No CSX fans???

Harron Apr 28, 2000

  1. Harron

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    This board seems dead! Oh well, try to liven it up a bit. I fan the Albany Service Lane, particularly around Albany, NY. This includes Selkirk Yard, one of CSX's major facilities, and the largest in the Northeast.

    The yard is 6.5 miles long, has a 70 track-wide hump yard, and serves four different lines (Boston, Chicago, River, Hudson), as well as a lot of local traffic.

    I'm a college student, and don't have a car all that often, so I just got down on Tuesday for a bit, first time since March. Pretty slow, not one train came or left in the THREE HOURS I was there. As soon as I left, I'm sure about six moved in.

    Cool sighting of the day:

    Consist of power, obviously heading back west, arrows indicate direction loco was pointed.

    BNSF C44-9W <-, CEFX (Ex SP) SD40-2T <-, HLCX (Ex BN) SD40-2 <-, HLCX C36-7 (I think) <-, BNSF C44-9W ->

    Pretty cool consist, they made it up in the yard right in front of me. Too bad it didn't leave so I could go chase it.

    Here's a shot from the east end of the yard from back in March. The train is Q420 (Selkirk-Boston) led be three GE C40-8s (lead being a wide cab).

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  2. Mankind

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    You've got a west coast CSX fan right here, Harron! I'm a college student as well, and I model SP/SSW with some CSX run-through power thrown in as well. It shows up fairly frequently around here; I've shot CSX B36-7's, SD40-2's, SD50's, GP40-2's, C40-8's, C40-8W's, etc. Hopefully, once we get more people on trainboard, things will pick up. BTW - the CEFX tunnelmotor you mentioned...are you sure it wasn't an SD45T-2? AFAIK, only Espee SD45T-2 and SD45R units have been retired and sent to CEFX, I'm pretty sure there weren't any SD40T-2's in the CEFX fleet.

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  3. Harron

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  4. Alan

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    Is there any way of keeping track of leasing company rosters? For instance, what was the original owner of the C36-7 in the consist mentioned? Or was it in Hlcx colours.

    There are so many leasing companies now, I expect it will be difficult to keep track.

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    I remember recently looking at a site that had a relatively up-to-date CEFX roster, but I haven't seen much else besides that, since like you said, there are so many leasing companies, and secondhand diesels moving around, it makes it kinda hard to keep track. As for the identity of the C36-7 Harron mentioned, it would probably have to either been a former NS or UP(MP) unit, since AFAIK they were the only US operators of C36-7's. I'm betting on it being former NS, since I remember seeing how some former NS units were rebuilt by Helm for service in their lease fleet.



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  6. Harron

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    Fan here of the Cumberland Coal routeof CSX. sespecially in north Central WV, where I live quite a bit of old Conrail stuff. the 3 of SD70MACs are the only things running except at night, quite a few SD40-2 s this is EMD land here in the mountains.
     
  8. Brent

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    I went railfanning up at Selkirk a couple of weeks ago and caught many good lashups going via the River Line. I caught BNSF SD40-2's and a pair of brand new(at the time) CSX AC4400's. Also a highlight to my day were 2 CONRAIL QUALITY SD60's,a BN SD60, and a light engine move with a CSX 3-axle GE standard cab, a CN SD unit and 2 Sante Fe Warbonnet dash 8-40B's. One locomotive I noticed up at the engine shop in Selkirk was one of CDOT's FL-9M's up there. It stuck out of the usual colors. Also I'm an avid Metro-North fan. Anyone know what the Alco slug up at Selkirk was originally?

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    CORRECTION: that CSX 4400 was not a 4400. It was a brand new AC6000CW.
     
  10. Harron

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  11. Chessie_SD50_8563

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    the CSX 4400 is a GP40-2 (ex CR to be exact) on CR the 4400 was a SD80MAC

    hey harron

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    <tabby cat hits head several times for being stupid and not reading all post.>

    sorry

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    LONG LIVE THE KITTEN!!!
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  14. Slow-Approach-Slow

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    You should try out here in NW Ohio. Deshler is always a happening place. :)

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    [This message has been edited by Slow-Approach-Slow (edited 21 May 2000).]
     
  15. Station Master

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    Say, I am a fan....NOW....hehehehe. Once CSX took over Conrail, that meant they are now running out of Massena, so I try to follow it. I'm having fun too because most of the time, I only see CN power over their line. Two weeks ago, I did notice two things: 1. was the fact that a Conrail switcher is in Beauharnois and 2. the CSX crew uses a Conrail switcher to run local freight out of Massena, to Helena and up the spur to the two plants there. It was actually nice to get a picture of the engine running over the 1898 bridge there, with a caboose too!
     

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