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by David Lang
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Lansing RailFan Wrote: Q121 by 203 at 10:00 - 3874/dpu 3089 - q121 is halifax->moncton->montreal but had a ton of chicago containers as well as a large set off for 514 in flint. it sounds like with the halifax container terminal up and running there will be an increase in intermodal trains with pote...
by David Lang
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 4:03pm with 46 cars.

David Lang
by David Lang
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Go Go Squeeze email stating rail service starting

Keep those railcars moving Raildude's Dad.

By the way, how are you doing sir? Haven't talk to you in a while.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 3:50pm with 29 cars.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 280 with NS 8178 solo, 54 autoracks by Linden at 3:08pm

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Got a 280 coming down from Durand on the Holly Sub per the dispatcher. I will post when he is by Linden.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Pan Am RR for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 4806

Re: Pan Am RR for sale

According to Trains Magazine, CN and CP may be interested in the Pan AM because either one would then gain access to Boston. Access to Boston would provide direct service from there into Canada and west to Chicago. Would this be enough for genuine interest from either railroad? Curious about everyon...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Spartan Motors in Charlotte
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Spartan Motors in Charlotte

Just looking at google maps here, there is a large industry in Charlotte called Spartan Motors located on the Southwest end of town right along the CN main. Looks like they make fire trucks and other vehicles. I wonder if CN marketing has approached them. I read an article in October 2020 issue of T...
by David Lang
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 3:37pm with 2 CN Locomotives, 39 cars.
by David Lang
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Car-Train Crash in Gaylord.

Doc, I completely agree about their head buried in their phone. I know this comment isn't train related, but I wonder what would happen to people if the cell phone grid just stopped working (unlikely I know, but a rather fascinating social observation if it ever did happen). People would have to act...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Northbound 251 (or 451?) by Linden at 5:15pm with CN 3072, CN ????, Orange EJE unit, 103 cars. 1-54 were general freight, 55-103 were autoracks. I thought 251 is usually solid autoracks and 451 is a mix of racks and general freight. This train looked more like 451 than 251. Its the right time of day...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Ah ha! Thank you GTW Chris.

Yeah, I need to learn those new control points.

I will report 251 by me in Linden when he goes by.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

GTW Chris - where is Auburn b/c 251 was North of Birmingham at 1:25.

Another WB out of Flint following 501 per the dispatcher just now.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)
Replies: 5
Views: 3222

Re: Wabash Indiana Video & One With a 150plus cars & a DPU :)

150 car trains used to be long. I've been on the Elkhart railfan cam quite a bit over the last few months and their manifest trains are, at times, over 200 cars. Now don't get me wrong, 150 car trains are big, but over 200 is nuts. For example, on 6/22/2020, WB 13Q out of Elkhart had 210 cars and on...
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Just heard a WB lined West out of West Flint per the dispatcher.

Also, is the 276 symbol for Flint or is this a Holy Sub symbol? My thinking is for Flint, but not positive. I know we get a 280 from time to time but not sure if all our empty autorack trains are 280s or not.

Thanks.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Well, another Southbound Intermodal Train by Linden at 3:08pm. Didn't catch the car count on this one either.

Not sure if this one is 514 or the other one I reported at 1:37pm.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 1:37pm. Didn't get a car count, sorry.

David Lang
by David Lang
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates September 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 4809

Re: CN Updates September 2020

Southbound 514 by Linden at 3:28pm with 5 cars.

David Lang
by David Lang
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates August 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 18677

Re: CN Train Location Updates August 2020

Northbound by Linden at 5:04pm. Just caught the tail end, which was all autoracks, so it is either 251 or 451.

David Lang
by David Lang
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Train Location Updates August 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 18677

Re: CN Train Location Updates August 2020

Thanks LansingRailfan and KC8RBK.

It will be interesting to find out if these intermodal trains are extras or maybe something else and how long it lasts.

We will take it! I will try and report more regarding what I see on the Holly Sub too.

David Lang