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Chili Junction in 2017
 
« on: Mar 27th, 2017, 8:29pm »
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The sun is back in the right position, so I returned Chili Junction this month. Even though the official start of spring was less than 2 days away, the snow on the ground reminded me that winter wouldn't give up it's grip easily.  
 
The first train was a westbound CSX intermodal, either Q0003 or Q163:
 

 
The second train was also a westbound CSX intermdoal. In this case, it was Q137:
 

 
A slide show of each train, including the going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Mar%202017/0318%20PM%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 3/18/2017 at MP 382 aka Attridge Road in Riga, NY. Both trains were on Track 1 of the Rochester Sub.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #1 on: Mar 27th, 2017, 8:41pm »
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Most of the snow had melted by the time I returned to Chili Junction a week later.
 
Westbound Amtrak 63 Mple Leaf running a little late on Track 1:
 

 
An eastbound intermodal diverts tothe West Shore, with a square cab SD40-3 as trailing power:
 

 
CSX intermodal Q019 westbound on Track 1:
 

 
CSX intermodal Q0003 westbound on Track 1:
 

 
Eastbound CSX tank train K138, with BSNF power:
 

 
The tail end of K138 after diverting tothe West Shore:
 

 
CSX mixed freight Q263 heading west on Track 1, with an SD70M leading:
 

 
Fellow rf.net member Ken G joined me trackisde:
 

 
Westbound Amtrak 281 Empire Service on time and on Track 1:
 

 
Eastbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 2, which diverted to the West Shore Sub east of the Attridge Road corssing:
 

 
A slide show of all 7 trains, including the going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Mar%202017/0325%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 3/25/2017 at MP 382 in Riga, NY. All trains were on the Rochester Sub, unless otherwise noted. This year is off to a good start at the Attridge Road crossing! I look forward to going back a couple of times next month.  


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #2 on: Apr 26th, 2017, 7:49pm »
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I made two visits to Chili Junction this month. The visit was short- just a little over 2 hours.    
 
CSX Q019 westbound on Track 1:
 

 
Eastbound auto rack diverting from Track 2 to the West Shore Sub:
 

 
CSX Q003 westbound on Track 1:
 

 
Another eastbound auto rack freight on Track 2 (which would also divert to the West Shore Sub):
 

 
A complete slide show of all 4 trains:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0408%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 4/8/2017 at MP 382 aka Attridge Road in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #3 on: Apr 26th, 2017, 7:58pm »
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CSX put on quite te show 2 weeks later. I saw 10 of the ir trains in 3 /12 hours, as well as Amtrak.  
 
CSX Q019 westbound on Track 1:
 

 
An SD40-2 led the easrtbound CSX manifest freight on rack 2, which was headed for Goodman Street yard:
 

 
This eastbound CSX hopper train on track 2 may have been W212.  
 

 
Eastbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 2:
 

 
It was diverted to the West Shore Sub:
 
 
 
Westbound intermodal on Track 1:
 

 
All photos int his post were taken by me Saturday 4/22/2017 at MP 382 aka Attridge Road in Riga, NY.  


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #4 on: Apr 26th, 2017, 8:08pm »
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This westbound CSX intermodal arrived on Track 2:
 

 
..and crossed over to Track 1 west of Attridge Road:
 

 
Westbound auto rack freight on Track 1:
 

 
nad had a newish P&W auto rack:
 

 
Westbound Amtrak 281 Empire Service on Track 1:
 

 
...which met an eastbound CSX freight west of Attridge RoOad:
 

 
the eastbound CSX frieght was Q262.. which had an impressive 6 locomotives up front and diverted to the West Shore Sub:  
 

 
Eastbound CSX intermodal on Track 2, crossing Attridge Road:  
 

 
CSX "Spirit of West Springfield" leading Q022 on Track 2:
 
 
 
CSX q022 heading down the West Shore Sub:
 

 
A complete slide show of all 11 trains, including diversions and going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0422%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 4/22/2017 at MP 382 in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #5 on: May 9th, 2017, 8:12pm »
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Rain could not deter me from going out to the Attridge Road crossing last weekend. CSXp put on another good show.
 
