CSX Train Location Updates - April 2024

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L301-24 @ 12:02 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 44 axles. CSX engines #4057 + #2428 & 8 cars (6 CH + 2 Coil cars). He is headed directly to Sawyer mp CG105.2 for work there.

L301-24 @ 12:31:35 westward N. Center St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.35 live cam.

L303-24 @ 12:33 Grand Rapids mark up with the RN Dispatcher with: CSX engines #5368 + #4569 & 72 cars (27 loads + 45 empties) @ 4,916 tons & 4,065 feet long. He’s ready to depart.

Y121-24 @ 12:35 westward into Holland’s Dock Track mp CG25.0 with CSX engine #2686 & 5 empty Gons.

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Michigan Shore south at Riley St. Holland 12:53 PM.

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L303-24 @ 13:03 eastward reported by Fox mp CH141.8 with CSX engines #5368 + #4569 & 72 cars.

L301-24 @ 13:20 westward reported from the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 44 axles. CSX engines #4057 + #2428 & 8 cars. He is headed to Arlington Metals in Sawyer, Mi mp CG105.2

R597-24 @ 13:21 copied their EC1 to depart the power plant in West Olive, Mi mp CGP 1.0 & diverge onto the Fremont sub-div & head south to the Grand Rapids sub-div in Holland, Mi with CSX engines #858 + #7381 lite power. He’ll be taking either Wells Siding mp CG41.4 or Grand Jct siding mp CG54 & tie down.

L303-24 @ 13:40 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 300 axles. CSX engines #5368 + #4569 & 72 cars (27 loads + 45 empties) @ 4,916 tons & 4,065 feet long. He has work for Lansing - final destination is Detroit.

C800-24 @ 13:45 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 528 axles. BNSF engine #8469 & 129 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #5976.

R597-24 @ 13:51 westward Holland Depot mp CG25.3 with CSX engines #858 + #7381 lite power. He'll be meeting C800-24 at Grand Junction mp CG54 to add their power to C800-24.

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Y121-24 @ 14:16 eastward Holland, Mi Dock Track mp CG25 diverging onto the Main Track with CSX engine #2686 & 10 Gons with scrap. He’s headed back to Waverly mp CG23.

L303-24 @ 14:20 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH104.3 Mulliken, Mi with 300 axles. CSX engines #5368 + #4569 & 72 cars (27 loads + 45 empties) @ 4,916 tons & 4,065 feet long. He has work for Lansing - final destination is Detroit.

R597-24 @ 14:23 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 12 axles. CSX engines #858 + #7381 lite power headed into the east end Grand Jct siding mp CG54 to add his power to loaded coal train C800-24.
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14:24 - L305 ready to head east from Webberville, they will take the siding at WE Fowlerville. Radio working well this afternoon.

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C800-24 @ 14:52:30 eastward Bangor’s Division St crossing mp CG60.93 live cam with BNSF engine #8469 & 129 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #5976. He’ll add CSX engines #7381 + #858 behind his leader that R597-24 had brought to him at Grand Jct mp CG54 & continue on to the power plant in West Olive, Mi.

L301-24 @ 14:54 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 48 axles. CSX engines #2428 + #4057 & 9 cars.

L301-24 @ 15:42:33 eastward Bangor, Mi Division St crossing mp CG60.93 live cam. There was a report of a dip in the track at the W. Monroe Street crossing mp CG60.72 & he had proceeded at Restricting speed thru this crossing. C800-24 had radioed them saying they took no exceptions with this crossing.

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C800-24 @ 15:54 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 540 axles. BNSF engine #8469 & CSX engines #7381 + #858 & 129 loaded coal cars & rear dpu BNSF engine #5976. He had added the CSX power at the east end Grand Jct mp CG54 & is headed to the power plant in West Olive, Mi.

L301-24 @ 16:06 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 48 axles. CSX engines #2428 + #4057 & 9 cars. He’ll be going into Holland mp CG25.3 for some work there & then head eastward.

