CN Updates March 2021

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GTWChris wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:18 am
401 north at Birmingham at 8:15
Does 401 terminate in Pontiac? I don't think I've seen it reported beyond there before.

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atrainguy60 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:21 am
GTWChris wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:18 am
401 north at Birmingham at 8:15
Does 401 terminate in Pontiac? I don't think I've seen it reported beyond there before.
Yes it does not go north of Pontiac. It runs from Toledo Lang to Pontiac and then returns to Toledo Lang. 251 will usually pickup the cars from Lang in Pontiac.

However, today they had a 100 car empty sand train in the manifest. Usually when they bring back empty sand cars they will run a X401 north out of Pontiac.

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GTWChris wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:37 am
atrainguy60 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:21 am
GTWChris wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:18 am
401 north at Birmingham at 8:15
Does 401 terminate in Pontiac? I don't think I've seen it reported beyond there before.
Yes it does not go north of Pontiac. It runs from Toledo Lang to Pontiac and then returns to Toledo Lang. 251 will usually pickup the cars from Lang in Pontiac.

However, today they had a 100 car empty sand train in the manifest. Usually when they bring back empty sand cars they will run a X401 north out of Pontiac.
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E275 led by CN 5606/BCOL 4605 working Durand yard at 12:06

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251 north at Birmingham at 12:20

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513 south at Birmingham at 15:40 with CN 5469

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514 Northbound by Charing Cross at 1915.

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Double stacks presumably L514 flying past Waterford headed west
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Well I photographed train A482 from a hill north of Masonic Road, Fraser!!!! It had CN SD70M-2 #8922, BCOL "Cowl" C40-8M #4601 and CN SD70M-2 #8872, 82 cars!!!!
It cleared at 4:59 p.m. Always good to catch a BCOL "COWL!!!!" :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :!: :D
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Looks to be another S756 by the 205 cam at midnight.

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116 south at Birmingham at 6:20

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Wb manifest by 205 at 0727 with 2 cn and a bnsf

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Wb manifest by 205 at 0727 with 2 cn and a bnsf
Be on the lookout for the local R933/934. It has CN 5286 zebra whatever on it.

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515 south at Birmingham at 11:05 with CN 5469

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2 unit rack train w CN 3892/CN 8011 elephant style by Cory Yard at 3:39 PM.

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R934, Lansing local w CN 5246, waiting for clearance to pull out of Cory Yard w a cut of racks at 3:41 PM.

Unit is facing WB for all you photogs out there.

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It’s been a week and a half since I’ve been out but Snow Yard is very empty. Looks like the coal empties that were sitting in the yard were picked up by a C711 recently.

Did anyone see a C712?

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514 southbound by MAL Junction in Pontiac. 5423 & 5447.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:43 pm
It’s been a week and a half since I’ve been out but Snow Yard is very empty. Looks like the coal empties that were sitting in the yard were picked up by a C711 recently.

Did anyone see a C712?
There was an empty coal train Sunday. Power came in as 275, left as L542 and went dead at lacy. The cn power was cut away in battle creek and it continued as 711. Last video I posted if you want to see it. I havent seen any coal moving since

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514 south at Birmingham at 15:55
515 north at Birmingham at 15:55
251 at Pontiac

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