CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:57 pm

Q327-28 reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 @ 18:11 with CSX engines #120 + #5352(?) & 99 cars. Went into Holland to drop off some cars.
Q327-28 is on the move again westward from Holland mp CG25.3 @ 19:24
Q327-28 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach @ 20:18:05 with CSX engines #120 + #5352 & 85 cars (had some 5 pack cars). He had dropped off 14 cars in Holland tonite.
Amtrak P370 with engine #4613 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach @ 21:48:45
D700 prepping their train in Grand Rapids with CSX engine #2804.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:49 am

D700 west at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 02:48:32 with CSX engine #2804 & 13 cars (5 CH, 5 coils, & 3 Hi-Tops).
E800-29 at Bangor @ 04:18:24 with BNSF #7958 + BNSF #4263(?) & 130 empty coal cars.
Amtrak P371 Bangor approach @ 07:29:12 with engine #4613
D700 east at Bangor @ 07:37:20 with CSX engine #2804 & 14 cars (4 coils, 5 CH, & 4 Tanks). He was in Gross Siding mp CG63.1 waiting for Amtrak to pass by.
Dispatcher at 08:18 advised Amtrak he will be meeting Q326 at Michigan City mp CH126.1 & Amtrak is to take the siding since Q326 can't fit inside there. The siding is 6,100 feet long.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:12 am

Per Bangor chat, q32629 at Curtis IN, P371 at St Joseph, N80028 left chicago 7:20am.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:01 am

Q32929 by Howell at 08:25 with six locomotives on the head end. Four BNSF leading, 2 CSX units trailing. Lead four units were BNSF 9153 for sure, & if I read my writing right, 9748+9207+9140 trailing. Because of the speed they were going, looked to long at the 4th BNSF unit and missed the 1st CSX unit. Then, while I did see the 2nd CSX unit, I did not write it down when I started to count cars, and later forgot what it was. 329 had 77 cars with at least 50 or more to pick up at Lansing on the rear end from Tuesday's D708. 344 axels on the DD at 64.0, 36 of those were locomotives. If anyone sees this train in GRP, please verify the numbers. Meanwhile, Q32829 went east at 05:10 with CSX 3269+3358 and 69 cars
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby dave989 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:04 am

D700 thru Grandville at 09:00 headed for Wyoming Yard.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:34 am

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32929 by Howell at 08:25 with six locomotives on the head end. Four BNSF leading, 2 CSX units trailing. Lead four units were BNSF 9153 for sure, & if I read my writing right, 9748+9207+9140 trailing...



You got all the BNSF correct, and the CSX pair are 3405 & 5281. The Lansing pickup included 8 of the commuter cars from GLC which are bringing up the rear.


By the Lansing airport at 10:10.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:41 am

Q326-29 cleared the St Joseph Bridge @ 10:36am with CSX engine #5352 leading & may have CSX #120 as its 2nd engine. Those 2 engines were on last night's Q327. He will be getting pusher engines added at either Grand Junction or Wells, per the dispatcher.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:42 am

Dan Cluley wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Q32929 by Howell at 08:25 with six locomotives on the head end. Four BNSF leading, 2 CSX units trailing. Lead four units were BNSF 9153 for sure, & if I read my writing right, 9748+9207+9140 trailing...



You got all the BNSF correct, and the CSX pair are 3405 & 5281. The Lansing pickup included 8 of the commuter cars from GLC which are bringing up the rear.


By the Lansing airport at 10:10.

Is it possible we will see those Commuter Cars on tonight's Q327?
Sounded like Q329 being reported by the DD at mp CH104.3 @ 11:59am with 596 axles. Math works out for 6 engines & 140 cars.
Q329 reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 @ 11:36am with same axle count.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:09 pm

Dan Cluley wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Q32929 by Howell at 08:25 with six locomotives on the head end. Four BNSF leading, 2 CSX units trailing. Lead four units were BNSF 9153 for sure, & if I read my writing right, 9748+9207+9140 trailing...


You got all the BNSF correct, and the CSX pair are 3405 & 5281. The Lansing pickup included 8 of the commuter cars from GLC which are bringing up the rear. By the Lansing airport at 10:10.

THANK YOU SO MUCH DAN !!!! Guessing, from my short memory it would have been 5261 for the trailing unit, but had already found out I guessed wrong. Glad I got the BNSF numbers right because 3 of the 4 were first time sightings for me and the 4sth had not seen since 2013. And, this is what I get for not watching all of D708 last night. After I waved to the head end and making sure there were no CN units on it from Peaker, I turned around and walked back into the house. I hope they are on 327 tonight, or tomorrow night Tom.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:19 pm

N800-28 cleared the St Joseph Bridge @ 11:19am
Q326 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach @ 11:21:55 with CSX engines #5352 + #522 + #4550 & 164 cars. Getting pushers at Grand Junction mp CG55.6
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:12 pm

q32929 grand junction MI. q32729 set for 7pm grand rapids. q32829 arrived Detroit 7:20am. q32929 elmdale MI.
d70728 arrived lansing 2:30am. d70829 lansing since 10:40am.
n80029, e80030 in system. n80028 gross MI. e80029 arrived Chicago 9am.
q15029 godsend OH. q15129 oak st Detroit. q13128 Greencastle IN. q13228 stark Detroit. q50829 troy OH. q50929 SD cabin OH. q38629/q38729 walbridge since 8am, both new crews on duty.
q27629 set for 5pm Detroit.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:22 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:
Dan Cluley wrote:
BL2-1843 wrote:Q32929 by Howell at 08:25 with six locomotives on the head end. Four BNSF leading, 2 CSX units trailing. Lead four units were BNSF 9153 for sure, & if I read my writing right, 9748+9207+9140 trailing...


