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

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  by nickstowell
 
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
  by lvrr325
 
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.
  by conrailman02
 
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.
  by tree68
 
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...
  by nickstowell
 
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.
  by conrailman02
 
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.
  by tree68
 
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!
  by lvrr325
 
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.
  by lvrr325
 
There was one Thursday, too, it sat at 291 waiting a new crew (presumably) for about four, five hours. I missed seeing the power.
  by tree68
 
Spoke with a friend Wednesday whose interest in trains is minimal, aside from the fact that the company he works for gets rail shipments.

Even he has noticed the addition of the auto racks to the traffic mix.
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