CSX Q173 heads south to FL under the new signal bridge at St. Denis.
173 rolling south after meeting Amtrak 90 and 79 at Pleasant Hill; competition on the right, headed the other way.
Q173 rolls towards East Aiken at Holly Tree before the sun rises.
A snow-laden set of dark future units power rarely caught in this vicinity CSX TOFC train Q173 westbound across the high line under sunny morning skies.
I caught the "Beast" or "Devil" on the point of Q173 almost exactly a month before, also running opposite main, just a few miles north of here on the Thomas Viaduct. Wherever it came from was col... (more)
The daily southbound NJ to Jacksonville intermodal, with plenty of power, blasts through Laurel on a sunny December morning.
You'd have to have a good sense of humor, or at least not be too superstitious, to crew 666, which today is running opposite main as it crosses the Thomas Viaduct on its way south with Q173 in tow... (more)
A new signal bridge has made it difficult to get a good shot from the Route 1 bridge. Unfortunately, when the new bridge is activated, the B&O CPLs at HX will be removed from service.
Running a few minutes late, 173 highballs through Baltimore. This train and Q171 are some of the most reliable trains I've seen on CSX, both regularly ran at nearly the exact same time each day.
In surroundings that appear almost rural, 173 passes through Baltimore, just north of downtown.
Shortly after Q171's passage, 173 makes a run through Baltimore on the Philadelphia Sub. The CPLs at this location guard the east end of Mount Royal siding.
Q173 passing by the Shepherd Junction signal on the Alexandria Extension. The old Benning Yard office building is on the left. A track realignment is planned for this area.