C800-24 @ 16:28 eastward Holland, Mi Depot mp CG25.3 In about ½ mile he’ll diverge onto the west end of the Wye & onto the Fremont sub-division.

L301-24 @ 16:45 eastward Holland, Mi Depot mp CG25.3 on the Main Track & diverging onto the Pass Track.

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C800-24 coal drag north at Riley St. Holland 4:46 PM.

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L301-24 @ 17:41 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with 136 axles. CSX engines #2428 + #4057 & 31 cars. He’s headed into the Grand Rapids Terminal.

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L303-23 by Howell at 18:15 with 126 cars. 56 cars from GLC at Ann Pere on the head end, mostly scarp tie gondolas. 5368 + 4569. L305-23 took siding for L303 at Fowlerville who is now on its way back to Lansing with 32 cars.

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L302-24 through South Lyon with 4582, 3161 and 4037 for power. 4037 faces west
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Amtrak P370-24 @ 21:06 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches).

Amtrak P370-24 @ 21:49:24 eastward Division St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.93 live cam with 0 passengers Off/On at the station mp CG60.5

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Amtrak P370-24 @ 22:10 eastward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 in Pearl, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches).

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L304-24 preparing to depart Lansing westbound. 2047 leading
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L302-24 @ 00:16 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CH126.3 Clarksville, Mi with 364 axles. CSX engines #4582 + #3161 & 88 cars. He had work in Lansing – final destination is Grand Rapids, Mi. Assuming he had set off CSX engine #4037 in Lansing since the axle count doesn't work for three 6 axle engines.

M327-25 between 05:17/05:47 Grand Rapids, Mi mark up with the RN Dispatcher: CSX engines #4582 + #3161 & 168 cars (68 loads + 100 empties) @ 11,743 tons & 9,569 feet long. These engines are from last night’s L302-24. He’s building his train.

Amtrak P371-25 @ 06:37 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 in Zeeland, Mi with 24 axles. IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches).

M327-25 @ 06:53 westward reported from Grandville, Mi mp CG6.0 with a Medium Clear signal.

Amtrak P371-25 @ 07:14 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 in Pearl, Mi with 24 axles.

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M327-25 @ 07:27 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG19.1 Zeeland, Mi with 684 axles. CSX engines #4582 + #3161 & 168 cars (68 loads + 100 empties) @ 11,743 tons & 9,569 feet long. These engines are from last night’s L302-24.

Amtrak P371-25 @ 07:29:20 westward N. Center St crossing Bangor, Mi mp CG60.35 IDTX engine #4617 & 5 cars (Venture Coach + Venture Business + AmCafé + 2 Venture Coaches) with 3 passengers On at the station mp CG60.5

Amtrak P371-25 @ 08:17 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 24 axles.

M327-25 @ 08:25 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG44.2 Pearl, Mi with 684 axles.

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M327-25 @ 08:47:25 westward Bangor, Mi N. Center St crossing mp CG60.35 cam. CSX engines #4582 + #3161 & 168 cars (68 loads + 100 empties) @ 11,743 tons & 9,569 feet long. These engines are from last night’s L302-24.

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Caught a brief glimpse of 151’s tail end as he passed the 96/131 interchange. Seems kinda early for them
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Y106 is working the scrap place at Godfrey at 9:26a.

9:38a - Y106 slow clear Godfrey
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M327-25 @ 10:08 westward reported by the Defect Detector mp CG91.9 St Joseph, Mi with 684 axles. CSX engines #4582 + #3161 & 168 cars (68 loads + 100 empties) @ 11,743 tons & 9,569 feet long. These engines are from last night’s L302-24.

L301-25 @ 10:34 Grand Rapids, Mi mark up with the RN Dispatcher: CSX engines #4057 + #2428 & 8 cars (0 loads + 8 empties) @ 473 tons & 594 feet long. He’ll head westward for work at Buzzi Cement mp CG5.2 & then he’ll go into Waverly mp CG22.8 for work there & then runaround his train & head back east.

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