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By:Ian Martin
Dates:2/19/2005 - 11/25/2005
Album Info:My first year railfanning the B&A.
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CSX 482238
Title:  CSX 482238
Description:  A gondola rests in freshly fallen snow on an otherwise quiet day on the CSX Berkshire Sub.
Photo Date:  3/12/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:21 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  186   Comments: 1
Amtrak 145 at Springfield Union
Title:  Amtrak 145 at Springfield Union
Description:  Amtrak train 145 to Washington awaits its 9am departure from Springfield with Amtrak 74 at the helm today.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:16 PM
Location:  Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  AMTK 74(P42DC)
Views:  327   Comments: 0
B730/Q424 (1)
Title:  B730/Q424 (1)
Description:  Q424 had outlawed in Pittsfield and B730 had been sent from West Springfield to rescue him. He finally makes way down through Chester after meeting P449 and Q421 at about 15:50.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:17 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6230(GP40-2)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
B730/Q424 (2)
Title:  B730/Q424 (2)
Description:  B730 under the Old State Rd. overhead with about 105 cars in tow.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:17 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6230(GP40-2) CSX 6245(GP40-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
B730/Q424 (3)
Title:  B730/Q424 (3)
Description:  B730/Q424 finally gets going again and soars over Union Ave. at about 16:35. Kudos to the friendly crew.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:18 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6230(GP40-2) CSX 6245(GP40-2)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
B730/Q424 (4)
Title:  B730/Q424 (4)
Description:  Ex-Conrail SD50 8661 rolls over Union Ave.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:18 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8661(SD50) CSX 7338(C40-8W)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
B730/Q424 (5)
Title:  B730/Q424 (5)
Description:  We catch up with B730/Q424 one last time as he arrives at West Springfield at 16:50.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:20 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6230(GP40-2) CSX 6245(GP40-2) CSX 4722(SD70MAC)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
P448-26
Title:  P448-26
Description:  P448 comes east at 16:26 running about an hour late as B730/Q424 continues its setout in Westfield.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:21 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 80(P42DC)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
P449-26
Title:  P449-26
Description:  The westbound Lake Shore Limited Boston train comes under the Old State Rd. overhead at 15:23.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:22 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  AMTK 196(P42DC)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Q116-25
Title:  Q116-25
Description:  Q116 is right on Q174's tail at about 11:45 with an ex-Con leading the way.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:23 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7328(C40-8W)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
CSX 7328
Title:  CSX 7328
Description:  Q116 sails east with 7328/4753/4782 and about 60 cars.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:24 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7328(C40-8W) CSX 4753(SD70MAC) CSX 4782(SD70MAC)
Views:  440   Comments: 0
Q174-24
Title:  Q174-24
Description:  Q174 was next at about 11:40 with a logo-less CSX 4714 leading foreign power and about 15 cars.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:25 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4714(SD70MAC)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
Q174-24
Title:  Q174-24
Description:  Two Union Pacific SD70MACs trail on today's Q174.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:25 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5210(SD70M) UP 4098(SD70M)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
Q283-26
Title:  Q283-26
Description:  After driving around Russell for much of the morning, we finally get a train in the form of Q283 beginning its assault on Washington Hill at 11:21.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:26 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 576(AC44CW)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Q283-26
Title:  Q283-26
Description:  Q283 comes by the restored depot with CSX 576 and 698 leading the way.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:27 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 576(AC44CW) CSX 698(AC60CW)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
Q421-26
Title:  Q421-26
Description:  Q421 is already digging in to the grade as he follows P449 west at 15:43.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:27 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4784(SD70MAC)
Views:  326   Comments: 0
Q421-26
Title:  Q421-26
Description:  Q421 rolls under the Old State Rd. overhead. CSX 4784, another SD70AC, and about 90 cars.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:28 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4784(SD70MAC)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
Q436-26
Title:  Q436-26
Description:  Expecting eastbounds, we drove down to Huntington to set up at the curve along US-20. Q436 surprised us as we pulled up at 11:30.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:28 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 636(AC60CW)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Q436-26
Title:  Q436-26
Description:  Q436 rolls eastward with CSX 636 and ex-Conrail 7334 leading about 60 cars.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:29 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 636(AC60CW) CSX 7334(C40-8W)
Views:  365   Comments: 0
W826-26
Title:  W826-26
Description:  While B730/Q424 drops autoracks in the Springdale siding, W826 comes east at 16:20 with a lone SD40-2 and about 15 covered hoppers for Palmer.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:29 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8801(SD40-2)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
Quiet
Title:  Quiet
Description:  Almost no cars occupy the west end of CSX's West Springfield yard today as Connecticut Southern Power lays over for the weekend.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:42 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSOR 8579(B39-8E)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
CSOR 8579
Title:  CSOR 8579
Description:  The CSO power basks in the afternoon sun as B730/Q424 arrives at left.
