CSX Closes Locust Point Yard in Baltimore

CSX has closed its Locust Point Yard in Baltimore. Trains magazine said a bulletin issued to crew members said all tracks within the yard limits of the yard are out of service and trains arriving at Bayview Yard in Baltimore are to use that yard to service locomotives or running around cars to work them from the opposite end.

The bulletin took effect at 11:59 p.m. on April 30. Locust Point is adjacent to Interstate 95 and had also served as a Maryland Rail Commuter locomotive and train servicing facility.

CSX is reportedly reviewing 150 local yards with an eye toward closing them because they are lightly or under used.

All CSX locomotives and trains that had used Locust Point have been moved to Curtis Bay Yard in Baltimore or the former Mount Clare A Yard in the city.

The MARC facility at Riverside shops remains in operation to serve Camden Line trains.

Some believe that CSX will sell the Locus Point property to commercial and/or residential developers who might find it attractive due to its waterside location.

The neighborhood adjacent to the yard has seen gentrification during the past two decades with the building of office buildings and a luxury condominium high-rise housed within former Baltimore & Ohio grain elevator silos.

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