CN Train Location Updates - June 2024

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Kalamazoo County Dispatch posted this on FB about an hour ago:

“ All Canadian National railroad crossings in the Village of Vicksburg are currently blocked by a train. The intersections will be shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Please seek an alternate route. Further questions can be directed to Vicksburg PD.”

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383 by Nolan 14:50

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MtClemensRailFan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:22 pm
399, 383, and what looks like a Q139 is still in PH.
14:45 - WB Q139 with CN 2894/CN 3220 thru Durand on M2 - had a red/blinking y/blinking y for a signal

Work block is still in effect around Morrice so M396, Q116 and A492 are all holding between Shaftsburg and maybe Okemos.

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15:26 - EB>SB Q116 with CN 5768/CN 8904 takes the Chicago Wye in Durand and heads SB on the Holly Sub

15:31 - WB M399 with CN 2227/CN 2547 on M1 at Durand - they will pull behind WB Q139 which is holding at Vernon. EB M396 or A492 is on M1 between Bancroft and Vernon.

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Redwing9 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:56 pm
383 by Nolan 14:50
Will be meeting a northbound mixed freight with CN ?+CN 8868+CN 8894+CN 8846 (possibly A484) that went by the Fort Street cam at 15:37 and Wyandotte at 15:47 at the Ecorse siding.

17:02: M383 finally through Wyandotte.
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L515 southbound by Royal Oak at 5:24 with a nice size train. I couldn’t get the engine number but I’m pretty sure it was 5417 up front.

515 until further notice is now an evening/night time train due to trackwork on the Mount Clemens Subdivision. They also appear to be doing L513’s work in Pontiac Yard putting 507/508’s cuts together.

Whether they do 513’s work on the mainline is unknown, I’ll report back later when they come north.
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TSS wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:32 pm
Kalamazoo County Dispatch posted this on FB about an hour ago:

“ All Canadian National railroad crossings in the Village of Vicksburg are currently blocked by a train. The intersections will be shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Please seek an alternate route. Further questions can be directed to Vicksburg PD.”
https://wwmt.com/news/local/train-block ... ad-tuesday

Guy in a wheelchair got stuck on the tracks and hit by an EB.

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Burb8145 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:52 pm
Redwing9 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:56 pm
383 by Nolan 14:50
Will be meeting a northbound mixed freight with CN ?+CN 8868+CN 8894+CN 8846 (possibly A484) that went by the Fort Street cam at 15:37 and Wyandotte at 15:47 at the Ecorse siding.

17:02: M383 finally through Wyandotte.
You saw L507 with CN 8867/CN 8868/CN 8894/CN 8846
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Tue Jun 11, 2024 5:33 pm
L515 southbound by Royal Oak at 5:24 with a nice size train. I couldn’t get the engine number but I’m pretty sure it was 5417 up front.

515 until further notice is now an evening/night time train due to trackwork on the Mount Clemens Subdivision. They also appear to be doing L513’s work in Pontiac Yard putting 507/508’s cuts together.

Whether they do 513’s work on the mainline is unknown, I’ll report back later when they come north.
Gonna correct this in a new post instead of editing the old one. Spoke to someone higher up the food chain.

This IS 513. But doing 515’s work. They are working Hoover, Conrail and 513 is doing it’s normal South Holly work as well.

This is to last a few days while some major MoW work (unused switches being removed and some other repairs) is being undertaken on the MTC.
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16:55 - WB Q139 with CN 2894/CN 3220 by the Charlotte cam - mostly empty wells today - 456 axles

17:00 - WB>SB L508 with CN 8000/CN 8860 was at Durand holding for E251

17:00 - NB>WB E251 was clear Clarkston with CN 2853/CN 3293

17:05 - EB A492 with CN 3037/CN 3188/CN 5428 thru Durand on M2

17:20 - WB M399 with CN 2227/CN 2547 by the Charlotte cam

17:23 - WB L543 with CN 8834/CN 8875 proceeding from Snow Yard to Cory Yard

17:30 - NB>WB E251 with CN 2853/CN 3293 takes the Chicago Wye in Durand and heads west

17:40 - WB>SB L508 with CN 8000/CN 8860 takes the High Wye and heads south
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Redwing9 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:56 pm
383 by Nolan 14:50
LansingRailFan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:53 am
SB M383 has CN 3023 (EJ&E HU) leading - last known is Port Huron at 09:15
YESS!!!!! :D I got train 383 at 15 Mile Road, Clinton TWP. (near Goo® explosion place) around 2:34 p.m. It had CN "EJ&E Heritage" ET44AC #3023 and CN AC44C6M #3306 (rebuilt C44-9W) with 96 cars!!!!! Why did it take so long to get here from Port Huron? LansingRailfan, I saw your post earlier, but thought the train was gone! Very cool because I saw it unknowingly! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Here's a video (© BK's Trains) of this train 383 at New Haven, MI, June 11, 2024: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJUQXPo3DOQ
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18:15 - NB GLC "OSTN" thru the diamond in Durand with 329/382 and their pickup from CSX in Howell

