Monday, January 05, 2009

It's a new year...

(Train sightings on 1-3-09.)

and pretty cold to be trackside on this first Saturday morning of 2009. After an extended hiatus, primarily due mainly to inclement weather on Saturdays, seeing what was running didn't have much to offer. The trains seen were as follows:

NS 18G @ 8:25- had an estimated 114 cars of mixed freight would take the controlled siding and wait for NS 21M to pass. Right behind 18G's power of NS 9890 and NS 2726 was a "high and wide" load. Couldn't tell what it was, perhaps some type of transformer?

NS 21M @ 8:33- would have NS 9853, NS 9323, NS 8823 and NS 2633 as its power for this lengthy intermodal train.

CSX Q300 @ 9:05- would finish working Manville yard and depart with thirty-three cars. Motive power consisted of CSX 5010 and CSX 501.
NS 65J @ 10:00- had NS 3445 as its leader with NS 9543 taking the trash west on this 3,400 foot long train.

with the coffee running low, it was time for me to go and warm up with a fresh cup!