Thanks for stopping by the new "Trains R
Us" Home Page. This page deals with CSX throughout Western Mass and New York
State. It is my hope to keep updated info on CSX operations in Mass
(Boston Line) with foreign power sightings, AC powered units, latest news,
maps and other helpful info for the railfan wishing to visit or just be informed
about whats happening with CSX in New England.
CSX operates 20-22 trains
daily with TOFC/COFC and mixed freight. Two Amtraks trains, 448/449 operate
daily along with Ballast extras and lite power moves.
For those wishing to catch some of the
TOFC/COFC/Stack trains that operate over this line, CSX trains Q113, Q114,
Q115, Q116, Q117, Q119 handling stacks with the Q116 and Q119 your best
bets during daylight.
CR's old workhorses of the B&A the C30-7A's
once ruled the hill but all have been either retired or sold
The SD80 MACS which also handled alot of
the traffic still make some appearances but for the most part
they operate systemwide with the exception to several pairs assigned
to the coal drags between Cumberland, MD and Benning, Md.
As of late
August, 2000 CSX mangement had decided to assign 40+ GE AC 6000 units
(600-5015) to B&A general freights operating in pairs in much the
same way Conrail operated the SD80 MACS over the hill. During the last half
of 2003 and into 2004 CSX purchased from EMD the SD70MAC's 4701-4775 with
a additional 50 #'4776-4830 to be coming online late 2004. Along with that
CSX has purchased a additional 20 SD70ACE's #'s4831-4850, delivery date as
of this writing was unknown.
A visit to the hill these days
will get you the CSX AC6000's, SD70MAC's along with pairs of x-CR C40-8's
and sometimes a SD60i, along with anything else coming in from trains
that operate from the western end of the CSX system.
If you have anything you wish to add just
drop a line to me and I will add it to the page with proper credit
Many Thanks to All.
Major Northeast Railroad
More Northeast Railroad
Updated on November 03, 2004
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"Conrail Cadillacs" courtesy of Kevin Burkholder
and J. Alex Lang
Revised B&A Schedules courtesy of the Bullsheet and
Selkirk Yard map courtesy of Mohawk & Hudson