Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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nickstowell
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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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Here are some things I have seen so far this week. No trains ran on sunday, also no more Q621. Now the south bound is B781 and last 3 days passing Pulaski around 7 am. The north bound B782 is now through Pulaski around 2pm. Have seen many CN units on these as well. On wendsday the south bound went down leading with CN 2606 and same unit come back up leading, so must be turning in Dewitt? . FYI

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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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They abolished the Q621 a while back. Or was it the 620, I'd have to go back and read the thread. But that's no real surprise.

The turn on the power is unusual, though, it likely means running just that unit around the wye at the engine facility in Dewitt.

A loaded grain went up a few days ago and yesterday the empties came down. A train's going up just now, two CN leading two CSX units.

I read on Facebook the Port of Oswego filed an objection that requests Finger Lakes be given rights to work the Fulton Sub and maintain a CSX interchange for their traffic, plus they wanted to bring them in to work their line from the docks. Some idea that aluminum ingots that are trucked in would come to the port by ship, plus they felt that going through CN might add delays because it's a short haul for them. Be interesting to see what comes of it.

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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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There has been a lot of trains lately. Four went by here yesterday (Sunday) and two have already gone by today both southbound one around 2am and one around 4am.
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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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Almost all the through trains have CN units now too, usually mixed with CSX units.

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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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Overheard today along the St. Lawrence Sub:

Two southbounds today. One will be autoracks - 10,000 feet...

DS wanted to know if B778 would be able to duck out of the way, maybe at Gouverneur...
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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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tree68 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Overheard today along the St. Lawrence Sub:

Two southbounds today. One will be autoracks - 10,000 feet...

DS wanted to know if B778 would be able to duck out of the way, maybe at Gouverneur...
The autoracks passing by Pulaski now. I think symbol is V049, interesting to see on this line. has 432 axles on the Richland detector.

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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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Very cool train to see on this line. We watched it go by here; the train consisted of 106 autorack cars and two CN locos the train is one being re routed due to the CN Toronto Montreal line being shut down due to the Mohawk Indian protests.
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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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conrailman02 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:48 pm
...train is one being re routed due to the CN Toronto Montreal line being shut down due to the Mohawk Indian protests.
Aha!
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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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I saw the opposite, what must have been a local with an SD40 rebuild and a GE widecab and maybe a dozen cars.

10.000 feet of auto racks must have been fun to handle with the grades and curves.

Also, about as soon as I posted seeing CN units constantly, they stopped and it's been a while since I caught one going by.

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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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Another long train heading northbound went by here last night as well just after 10PM.
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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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CN northbound auto rack getting ready to leave Belle Isle now 10:15am. train is Z050-11 CN3174 and CN3159.

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Re: Trains on CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR's Montreal Secondary)

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Look for another Z049 running south tomorrow.

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