Eastbound CSX garbage train Q710 on Track 2:
 

 
Note the square cab SD40-3 trailing on this eastbopund CSX auto rack frieght:
 

 
Westbound CSX intermodal on Track 1:
 

 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 1:
 

 
Eastbound CSX tank train on Track 2, with UP power:
 

 
As that train diverted to the West Shore, I noticed the Con Agra hopper acting as a buffer:
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 5/6/2017 at Chili Junction in Riga, NY.  


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #6 on: May 9th, 2017, 8:20pm »
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Amtrak's westbound 281 Empire Service on Track 1:
 

 
Westbound CSX manifest freight on Track 1:
 
 
 
Eastbound CSX intermodal on track 2:
 

 
As the eastbound approached, westbound CSX refrigerator train L091 arrived on Track 2:
 

 
Passing like ships in the night:
 

 
The eastbound CSX intermodal was also diverted down the West Shore Sub:
 

 
A complete look at all 9 trains in the rain,including the going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/May%202017/0506%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this link and the post were taken by me Saturday 5/62017 at the Attridge Road crossing in Riga, NY. All trains were on the Rochester Sub unless otherwise noted.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #7 on: May 24th, 2017, 8:25pm »
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The following week had much better weather.
 
Westbound CSX manifest freight on Track 1:
 

 
Eastbound CSX intermodal diverting from Track 2 to the West Shore Sub:
 

 
As it cleared, Amtrak arrived!  
 

 
Westbound Amtrak 281 Empire Service on Track 1:
 

 
Westbound auto rack freight on Track 1:
 

 
Eastbound intermodal on Track 2:
 

 
...which also diverted to the West Shore Sub:
 
 
 
Westbound CSX refrigerator train L091 on track 1, with UP power:
 

 
A slide show of all 6 trains:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/May%202017/0513%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 5/13/2017 at Chili Junction in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #8 on: May 24th, 2017, 8:43pm »
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The following week was even better, with several friends (including own Scottychaos) joining me trackside.
 
Westbound CSX intermodal on Track 1:
 

 
Westbound CSX tank train K119 on Track 1:
 
 
 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 1, with just a single widecab for power:
 

 
Eastbound CSX intermodal Q158 diverting from Track 2 to the West Shore Sub:
 

 
The next westbound CSX auto freight had 2 locos for power:
 

 
Eastbound CSX manifest freight on Track 2:
 

 
...which had a new concave tank car design:
 

 
...and down the West Shore Sub, too:
 

 
Westbound Amtrak 281 Empire Service on track 1:
 

 
Westbound CSX manifest freight on Track 1:
 

 
 
 

 
Slide show of all 8 trains:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/May%202017/0520%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 5/20/2017 at the Attridge Road crossing in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #9 on: Jun 7th, 2017, 7:48pm »
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This month start off well. I stayed until sunset, which was a first this year.  
 
Eastbound CSX mixed freight on Track 1, led by a square cab SD40-3:
 

 
Eastbound auto rack freight on Track 1:
 

 
The SD70MAC leading CSX eastward had a distinctive, high pitched horn:
 

 
A westbound CSX intermodal came off the West Shore Sub, as Q710 passed:
 

 
A pair of UP units led this CSX tank train eastbound on Track 1:
 

 
Rsinig moon over the eastbound tank train:
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 6/3/0217 at Chili Junction/Attridge Road/MP 382 in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #10 on: Jun 7th, 2017, 7:58pm »
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Amtrak 281 Empire Service westbound on Track 2:
 

 
Eastbound CSX intermoda lon Track 1:
 

 
Westbound CSX intermodal on Track 2, led by just 1 of 3 active AC6600CWs left on the roster:
 

 
Eastbound CSX mixed freight on Track 1:
 

 
As the eastbound mixed freight cleared on Track 1, a surprise westbound appeared on Track 2:
 

 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 2:
 

 
Westbound Amtrak 283 Empire Service on Track 2 shortly beofre sunset:
 

