CSX empty autorack train Q261 crosses over the New York State Thruway in Batavia, New York with a unique lashup. A CSX YN2 Dash 9 leads a BC Rail Dash 9 and a KCS gray scheme SD70ACe.
As the sun sets on a warm September evening, a solo AC44 leads CSX train Q261 near Depew NY.
CSX train Q261 blows past the King Road grade crossing, near MP 380 on the CSX Rochester Sub. The colorful consist includes a BC Rail Dash 9 and a KCS Sd70ACe, still in the old grey scheme.
A gray KCS SD70ACe & BC Rail C44-9WL make for an interesting duo as they lead CSX empty auto train Q261 through CP 382 on the Rochester Sub.
CSXT 7638 and CSXT 8525 lead an empty autorack train West past the Junction.
A lone GE ES44AC pulls Q261 through Fairport NY, on a late September afternoon.
A single CSX ES44AC leads empty auto train Q261 west, passing by the Waste Management Yard in Fairport.Locomotives:CSX 764 ES44AC
Golden hour sun lights the scene with soft yellow light as CSX auto train Q261 approaches a crew change in Buffalo with a single AC4400 on the point.Locomotives:CSX 316 AC44CW
Q261 rolls by Goodman Street Yard as B791, the local, builds its train.
CSXT 3425 ET44AC
CSXT 5497 ES44DC
Q261, westbound autoracks, approach the crossover at Manilla, Pa.
Q261 heads west past the signals at Garrett, Pennsylvania.
Five locomotives are shoving hard on Q261 at Foley as CSX 6211 brings up the rear. I guess Cumberland just threw whatever they wanted into helper service.
Westbound auto rack Q261 crosses Wills Creek as it heads west through the S curve at Foley with CEFX 3141 on the point.
CSX Q261 exits Stuart Tunnel and splits the signals at Magnolia Interlocking that were added during the line upgrade program which allowed Doublestacks to finally use the line.
As the sun paints its final rays of light for the day atop the mountains of Pennsylvania, Q261 glides under the Western Maryland Keystone Viaduct.