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Chili Junction 2015
 
« on: Mar 5th, 2015, 8:09pm »
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My return to Chili Junction was sooner than expected this year. Owing to poor road conditions (especially for parking), I did not venture out to see Norfolk Southern as I usually do in February. However, it was possibly to safely park at Chili Junction late last month, so that began my photo shoots at the Attridge Road crossing.  
 
The very first sighting was a westbound CSX auto rack train, with a trailing leased locomotive.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sunday 2/22/2015 in Riga, NY.


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Re: Chili Junction 2015
 
« Reply #1 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 8:11pm »
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The next sighting was a westbound CSX mixed freight with 4 widecabs for power.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sunday 2/22/2015 in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #2 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 8:13pm »
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The 3rd sighting was a westbound CSX intermodal. Note the snow caked on the pilot and nose o the lead unit.  
 

 
 
 

 
Both photos in this post were taken by me Sunday 2/22/2015 in Riga, NY.  
 
 
 


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« Reply #3 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 8:16pm »
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I didn't catch the tail end of the previous train because a fellow chaser had informed me this eastbound ethanol train with a KCS leader was passing through the area.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sunday 2/22/2015 in Riga, NY. I had seen KCS units before, but this was my 1st opportunity to actually photograph one.


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« Reply #4 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 8:22pm »
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This eastbound oil train sported a pair of matching BNSF units and went down the West Shore Sub.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 2/22/2015 in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #5 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 8:25pm »
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The next eastbound oil train also had BNSF units but they were mismatched. It too went down the West Shore Sub.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sunday 2/22/22015 in Riga, NY at  the Attridge Road crossing.  
 
 
 


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« Reply #6 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 8:30pm »
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Rounding out this outing was Amtrak's eastbound Lake Shore Limited, which was running about an hour late.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sunday 2/22/2015 in Riga, NY. I really enjoyed returning to Chili Jct and hope you do, too. With a little luck, I should return to the Attridge Road crossing at least two more times this month.  
 


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« Reply #7 on: Mar 7th, 2015, 8:51am »
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Nice set of photos!  
 
Still very strange looking to the west and not seeing the signal-bridge there...
 
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 8th, 2015, 9:01pm »
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Thanx, Charlie. I agree- it was very strange to not see the old signal bridges at MP 382. It will take a while for us to get used to the new signals.

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 9th, 2015, 7:18pm »
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Great mismatch of power, I thought down in GA we were the only ones getting the weird stuff...  
 
Interesting the Lake Shore Limited is running baggage cars on both ends. Never noticed that before, even from having lived up there.


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« Reply #10 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:18pm »
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I think CSX uses whatever power they can out on a train, which makes for soem interesting lash-ups, I saw it again last weekend.  
 
This is an MOW contractor picking up ties along the ROW at MP 382:
 

 
The first train I saw had a mismatched set of locos. This is an eastbound CSX intermodal:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 3/13/2015 in Riga, NY at the Attridge Road crossing.


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« Reply #11 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:20pm »
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The MOW contractor departs MP 382:
 

 
The next CSX train was also an eastbound intermodal:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 3/13/2015 in Riga, NY.  


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« Reply #12 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:22pm »
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The 3rd CSX sighting was a westbound auto rack train:  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me at the Attridge Road crossing in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #13 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:25pm »
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The 4th CSX train of the afternoon was a westbound interomodal:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 3/13/2015 at MP 382 in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #14 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:27pm »
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The 5th CSX train was a westbound local:  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 3/13/2015 in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #15 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:29pm »
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The 6th CSX train was also a westbound intemrodal:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 3/13/2015 in Riga, NY at the Attridge Road crossing.


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« Reply #16 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:31pm »
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Amtrak's westbound Empire Service rounded out the evening:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 3/13/2015 in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #17 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:35pm »
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The weather was much gloomier the following day- a steady drizzle was falling at the time of my arrival.  
 
The first sighting was a westbound CSX intermodal, with power running elephant style.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sat 3/14/2015 at the Attridge Road crossing in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #18 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:37pm »
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The next CSX intermodal was also westbound, with a standard cab EMD trailing:  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sat 3/14/2015 in Riga, NY.  
 
 
 
 
 
 


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« Reply #19 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 12:40pm »
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My final CSX train of the evening (and winter 2014-2015) was an eastbound CSX train, with a leased unit leading:
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
it went down the West Shore Sub:
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sat 3/14/2015 in Riga, NY. The drizzle had turned to moderate rain by this point. Visibility was fading, so I left.


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