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Dates:1/1/2018 - 12/9/2018
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CSX Derailment Cleanup (1)
Title:  CSX Derailment Cleanup (1)
Description:  In the early morning of January 1, 2018 a Q277 train with some intermodal freight was being shoved eastward on Track 1 when a rail broke/separated in the cold weather, causing some cars to derail into a stopped coal train on Track 2, that had CSX 5105 leading. There were no injuries. The cleanup was handled by crews and equipment from Hulcher, RJ Corman, and CSX.
Photo Date:  1/1/2018  Upload Date: 1/4/2018 11:24:33 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Winter,Wreck,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5105(AC44CW)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
CSX Derailment Cleanup (1)
Title:  CSX Derailment Cleanup (1)
Description:  In the early morning of January 1, 2018 a Q277 train with some intermodal freight was being shoved eastward on Track 1 when a rail broke/separated in the cold weather, causing some cars to derail into a stopped coal train on Track 2, that had CSX 5105 leading. There were no injuries. The cleanup was handled by crews and equipment from Hulcher, RJ Corman, and CSX.
Photo Date:  1/1/2018  Upload Date: 1/4/2018 11:28:34 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Winter,Wreck,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5105(AC44CW)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
CSX Derailment Cleanup (3)
Title:  CSX Derailment Cleanup (3)
Description:  In the early morning of January 1, 2018 a Q277 train with some intermodal freight was being shoved eastward on Track 1 when a rail broke/separated in the cold weather, causing some cars to derail into a stopped coal train on Track 2, that had CSX 5105 leading. There were no injuries. The cleanup was handled by crews and equipment from Hulcher, RJ Corman, and CSX.
Photo Date:  1/1/2018  Upload Date: 1/4/2018 11:30:26 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Winter,Wreck,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5105(AC44CW)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
CSX Derailment Cleanup (4)
Title:  CSX Derailment Cleanup (4)
Description:  In the early morning of January 1, 2018 a Q277 train with some intermodal freight was being shoved eastward on Track 1 when a rail broke/separated in the cold weather, causing some cars to derail into a stopped coal train on Track 2, that had CSX 5105 leading. There were no injuries. The cleanup was handled by crews and equipment from Hulcher, RJ Corman, and CSX.
Photo Date:  1/1/2018  Upload Date: 1/4/2018 11:31:52 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Winter,Wreck,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  302   Comments: 0
CSX TBH201508
Title:  CSX TBH201508
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/4/2018  Upload Date: 3/24/2018 10:51:09 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives: 
Views:  183   Comments: 0
BNSF 7389 (2)
Title:  BNSF 7389 (2)
Description:  Mixed freight train S370 is on Track 2 waiting to head east out of Connellsville.
Photo Date:  3/11/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 6:25:08 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  BNSF 7389(ES44DC)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
CREX 1338 passing BNSF 7389
Title:  CREX 1338 passing BNSF 7389
Description:  Q216 with containers and autoracks is passing an S370 freight train that has received a new crew and is waiting to head east out of Connellsville.
Photo Date:  3/11/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 6:09:00 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CREX 1338(ES44AC) BNSF 7389(ES44DC)
Views:  446   Comments: 0
BNSF 7389 (1)
Title:  BNSF 7389 (1)
Description:  Mixed freight train S370 is at rest on Track 2 while waiting for a new crew in Connellsville. The morning looked beautiful but it was cold, being only March.
Photo Date:  3/11/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 6:00:19 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge
Locomotives:  BNSF 7389(ES44DC)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
CEFX 1032 and UP 5533
Title:  CEFX 1032 and UP 5533
Description:  Grain train G089 is rounding the final bend into Connellsville on a beautiful afternoon.
Photo Date:  3/11/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 6:34:20 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CEFX 1032(AC44CW) UP 5533(AC45CCTE)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
CREX 1338 and CSX 3010
Title:  CREX 1338 and CSX 3010
Description:  Q216, a train of containers on front and autoracks in the rear, is passing under the signal bridge at Sodem. An S370 train lurks in the background with a new crew.
