CSX Wreck in NY State Affects NE Ohio Operations

The Thursday derailment of two CSX trains in New York State has had a ripple effect in Northeast Ohio. Railfan chat list reports indicate that some CSX intermodal trains are being detoured over Norfolk Southern east of Cleveland.

One report showed a photograph of an eastbound CSX train, complete with CSX power in the lead, on the NS Cleveland Line. Some CSX locomotives are equipped with a cab signal device compatible with NS systems on former Conrail routes.

Also affected has been Amtrak service. The eastbound Lake Shore Limited that was scheduled to depart Chicago on Thursday night was shown as experiencing a service disruption. The westbound Lake Shore Limited departed Elyria nearly three hours late on Friday morning.

Amtrak canceled Empire Corridor service west of Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, but provided alternative transportation.

Passengers ticketed on the Lake Shore Limited were reportedly going to be taken by bus between Buffalo and Albany.

The derailment occurred about 8 a.m. on Thursday when the westbound Q364, en route from Selkirk to Indianapolis left the tracks, reportedly due to a sink hole near West Fonda, N.Y.

The Q641, en route from Selkirk to New Castle, Pa., went into emergency to avoid hitting the Q363 and itself derailed.

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One Response to “CSX Wreck in NY State Affects NE Ohio Operations”

  1. Todd Dillon Says:

    I saw CSX Q008 and Q010 go east through Hudson Thursday night.

    csx detour 047

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