CN Train Location Updates - December 2022

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CN Train Location Updates - December 2022

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9:19 CN Z149 cleared East Lansing
09:37- CN 8853/CN 5669 power for L501 by MP 202(Charlotte)
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thats WB intermodal, correct?

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Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:50 am
thats WB intermodal, correct?
Correct. Was told there was an inspection boxcar roughly 2/3 from the tail end

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MP 202 times:
9:52- M399 with CN 8921 and CN 5630
10:09- Z149 with CN 2307/CN 8888/ inspection boxcar 3/4 through the train

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a CN 5748 just reported by Ecorse 11:07

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Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:09 am
a CN 5748 just reported by Ecorse 11:07
Probably 251

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Delray wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:29 am
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:09 am
a CN 5748 just reported by Ecorse 11:07
Probably 251
Doubt it as no northbounds have come through Ferndale and haven't seen 399 or 149 either as of 12:07

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Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:08 pm
Delray wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:29 am
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:09 am
a CN 5748 just reported by Ecorse 11:07
Probably 251
Doubt it as no northbounds have come through Ferndale and haven't seen 399 or 149 either as of 12:07
Well it went by the Fort Street cam around 10:47

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Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:09 am
a CN 5748 just reported by Ecorse 11:07
X491 5748 being spoken to by Sandusky 12:42 about being qualified to Battle Creek

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X491 CN 5748 solo by Ferndale 13:20 racks and boxes mostly

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Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:44 pm
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:09 am
a CN 5748 just reported by Ecorse 11:07
X491 5748 being spoken to by Sandusky 12:42 about being qualified to Battle Creek
That's why I said probably as I wasn't sure. I will keep an eye out for the real 251

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Delray wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:26 pm
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:44 pm
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:09 am
a CN 5748 just reported by Ecorse 11:07
X491 5748 being spoken to by Sandusky 12:42 about being qualified to Battle Creek
That's why I said probably as I wasn't sure. I will keep an eye out for the real 251
I was just happy to see something somewhat unusual; however, the southbounds have not appeared so far, doesn't seem like it should take more than 3 hours to get down from Lansing

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Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:35 pm
Delray wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:26 pm
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:44 pm


X491 5748 being spoken to by Sandusky 12:42 about being qualified to Battle Creek
That's why I said probably as I wasn't sure. I will keep an eye out for the real 251
I was just happy to see something somewhat unusual; however, the southbounds have not appeared so far, doesn't seem like it should take more than 3 hours to get down from Lansing
Something is currently backing across Fort st on the cam. Long train to be going backwards. Instead of a caboose they got a guy riding a flat car

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Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:35 pm
Delray wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:26 pm
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:44 pm


X491 5748 being spoken to by Sandusky 12:42 about being qualified to Battle Creek
That's why I said probably as I wasn't sure. I will keep an eye out for the real 251
I was just happy to see something somewhat unusual; however, the southbounds have not appeared so far, doesn't seem like it should take more than 3 hours to get down from erdLansing
If you're referring to 399 and 149 they are westbound trains on the Flint Subdivision. Those never run in Ferndale. And no connection on CN with Sandusky. Dispatching is in Homewood Illinois and yardmaster on the radio in Flint Michigan.

And don't count on it taking 3 hours either. Trains can often work in Pontiac Yard.

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GTW6401 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:53 pm
Redwing9 wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:35 pm
Delray wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:26 pm


That's why I said probably as I wasn't sure. I will keep an eye out for the real 251
I was just happy to see something somewhat unusual; however, the southbounds have not appeared so far, doesn't seem like it should take more than 3 hours to get down from erdLansing
If you're referring to 399 and 149 they are westbound trains on the Flint Subdivision. Those never run in Ferndale. And no connection on CN with Sandusky. Dispatching is in Homewood Illinois and yardmaster on the radio in Flint Michigan.

And don't count on it taking 3 hours either. Trains can often work in Pontiac Yard.
Well that explains that... I definitely have to learn the train symbols which can be found at which locations. Been pretty quiet day over here at Ferndale

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This past year or so, every day is a quiet day in Ferndale and on the Holly Subdivision. Action, what is left of it, picks up around 6 pm or so here.

So did we decide that single unit auto rack train was 251 or 491? Looked like and smelled like and came at the time of 251.

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Manistique wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:48 pm
So did we decide that single unit auto rack train was 251 or 491? Looked like and smelled like and came at the time of 251.
Per ATCS, E251 is the likely lined candidate around the Chicago Wye in Durand. As of this post not yet at Gaines and lined through Bancroft on Flint sub.
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L515 CN 5456 by Royal Oak 15:30

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251 north Royal Oak 1730. Gevo, 75I. 12,000ft of loaded autos.

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bluewonderrails wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:52 pm
Manistique wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:48 pm
So did we decide that single unit auto rack train was 251 or 491? Looked like and smelled like and came at the time of 251.
Per ATCS, E251 is the likely lined candidate around the Chicago Wye in Durand. As of this post not yet at Gaines and lined through Bancroft on Flint sub.
First NB out of Flat rock w solo CN was X491 to Kirk Yard. Then NB E251 w the CN pair

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