Photo Date:  3/11/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 5:43:41 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CREX 1338(ES44AC) CSX 3010(ES44AC-H)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
CSX 2626, 2575, 6529
Title:  CSX 2626, 2575, 6529
Description:  The trio of EMD standard cabs that are currently used for the yard switching operations.
Photo Date:  3/18/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 5:03:21 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 2626(GP38-2) CSX 2575(GP38-2) CSX 6529(GP40-3)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
CSX 977 and 5277
Title:  CSX 977 and 5277
Description:  Q276 is coming into Connellsville on Track 4 which is the running track to enter the yard.
Photo Date:  3/18/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 4:56:34 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 977(ES44AC-H) CSX 5277(ES40DC)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
KCS 3961 and PRLX 245
Title:  KCS 3961 and PRLX 245
Description:  An empty ethanol train is heading west out of Connellsville after getting a new crew. The KCS SD70MAC was a beauty.
Photo Date:  3/18/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 5:12:59 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 3961(SD70MAC) PRLX 245(SD75M)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
CSX 428
Title:  CSX 428
Description:  On a mild late winter evening in Connellsville, PA, a loaded coal train has just received fuel and has turned on the lights to restart out of town.
Photo Date:  3/19/2018  Upload Date: 3/23/2018 5:08:22 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 428(AC44CW)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
CSX 90 and WE 7007
Title:  CSX 90 and WE 7007
Description:  Grain train G750 with three engines is waiting for a new crew on Track 2 while a Wheeling and Lake Erie train waits for perimission to come off the interchange.
Photo Date:  3/24/2018  Upload Date: 3/24/2018 10:10:54 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 90(AC44CW) WE 7007(SD40-2)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
CSX 296 and 3022
Title:  CSX 296 and 3022
Description:  Coal train N752 is rounding the large curve between Broadford and Connellsville on Track 1. It needs to be on this track to stop and get more fuel in Connellsville.
Photo Date:  3/25/2018  Upload Date: 3/27/2018 12:51:45 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 296(AC44CW) CSX 3022(ES44AC-H)
Views:  289   Comments: 0
CSX 754
Title:  CSX 754
Description:  A long loaded Q276 autorack train is taking it slow but still getting it done, with a single unit, at the curve east of Broadford on Track 2.
Photo Date:  3/25/2018  Upload Date: 3/27/2018 1:35:13 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 754(ES44AC-H)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
CSX 76 and 144
Title:  CSX 76 and 144
Description:  Q292 is coming east out of Broadford with a pair of AC44CW engines.
Photo Date:  3/25/2018  Upload Date: 3/27/2018 1:46:34 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 76(AC44CW) CSX 144(AC44CW)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
UP 8243, 6582, 8779
Title:  UP 8243, 6582, 8779
Description:  A G088 grain train heading into Connellsville with a trio of Union Pacific power.
Photo Date:  3/26/2018  Upload Date: 4/10/2018 10:10:31 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8243(ES44AC-H) UP 6582(AC44CW) UP 8779(SD70ACe)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
BNSF 4494 +1 more
Title:  BNSF 4494 +1 more
Description:  An empty oil train is heading west on Track 2 out of Connellsville. The end of a coal train is slowly moving on Track 1 and on Track 4 (far right) new crossties have been put down to be installed by a fleet of machines.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/10/2018 11:27:43 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4494(C44-9W)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
CSX 27 and 846
Title:  CSX 27 and 846
Description:  Loaded coal train slowing down for a crew change in Connellsville.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/10/2018 11:44:29 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 27(AC44CW) CSX 846(ES44AC-H)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
CSX 4562, 4056, 8724, 2296 (2)
Title:  CSX 4562, 4056, 8724, 2296 (2)
Description:  Q349 is westound in Broadford with an all-EMD engine lineup which is becoming rare in this era of CSX. Unfortunately word has it that the 8724 and 2296 are sold and headed to LTEX in Ohio.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 12:24:06 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4562(SD70MAC) CSX 4056(SD40-3) CSX 8724(SD60I) CSX 2296(Road Slug)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
CSX 4562, 4056, 8724, 2296 (1)
Title:  CSX 4562, 4056, 8724, 2296 (1)
Description:  Q349 is on Track 1 working a train that reaches back into the yard, while a tie gang is on Track 4 cleaning up after some crossties just got replaced.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 12:32:25 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4562(SD70MAC) CSX 4056(SD40-3) CSX 8724(SD60I) CSX 2296(Road Slug)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
