In late July 2017, CSX abolished Q500 & 501, and replaced them with train Q350 & Q351, the sole purpose of this was to route the trains via the B&O Indianapolis Division and the former Monon inste... (more)
CSXT 452 leads Q311-03 west out of downtown Columbus.
Interrupting the nighttime silence, coal loads silhouette an odd signal arrangement at E.E. Louisa, consisting of a C&O cantilever signal protecting the mainline, and a newer signal protecting the... (more)
With Detroit Edison coal loads in tow, CSX N811 parades along the Big Sandy River, splitting a pair of oddball bracket mast signals housing C&O-style signals, westb... (more)
Thirty years ago, you would have been thrilled to see these Detroit Edison coal trains run through town with their own set of power in the form of blue & white U30C's & SD40's. But for tonight, a... (more)
The daily Q393 rumbles on west under the NYC era signal bridge. Scenes like this are becoming harder and harder to get as CSX upgrades signals across the line.
A westbound empty hopper train rolls downgrade over the NS bridge at Copper Creek, en route to Loyall, Kentucky. The larger ex-Clinchfield viaduct looms overhead.
452 has a long line of PPLX hoppers with West Virgina coal headed for Pennsyvania.
With the exhaust rolling out of the tunnel and a draft pushing out of the west portal of Big Bend Tunnel, 2 GE's and 150 empties are just seconds from busting out of the 6188 ft. Big Bend Tunnel, ... (more)
Breaking record high temperatures for the first time since March of 1921, westbound Hinton bound empties pass under the C&O signal bridge at Riffe, westbound on the Alleghany Subdivision.
Trio of units haul empty hopper train E747 west along the ex PRR high line toward a stop at South Philly Yard.
A coal train awaits its next assignment into the coalfields of southern W.Va. Only a shell of the former shop remains in the background.
Mandatory power in the coalfields, CSX 452 awaits service up one of the many branchlines surrounding Logan.