CN Train Location Updates - May 2021

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Wb manifest by 205 at 0751 with 3 cn. Not a super long train

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2-unit EB rack train with CN 32xx/CN 31xx at S. Washington Ave at 10:55 AM.

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 10:57 am
2-unit EB rack train with CN 32xx/CN 31xx at S. Washington Ave at 10:55 AM.
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Full greens on Track 2 at Troy MI anyone know what this might be? I’d assume it’s either 271 or L513 running lite.
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Quick update: Track one just changed to green going to Royal oak which I’ve never seen before with another clear signal. Odd since track one is supposed to be reserved for Amtrak going the other way.
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GTW Dude wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 3:41 pm
Full greens on Track 2 at Troy MI anyone know what this might be? I’d assume it’s either 271 or L513 running lite.
515 and 513 are both south of Royal Oak. Both should be heading north in the next hour.

Doesn't look like 251 has made it to Pontiac yet.
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Tue May 25, 2021 3:47 pm
Quick update: Track one just changed to green going to Royal oak which I’ve never seen before with another clear signal. Odd since track one is supposed to be reserved for Amtrak going the other way.
Amtrak uses main 1, but right now 351 runs south at around 6AM and 352 runs north at around 8PM. So there's no concern in delaying Amtrak at this time. Signal should be for 514.

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Got lucky and just witnessed 251/250 meet with L514 at Charring Cross waiting for L513 at Birmingham.
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So right as I put my camera stuff away L513 snuck up on me with GTW 6225 and a TTX boxcar behind 250 thought dispatch would give him a green signal nope I was wrong. Oh well ;)
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Update: L513 just passed so what was that train with the geep? Lmao I’m confused as all heck
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Eastbound by Trowbridge at 1942

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GTW Dude wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 4:27 pm
Update: L513 just passed so what was that train with the geep? Lmao I’m confused as all heck
Should have been 251, 513, and 515 heading north this afternoon.

513 had GTW 6225 and 515 had CN 5469.

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GTWChris wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 8:01 pm
GTW Dude wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 4:27 pm
Update: L513 just passed so what was that train with the geep? Lmao I’m confused as all heck
Should have been 251, 513, and 515 heading north this afternoon.

513 had GTW 6225 and 515 had CN 5469.
Thank you! I'm still trying to get the hang of identifying the local trains around me mostly on the Holly so ima tryin my best.
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Westbound with CN 3090 3824 2625 2507 3144 through East Lansing at 22:09

Lots of empty bulkhead flats on the head end. Probably 251?

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Southbound 116 by Linden at 6:57am with 2 CN units and 105 cars. Autoracks to around car 57, then the rest intermodal.

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Dan Cluley wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 10:09 pm
Westbound with CN 3090 3824 2625 2507 3144 through East Lansing at 22:09

Lots of empty bulkhead flats on the head end. Probably 251?
That’s a late E251 considering it’s been running around 3:30-5:30 thru Durand lately.

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Amtrak 351 was canceled this morning - am told a CN freight derailed near Gord.
Anyone know about this???
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Pontiac Yard is nearly empty. Most if not all stored cars are gone. Just a few strings of cars used in local revenue service. GP38-2 6225 is working the north end of Pontiac Yard.
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Northbound mixed freight cruising through Pontiac Yard. Looks like it might stop. Modern EMD and GE leading.
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Looks like the Pontiac Yard job might go down the beltline to service customers. Has a loaded center beam for the Bolyard lumber transload.
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