CSX 49 and 3232
Title:  CSX 49 and 3232
Description:  An afternoon Q276 train rounds the bend into Connellsville. The new crossties next to Track 4 were installed later in the day.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 1:02:41 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 49(AC44CW) CSX 3232(ES44AC-H)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
CSX 60 + two more
Title:  CSX 60 + two more
Description:  A trio of AC44CW engines all in YN2 paint, on a coal train that just got refueld on Track 1 in Connellsville.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 1:14:50 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 60(AC44CW)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Track Work Season
Title:  Track Work Season
Description:  Springtime means that mainentance on tracks can begin again. A fleet of tie installation equipment is working on Track 4 in Connellsville. The old ties have already been removed and the new ones are being put in by the first machine on the right. The machines on the center track have already completed their duties and are heading back into the yard.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 4:36:44 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  178   Comments: 0
CSX MT9539
Title:  CSX MT9539
Description:  A tamper-aligner is adjusting the newly installed crossties on Track 4 while a ballast machine cleans up behind it. A coal train also sits on Track 2 waiting for a signal.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 8:56:20 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 27(AC44CW) CSX 846(ES44AC-H)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
CSX SD200002
Title:  CSX SD200002
Description:  This spike driver machine by Nordco is working on Track 4 in Connellsville as part of a tie installation gang.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 4:08:18 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  139   Comments: 0
CSX SDCO4101
Title:  CSX SDCO4101
Description:  This spike driver machine by Nordco is working on Track 4 in Connellsville as part of a tie installation gang.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 7:20:04 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  129   Comments: 0
CSX TH201702 (1)
Title:  CSX TH201702 (1)
Description:  This tie handler machine is laying down new crossties to be installed on Track 4 in Connellsville.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 4:45:34 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  111   Comments: 0
CSX TH201702 (2)
Title:  CSX TH201702 (2)
Description:  This tie handler machine is laying down new crossties to be installed on Track 4 in Connellsville.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 4:47:33 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  98   Comments: 0
CSX TH201703
Title:  CSX TH201703
Description:  This tie handler machine is laying down new crossties to be installed on Track 4 in Connellsville.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 5:04:38 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  136   Comments: 0
CSX THM201002 (1)
Title:  CSX THM201002 (1)
Description:  This John Deere 85D tie handler machine has been fitted with an electromagnet to pick up all the old plates and spikes from the tracks.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 4:23:34 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  129   Comments: 0
CSX THM201002 (1)
Title:  CSX THM201002 (1)
Description:  This John Deere 85D tie handler machine has been fitted with an electromagnet to pick up all the old plates and spikes from the tracks
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 4:25:46 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  143   Comments: 0
CSX TRW201202 (2)
Title:  CSX TRW201202 (2)
Description:  This tie remover/installer, or TRIPP machine is working on Track 4 in Connellsvillle, as part of a fleet of tie installation equipment.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 5:37:34 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  127   Comments: 0
CSX TRW 201202
Title:  CSX TRW 201202
Description:  A tie remover / installer or TRIPP machine is putting in some new crossties on Track 4 in Connellsville. These ties weigh nearly 200 pounds and the machine can pick them up like they are nothing.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/11/2018 10:41:55 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  131   Comments: 0
KCS 3973
Title:  KCS 3973
Description:  S370 has a KSC SD70MAC leading, and is stopped at Sodem in Connellsville for a few hours to wait for trains in the yard to clear up.
Photo Date:  4/15/2018  Upload Date: 4/16/2018 7:09:22 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  KCS 3973(SD70MAC)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
CSX 3133 and 5351
Title:  CSX 3133 and 5351
Description:  Q138 is slowly moving into Connellsville on Track 4 which is the yard lead.
