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by CR900945
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 1727

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

Word is Amtrak will try again Monday 01/25 with a #952 out of Chicago 0700 CST. Returning as #953 on Tuesday. It's a deadhead move to test new coaches from Siemens. Too bad they didn't take advantage of light loadings and test them in actual revenue service. Passengers could get complementary snacks...
by CR900945
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021
Replies: 851
Views: 22405

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - January 2021

SB D735 at Middle River 1945. Looks like lead engine was 3029 with 3 more. Have never seen four engines on this job.
by CR900945
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 1727

Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

Anyone know what is happening in Battle Creek? 351 and 365 seem to be stuck there.
by CR900945
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 28727

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

NB D735 passed Guernsey Farms Dairy on Novi Road at 1545. Engines 5439 and 5436. Did not get a good car count. Would estimate about 100.
by CR900945
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020
Replies: 821
Views: 28727

Re: CSX Train Location Updates - December 2020

Re: The redundant east-west movement of ash cars. Isn't what the slogan says? "How Tomorrow Moves."
by CR900945
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020
Replies: 663
Views: 58703

Re: CSX Train Locations Updates November 2020

SB D735 parked north of 10 Mile in Novi. As of 1120 with 5358 & 3147.
by CR900945
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Delray Tower photos
Replies: 11
Views: 8359

Re: Delray Tower photos

Word locally is that the tower will be open a little longer. Operators' last day is supposed to be Friday. Tower sign facing Dearborn Avenue was removed by a railroad worker this morning. It was made of plywood with raised letters cut out of plywood. Most older signal cabinets have been uprooted by ...
by CR900945
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Delray Signal Replacements
Replies: 15
Views: 9924

Re: Delray Signal Replacements

Interesting that the new signal which is taller than the old one is closer to the freeway overpass making it more difficult to see the upper head when approaching it.
by CR900945
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 60682

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

NB coal train crossed Seven Mile about 13:05. Did not see engines. Moving about 5 mph.
by CR900945
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 60682

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Saw it pass South Lyon. Didn't count it, but with a reported 215 cars, it would be the longest train I have seen in person anywhere.
by CR900945
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 60682

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

SB Consumers empty coal train at 7 Mile Rd. CSXT 833 + 3183 moving SLOWLY.
by CR900945
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 60682

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

D705 and D706 still have not settled into a predictable pattern. However, we have gotten some daylight movements out of them.
by CR900945
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 60682

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

You mean D706 is at Ensel Yard?
by CR900945
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.
Replies: 971
Views: 60682

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: October, 2020.

Micah at South Lyon: Sunlight by that time was pretty non-existent I imagine. Hope you enjoyed D705 anyway.
by CR900945
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Conrail Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 99
Views: 57089

Re: Conrail Train Location Updates 2020

A general question for someone. I was reading today about FCA's new Jeep plant in Detroit. The aerial photo shows RR tracks adjacent to the facility, but not enough detail to show if any tracks actually enter the plant property itself. Would not be surprised if it will be 100% truck served.
by CR900945
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020
Replies: 856
Views: 50350

Re: CSX Train Location Updates, September 2020

NB Auto Rack with 5322 and 8831 Lilley Road siding still there at 1930 on 09/02/20.
Question - Does D735 run three days a week? Seems like he carries 2 or 3 days worth of traffic.
by CR900945
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Asset Line Plan FY20-25
Replies: 14
Views: 3763

Re: Amtrak Asset Line Plan FY20-25

Someone needs to visit Switzerland to watch how they handle a much greater volume of trains over a single track. If the trains are close to their schedules, there should be little congestion on this part of the line. If double track is needed anywhere, it is at Ann Arbor where trains are often held ...
by CR900945
Sat May 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020
Replies: 421
Views: 61669

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: May, 2020

NB D73509 passed 7 Mile about 1750 hours with 5244 leading. 8 or 9 loaded coil steel cars up front. Long train, no car count. Anyone have an idea where the steel would be destined? I've never seen coiled steel heading north on this line before.
by CR900945
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NYC-PM connection
Replies: 7
Views: 2932

Re: NYC-PM connection

I think you're referring to CP Lou on CR Shared Assets along John Kronk. About the only regular use of this would be the CP jobs that run to the CP intermodal site which uses a leased portion of CSX's Oak Yard along I-96. Other than that, someone else might know of something else.