You got all the BNSF correct, and the CSX pair are 3405 & 5281. The Lansing pickup included 8 of the commuter cars from GLC which are bringing up the rear. By the Lansing airport at 10:10.

THANK YOU SO MUCH DAN !!!! Guessing, from my short memory it would have been 5261 for the trailing unit, but had already found out I guessed wrong. Glad I got the BNSF numbers right because 3 of the 4 were first time sightings for me and the 4sth had not seen since 2013. And, this is what I get for not watching all of D708 last night. After I waved to the head end and making sure there were no CN units on it from Peaker, I turned around and walked back into the house. I hope they are on 327 tonight, or tomorrow night Tom.

Q329 went into emergency @ 11:52am. A split coupler found around the 30th car. No mile post heard yet, but, had gone over the DD at mp CH126.3 @ 11:36am
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 pm

N800-28 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 12:11:48pm with BNSF engines #9279 + #9166 & 130 loaded coal cars.
Q326-29 is on the move with its added pusher engines & reported by the DD at mp CG44.2 @ 12:15pm with 686 axles & 10,392 feet long. Pushers had cut away at mp CG36 @ 12:24pm & going back to Wells for N800-28. Q326 now running with engines #5352 + #522 + #4550 & 164 cars with the pushers cut away.
Q329 @ 13:23 is reporting they cannot get the spare knuckle installed due to the damage that was done & is now requesting assistance from the Mechanical Dept. Q329 had gone into emergency approx at mp CH137 @ 11:52am.
Q329 reported on the move from mp CH139 @ 15:10
Q327 was reported by the DD at mp CG19.1 @ 19:26 with CSX engine #3405 leading. The DD had reported 560 axles which can be 2 engines & 137 cars, or, he has the same 6 engines that today's Q329 had & 131 cars: BNSF #9153 + #9748 + #9207 + #9140 & CSX engines #3405 + #5281. Will also watch to see if Q327 is hauling the 8 Commuter cars that Q329 had. Q327 is working in Holland tonight.
Q327 on the moe again from Holland mp CG25.3 @ 20:28
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Jochs » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:51 pm

P370-29 is currently going through Benton Harbor, with IDTX 4613 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:04 pm

​Q327-29 mp CG60.7 approach @ 21:46 with CSX engines #3405 + #5281 & 120 cars. He had dropped off 17 cars in Holland mp 25.3 tonite. The 8 Commuter Cars & the 4 BNSF engines that were on today's Q329-29 were not on Q327 tonite.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:33 pm

Jochs wrote:P370-29 is currently going through Benton Harbor, with IDTX 4613 leading.

P370 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach @ 22:26:35
Q327-29 departing Gross siding mp CG63.1 @ 22:48 He had cleared into Gross Siding for Amtrak P370.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Jochs » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:30 am

Q327-29 is currently going through Benton Harbor. Sounds like CSXT 5405 leading.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:50 am

N800-29 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 03:39:24 with BNSF engines #9311 + #9202 & 130 loaded coal cars. Getting pusher engines at Grand Junction mp CG55.6
Q328-30 reported by the DD at mp CG126.3 @ 04:40 with 686 axles & 10,316 feet long. CSX engines #5352 + #522 + #4550 & 167 cars (these 3 engines were on yesterday's Q326 & I am assuming they are on Q328-30 based on the axle math).
Q328-30 reported by the DD at mp CG104.3 @ 05:19 with 686 axles & 10,204 feet long.
E800-30 at Bangor mp CG60.7 @ 06:21:09 with BNSF engines #9140 + #9207 + #9748 + #9153 & 130 empty coal cars. These BNSF engines were on yesterday's Q329.
Amtrak P371 with the #4613 Bangor Station mp CG60.5 approach at 07:28
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:22 am

q32630 calumet park IL 7am. q32729 arrived Chicago 3am. q32830/q32930 south lyon MI.
d70029 arrived grand rapids 6am. d70729 arrived lansing 2am. d70830 set for noon lansing.
n80029 north end wye Holland MI. e80030 st joseph MI. n80030 on duty Chicago. n80131, e80131 in system.
q15030 set for noon north Baltimore. q15130 set for 10:30am Detroit. q13129 QI260 IN. q13229 arrived Detroit 6:30am. q50830 Stockton OH. q50930 Ottawa OH. q38630 Willard OH. q38730 walbridge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: January, 2020.

Unread postby Tlout » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:36 am

BNSF 9311, 9202 north at Riley St. Holland 8:28 AM. No pushers.
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