The world of trains according to David Graham
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Taiwan bullet train
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Cajon Pass, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco, CA
Today's random implausible lashup:
NS 9109-CSXT 8864-MNCR 2018-GOT 605-BNSF 6890-CN 4102-CP 9720-UP 5356-BNSF 341
Top photos from January 7th, 2006
January 7th, 2006
Laura and I drove down to St. Catherines to meet up with Brian and explore the CSX and NS mains South/West of Buffalo. We caught 23 trains of various descriptions and went home happy as clams with 511 pictures and 21 videos.
Angola, New York
(map) In the township of Evans, New York are the towns of Angola and Derby where the CSX Chicago line parallels a somewhat quieter NS track between nearby Buffalo, NY and Chicago, IL. A great spot for shooting both of these is at Sturgeon Point Road, with plenty of warning from talking defect detectors, CTC signals and headlights.
CSXT #Q150 crosses Sturgeon Point road with two BNSF units to start the day.
A CSX westbound heads through with two UP units.
CSXT #Q640 and #Q273 meet in front of us with the second train of course being on the further track. 640 had 3 CSX units and 273 had a CSX and an NS.
CSXT #Q114 passes with a UP and a CSX unit.
CSXT #Q351 passes with 2 UP SD70ACes and another UP unit.
A unit CSX coal train heads west.
CSXT #Q117 leaves Buffalo with 2 derated AC6000s.
CSXT #Q140 passes through downtown Angola just as we finish lunch. No other trains passed as we ate nearby.
CSXT #Q115 heads out of Buffalo with 2 SD70MACs.
A CSX eastbound passes with 7 units including one rental and a CSX GEVO.
CSXT #Q363 passes westbound with another CSX GEVO while NS #309 heads the same direction across the way.
CSXT #Q386 comes to a full stop in front of us before proceeding.
CSXT #Q109 passes with another long string of intermodal.
CSXT #Q378 passes with FURX 3011 leading, formerly CP 5505.
CSXT #Q120 creeps up behind #Q378, block on block.
CSXT #L274 passes block-on-block with the two previous trains.
Lackawanna, New York
(map) Lackawanna is immediately south of Buffalo and hosts Buffalo and Pittsburgh, Buffalo Southern, NS, and CSX tracks.
CSX sends us another intermodal train as the light begins to fail.
A still-primered C40-9W unit leads an NS eastbound a little ways off in the distance.
The BPRR switches around Lackawanna.
A CSX unit coal train heads into Buffalo.
A CSX primered GEVO leads an eastbound toward Buffalo.