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Westbound by Trowbridge at 1838

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Steve B wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:39 pm
Westbound by Trowbridge at 1838
WB E251

18:48 - EB Z148 with CN 8021/CN 5719 thru Mishawaka, IN

EBs M302, M394, B730 all in Battle Creek

WB L543 is on the move

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Westbound by Trowbridge at 1916

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19:06 - WB E251 thru Charlotte.

19:08 - WB L543 with CN 8834/CN 8875 departing Cory Yard for Potterville where they will hold for EBs

19:12 - WB M397 is at Okemos and will run M2 and then take the Lansing Thorofare at CP Cedar. Desk 10 is struggling right now to stay afloat with all of the traffic congestion and added responsibilities since they got rid of Desk 8. M397 will hold at Hope as EB R934 with CN 5423 light power heads back to Snow Yard. Once they clear up, M397 will get the signal at Hope and run the Thorofare/M1 to Maple, holding behind L543.
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David Collins wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:05 pm
David Collins wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 5:33 pm
L515 southbound by Royal Oak at 5:24 with a nice size train. I couldn’t get the engine number but I’m pretty sure it was 5417 up front.

515 until further notice is now an evening/night time train due to trackwork on the Mount Clemens Subdivision. They also appear to be doing L513’s work in Pontiac Yard putting 507/508’s cuts together.

Whether they do 513’s work on the mainline is unknown, I’ll report back later when they come north.
Gonna correct this in a new post instead of editing the old one. Spoke to someone higher up the food chain.

This IS 513. But doing 515’s work. They are working Hoover, Conrail and 513 is doing it’s normal South Holly work as well.

This is to last a few days while some major MoW work (unused switches being removed and some other repairs) is being undertaken on the MTC.
The trackwork is being done in advance of some major changes coming to the MTC sub later this year. Things are about to get busy. BTW, the L513 symbol was reported as working 515's train yesterday by somebody on this board - can't remember who...

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Man o' War wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:07 pm
BTW, the L513 symbol was reported as working 515's train yesterday by somebody on this board - can't remember who...

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Pretty sure it was you :lol:

I got conflicting reports but I messaged someone that’s high up the food chain and got things cleared up.
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Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:22 pm
19:06 - WB E251 thru Charlotte.

19:08 - WB L543 with CN 8834/CN 8875 departing Cory Yard for Potterville where they will hold for EBs

19:12 - WB M397 is at Okemos and will run M2 and then take the Lansing Thorofare at CP Cedar. Desk 10 is struggling right now to stay afloat with all of the traffic congestion and added responsibilities since they got rid of Desk 8. M397 will hold at Hope as EB R934 with CN 5423 light power heads back to Snow Yard. Once they clear up, M397 will get the signal at Hope and run the Thorofare/M1 to Maple, holding behind L543.
19:45 - EB M394 with CN 3801/CN 2944 and mid DPU CN 3174 by Charlotte cam
20:05 - EB B730 with CN 3058/CN 3310 and mid DPU CN 3179 and rear DPU CN 2891 and 164 loaded potash cars - 8000 feet but over 23400 tons - 2x1x1
- note: last night around 03:30 we had a WB B731 with CN 3285 and rear DPU CN 3838 and 200 cars - by the Charlotte cam
20:52 - EB P364 by the Charlotte cam
21:03 - EB M302 with CN 3253?/CN and mid DPU CN -by the Charlotte cam
21:32 - WB M397 with CN 8004/CN - they ran M397 around L543 -by the Charlotte cam
21:42 - WB L543 with CN 8834/CN 8875 by the Charlotte cam
22:13 - EB Z148 with CN 8021/CN 5719 by the Charlotte cam

Reminder: Charlotte cam address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG_LSWWEEkc

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20:11 - WB R944 pulls into Durand Yard with CN 5786 solo LHF using the Port Huron Wye - at least half the cars were empty ZFS covered hoppers from that X396 that went to Toronto last weekend.
21:40 - EB P364 in Durand on M2
22:30 - EB M302 with CN 3253/CN 2833 and mid DPU CN 3827 thru Durand on M1
22:47 - WB A491 with CNx2 thru Durand on M2
23:20 - WB R944 with CN 5786 solo departing Durand Yard for Flint on the Port Huron Wye

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