Photo Date:  3/26/2005  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 7:03:15 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSOR 8579(B39-8E)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
CSX 8834
Title:  CSX 8834
Description:  CSX 8834, 5918, and 163 drop a large cut of autoracks in West Springfield.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:32 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8834(SD40-2) CSX 5918(B36-7) CSX 163(AC44CW)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
CSX 5918
Title:  CSX 5918
Description:  CSX 5918, a rare B36-7
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:33 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5918(B36-7)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Departing the Yard
Title:  Departing the Yard
Description:  The eastbound (Q264?) gets going at CP-99 with 4 autoracks in tow.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:33 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5918(B36-7) CSX 163(AC44CW)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
Westbound
Title:  Westbound
Description:  Q283 comes charging through Chester at 13:00.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:34 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7318(C40-8W) CSX 9023(C40-9W)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
Lots of Power
Title:  Lots of Power
Description:  Q283 was one of few trains by the Chester-On-Track festivities but it made up for that with a monster 8-unit consist of CSX 7318, 9023, 7337, 5016, 7503, 8117, 7929, and FURX 3032.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:35 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7318(C40-8W) CSX 9023(C40-9W) CSX 7337(C40-8W) CSX 5016(AC60CW)
Views:  550   Comments: 0
Trailing Units
Title:  Trailing Units
Description:  An ex-LMS unit and a furbie trail on Q283-21.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:35 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7929(C40-8W) FURX 3032(SD40-2)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
Display Engines
Title:  Display Engines
Description:  Around 13:30 the display engines finally arrive from West Springfield.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:36 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 622(AC60CW) CSX 4743(SD70MAC)
Views:  391   Comments: 0
In-cab
Title:  In-cab
Description:  CSX 4743's cab signal display. Regrettably this was the only picture I took in either unit despite touring both twice.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:36 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4743(SD70MAC)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
CSX 622
Title:  CSX 622
Description:  The second display unit.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:37 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 622(AC60CW)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Bird's Eye View
Title:  Bird's Eye View
Description:  A short helicopter tour provided this unique perspective of the Chester yard.
Photo Date:  5/21/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:37 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4743(SD70MAC)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
Q116 (1)
Title:  Q116 (1)
Description:  An eastbound van train, probably Q116, gets going after making a drop in West Springfield Yard.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:38 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 645(AC60CW)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
Q116 (2)
Title:  Q116 (2)
Description:  Q116 comes past CP-99 as it heads east.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:38 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 645(AC60CW) CSX 606(AC60CW)
Views:  360   Comments: 0
Q283-28 (1)
Title:  Q283-28 (1)
Description:  Q283-28 charges up Washington Hill at Ballou's Crossing/MP 135. The "Becket" HBD-DED is in the background.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:39 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8750(SD60I)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
Q283-28 (2)
Title:  Q283-28 (2)
Description:  Q283 over Ballou's Crossing at 11:15 with a colorful consist.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:39 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8750(SD60I) CSX 8657(SD50)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
Q283-28 (3)
Title:  Q283-28 (3)
Description:  BNSF 852 trails on today's Q283.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:40 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 852(C40-8W)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
B743
Title:  B743
Description:  A local, likely B743, is on the move through Washington cut at noon with two GP40-2s and several empty gondolas from Chester.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:40 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6235(GP40-2)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
X283-28 (1)
Title:  X283-28 (1)
Description:  X283 rolls through West Springfield with another colorful consist.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:41 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7318(C40-8W) HLCX 6139(SD40T-2)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
X283-28 (2)
Title:  X283-28 (2)
Description:  A former Southern Pacific tunnel motor is the 2nd unit on X283.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:41 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7318(C40-8W) HLCX 6139(SD40T-2) CSX 8603(SD50)
Views:  403   Comments: 0
X283-28 (3)
Title:  X283-28 (3)
Description:  X283 heads for the Berkshires as it rolls through West Springfield yard.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:42 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7318(C40-8W) HLCX 6139(SD40T-2) CSX 8603(SD50)
Views:  1727   Comments: 4
X283-28 (4)
Title:  X283-28 (4)
Description:  CSX 8603 trails on X283.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:42 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8603(SD50)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
CSOR 8552
Title:  CSOR 8552
Description:  CSOR power rests under turbulent skies.
Photo Date:  5/28/2005  Upload Date: 5/7/2008 4:39:32 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSOR 8552(B39-8E)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Mass Central (1)
Title:  Mass Central (1)
Description:  The first train of the day was Mass Central heading over to the CSX yard to interchange with 1703-2100-1729-960.
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 5:47:00 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MCER 1703(GP9) MCER 2100(NW5) MCER 1729(GP9)
Views:  878   Comments: 0
Mass Central (2)
Title:  Mass Central (2)
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 5:47:00 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MCER 2100(NW5) MCER 1729(GP9) MCER 960(GP20)
Views:  618   Comments: 0
CEFX 3715
Title:  CEFX 3715
Description:  CEFX 3715 sits in the NECR yard. It is probably heading to or returning from the St. Albans shop.
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 5:47:01 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 3715(SD40-2)
Views:  266   Comments: 1
CSX 606
Title:  CSX 606
Description:  An eastbound van train (could be Q116) heads into the controlled siding for a meet with K295.
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 5:47:01 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 606(AC60CW)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
CSX 606
Title:  CSX 606
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 5:47:02 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 606(AC60CW)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
Mass Central (3)
Title:  Mass Central (3)
Description:  Mass Central returns from the CSX yard with the 960 leading.
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 5:47:02 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MCER 960(GP20) MCER 1729(GP9)
Views:  435   Comments: 1
Mass Central (4)
Title:  Mass Central (4)
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 5:47:03 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MCER 960(GP20) MCER 1729(GP9) MCER 2100(NW5) MCER 1703(GP9)
Views:  850   Comments: 0


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