CN Updates - February 2020

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:55 am

Amtrak 353 had three locomotives on it out of Pontiac just now. 58 was leading a Charger on the headend and 63 was on the rear. Not sure what is up other than maybe Charger problem? Two of the three trainsets have been running with six cars instead of the usual five since Christmas.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:28 pm

A482 through New Haven at 13:21. CN 2274, 2446, 8921, 3097, & 2117 with 116 cars.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:35 pm

251 was thru Royal Oak at 2:30pm.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:45 pm

Train 514 just went SB past MP 22.5 with a few containers and an old, faded CN SD-40-2 as the second unit behind an SD60.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Man o' War » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:02 pm

L533N by Mount Clemens depot at 19:45, with IC 9618, a few boxcars and 3 large dimensional loads behind the power - looked to be transformers of some sort.

M384 lined up at North Mount behind L533N.

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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:08 am

An eastbound stack trainvwith CN 3864 & 2814 through East Lansing at 23:07.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:27 am

116 with CN 5721 & 8859 through East Lansing at 23:27.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:09 am

Eb manifest by 205 at 0005. 760 axles. 2 cn elephant style pulling. 2 more in the middle nose to nose
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:38 am

KC8RBK wrote:Eb manifest by 205 at 0005. 760 axles. 2 cn elephant style pulling. 2 more in the middle nose to nose


2221 & 5645 on the point, 2726 & 5800 midtrain.
Through East Lansing at 00:38.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:40 am

CN 5710, 2448 & 2505 west on main 1 at East Lansing at 01:40. Stopping at Cedar.


Eastbound stack train with CN 3840 3838 & blue BCOL 4640 through at 01:47.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:10 am

116, CN 5721 waiting on Main 1 for Amtrak 351 to pass on Main 2 and traffic on the Conrail to clear, before their turn thru Milwaukee Jct.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:37 am

116 will be meeting a Northbound at Vinewood.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby AARR » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:36 am

Pontiac south local departing the yard led by SD50 5435 and long string of center beams and a few box cars
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:07 am

AARR wrote:Pontiac south local departing the yard led by SD50 5435 and long string of center beams and a few box cars



Passing MP 22.5 right now at 10:06 am following Amtrak 355 (which had two P42's as power today) down The Hill.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:41 pm

251 turning the corner at Milwaukee Jct.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:14 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:251 turning the corner at Milwaukee Jct.


...and is passing MP 22.5 just south of Pontiac right now at 1:15 pm. Three CN's: 2196, 5745 and one of those older stubby wide-nosed GE's.

Half hour from Milwaukee Junction to here is good time and it wasn't moving that fast.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby nichoff81 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:34 pm

Eb windmill train (empty blade) with 1CN mm 205 at 1732
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:27 pm

SB Train 514 went by MP 22.5 right after Amtrak 355 with SD60 5413 and that old, faded CN SD40-2 again (so faded that the number is not visible on the side of the cab) and a few containers.

Three lite locomotives just drifted SB at 6:26 pm. Maybe an extra container train out of Moterm tonight.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby MtClemensRailFan » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:38 pm

M384 is leaving Flat Rock and will meet M385 at Coolidge.
M385 is just past South Mount per ATCS.
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Re: CN Updates - February 2020

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:48 am

Manistique wrote:
Three lite locomotives just drifted SB at 6:26 pm. Maybe an extra container train out of Moterm tonight.


189 by 205 with 456 axles at 0230. 2 pulling and 1 in the middle. Seems kinda light on cans
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