Getting under way after making a pick up in Westfield, Q425 is gunning it for the hill trying to get as much of a run as they can before the grade really starts, Decent size train for a sunday.
A peaceful afternoon out in the middle of nowhere in the Berkshires hosted Q425 on its knees climbing Washington hill with a lengthy train in tow with the last little bit of fall color holding on ... (more)
Q425 makes its double in West Springfield yard
Q425 thunders through Chester, MA as he attacks the eastern slope of Washington Hill with a fairly large train 0f 138 cars.
A typically very heavy manifest, CSX Q425 often struggles on the near 2% grade through the Berkshire mountains. Today was no different as a trio of GE's haul this beast of a train through the foli... (more)
After meeting Q022, CSX freight Q425 pulls west out of West Springfield yard with a Genset in the lash up and a good size train, there was alot of freight to move out of West Springfield yard this... (more)
While waiting to double back the lead unit of Q425 sits idling as the snow is still coming down.
Mixed freight Q425 is getting ready to double back into west springfield yard to make a hitch onto more cars during a good snow storm that had begun in the early morning and continued into the lat... (more)
As The Snow Falls Harder CSX Q425 Starts To Slow Down Past To Stop At CP109 For Two Eastbounds.
A pair of new ES44ACs get broken in as they climb the 1.5% grade of Washington Hill while the light fades behind the mountains.
Q116 with CSX 699, the diversity in motion unit, crosses the Westfield River and town lines of Middlefield and Chester on it's way down the mountain towards Springfield and Boston.
Two of CSX's new ES44AC's get a work out pulling westbound Q425 upgrade and over the Berkshires at Washington.
Two of CSX's new ES44ACs lead westbound Q425 upgrade passing through the town of Huntington, MA.
Q425 grinds upgrade on the CSX Berkshire Sub passing a bit of fall foliage adding some color to an otherwise dull, cloudy day.
An ex-CR SD60I (rare for Boston Line manifest trains) leads a 106 car Q425 from West Springfield Yard to Selkirk, just after the morning fog and haziness has just burned off...