Posts Tagged ‘CSX trains’

It’s Been Modified

May 31, 2023

CSX No. 2201 is a road slug in a modified GP30 body. It leads a westbound through Warwick Yard in Clinton on March 13, 2005.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Early in the CSX Era at Sterling

May 2, 2023

CSX GP40-2 No. 6118 is leading a westbound in Sterling on April 10, 1988, early in the CSX era. Note the varying locomotive liveries of the motors in this consist.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One June Afternoon in Sterling

April 1, 2023

Here are three images made in Sterling on June 18, 2022. In the top image CSX 489 leads a westbound container train. The middle image is a grab shot and was the best I could do without much audible or radio warning. Canadian National 3147, which celebrates the company’s 100th anniversary, is leading a westbound about to pass the west leg of the wye. In the bottom image CSX 757 and its auto rack train are eastbound and passing under the eastbound signal for Sterling.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Little of Everything

February 10, 2023

CSX C40-8W No. 7892 leads an eastbound freight in Clinton in April 1998 that seems to have a little of everything in terms of motive power. No. 7892 was built in April 1993 and later wound up becoming a General Electric lease unit.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Trio on the New Castle Subdivision

February 1, 2023

Here is a trio of CSX trains and locomotives. We see CSX 826 eastbound in Sterling on Aug. 26, 2022, CSX 3164 is heading east in Sterling on the same date, and CSX 5359 westbound in Clinton on Aug. 6, 2013.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

September Day Railfanning in Northeast Ohio

December 16, 2022

Here are four photographs of trains that I saw in Northeast Ohio on Sept. 20, 2022.

The lot includes BNSF 7875 eastbound on the CSX New Castle Subdivision in Rittman, eastbound CSX 7238 east of Sterling, NS 5165 operating eastbound in Orrville, and NS 6314 on the west end of the eastbound NS local led by NS 5165.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

October Day Railfanning in Clinton

December 8, 2022

CSX GP40-2 No. 6248 is on the stub track used by power for locals out of Warwick Yard in Clinton. It’s Oct 8, 2022.

Surprisingly the stub track comes off RJ Corman’s track. On that same day we see westbound CSX 935 and CSX 8364 meet CSX 6248 in Clinton.

Photographs by Robert Faraks

Winter’s Light

December 7, 2022

It is late afternoon on Jan. 10, 2015. I’m standing on the bridge carrying Old State Road over the CSX Willard Terminal Subdivision tracks west of Greenwich.

Cresting a grade and heading toward Willard is CSX manifest freight Q351. I had first spotted this train southeast of New London on the New Castle Subdivision but had been out of position to get a decent photograph. I was able to get ahead of it and catch it here.

The attraction of the train was is bright red and clean Canadian Pacific leader which gleams in the late afternoon sunlight while providing some contrast with the snow and drab colors of the slumbering foliage along the tracks.

The image is a reminder of the rewards of winter photography when low sun angles produce warm light on otherwise cold days.

Article and Photograph by Craig Sanders

Green and Yellow on CSX in Akron

November 11, 2022

BNSF SD40-2 No. 7018, still in its Burlington Northern livery, and Union Pacific GP38-2 No. 746 are leading an eastbound CSX auto rack train through Akron on April 28, 2006.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

CSX Two for Tuesday in Clinton

November 8, 2022

This week’s two for Tuesday features a pair of CSX trains in Clinton. Both images were made on July 18, 2022. In the top image CSX GP40-2 No. 6415 is leading an eastbound. In the bottom image ES44DC No. 5272 is in charge of a westbound

Photographs by Robert Farkas