A lone GE ES44AC pulls Q261 through Fairport NY, on a late September afternoon.
A single CSX ES44AC leads empty auto train Q261 west, passing by the Waste Management Yard in Fairport.Locomotives:CSX 764 ES44AC
Golden hour sun lights the scene with soft yellow light as CSX auto train Q261 approaches a crew change in Buffalo with a single AC4400 on the point.Locomotives:CSX 316 AC44CW
Q261 rolls by Goodman Street Yard as B791, the local, builds its train.
CSXT 3425 ET44AC
CSXT 5497 ES44DC
The first run of Q261 since its return, a solo CSX Tier 4 GEVO is on point of the train bound for Pottersburg Ohio.
Q261, westbound autoracks, approach the crossover at Manilla, Pa.
Q261 heads west past the signals at Garrett, Pennsylvania.
Five locomotives are shoving hard on Q261 at Foley as CSX 6211 brings up the rear. I guess Cumberland just threw whatever they wanted into helper service.
Westbound auto rack Q261 crosses Wills Creek as it heads west through the S curve at Foley with CEFX 3141 on the point.
CSX Q261 exits Stuart Tunnel and splits the signals at Magnolia Interlocking that were added during the line upgrade program which allowed Doublestacks to finally use the line.
As the sun paints its final rays of light for the day atop the mountains of Pennsylvania, Q261 glides under the Western Maryland Keystone Viaduct.
Racing to beat the curfew, the setting Sun lights the empty racks of Q261 racing through Brunswick, MD at the end of this mild late Winter day.
Westbound autoracks pass the B&O signals guarding the Cutoff. Sadly the signals no longer exist.
Westbound autoracks, Q261, negotiate the S curves and split the signals at Manilla amid fall foliage.
Five years ago GE narrow cabs were a lot easier to find! Westbound empty auto racks pass the remnants of a light snow and the short stump of what once started the branch to, yes, Georgetown... (more)