The Classic Baird's Farm Shot. Perhaps the "shot of the day" on Sunday, February 5, 2023 was when SU-100 passed through Baird's Farm in Warwick, New York. As trains normally only pass through this area under the cover of darkness or early in the morning, this late afternoon run for this classic shot was a real treat.
With A Little Help From Our Friends. On Sunday, February 5, 2023, Norfolk Southern Corp 28X was in the process of being diverted from its normal routing from 63rd Street Yard in Chicago, Illinois to Croxton, New Jersey due to a derailment in Ohio when it finished the final segment of its journey, traveling over the New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railway from Binghamton, New York to Little Ferry, New Jersey. Due to a PTC issue, NYSW 4066 (née-NS 2684, SD70M-2) was added to NS 7683 (ES44DC), 8084 (ES44AC) and 1817 (SD70ACC). The train was symboled as SU-100, and followed the normal Susie-Q routing. The NYSW normally runs 2 to 3 round trip "road trains" the full length of this route, along with more frequent locals that handle final mile deliver to customers or transloads on their railroad. Additional detour trains are being handled by CSX and other alternate routings while the effects of the derailment are managed.