Recent CSX photos

chessie Sep 16, 2006

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Harold I found it the old fashioned way too, my trusty CSX roster book!:teeth: . I also learned that all previous Conrail units have smaller numbers on the numberboards than the standard CSX numberboards. That's why I love reading, never stop learning.
     
  2. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, the smaller number board number seems to follow the CR units, however, I see more and more CSX units with mismatched number boards....
     
  3. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have also been starting to see more lashups with older units that have all been repainted into YN3. Kinda' different!

    Harold
     
  4. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Weren't those units painted in Family Lines paint and sub-lettered L&N?

    Harold
     
  5. Shaun

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    Yup, sure were, remember seeing them flying thru here on all of the hot trains. Matter of fact saw 8085 not too long ago on SB coal unit train
     
  6. chessie

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    I have seen a lot of the early model 8000-8100 SD40-2's lately. My favorites though are the SD40R's (SD40 body units rebuilt to SD40-2 standards) that have the brakewheel on the back porch!
     
  7. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Harold, I noticed in my latest CSX book, that some units are still in Chessie paint. Oh how I would love to get a picture of one. Have you seen any lately? When did CSX re-paint their SD50's as I know this was Chessies last order.

    Jim
     
  8. BnO_Hendo

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    CSX uses the old B&O tracks through Baltimore. A train goes through Howard Street tunnel under Baltimore, exits and loops around the top of Baltimore, around and through Bayview Yard on the east side, then northeast out along the Philly (Cheesesteak) Sub.

    I decided to check out the N. Kresson St bridge, one of the famous arched bridges the B&O built. Over 100 years old and still in use. Pulling off to the side, I took the steps in the far left of the picture (under the billboard) and went up to have a look-see. I got lucky- CSX was kind enough to send a train by. A mixed freight pulled by lead engine #5356. Notice the "spur to nowhere" in the foreground. Baltimore has many such spurs that used to lead to major industries, but now are mainly used as a place for CSX to park stuff. Baltimore also has a lot of "ghost tracks"- areas where there are tracks left that lead nowhere, or are ones that were not torn up when most of the surrounding track was. The third picture shows the train headed into Bayview, about a half mile to mile down the tracks. The fourth shot shows the train on the arched bridge. The lead engine has stopped at Bayview. I head back to White Marsh where I live, but figure I'll stop at the White Marsh crossing for a little bit. Lo and behold a train appears in the distance just as the sun is starting to fade away- and it's the same one I saw at the arched bridge! #5356 is on its way to Philadelphia.
     

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  9. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    NIce shots! I took a picture of the old ACL bridge that crosses U.S. 52 outside of Florence, S.C. You can read the lettering very well on it.

    Harold
     

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