CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:25 pm

kd_1014 wrote:BL2 do you work or live by the tracks where you see Q329 and Q328 every day? Or is there some sort of webcam or something?

The house I have lived in for 49 years is within 100 feet of the tracks. Have been retired for 20 years, don't leave home often, see what is left to see by day, shine them up by night with flood lights if need be, hear east bound trains coming by the DD at 64.0 and west bounds from the DD at 39.1, even if there is no signal caller. There is always the E.O.T transmitter announcement when within a mile or so as well.. and of course, leave the scanner on at night because at my age, I don't sleep well anyway. I had better night time sleeps in my younger days when I had to get up 6-8 times in the night to see a train when CP was still running here. Back to sleep within minutes, but if I missed any of the locomotive numbers for whatever the reason, it kept me awake the rest of the night thinking about it.

G94422 grain load from Webberville, with the same crew that put it away on Friday, by Howell at 14:07 with CSX 52+560 and 89 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Doktor No » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:15 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:
kd_1014 wrote:BL2 do you work or live by the tracks where you see Q329 and Q328 every day? Or is there some sort of webcam or something?

The house I have lived in for 49 years is within 100 feet of the tracks. Have been retired for 20 years, don't leave home often, see what is left to see by day, shine them up by night with flood lights if need be, hear east bound trains coming by the DD at 64.0 and west bounds from the DD at 39.1, even if there is no signal caller. There is always the E.O.T transmitter announcement when within a mile or so as well.. and of course, leave the scanner on at night because at my age, I don't sleep well anyway. I had better night time sleeps in my younger days when I had to get up 6-8 times in the night to see a train when CP was still running here. Back to sleep within minutes, but if I missed any of the locomotive numbers for whatever the reason, it kept me awake the rest of the night thinking about it.

G94422 grain load from Webberville, with the same crew that put it away on Friday, by Howell at 14:07 with CSX 52+560 and 89 cars.

And I waved at you many many times on those CP trains and Chessie jobs back in the 90's too.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby dave989 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:26 pm

Q327 thru Grandville at 17:25 with the same doubleheaded Gevo's that were on Q329.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:54 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:
kd_1014 wrote:BL2 do you work or live by the tracks where you see Q329 and Q328 every day? Or is there some sort of webcam or something?

The house I have lived in for 49 years is within 100 feet of the tracks. Have been retired for 20 years, don't leave home often, see what is left to see by day, shine them up by night with flood lights if need be, hear east bound trains coming by the DD at 64.0 and west bounds from the DD at 39.1, even if there is no signal caller. There is always the E.O.T transmitter announcement when within a mile or so as well.. and of course, leave the scanner on at night because at my age, I don't sleep well anyway. I had better night time sleeps in my younger days when I had to get up 6-8 times in the night to see a train when CP was still running here. Back to sleep within minutes, but if I missed any of the locomotive numbers for whatever the reason, it kept me awake the rest of the night thinking about it.

G94422 grain load from Webberville, with the same crew that put it away on Friday, by Howell at 14:07 with CSX 52+560 and 89 cars.


That is very cool. I and many others appreciate the daily updates.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SW » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:57 pm

SB D737 approaching 7 Mile Rd. CSX 5109 running light.

BL2, I also appreciate the regular updates.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:23 pm

From scanner feed, just heard that CSX D702 is now called CSX Q387. Can anyone confirm? If true, are there other symbol changes that affect Michigan trains?
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby justin_gram » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:00 pm

P370-22 EB at Vine at 21:21. P42 AMTK 62 leading 3 Superliners.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 am

Q32923 by Howell at 08:23 with CSX 5109+5404 and 98 cars. 53 stone loads on the head end. No work at Lansing. Had red blocks Howell to Fowlerville, or would have been by at 08:00. 5109 reported by SW last night as light power at Plymouth. Q32823 went east at 04:56 with CSX 4534+134 and 68 cars. Q32623 departed Chicago at 02:22, at Bangor by 08:39 with CSX 9027+5415 with only 42 cars.














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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:31 am

Q329 by MA in Lansing at 09:30
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:07 am

Y106 with CSX 4019, 2 pipe flats, 2 tanks, 2 boxes and a covered hopper east at Fox 10:05. Meeting 329 at Elmdale.

11:19: Q329 west at Breton.

14:16: Y106 west at Breton.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby trnwatcher » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:37 pm

Grand crossing replacement all through Bangor. Lots of MOW crews on the cams today.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Tlout » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:02 pm

Y121 CSXT 6091 with a boxcar, center beam flat car, caboose south at Riley St. Holland 3:00 PM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:28 pm

15:15 D708 east at MA in Lansing. This will be my last week of regular reports. We are scheduled to move to a new bldg 1 week from today (followed by an immediate govt shutdown the way things are currently going...)
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:43 pm

GP30M4216 wrote:15:15 D708 east at MA in Lansing. This will be my last week of regular reports. We are scheduled to move to a new bldg 1 week from today (followed by an immediate govt shutdown the way things are currently going...)


I for one will really miss your reports, especially regarding D708 and car counts out of Lansing. Was saddened to hear of your move away from the tracks when you first spoke of it.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SW » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:06 pm

WB autorack train just turned south at Plymouth. CSX 3146 + 3273 + 40 autoracks.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby georgehmanning » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:21 am

@10:11:06am EDT Q326 with CSX 5404 & 5109 and 99 mixed freight cars arrived Bangor Michigan on the CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision Line
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:36 am

georgehmanning wrote:@10:11:06am EDT Q326 with CSX 5404 & 5109 and 99 mixed freight cars arrived Bangor Michigan on the CSX Grand Rapids Subdivision Line

Q32924 by Howell at 07:40 with CSX 583+409 and 65 cars. Q32824 went east early at 04:22 with CSX 9027+5415 and 44 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:51 am

Q329 west at Breton in GR 10:51. Y106 went east about 45 minutes ago with 4019 again and a handful of cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby Tlout » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:34 am

CSXT 878, 3040, BNSF 8429, 9046 with West Olive empties south at Riley St. Holland 11:30 AM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates - September 2019

Unread postby kd_1014 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:00 pm

Y297 getting ready to dip Wyoming Yard with 6549 at the helm
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