CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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According to Facebook, the CSX OCS (P001) will be heading through Michigan, heading west from Detroit on the evening of Wednesday, August 17th. Scheduled arrival in Grand Rapids is 2300 and departure from Grand Rapids is 0700 on the 18th. It is likely to run ahead of schedule so take these times with a grain of salt.

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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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In anticipation of this, does anyone know what specifically was done to CSX F40PH-2s 9993 and 9998 when they were rebuilt and lengthened in Canada in 2017-2018? I guess I'm curious to know what the rebuilt entailed and wondering why they only did the treatment on two of the F40s instead of all four. 9993 and 9998 later became CSX2 and CSX1, respectively. If CSX3 is also in the consist, then we'll get to see an non-rebuilt F40 in the consist, too.

Looking forward to being trackside!

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Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:23 am
In anticipation of this, does anyone know what specifically was done to CSX F40PH-2s 9993 and 9998 when they were rebuilt and lengthened in Canada in 2017-2018? I guess I'm curious to know what the rebuilt entailed and wondering why they only did the treatment on two of the F40s instead of all four. 9993 and 9998 later became CSX2 and CSX1, respectively. If CSX3 is also in the consist, then we'll get to see an non-rebuilt F40 in the consist, too.

Looking forward to being trackside!
The extra length was added to house a stand-alone HEP diesel generator that does not draw off of the actual prime mover. Other "upgrades" included a Dash 3 electrical system, electronic air brakes, re-manufactured 16-645 engine, PTC, and new cab interiors.
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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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P001-15 began its trek this morning
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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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Where did it start from?

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TSS wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:52 pm
Where did it start from?
The train is stored in Waycross, GA. It went south over the weekend to Jacksonville, FL where CSX HQ is located. P001-15 started from there.

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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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Tentative adjusted schedule found on FB:

08/17
16:16 - depart Williard, OH
17:36 - arrive Walbridge, OH
17:51 - depart Walbridge, OH
19:11 - arrive Plymouth, MI
19:26 - depart Plymouth, MI
08/18
00:11 - arrive Grand Rapids, MI
07:41 - depart Grand Rapids, MI

Looks like they will take the Saginaw Sub and bypass Detroit/Rougemere.

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SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:05 am
GP30M4216 wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:23 am
In anticipation of this, does anyone know what specifically was done to CSX F40PH-2s 9993 and 9998 when they were rebuilt and lengthened in Canada in 2017-2018? I guess I'm curious to know what the rebuilt entailed and wondering why they only did the treatment on two of the F40s instead of all four. 9993 and 9998 later became CSX2 and CSX1, respectively. If CSX3 is also in the consist, then we'll get to see an non-rebuilt F40 in the consist, too.

Looking forward to being trackside!
The extra length was added to house a stand-alone HEP diesel generator that does not draw off of the actual prime mover. Other "upgrades" included a Dash 3 electrical system, electronic air brakes, re-manufactured 16-645 engine, PTC, and new cab interiors.
Cool, thanks for these details SD80MAC! That explains the lengthened carbodies on CSX1 and CSX2.

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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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Train will be backlit from Wyoming to Waverly, so im expecting a large crowd at New Richmond
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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:35 pm
Tentative adjusted schedule found on FB:

08/17
16:16 - depart Williard, OH
17:36 - arrive Walbridge, OH
17:51 - depart Walbridge, OH
19:11 - arrive Plymouth, MI
19:26 - depart Plymouth, MI
08/18
00:11 - arrive Grand Rapids, MI
07:41 - depart Grand Rapids, MI

Looks like they will take the Saginaw Sub and bypass Detroit/Rougemere.
*Adjusted* Tentative adjusted schedule found on FB:

08/17
15:19 - Arrive Williard, OH
15:34 - Depart Williard, OH
16:54 - Arrive Walbridge, OH
17:09 - Depart Walbridge, OH
18:29 - Arrive Plymouth, MI
18:44 - Depart Plymouth, MI
23:29 - Arrive Grand Rapids, MI

08/18
06:14 - Depart Grand Rapids, MI

Looks like they will take the Saginaw Sub and bypass Detroit/Rougemere.

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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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08/17
15:00 - Arrive Williard, OH
15:15 - Depart Williard, OH
16:35 - Arrive Walbridge, OH
16:50 - Depart Walbridge, OH
18:10 - Arrive Plymouth, MI
18:25 - Depart Plymouth, MI
23:10 - Arrive Grand Rapids, MI

08/18
06:40 - Depart Grand Rapids, MI

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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:16 pm

23:10 - Arrive Grand Rapids, MI
Sucks. Wish it could arrive into GR around 6pm. F this train. :lol:

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J T wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:08 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:16 pm

23:10 - Arrive Grand Rapids, MI
Sucks. Wish it could arrive into GR around 6pm. F this train. :lol:
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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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Last time it was up here, it was running a good 2 hours ahead of schedule. Keep your ears open!
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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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Last year it took 1:42 from Plymouth to North Lansing

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viewtopic.php?f=20&t=38045&start=80

Last years thread for reference on times etc…

Obviously once it hits Plymouth last year’s trip doesn’t help because they stopped in Livonia and went to Rougemere.

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Also keep in mind they’ll be running passenger speeds on the GR sub, and track speed on the Plymouth due to there being no passenger speeds.

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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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If he continues on track he will be two hours early into Willard. Plan accordingly.

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Re: CSX P001 Michigan Updates - August 17th, 2022

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Obviously no one knows for certain how this trains schedule will go, but even if it arrives in GR 2 hours or more early is it still likely that it leaves between 6-7 am on Thursday?

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Per a field report, by Republic Ohio at 1:47pm. Departed Willard 100 minutes earlier than previous schedule.
JBaxter - I believe current guess for departure in Grand Rapids is 5am tomorrow.
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