Assorted CSX Action

BNSF FAN Nov 23, 2021

  1. Hardcoaler

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    I think you're right about their SD-40 heritage. I don't know much more about them, other than they're a product of CSX's Huntington, WV Shops. They're updated with all of the modern gear like PTC, electronic handbrake, auto start and some sort of traction control system.
     
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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Manchester GA - April 2005

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  3. BNSF FAN

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    Manchester GA - April 2005 (included that non CSX hopper just because :D )
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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Columbia SC area - June 2005

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  5. Hardcoaler

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    From 04/09/2016 at Camden, SC, almost a year later than @BNSF FAN 's shots and 36 Miles further up the line. :)

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  6. in2tech

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    What is attached to the locomotive that it is pushing or pulling? What does YN2 and YN3 mean in paint scheme?

    All of a sudden I am interested in CSX cause I am looking at some N Scale CSX locomotives, another thread for that discussion!
     
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  8. Hytec

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    It's a Slug. A Slug is an "old" locomotive that was stripped of all its power generating components. But left with its truck motors, then filled with concrete. Its power and control are provided by its mother, the engine that it's attached to. Great for yard work where they need power, but no speed.
     
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    Before the YN variants ( @BNSF FAN will be able to answer that question much better than I can), we had the "Stealth" paint scheme, designed for minimum cost and maximum invisibility at grade crossings. [11/04/1990, Montgomery, AL]

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  10. BNSF FAN

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    Well, lets start with what was behind the locomotives in the Cordele GA pics. Those are some old 5 unit set well cars for 40 foot double stack containers. Here is a better picture of the other end of that car and you can see how it compares to a more modern well car.. These cars were done in N scale many moons ago by Deluxe Innovations. They are very cool.

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    As for CSX paint schemes, wow, you could do a book on that. Hardcoaler posted a great pick of the all grey with blue lettering that you will often hear called the Stealth scheme. Prior to the stealth scheme, this was probably the most common CSX scheme - Grey with a blue top and bottom and blue lettering (sorry, not a good scan)
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    This and the stealth paint schemes were truly hard to spot as trains approached grade crossings and that along with some other reasons caused it to be deemed unsafe. As a quick fix, what is known as the YN1 scheme was born. This was simply paint shop crews sloping a coat of yellow paint on each end of engines. Here are a couple of examples.

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    This eventually lead to the YN2 scheme. You may also hear this one referred to as the hockey stick scheme and it was the core paint scheme on CSX for many years. Plenty of pics of this scheme in this thread to compare.
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    Next up came the more current image of CSX that is considered YN3. It is also referred to as the Dark Future scheme. There are two version of this one as well. This is the standard version
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    And then there is this one that is basically the same but the CSX is bracketed and you may here this called the "Boxcar" logo
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    And then I'll throw this one in just for fun. There was a period of time where CSX assigned a group of engines to MoW service (Maintenance of Way) and decided to set them apart, they would be painted orange. I thought they looked cool.
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    There are probably a lot of folks here that can add to what I put here as a quick primer to the CSX paint schemes. If anyone has any better info or corrections, please add them. I am no expert on this subject, just what I learned over the years from reading and being trackside. You can probably tell from this quick rundown that I wasn't kidding when I said someone could literally do a book on just this topic.

    Hopefully it helps more that confuses. Enjoy!
     
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    That's a great post BNSF FAN! (y) Thank you.
     
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  12. in2tech

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    Wow, you aren't kidding there could be a book about them. First of all I guess the different paints are called SCHEME's for locomotives? I'm so used to them being called liveries, in the flight simulation community, that is nice to know. I literally buy N Scale usually first and foremost by what I think is cool looking. And also it sound's weird but CSX is also in the Trainsim World 2020, etc... software. I know it makes no sense, just how I roll :)

    So I have been looking for the Stealth and a Switcher for CSX in N Scale and can't seem to find any? I've seen some pictures, ( probably in this thread ) of the Stealth & Boxcar Scheme together and to me they look cool. But can't find them, so planning on getting, Two of the Kato Boxcar ( now that I know what that means ) GEVO's ( another thing I need to know is the GEVO stuff ), and also cause apparently they were just released in 2019 or 2020 by Kato? Which I figure, and might be wrong, would have newer stuff and maybe some tweaks compared to older N Scale locomotives?

    This is extremely interesting. And @BNSF FAN and @Hardcoaler put me down for an advanced copy of said book, and it would be the Very first train book I ever bought :) I think. That's one Sale :) And I have never clicked on the Real World threads until I started looking at the CSX one.

    What's the book going to be called? CSX Stealth: Now You See It, Now You Don't? Get it :) More info about CSX will be much appreciated, especially about the paint scheme's?

    Almost forgot, do the Ditch Light's, Lighted Number Boards, and other light's, have different settings? Both Real life and model railroad? Another reason I want the locomotives.
     
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    Using BNSF FAN's guide, I can label this slide YN1 meets YN2 at Emerson, GA 08/23/1996. :)

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  14. BNSF FAN

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    Columbia SC area - June 2005

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  15. BoxcabE50

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  16. BNSF FAN

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    It's been log enough that I really don't remember what that was for.
     
  17. Hardcoaler

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    From 02/1991 on the former SAL at McBee, SC, Train 463 rolls south toward its terminal at Cayce, SC some 60 miles distant.

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  18. Kurt Moose

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    Nice Geep!:love:
     
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  19. in2tech

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    So I don't know anything about prototypical trains or their model railroad counter part. I just buy what I like and I recently bought two CSX ES44DC's locomotive's and some two CSX container kits. One cause they were recently produced, but mainly cause I just like the way they look, and also run btw too. So a member just posted some CSX items in the Swap Met Area. Why do they have CSX as well as B&O and NYC on them? Maybe a merger, etc... Same with one of the BNSF items on the same page? Just trying to get some real life info. Here is the link in the Swap Meet Area:

    https://www.trainboard.com/highball...0-ton-coal-hoppers-atlas-micro-trains.142825/

    I would also probably like to get one of the CSX Stealth locomotives themes at some point? Do they still make them. Y'all told me the history of them me thinks? I mean my model railroad is for FUN more than anything, but a little knowledge can't hurt me :)

    Thanks
     
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    When CSX was young, a lot of equipment rolled on with recognized reporting marks. I'm too lazy to look into it, but I think it took CSX a number of years to step from a railroad owning entity to a real railroad, earning it CSX reporting marks.

    The NYC reporting mark was seen in the era when Conrail was split up between CSX and NS in 1999. CR's rolling stock was stenciled based on who'd get the equipment when the deal was closed. CSX resuscitated NYC and NS did the same with PRR.

    Here's a fine example. :sick:

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