CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:34 pm

Walking the train after leaving track lights on and not trusting the DD is in case there is something amiss with the train that a detector might not catch. While they’re designed to catch dragging equipment, they are not fool proof. Two track circuits in a row may indicate something dragging that has knocked off any bond wires, broken feeder wires or even instigated a broken rail with a broken wheel or something. I don’t have the rulebook in for of me to be precise, but if they’re a key train the trigger for doing this is probably lower than otherwise. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:12 pm

​N800-02 @ 14:05:35 Bangor mp CG60.7 with BNSF engines #6137 + #6273 & 130 loaded coal cars. Getting pusher engines @ Wells mp CG43.3 No issues were found by the conductor after stopping their train to inspect it due to it leaving 2 track circuits lit up behind their train.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:14 pm

Saturnalia wrote:Walking the train after leaving track lights on and not trusting the DD is in case there is something amiss with the train that a detector might not catch. While they’re designed to catch dragging equipment, they are not fool proof. Two track circuits in a row may indicate something dragging that has knocked off any bond wires, broken feeder wires or even instigated a broken rail with a broken wheel or something. I don’t have the rulebook in for of me to be precise, but if they’re a key train the trigger for doing this is probably lower than otherwise. Better to be safe than sorry.

Oh yes, definitely. At least the weather was nice for his 2 1/2 miles or so walk.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:26 pm

D700 eastward Bangor mp CG60.7 approach @ 15:20:13 CSX engines #6553 + #8873 lite (no cars).
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:41 pm

Q276 at Middlebelt Road in Livonia, Michigan.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:13 pm

Q327-02 @ 18:09 reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with 344 axles. CSX engines #5235 + #536 & 83 cars. If he has the 8 axle car seen on Q329 today, it will be 82 cars.
Q327-02 @ 19:09 has his signal, siding to main, at Holland mp CG25.3
Q327-02 @ 20:15:10 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach with CSX engines #5235 + #536 & 68 cars. He had dropped off 15 cars in Holland tonite. Q327 didn't have that 8 axle well car that was spotted on Q329 earlier today nor did it have the 1 remaining Commuter Car for Nashville, TN (must still need repair).
Amtrak P370 @ 22:27:17 approaching Bangor mp CG60.7 with the #4613.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby tsinoms » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:35 am

P370 coming up to Vriesland now but we just had a 15MPH restriction through Zeeland. Haven't been home all weekend but ground must have gotten soft with the big thaw today.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby georgehmanning » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:10 am

​@02:24:10am ET eastbound loaded coal train with 2 BNSF engines and 130 loaded coal cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.72

​@07:56:53am ET westbound AMTK 371 SC44 #4613 with 3 super liner passenger cars arriving Bangor Michigan MP 60.35
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:09 am

Word is Q329 has 7214, a fresh CW44AC to CM44AC rebuild, leading today. Should be at Lansing.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby CantBeShook.WeHot » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:21 am

q32603 curtis IN. q32702 arrived chicago 2am. q32803 williamston MI. q32903 williamston MI. d70003 going on duty grand rapids, new daytime call time. d70702 arrived lansing 3am. d70803 set for noon lansing.
n80004, n80104 in system. e80102 set for noon west olive.
q15003 set for noon north baltimore. q15103 set for 10:30am detroit. q13203 montrose IL. q50803 spring grove OH. q50903 ottawa OH. q38603 attica OH. q38703 walbridge.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:56 am

Q32903 was by Howell at 07:35 with CSX 7214+5244 and only 32 cars. They sat at Williamston for one hour and ten minutes waiting for Q32803, who was by at 09:45 with CSX 584+470 & 46 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:02 pm

BL2-1843 wrote:Q32903 was by Howell at 07:35 with CSX 7214+5244 and only 32 cars. They sat at Williamston for one hour and ten minutes waiting for Q32803, who was by at 09:45 with CSX 584+470 & 46 cars.

Q329-03 @ 11:00 was reported by the DD at mp CH104.3 with 144 axles. 2 engines & 33 cars.
Q329-03 @ 11:36 was reported by the DD at mp CH126.3 with 144 axles.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tlout » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:10 pm

Y121 CSX 6147 pushing caboose, center beam flat car, 2 boxcars, 6 gondolas north at Riley St. Holland 11:07 AM.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:48 pm

Q326-03 @ 11:35:07 Bangor mp CG60.7 approach with CSX engines #5440 + #5479 & 127 cars. No pusher engines being added.
D700-03 is running lite with CSX engine #8873 from Grand Rapids to Holland to pick up 18 cars & then return them to Grand Rapids.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby SD80MAC » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:59 pm

Q329 met Y106 (CSX 6553) at Elmdale around 11:30. Q329 at Fox, Y106 working Alto. D700 clear Niner, sounded like westbound.

12:07 update: Q329 clear Shaffer with 33 cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:02 pm

E801-02 @ 14:02 empty coal with BNSF engines #6273 + #6137 entering the main at Holland mp CG25.3
E801-02 @ 15:00:25 Bangor's Center Street approach mp CG60.35 with BNSF engines #6273 + #6137 & 130 empty coal cars.
E801-02 @ 15:55 cleared the St Joseph Bridge.
Q327-03 @ 17:37 is on the move with CSX engine #7214 reporting from mp CG12. CSX #7214 was paired with the CSX #5244 on today's Q329-03.
Q327-03 @ 17:53 was reported by the DD mp CG19.1 with CSX engines #7214 + #5244 & 120 cars. He's headed into Holland to drop off some cars tonite.
Q327-03 @ 18:53 has his signal, siding to main, at Holland mp CG25.3
Q327-03 @ 19:55:30 Bangor's Center Street mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #7214 + #5244 & 92 cars. The 83rd car was the 8 axle depressed flat car. Thank you BL2-1843 for spotting that car. (This post edited with his info for that car.)
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:31 pm

Tom49801 wrote:Q327-03 @ 19:55:30 Bangor's Center Street mp CG60.35 with CSX engines #7214 + #5244 & 93 cars.

The eight axle center depressed flat car that was on Q329 yesterday was on this train tonight, less than ten cars from rear.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:26 pm

E801-04 empty coal @ 21:24 with BNSF #9291 leading reported from mp CG30. He's clearing into Wells Siding mp CG41.4 for Amtrak. After Amtrak passes by him, he will then go to Grand Junction Siding mp CG53.9 to drop off the 2 CSX pusher engines.

Q327-03 @ 21:47 cleared the St Joseph Bridge with CSX engines #7214 + #5244 & 92 cars.

Amtrak P370-03 @ 22:02:48 approaching Bangor mp CG60.7 with engine #4613.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Tom49801 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:14 am

E801-04 @ 00:06:23 Bangor mp CG60.7 with BNSF engines #9291 + #8472 & 130 empty coal cars.
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Re: CSX Train Location Updates: February, 2020.

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:40 am

Q328 is working at Lansing at 04:40.

CSX 5440 plus 1.
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