CSX Train Location Updates - April 2024

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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L303-23 @ 13:51 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 396 axles. CSX engines #3161 + #4582 & 96 cars. He has work for Lansing - final destination is Detroit.

L301-23 @ 13:59:11 westward N. Center St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.35 live cam with CSX engines #4057 + #2428 & 2 cars (1 Reefer + 1 Center Beam car loaded with lumber). He has work at Hartford mp CG68.7 & will runaround his train at Kirk mp CG70.2 & head back east.

M326-23 @ 14:17 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with 320 axles. CSX engines #5269 + #806 & 77 cars.

L303-23 @ 14:33 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 396 axles.

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L301-23 @ 15:45:26 eastward Bangor, Mi Division St crossing mp CG60.93 live cam with CSX engines #2428 + #4057 & 9 cars. He’ll be backing into Waverly mp CG23 for work there & then continue eastward.

L301-23 @ 16:07 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 48 axles. Change in plans: he’ll now be going into Holland mp CG25.3 via the Pass Track for some work there & then head eastward.

L301-23 @ 16:37 eastward Holland, Mi Depot mp CG25.3 on the Main Track & diverging onto the Pass Track.

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L301-23 @ 17:22 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with no axles counted. PTC had stopped him prior to passing over the HBD (Hot Bearing Detector) equipment. CSX engines #2428 + #4057 & 27 cars (10 loads + 17 empties) - they had advised the PTC Desk this was their consist. He has work for Standale Lumber mp CG6.5 in Grandville.

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Sounds like Y297 is approaching Ann St.

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L302-23 by Howell at 17:53. 4569 +5368 with 56 cars.

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Plannerdad wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2024 5:52 pm
Sounds like Y297 is approaching Ann St.
It has another 10-12 hoppers for GRE/ King.

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L305-23 with 76 cars will be arriving in Fowlerville shortly. L303-23 already there with well over 100 cars. L302-23 with 56 cars, 4569 + 5368 should be in Lansing by now.

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BL2-1843 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2024 7:18 pm
L305-23 with 76 cars will be arriving in Fowlerville shortly. L303-23 already there with well over 100 cars. L302-23 with 56 cars, 4569 + 5368 should be in Lansing by now.
L302-23 @ 20:04 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 172 axles. CSX engines #4569 + #5368 & 40 cars. He had work in Lansing – final destination is Grand Rapids, Mi.

L305-23 @ 20:16 with 76 cars permission westward by Ensel mp CH90 & to operate the Turner switch to move his cars into #2 Track.

L302-23 @ 20:41 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 172 axles.

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Amtrak P370-23 @ 21:16 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars.

Amtrak P370-23 @ 21:56:09 eastward Division St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.93 IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches) with 3 passengers Off at the station mp CG60.5

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Andy24 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:01 pm
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.
C801-23 @ 22:08 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 532 axles. BNSF engine #9217 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494.

Amtrak P370-23 @ 22:16 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 in Pearl, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches).

Amtrak P370-23 @ 22:51 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 in Zeeland, Mi with 24 axles.

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C801-23 @ 23:20:30 eastward Bangor’s Division St crossing mp CG60.93 live cam with BNSF engine #9217 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494. He’ll add CSX engines #7381 + #858 behind his leader at Grand Jct mp CG54 & continue on to the power plant in West Olive, Mi.

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C801-23 @ 00:42 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 544 axles. BNSF engine #9217 & CSX engines #7381 + #858 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494. He had added the CSX power at the east end Grand Jct mp CG54 & headed to the power plant in West Olive, Mi.

L304-23 @ 03:04 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 34 axles. CSX engines #2047 + #8054 & 6 cars. He had work for Lake Odessa mp CH120.4

M327-24 @ 05:01 Grand Rapids, Mi mark up with the RN Dispatcher: CSX engine #3329 + mid dpu CSX engine #4732 & 191 cars (86 loads + 105 empties) @ 14,006 tons & 10,661 feet long. He’s building his train.

L304-23 @ 05:02 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 30 axles. CSX engines #8054 + 2047 & 5 cars. He is returning to Ensel (Lansing) mp CH90
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Amtrak P371-24 @ 06:37 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 in Zeeland, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches).

M327-24 @ 07:11 westward reported from Grandville, Mi mp CG6.0 with a Medium Clear signal. CSX engine #3329 + mid dpu CSX engine #4732 & 191 cars (86 loads + 105 empties) @ 14,006 tons & 10,661 feet long.

Amtrak P371-24 @ 07:14 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 in Pearl, Mi with 24 axles.

Amtrak P371-24 @ 07:29 westward N. Center St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.35 live cam with 2 passengers On at the station mp CG60.5

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M327-24 @ 07:50 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with 776 axles. CSX engine #3329 + mid dpu CSX engine #4732 & 191 cars (86 loads + 105 empties) @ 14,006 tons & 10,661 feet.

Amtrak P371-24 @ 08:19 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches).

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For the Southeast Michigan railfans here, CSX L310 last night had one of the new GP40-3 rebuilds (without the spongebob squarecab) working it (number was 6567). This unit is one of only a few that I know of in service. Unsure how long it’s staying but it was definitely something neat.
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M327-24 @ 08:55 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 776 axles. CSX engine #3329 + mid dpu CSX engine #4732 & 191 cars (86 loads + 105 empties) @ 14,006 tons & 10,661 feet long.

M327-24 @ 09:21:43 westward Bangor, Mi N. Center St crossing mp CG60.35 live cam.

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L301-24 @ 10:13 Grand Rapids, Mi mark up with the RN Dispatcher: CSX engines #4057 + #2428 & 16 cars (14 loads + 2 empties) @ 1,854 tons & 1,182 feet long. He’ll head westward for work at Buzzi Cement mp CG5.2 & then he’ll go into Waverly mp CG22.8 & later westward straight to Sawyer mp CG105.2 for work there & then return eastward.

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Y121 north at Riley St. Holland 10:28 AM.

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M327-24 @ 10:40 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 776 axles. CSX engine #3329 + mid dpu CSX engine #4732 & 191 cars (86 loads + 105 empties) @ 14,006 tons & 10,661 feet long.

L301-24 @ 11:01 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with 102 axles. CSX engines #4057 + #2428 + 1 & 21 cars. He’s headed into Waverly mp CG22.8 Later he’ll head west directly to Sawyer mp CG105.2 Axle math works out for three 6 axle engines, unless there's an axle count error. Maybe someone out there got a look at L301.

L301-24 @ 11:32 westward, Pass Track to Main Track, Holland, Mi Depot mp CG25.3 with CSX engines #4057 + #2428 & 8 cars (6 CH + 2 Coil cars). He is headed directly to Sawyer mp CG105.2

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Y121 south at Riley St. Holland 11:59 PM.

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