A "big 6" leads the daily Q279 autorack west underneath the now gone NYC era signal bridge. The replacement of Auto 177 was expedited in the fall of 2011 in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropica... (more)
A Westbound CSX autorack train prepares to stop a mile ahead for a crew change, with a rare leader on the point. I have never seen one lead, so it was quite welcome!
With foliage nearing peak, and a quick glint of sun, Q279 negotiates one of the many "Churchville Curves" with two C40-8 variants.
A lone AC4400 leads the westbound Q279 through Fairport in excellent late day light.
Two SD40-2s begin their assault against the .98% South Byron hill with a long train of empty autoracks in the last rays of sun as the shadows long. The train would have a speed restriction at MP 3... (more)
Conrail lives! Well...sort of. I noticed the nice light shining on the autoracks and the crossbuck, so I altered my camera settings for a long exposure and waited for a Conrail auto.
This unit I assume must be assigned to CSI New York going by the lettering on the nose. After all it is New York State. Going by other photo's this unit has been going around like this for a coupl... (more)
Seconds after I shot this image I waved at the crew and noticed that the conductor was taking a picture of me.
Q279 accelerates away from their crew change in Buffalo. The CN SD75I on the point is paying back Horsepower-Hours to CSX along with several other CN units.
Q279 rolls West past a rural dirt road just outside of Churchville, NY with a pair of Yn2 standard cabs having the honors today for a change.
Q279 is passing the Amtrak Depew station @ 16:09 with CSX 7840 - CSX 8667 with 92 autoracks (long count).
Q279 roars West as maintainers work on the signals (one of the signals dumped in Q100's face a few hours prior).
Autorack train Q279 with CSXT 549 first in line
Sometimes, the members of the train crew will watch you...
Q279 heads into the sunset.