One Hand on the Throttle

Marion (CSX engineer)-x

The steps to the restored AC Tower in Marion afford a view into the locomotive cabs of passing CSX trains on the former Big Four/Erie mainline.

If a train is on the near track and headed eastbound, you can almost reach out and shake hands with the engineer as the train passes.

I’ve never actually tried to do that, but I have from time to time made photos inside the office of the lead locomotive.

It is as close as I’ll ever get to a cab ride on this piece of railroad.

Photograph by Craig Sanders

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