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HD: Heavy Duty Mountain Railroading: CSX Trains at Chester, MA 4/20/12

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Published on Apr 22, 2012

The day before heading up to the Chicago Line to railfan 6000csx and I took a visit to the B&A and it was a very busy Friday morning. Enjoy!

Train 1: L012--7:48 A.M.
Selkirk, NY-Boston, MA
The former Q168 starts off the day cruising downhill with 3 DC Gevos in tow.

CSXT #5445 ES40DC
CSXT #5239 ES40DC
CSXT #5200 ES40DC

Train 2: Q422--8:02 A.M.
Selkirk, NY-Worcester, MA
Shortly after L012 cleared, Q422 came around the bend slowly before stopping. He then throttled up and moved forward another quarter mile causing us to move to the other side of the tracks for Q019.

CSXT #593 AC44CW
CSXT #584 AC44CW

Train 3: Q019--8:58 A.M.
Boston, MA-Chicago, IL (Bedford Park)
We could hear these GEs throttling up miles away ascending Washington Hill.

CSXT #5236 ES40DC
CSXT #7555 C40-8
CSXT #632 AC60CW

Train 4: Q022--9:03 A.M.
Columbus, OH-Worcester, MA
Q022 is next, catching us off guard as we were walking back to the other side of the tracks, as Q422 had departed.

CSXT #5213 ES40DC
CSXT #344 AC44CW
CSXT #547 AC44CW

Train 5: Q293--10:14 A.M.
Framingham, MA-Selkirk, NY
The westbound autorack on this line is through next with the W. Thomas Rice Special trailing.

CSXT #564 AC44CW
CSXT #5107 AC44CW "W. Thomas Rice Special"

Train 6: Q425--11:01 A.M.
West Springfield, MA-Selkirk, NY
Our last train of the day is Q425 whining up the hill with 4 AC44s and one GP40 bound for the yard.

CSXT #5115 AC44CW
CSXT #570 AC44CW
CSXT #5106 AC44CW
CSXT #5119 AC44CW
CSXT #6220 GP40-2

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