 
A complete slide show of 11 trains:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0603%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 6/3/2017 at Chili Junction/Attridge Road/MP 382 in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #11 on: Jun 15th, 2017, 8:10pm »
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My stay at MP 382 was a little shorter the following week, but it was interesting.
 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 2:
 

 
Westbound CSX work train on Track 2, powered by a slug (leading) and a GP40-2:
 

 
Amtrak 281 Empire Service westbound on Track 1:
 

 
Westbound CSX intermodal  on Track 2:
 

 
Eastbound CSX intermodal on Track 1:
 

 
A westbound CSX mixed freight stops at west end of the West Shore Sub:
 

 
It was waiting for both of these CSX freights to pass!
 

 
After those trains passed, the westbound CSX mixed freight came off the West Shore Sub and entered Track 2:
 
 
 
For a complete look at all 8 trains (including the going away shots), please visit this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0610%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 6/10/2017 in Owego, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #12 on: Jun 19th, 2017, 8:10pm »
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The 3rd weekend of June was interesting.
 
Running slightly late, Amtrak 63 Maple Leaf westbound on Track 2:
 

 
CSX Q211 westbound in Track 1:
 

 
Q211 nrmally handles salt only, but this trip had some coal hoppers on the ned of the train:
 

 
CSX Q710 passing the signals west of Attridge Road on Track 2:
 

 
Q710 is usually just garbage empties, but I noticed a lone gondola in the consist as the train headed down the West Shore Sub:
 

 
Westbound CSX intermodal Q161 on Track 1:
 

 
Eastbound CSX auto rack freight with NS power on Track 2:
 

 
This train walso diverted to the West Shore Sub:
 

 
Westbound CSX tank train Q637 with 2 UP and 2 CP units:
 

 
Westbound CSX hi-rail MOW truck crossing Attridge ROad on Track 2:
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 6/17/2017 in Riga, NY.
 


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #13 on: Jun 19th, 2017, 8:16pm »
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Westbound CSX intermodal on Track 1:
 

 
Amtrak 281 Empire Service westbound on Track 1:
 

 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight, led by a YN2 widecab on Track 1:
 

 
The same MOW truck seen earlier, heading down the West Shore Sub on heat patrol:
 

 
Westbound CSX mixed freight on Track 2, heading nit othe late day sun:
 

 
For all full look at the afternoon/early evening action, please visit this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0617%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 6/17/2017 at Chili Junction aka Attridge Road in Riga, NY.  
 


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #14 on: Jul 13th, 2017, 7:57pm »
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I started off July by visiting Chili Junction on a Monday for the first time. I was at the Attridge Road crossing from 4:45 PM to 9 PM, with all 4 trains arrivng there between 7 and 8:30 P.M.
 
Westbound CSX auto rack freight coming off the West Shroe Sub:
 

 
Eastbound CSX auto rack freight on Track 1:
 

 
CSX Q264 on Track 1:
 

 
Amtrak 283 Empire Service on Track 2:
 

 
For a deeper look at all 4 trains, including the "going away" shots, please visit this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/July%202017/0703%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and were taken by me Monday 7/3/2017 in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction in 2017
 
« Reply #15 on: Jul 13th, 2017, 8:17pm »
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I returned 5 days later, and traffic level seems to have bounced back from the Independence Day lull.  
 
CSX Q711 (on Track1) meets an eastbound CSX intermodal on Track 2:
 

 
The tail end of the intermodal heading east on the West Shore Sub:
 

 
Westbound CSX tank train K637 with CP units as 2/3 of the power:  
 

 
Westbound CSX intermodal on Track 2:
 

 
2nd westbound CSX intermodal on Track 2:
 

 
Westbound Amtrak 281 Empire Service on Track 2:
 

 
CSX Q211 on Track 2:
 

 
Eastbound CSX intermodal entering the West Shore Sub:
 

 
CSX Q366 on Track 2 (shortly before entering the West Shore Sub):
 

 
For a deeper look at all 9 trains, please visit this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/July%202017/0708%20Riga%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 7/8/2017 at Chili Jct/Attridge Road in Riga, NY. All trains are on the Rochester Sub unless otherwise noted.


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