CSX Train Location Updates - June 2021

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Amtrak P371-01 @ 06:37 westward reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 16 axles & 307 ft. IDTX engine #4607 & 3 SuperLiners.

Q327-01 @ 06:57 westward Holland Depot, Pass to Main Track mp CG25.3 with CSXT engines #440 + #427 & 49 cars.

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Amtrak P371-01 @ 07:30:38 westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with IDTX engine #4607 & 3 SuperLiners (5 passengers On at the station mp CG60.5)

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327 tuesday
440 lead, 427 trail with 28 cars

556a - app slow zeeland
558a - 19.1 - 124 axles, 1823'
604a - slow app east waverly - main to waverly siding
610a - restricting waverly - waverly siding to old holland siding
has a 21 car pick up

652a - restricting holland - old holland siding to the main
656a - app holland - old pass to the main
658a - departing holland
picked up: 3 tk, 4 sc, 2 box, 5 tk, 6 ch, and 1 sc from waverly - 21 cars
org consist: 8 ch, 1 tk, 1 ch, 3 scrape gons, 6 ch, 1 mt lumber, 2 ch, 1 refridge, 3 flat, 1 scrap gon, and 1 ch - 28 cars
440 lead, 427 trail with 49 cars

717a/719a - clear ee/we east saugatuck
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Q327-01 @ 07:43 westward reported by the DD mp CG44.2 with 208 axles & 3,020 feet. CSXT engines #440 + #427 & 49 cars.

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Heard something through New Buffalo about 10
Minutes ago, only a few logical options. Didn’t seem like a long train whatever it was.
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Q327-01 @ 08:06:15 westward Bangor's Center St crossing mp CG60.35 with CSXT engines #440 + #427 & 49 cars.

Amtrak P371-01 @ 08:21 westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 16 axles & 309 ft. IDTX engine #4607 & 3 SuperLiners.

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Something was whistling through zeeland at 06:00 this morning. Since D702 went west yesterday during the day, maybe D700 did the Grand Rapids turn overnight?

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Q327 Benton Harbor 0855

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:50 am
Something was whistling through zeeland at 06:00 this morning. Since D702 went west yesterday during the day, maybe D700 did the Grand Rapids turn overnight?
That would have been Q327, they went out to Holland before the Amtrak and then worked in the yard until after the Amtrak slipped past.

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D705-31 westward was reported last night by the DD mp CH104.3 @ 23:53 with 292 axles & 4,347 ft. CSXT engines #4538 + #435 + #2016 & 69 cars. Originally, he was reported as also having the CSXT engine #578 but the axle math doesn’t work out to include 3 six axle engines (the CSXT #2016 is a 4 axle type). I’m only assuming he had gone to Grand Rapids with the CSXT #2016, when he was yarding his train there, no mention was made for engine details, just “take your power to the Mouse”.

D705-31 @ 00:28 westward was reported by the DD mp CH126.3 with 292 axles.

D706-01 @ 00:15 was heard inside Grand Rapids talking to Rouge Tower & D705 heard saying to D706 his train looked good with an engine on the bottom.

D705-31 @ 01:33 reported from Plaster Creek mp CGT 2.0

D706-01 @ 02:14 eastward reported by the DD mp CH126.3 with 188 axles. CSXT engine #901 & 44 cars & rear dpu CSXT #982. I’m assuming this is D706, no mile post call outs were heard from him, which, I have found to be typical when the CSXT #901 is leading.

D706-01 @ 04:52 eastward reported by the DD mp CH104.3 with 188 axles & 2,773 ft. CSXT engine #901 & 44 cars & rear dpu CSXT #982.

NOTE: D707-31 with CSXT engine #4037 at mp CH89.9 released his EC1 @ 04:25 from Ensel to the e/e Grand Ledge & right after that D706-01 with CSXT engine #901 leading copied an EC1 at mp CH111 for that location to the EAS Ensel.
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Q327-01 @ 09:10 westward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 208 axles & 3,039 feet. CSXT engines #440 + #427 & 49 cars.

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Tom49801 wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:08 am
D705-31 westward was reported last night by the DD mp CH104.3 @ 23:53 with 292 axles & 4,347 ft. CSXT engines #4538 + #435 + #2016 & 69 cars. Originally, he was reported as also having the CSXT engine #578 but the axle math doesn’t work out to include 3 six axle engines (the CSXT #2016 is a 4 axle type). I’m only assuming he had gone to Grand Rapids with the CSXT #2016, when he was yarding his train there, no mention was made for engine details, just “take your power to the Mouse”.

D705-31 @ 00:28 westward was reported by the DD mp CH126.3 with 292 axles.

D706-01 @ 00:15 was heard inside Grand Rapids talking to Rouge Tower & D705 heard saying to D706 his train looked good with an engine on the bottom.

D705-31 @ 01:33 reported from Plaster Creek mp CGT 2.0

D706-01 @ 02:14 eastward reported by the DD mp CH126.3 with 188 axles. CSXT engine #901 & 44 cars & rear dpu CSXT #982. I’m assuming this is D706, no mile post call outs were heard from him, which, I have found to be typical when the CSXT #901 is leading.

D706-01 @ 04:52 eastward reported by the DD mp CH104.3 with 188 axles & 2,773 ft. CSXT engine #901 & 44 cars & rear dpu CSXT #982.
I heard them on the radio saying they had an engine dead in tow for D708. They may have dropped 578 in the yard before leaving Ensel.

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Q326 East at Sawyer at 10:00 a.m.
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~Z~ wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:00 am
Q326 East at Sawyer at 10:00 a.m.
2326, a road slug leading?? :twisted:

Assume this is Q326. As of 09:55, D702 switching Zeeland.

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D702 headed to Hamilton on the next 20 minutes. Doing the dock track this afternoon, around 3.

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D706-01 went through Howell at 07:02 this morning with 29 cars. 901+6013 on the head end, 982 on the rear. Did 705:31 did have the four units mentioned by amessmann at Brighton so if your axel count is off Tom, then 578 did get set out at Lansing.

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Q326-01 @ 10:30 eastward reported by the DD mp CG91.9 with 540 axles & 7,268 ft. CSXT engines #288 + #5403 & 132 cars.

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I just heard something real strange with the DD at 44.2, whatever happened it said 10 axles. Can anybody elaborate on what that was?

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mjotrainbrain wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:42 am
I just heard something real strange with the DD at 44.2, whatever happened it said 10 axles. Can anybody elaborate on what that was?
Probably a maintainer testing the DD.
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SD80MAC wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:57 am
mjotrainbrain wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:42 am
I just heard something real strange with the DD at 44.2, whatever happened it said 10 axles. Can anybody elaborate on what that was?
Probably a maintainer testing the DD.
It was DED test at mp CG44.2 with alarms for axles 21 to 23 & 32 & 33. Total axles was 100. Typically, 100 axles are set as a "test train" allowing the maintainer to get from the house to track side once he hits "Enter" & then he kicks the DED paddles & listens for the DD's radio transmission to confirm the test. You can set different axle quantities for a test train with your laptop. My DD sites were in 3 track & 4 track territory & we would typically use 200 axles for our test train. At times, you will also hear the Maintainer doing what we had called "a flame test" to alarm the HBD scanner on each of the rails by waving a heat source (I used a cigar).

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