• Intermodal to Saint John

  • Discussion relating to the past and present operations of CPR. Official web site can be found here: CPR.CA.
Discussion relating to the past and present operations of CPR. Official web site can be found here: CPR.CA.

Moderators: Komachi, Ken V

  by F74265A
At least 2 and maybe all 3 of the recent port calls have been in and out in short order. Must not be dropping much

If the goal is merely draft on the st Lawrence, seems somewhat uneconomical to detour to SJ just to drop a few containers then sail to Montreal. The train goes to….Montreal

Perhaps more in bound and out bound will be handled at SJ when Port upgrades are done.

I assumed SJ would replace Montreal
And hapag would use larger ships
  by NHV 669
This morning's 251 had close to 50 loaded wells, I think only the one on the end wasn't a stack. Detroit Express looks to be the next call within a few days.
  by NHV 669
They ran a 10 car 142 yesterday, the returning 251 was 46 mixed freight with 27 stacks on the rear. No sign of the Detroit Express yet.
  by NHV 669
9 loaded wells (most I've seen EB of late) today on 142, which was short again, with 17 mixed freight and 27 empty wells in addition to those nine loads. Warbonnet BNSF 677 was in the consist, they've been sending quite a mix of power this week. Some SD-40-2's, a BNSF GEVO, a KCS unit, and CP's 7010/7022 heritage units. CMQ 3812 was the tail locomotive today.
  by F74265A
Query why the poor eastbound manifest traffic
  by NHV 669
72 mixed along with 31 loaded wells last night on 251.
  by NHV 669
95 empty wells went east Friday, only a few loads Saturday morning. 42 loaded wells came back west last night. Detroit Express appears to have docked within the last few hours.
  by CN9634
Shes late-- ships are scheduled in late Weds/early Thurs on this service. Next ship should be landing 1/27... logjam time!
  by F74265A
Detroit express has departed for Montreal already
  by CN9634
NBSR 907 had 75 platforms today with approximately 160 containers (20's in some slots)... that on top of about 20 or so for sure CPs manifest cars (there was another 15ish that was a few McAdams and maybe some STs) basically is a whole train handoff to CP for tomorrows 251. Today's 142 was ~100 cars but if you count platforms individually it was 148.

Busy days...

Also, another webcam to check. Updates every 30 mins so should see the next Hapag ship

https://www.marinfo.gc.ca/en/Glaces/cam ... TAj6RE7xik
  by NHV 669
Seeing more consistent EB containers, including at least two of these today:

Haven't seen Thermo Kings on anything before these.
  by CN9634
Those are heated containers, they've been coming up all along but are easy to miss.
  by NHV 669
42 loaded wells WB last night, along with 53 mixed freight.
  by F74265A
Liverpool express docked today
So more loads coming west
  by NHV 669
53 loaded wells this morning on 251, lots of singles.
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