CN Updates- January 2019

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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:59 am

CN 2008 & NS 9222 west through East Lansing at 03:59.
A loram undercutter was on the rear.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 am

There was an another extra container out of Moterm last night. It went by my house just south of Pontiac around 11 pm.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby TwisterJay29 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:05 am

What I presume was M382 just went north by 8 mile with 3 CN engines..
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:02 pm

Wb by 205 at 2300. One unit long hood forward pulling mostly racks. Unit 9738 although I couldn't see the company.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:47 am

It sounded like there was yet another extra container train out of Moterm last night. Went NB past MP 22.5 around 11 pm. Long train with a DPU in the middle from the sound of it (the reason I presume it was a container train, plus the time). Is 533 still handling containers on the Mount Clemens I wonder or is this a new train on the Holly replacing 533 or at least handling its container traffic?

Also heard an SB around 5 am flying down the Hill past my house. Probably a 280.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby blueheron13 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:01 am

Manistique wrote:It sounded like there was yet another extra container train out of Moterm last night. Went NB past MP 22.5 around 11 pm. Long train with a DPU in the middle from the sound of it (the reason I presume it was a container train, plus the time). Is 533 still handling containers on the Mount Clemens I wonder or is this a new train on the Holly replacing 533 or at least handling its container traffic?

Also heard an SB around 5 am flying down the Hill past my house. Probably a 280.


I read a report on the Holly Sub Facebook Group that M391 picked up intermodal last night on its way north. I didn't see M391 but did see L533 at Caniff Ave heading south toward Milwaukee Jct on its way back to Port Huron and noted that it was considerably shorter than an average L533 heading to Port Huron. Maybe there are some changes in the way CN is moving around its container traffic.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:27 pm

[/quote]I read a report on the Holly Sub Facebook Group that M391 picked up intermodal last night on its way north. I didn't see M391 but did see L533 at Caniff Ave heading south toward Milwaukee Jct on its way back to Port Huron and noted that it was considerably shorter than an average L533 heading to Port Huron. Maybe there are some changes in the way CN is moving around its container traffic.[/quote]

This is interesting. I did not see 391 last night and figured it didn't run. When I heard the middle of the train power as that 11 pm train was going by I figured it was a container train as those are the only that ever get DPU's on the Holly regularly. Maybe they did it with 391. I will have to keep my eyes and ears open.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm

Train 515 with 5930 NB past MP 22.5 at 4:15 pm on its way back to Pontiac.

And right behind 515 is a late 371 with two CN locomotives passing MP 22.5 at 4:25 pm.

Amtrak 350 had five coaches and no baggage buffer car today.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:55 pm

L502 is at Durand with CN 5688 and BCOL 4601.

396 is near Bancroft with CN 3018 and 3154.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:52 am

eb by 205 at 0050. cn leader, single unit in the front. cn 3108 pushing from the back. lots of lumber loads, and empty log car, some tarped hoppers, lots of tanks.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:03 am

148 by 205 at 0103 with 2 cn
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:31 am

Eb rack train by 205 at 0130. 2 units. I couldn't see the leader, trailing unit was up
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:53 am

Eb manifest by 205 at 0150. Cn bnsf zebra cowl.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:36 pm

398 by 205 at 1335. 3 cn. Middle unit is a zebra cowl.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:05 pm

502 by 205 at 1404. 3 cn. 2 6 axles. Leader was an emd, second standard cab ge. 3rd unit was an ic gp
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:03 pm

399 by 205 at 1602. 2 cn and former up.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:03 pm

What looked like a 280 with one CN locomotive was SB past MP 22.5 at 7:20 pm.

And right after 280 was 391 with a CN leading a BC red cowl and two UP locomotives ( the UP probably from a 280 that went SB this morning at 5:00 am).
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:15 pm

384 heading north from Nolan with 622 axles.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:06 am

Wb manifest by 205 at 0005. Didn't get to the window fast enough to see the power.
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Re: CN Updates- January 2019

Unread postby KC8RBK » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:48 am

Short wb by 205 at 0045.
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