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By:Ian Martin
Dates:2/18/2006 - 3/18/2006
Album Info:Three very cold trips to the B&A in early 2006, when GEVOs were still a novelty
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First Train of the Day
Title:  First Train of the Day
Description:  An eastbound intermodal train (probably Q174) rounds the curve at QB 101 to start the day.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:16 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5110(AC44CW)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
CSX 5110
Title:  CSX 5110
Description:  CSX 5110 leads the train over Bridge Street. CSX 352 trails.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:23 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5110(AC44CW)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
Before the Storm
Title:  Before the Storm
Description:  Following the first train by about 20 minutes, a second van train (most likely Q168) comes through the double crossings with a snow squall not far behind.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:24 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 693(AC60CW)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
Passing the Depot
Title:  Passing the Depot
Description:  The train passes the former West Springfield Depot, now a Baptist Church, with CSX 693 and 578 on the point.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:29 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 693(AC60CW)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Snow Squall
Title:  Snow Squall
Description:  Not long after the second van train passed it began to snow, and by the time of Q264-17's arrival at 9:15am the snow squall was at it's height.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:30 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
Q264-17 (2)
Title:  Q264-17 (2)
Description:  CSX 675 and 8835 motor through the Bridge Street crossings with Q264-17 in tow.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:31 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 675(AC60CW)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Q264-17 (3)
Title:  Q264-17 (3)
Description:  CSX 8835 trails on todays Q264
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:31 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 8835(SD40-2)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
Q283 (1)
Title:  Q283 (1)
Description:  Between snow squalls, Q283 comes roaring uphill past the "Becket" Defect Detector
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:32 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
Q283 (2)
Title:  Q283 (2)
Description:  Q283 kicks up freshly fallen snow as it makes good time up Washington Hill.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:32 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 8776(SD60M)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Q283 (3)
Title:  Q283 (3)
Description:  CSX 8776, UP 4719 and UP 4165 lead Q283 over Ballou's Crossing at 10:44. The Becket Detctor pegged him at 230 axles (53 cars) and 37 mph.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:33 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 8776(SD60M)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
Q116 (1)
Title:  Q116 (1)
Description:  Twin AC60s lead a late running eastbound (probably Q116) toward Ballou's Crossing through biting cold.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:34 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 629(AC60CW)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
Q116 (2)
Title:  Q116 (2)
Description:  CSX 629 and 687 lead a late Q116 over Depot Brook at 11:30.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:34 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 629(AC60CW)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Going Away
Title:  Going Away
Description:  We set up at downtown Hinsdale for a Q426 that we had heard on the scanner, but at the last minute my camera failed due to a false "low battery" indication. I was only able to get it going again in time for a going-away shot.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:35 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6083(SD40M-3)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
Quick Catch
Title:  Quick Catch
Description:  We barely caught up to Q426 in time to get this grab shot at "Cat Lady Crossing" (QB 137.7).
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:36 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5236(ES44DC)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Quick Shot (2)
Title:  Quick Shot (2)
Description:  Q426 roars by us and into the Washington Cut. Unfortunately, the clouds did not cooperate with us.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:36 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5236(ES44DC) HLCX 6083(SD40M-3)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
Q426
Title:  Q426
Description:  We got to Ballou's Crossing just in time to hear Q426 blowing for the crossing with CSX 5236 (A "good catch" as GEVOs were still novelties at this point) and HLCX 6083. The detector gave him 400 axles (95 cars + a 3-pack well car) and 20 mph.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:37 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5236(ES44DC) HLCX 6083(SD40M-3)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
K211 (1)
Title:  K211 (1)
Description:  Westbound K211 (West Springfield-Rochester garbage) comes up the grade at 1:50. This was the only time I ever saw this train run, as shortly after this Q293 started handling the trash in Springfield.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:37 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  80   Comments: 0
K211 (2)
Title:  K211 (2)
Description:  K211 coming uphill with another GEVO on the head end.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:38 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5207(ES44DC)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
K211 (3)
Title:  K211 (3)
Description:  K211 coming up to Ballou's Crossing. According to the Becket Detector he had 260 axles (62 cars) and was doing all of 13 mph up Washington Hill.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:38 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5207(ES44DC)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
K211 (4)
Title:  K211 (4)
Description:  CSX 7915 trails on K211 as it heads uphill.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 2:43:39 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 7915(C40-8W)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
NECR (1)
Title:  NECR (1)
Description:  A pair of NECR GP38s back across the CSX diamond.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:17 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NECR 3853(GP38) NECR 3857(GP38AC)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
NECR (2)
Title:  NECR (2)
Description:  Backing into the NECR Yard
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:18 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  NECR 3857(GP38AC)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
Q168 (1)
Title:  Q168 (1)
Description:  Just after we left the station, Q168 called out the Palmer signal. Taken from the back lot of an industry along Route 20; CSX 4787 is the trailing unit.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:18 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4785(SD70MAC)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Q168 (2)
Title:  Q168 (2)
