Posts Tagged ‘Chessie system intermodal trains’

Yes, Chessie Had Stack Trains in Akron

September 6, 2020

A pair of Chessie System units lead a westbound in Akron on May 8, 1987. Yes, Chessie System did run double stacks back then. However, they were not as tall as stack trains are today.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Westbound in Easton

February 1, 2020

It is July 1985 and a westbound Chessie System intermodal train led by Baltimore & Ohio GP40-2 No. 4216 is doing track speed in Easton, Ohio.

As far as you can see the consist is made up of trailers on flat cars. No double-stacked containers here.

Today this is the CSX New Castle Subdivision and intermodal trains carry a lot of containers whether they are double of single stacked.

Photograph by Robert Farkas