CSX Railfanning in Central NY. Double Track Mainline Action

in2tech May 22, 2022

  1. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Got this off a YouTube channel I follow for model railroading. Most of you know I have no knowledge of real railroads. But how is the passing train about halfway through hauling arse compared to the other on the Double Mainline? And at the beginning the CSX has my 5250 numbers and so I guess it is a GE ES44DC "GEVO" CSX "BOXCAR" #5250 in real life? If so how cool!



    Man that other locomotive is screaming past the #5250 and I think #78 with a lighting bolt? What does the Lighting Bolt mean?

    Cool!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2022
  2. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Neat spot to catch trains! The lightening bolt was a sign this was part of the initial order for "AC" motored units.
     
  3. BNSF FAN

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    Yes, like Alan said, AC powered unit. As for one train passing the other, that is usually referred to as a run around. That intermodal probably had priority so the dispatcher moved him ahead. That freight had a lot of cool cars is it as well. (y)
     
  4. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    So they must be out of the city to be able to travel that fast? I thought I saw a railroad crossing in the video, maybe not?
     
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