Photo Date:  4/21/2018  Upload Date: 4/21/2018 6:54:36 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3133(ES44AC-H) CSX 5351(ES40DC)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
CSX TBH201301
Title:  CSX TBH201301
Description:  CASE 580N backhoe with Amulet railroad cribbing bucket with thumb. TBH stands for tie backhoe.
Photo Date:  4/23/2018  Upload Date: 4/25/2018 7:12:00 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  156   Comments: 0
CSX 392
Title:  CSX 392
Description:  Q277 crawls slowly out of the Connellsville Yard on Track 3 on a splendid spring afternoon.
Photo Date:  4/26/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 11:33:07 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 392(AC44CW)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
CSX 2625
Title:  CSX 2625
Description:  A single GP38-2 remains on a mixed freight train, tied down after the rest of the power was cut away from the train and went into the Connellsville Yard. CSX 2625 is former SBD / LN 4118 built in March 1973.
Photo Date:  4/27/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 11:27:09 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 2625(GP38-2)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
CSX 7657 and CP 9824 (1)
Title:  CSX 7657 and CP 9824 (1)
Description:  An eastbound autorack train crosses from Track 3 to 4 in order to enter the Connellsville CSX Yard.
Photo Date:  4/30/2018  Upload Date: 5/1/2018 1:26:56 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7657(C40-8W) CP 9824(AC44CW)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
CSX 7657 and CP 9824 (2)
Title:  CSX 7657 and CP 9824 (2)
Description:  An eastbound autorack train crosses from Track 3 to 4 in order to enter the Connellsville CSX Yard.
Photo Date:  4/30/2018  Upload Date: 5/1/2018 1:31:20 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7657(C40-8W) CP 9824(AC44CW)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
CSX 420 and 83
Title:  CSX 420 and 83
Description:  An N797 empty coal train is eastbound between Broadford and Connellsville. All of the cars were the older H350 3-bay hoppers.
Photo Date:  5/12/2018  Upload Date: 5/14/2018 12:17:45 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 420(AC44CW) CSX 83(AC44CW)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
CSX 556 and 830
Title:  CSX 556 and 830
Description:  An eastbound autorack train waits on Track 3 to head into the Connellsville Yard.
Photo Date:  5/12/2018  Upload Date: 5/13/2018 11:47:08 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 556(AC44CW) CSX 830(ES44AC-H)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
BNSF 4807, 7307 + one more
Title:  BNSF 4807, 7307 + one more
Description:  This grain train was waiting most of the day in Connellsville for a new crew on Track 2.
Photo Date:  5/16/2018  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 11:55:48 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 4807(C44-9W) BNSF 7307(ES44DC)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
CSX 906 and 514
Title:  CSX 906 and 514
Description:  Q276 coming into Connellsville from Track 2 to 3 so that it can enter the yard. The dark skies were the prelude to storms after dark.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 11:44:59 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 906(ES44AC-H) CSX 514(AC44CW)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
CSX 7747 and 7851
Title:  CSX 7747 and 7851
Description:  Q276 passing the signals at West Yough on the way to Connellsville.
Photo Date:  5/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/23/2018 10:37:29 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7747(C40-8W) CSX 7851(C40-8W)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
CSX 326 and 334
Title:  CSX 326 and 334
Description:  A pair of AC44CW engines lead Q138-27 into the Connellsville CSX Yard on Track 3.
Photo Date:  5/28/2018  Upload Date: 5/28/2018 6:18:37 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 326(AC44CW) CSX 334(AC44CW)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
CSX 7883 KCSM 4761, CSX 807, CSX 761
Title:  CSX 7883 KCSM 4761, CSX 807, CSX 761
Description:  A quartet of locomotives on a long S370 train stopped near the road crossing in downtown Connellsville, waiting for a new crew.
Photo Date:  5/29/2018  Upload Date: 5/30/2018 9:08:47 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CSX 7883(C40-8W) KCSM 4761(ES44AC) CSX 807(ES44AC-H) CSX 761(ES44AC-H)
Views:  113   Comments: 0


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