CSX Train Location Updates - June 2024

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CSX Train Location Updates - June 2024

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R598-31 @ 00:42 changed their EC1 to depart the power plant in West Olive, Mi mp CGP 1.0 & diverge onto the Fremont sub-div & head south to the Grand Rapids sub-div in Holland, Mi with BNSF engine #8493 & 130 empty coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #9263 & CSX engines #7381 + #858. He’ll be taking Grand Jct siding mp CG54 & tie down.

R598-31 @ 02:03 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 544 axles.

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U302-31 @ 03:04 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 377 axles (+1 error). CSX engine #899 + 1 & 91 cars.

C800-02 @ 03:23 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG108.9 Lakeside, Mi with 532 axles. BNSF engine #9061 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494.

C800-02 @ 03:45 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 532 axles.

U302-31 @ 03:45 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 376 axles.

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U302-31 @ 04:13 westward reported from the west end Fox Siding mp CH143.3 with CSX engine #899 + 1 & 91 cars.

C800-02 @ 04:54:40 eastward Bangor’s Division St crossing mp CG60.93 live cam with BNSF engine #9061 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494. He’ll add CSX engines #858 + #7381 behind his leader at Grand Jct Siding mp CG54 & continue on to the power plant in West Olive, Mi.

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C800-02 @ 06:21 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with xxx axles. BNSF engine #9061 & CSX engines #858 + #7381 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494. He had added the CSX power at the east end Grand Jct mp CG54. He’ll take Wells Siding mp CG43.3 to clear up for Amtrak P371 & M327-01 & then head to the power plant in West Olive, Mi.

M327-01 @ 06:22 Grand Rapids, Mi mark up with the RN Dispatcher: CSX engines #291 + #539 & 125 cars (42 loads + 83 empties) @ 8,352 tons & 7,260 feet long. These engines are from B235-28 (Potash train from Webberville) & he had arrived in Grand Rapids as lite power early morning on May 31st to be re-fueled. M327 reported from Grandville mp CG6.0

Amtrak P371-01 @ 06:36 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 in Zeeland, Mi with 16 axles. IDTX engine #4613 & 3 cars (Venture Business + 2 Venture Coaches).

M327-01 @ 06:57 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with 512 axles.

Amtrak P371-01 @ 07:13 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 in Pearl, Mi with 16 axles.
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Amtrak P371-01 @ 07:28:30 westward N. Center St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.35 IDTX engine #4613 & 3 cars (Venture Business + 2 Venture Coaches) with 2 passengers On at the station mp CG60.5

C800-02 @ 07:43 eastward, siding to main track, Wells mp CG41.4 with BNSF engine #9061 & CSX engines #858 + #7381 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494.

M327-01 @ 07:44 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 512 axles. CSX engines #291 + #539 & 125 cars (42 loads + 83 empties) @ 8,352 tons & 7,260 feet long.
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C800-02 head end across Main St in Fennville at 7:49am. They wasted no time getting out of the siding after 327 went by.
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M327-01 @ 08:04:56 westward Bangor, Mi N. Center St crossing mp CG60.35 cam. CSX engines #291 + #539 & 125 cars (42 loads + 83 empties) @ 8,352 tons & 7,260 feet long.

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Romulus was poppin’ with extra grain trains yesterday. Although around 3 am we had a northbound grain go through with CSX 3046 and 34 leading. If someone could help me out with that symbol it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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RoyalKingoftheRails wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:11 am
Romulus was poppin’ with extra grain trains yesterday. Although around 3 am we had a northbound grain go through with CSX 3046 and 34 leading. If someone could help me out with that symbol it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Per Deshler Cam train logs, it was reported this train as G756 > Cicero, IL (BNSF) to Wixom, MI yesterday in the May 2024 updates with the same power

U302-31 2nd engine should be CSX #834 per Deshler Log, previously assigned to M565-27.
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Amtrak P371-01 @ 08:24 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 16 axles. IDTX engine #4613 & 3 cars (Venture Business + 2 Venture Coaches).

C800-02 @ 08:26 eastward Holland, Mi Depot mp CG25.3 with BNSF engine #9061 & CSX engines #858 + #7381 & 130 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #8494. In about ½ mile he’ll diverge onto the west end of the Wye & onto the Fremont sub-division.

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C800-02 coal drag north at Riley St. Holland 8:45 AM.

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M327-01 @ 09:13 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 512 axles. CSX engines #291 + #539 & 125 cars (42 loads + 83 empties) @ 8,352 tons & 7,260 feet long.

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Very surprised no one saw or reported U302-31 last night, except forTom49801 reporting it west of Lansing. Could hear them calling signals all the way to Lake Odessa, yet with no other skip traffic around except for what sounded like an NS computer voice that said, "NS 61423 Activated, Metropolitan out" every 5 to 7 minutes. (or something similar to that). With yesterday's L302-31 being short, U302-31 had ballast or stone loads on the front, miscellaneous fright with quite a few auto racks and a long string of gondolas on the end, many lettered ZVBX. If there was any train that could be a part of Lake State traffic, this would have been it. Trailing unit behind 899 was 834 which I read as 934. Had not seen either one of this since 2016 & 2017.

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Hi-rail MOW vehicle northbound on the Hamilton branch passing over the 32nd St. grade crossing in Holland Michigan @ 11:29
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L303-01 @ 11:29 Grand Rapids mark up with the RN Dispatcher with: CSX engines #908 + #3177 & 96 cars (53 loads + 43 empties) @ 8,450 tons & 5,490 feet long. He’s a "Key Train" (hazardous) ready to depart & has work for Lansing - final destination is Detroit.

L303-01 @ 11:51 eastward reported from Madison mp CH149.77

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M326-01 @ 12:43 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 264 axles. CSX engine #5495 + 1 & 63 cars.

L303-01 @ 12:46 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 396 axles. CSX engines #908 + #3177 & 96 cars (53 loads + 43 empties) @ 8,450 tons & 5,490 feet long. He has work for Lansing - final destination is Detroit. He’s a “Key Train” (hazardous) today.
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RoyalKingoftheRails wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:11 am
Romulus was poppin’ with extra grain trains yesterday. Although around 3 am we had a northbound grain go through with CSX 3046 and 34 leading. If someone could help me out with that symbol it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
That had to be the G756 from the BNSF in Chicago. When I went fishing in Northville last night I saw two back to back southbound Grainers. Never thought I'd see that again on the old C&O. There was southbound grainer that ran at 5:30 in the morning on Friday. That was a G757. So essentially Plymouth had 4 grain trains in less than 24 hours. Kinda like the good ol days!

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BL2-1843 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2024 9:44 am
except for what sounded like an NS computer voice that said, "NS 61423 Activated, Metropolitan out" every 5 to 7 minutes. (or something similar to that).
If you were scanning channels, you were probably picking up Oakwood Yard, as they have an SD40 #6143” in RCO service

The RCO SD40’s in Oakwood yard “talk” a lot. When the RCO tech turns on, it’ll say (6143 for example) “NS 6143 activated, NS 6143 out”.

You’ll also hear things like that “NS 6143, pullback protection off, brake pipe fully charged, out”.
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L303-01 @ 13:27 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 396 axles. CSX engines #908 + #3177 & 96 cars (53 loads + 43 empties) @ 8,450 tons & 5,490 feet long. He has work for Lansing - final destination is Detroit. He’s a “Key Train” (hazardous) today.

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M326-01 @ 13:42 eastward W. Monroe St crossing mp 60.93 Bangor, Mi with CSX #5495 + CSX #7007 and 63 cars. (depot cam went offline)
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