan(or anywhere else for that matter) can be rerouted while enroute per customer request if they have another location that needs load outs first. Believe this was CSXs attempt to keep the train sheet neat. From Plymouth it could go north on the Saginaw, or West to Webberville or Grand Ledge.

They'll also update the train IDs to newer dates to reduce impact on the performance metrics...
G076-20 @ 21:16 Grand Ledge mp CH97.8 mark up with the RN Dispatcher with: CSX engines #305 + #372 & 88 loaded grain cars @ 11,597 tons & 5,150 feet long. Getting his Conductor & then headed eastward.

L302-21 @ 21:43 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 96 axles. #5327 + #5453 & 21 cars. He had work in Lansing – final destination is Grand Rapids, Mi.
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Tom49801 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:06 pm
bluewonderrails wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:18 pm
L302-21 west clear Trowbridge at 19:15. CSX duo #5327 (Western Maryland sticker) + #5453 and the aforementioned 52 cars
L302-21 @ 21:03 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 96 axles. CSX engines #5327 + #5453 & 21 cars. He had work in Lansing – final destination is Grand Rapids, Mi. G076 Grain Train is waiting in Grand Ledge for L302 to clear to proceed eastward.

Amtrak P370-21 @ 21:09 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars.
Amtrak P370-21 @ 21:51:04 eastward Division St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.93 IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (2 Venture Coach + AmCafe + Venture Business + Venture Coach) with 1 passenger Off at the station mp CG60.5

Amtrak P370-21 @ 22:13 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 in Pearl, Mi with 24 axles.

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G076-20 eastward through Williamston at 22:40. Moving at a good clip!

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G076-20 clear west end Brighton at 23:29 engines 305 + 372

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