Description:  Q168 pulled to a stop at CP-79 to wait for Q283, but was eventually let out without meeting anything.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:19 PM
Location:  Brimfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  127   Comments: 0
Eastbound
Title:  Eastbound
Description:  Another eastbound van train, this one most likely Q174, rounds the curve along Route 67 in West Warren with CSX 564 and 668 leading.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:19 PM
Location:  West Warren, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 564(AC44CW)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Q116 (1)
Title:  Q116 (1)
Description:  Q116 appears while NECR waits north of the diamond and Q283 holds the main.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:20 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  76   Comments: 0
Q116 (2)
Title:  Q116 (2)
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:25 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5103(AC44CW)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
Q116 (3)
Title:  Q116 (3)
Description:  Q116 takes the controlled siding in Palmer with CSX 5103 and 5122 on the point.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:31 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5103(AC44CW)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
Q116 & Q283
Title:  Q116 & Q283
Description:  Q116 rolls east past Q283
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:32 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5103(AC44CW) CSX 5122(AC44CW) CSX 5213(ES44DC)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
NECR (3)
Title:  NECR (3)
Description:  Following Q116's passage, NECR proceeds across the diamond.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:32 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  NECR 3853(GP38)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Q283 heads west
Title:  Q283 heads west
Description:  Q283, with a wonderfully off-balance nose logo, heads west with CSX 5213 and 9043.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:33 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5213(ES44DC)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
Entering the Main
Title:  Entering the Main
Description:  Q283 smokes it up in the bone-chilling cold.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:34 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5213(ES44DC)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
Over the Diamond
Title:  Over the Diamond
Description:  Q283 crosses the NECR main with 9043 still smoking away.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 6:46:34 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5213(ES44DC) CSX 9043(C40-9W)
Views:  239   Comments: 0
Q168 (1)
Title:  Q168 (1)
Description:  Q168 rolls through the Bridge Street crossings on a chilly March morning.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:48 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5120(AC44CW)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
Q168 (2)
Title:  Q168 (2)
Description:  CSX 5120 and 5102 lead Q168 eastward past the former B&A depot in West Springfield.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:48 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5120(AC44CW) CSX 5102(AC44CW)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
Coming out of the Yard
Title:  Coming out of the Yard
Description:  Q293 pulls a cut of construction debris cars out of the yard.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:49 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 632(AC60CW)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
CSX 632
Title:  CSX 632
Description:  CSX 632 and 7524 on today's Q293.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:50 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 632(AC60CW)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Q283 (1)
Title:  Q283 (1)
Description:  Q283 blasting uphill past the "Becket" Detector with 192 axles (43 cars) at 41 mph.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:50 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
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Views:  86   Comments: 0
Q283 (2)
Title:  Q283 (2)
Description:  A patched-up ex-Conrail SD40-2 comes up on Ballou's Crossing.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:51 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8843(SD40-2)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
Q283 (3)
Title:  Q283 (3)
Description:  CSX 8843, 6232, 8831, and 7309 power today's Q283.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:52 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8843(SD40-2)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
Q426 (1)
Title:  Q426 (1)
Description:  Q426 motors along a flat stretch of track between MP 138 and the west end of Washington Cut.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:52 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
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Views:  84   Comments: 0
Q426 (2)
Title:  Q426 (2)
Description:  The last SD70MAC leads todays Q426 at MP 137.7
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:53 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4830(SD70MAC)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
Q426 (3)
Title:  Q426 (3)
Description:  CSX 4830 and 4739 are in command of Q426 as it begins its descent of Washington Hill.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:53 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4830(SD70MAC) CSX 4739(SD70MAC)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
Q293 (1)
Title:  Q293 (1)
Description:  Q293 pounding uphill out of Washington Cut
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:54 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
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Views:  64   Comments: 0
Q293 (2)
Title:  Q293 (2)
Description:  Q293 crests the east slope of Washington Hill as it exits the cut at "Cat Lady Crossing."
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:54 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 632(AC60CW)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
Q293 (3)
Title:  Q293 (3)
Description:  Q293 about to meet Q264
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:55 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 632(AC60CW) CSX 7524(C40-8)
Views:  258   Comments: 0
Rolling Meet!
Title:  Rolling Meet!
Description:  Q264 glides past Q293 as it ferries new cars to East Brookfield, MA.
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:55 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6228(GP40-2) CSX 632(AC60CW) CSX 7524(C40-8)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
Moving Meet at "Cat Lady Crossing"
Title:  Moving Meet at "Cat Lady Crossing"
Description:  Q264 comes by with a nice mix of power
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:56 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6228(GP40-2) FURX 3030(SD40-2) CSX 7504(C40-8)
Views:  405   Comments: 0
FURX 3030
Title:  FURX 3030
Description:  Furbie on today's Q264
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:56 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FURX 3030(SD40-2)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
Moving Meet at "Cat Lady Crossing"
Title:  Moving Meet at "Cat Lady Crossing"
Description:  Q264 heads downhill
Photo Date:  3/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/23/2008 8:20:57 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6228(GP40-2) FURX 3030(SD40-2) CSX 7504(C40-8)
Views:  297   Comments: 0


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