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By:Ian Martin
Dates:4/14/2007 - 5/5/2007
Album Info:Train action on the B&A in spring 2007.
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CSX 4621
Title:  CSX 4621
Description:  A YN1 SD40 rests in West Springfield after having arrived on a ballast train the previous day.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:43 AM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 4621(SD40)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
Ballast Train Power
Title:  Ballast Train Power
Description:  More power from the ballast train- CSX 1550 and 5859.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:44 AM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5859(B36-7) CSX 1550(GP15-1)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
Q436
Title:  Q436
Description:  Q436 eastbound through Woronoco at 8:55 with CSX 4834 and 4767.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:44 AM
Location:  Woronoco, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 4834(SD70ACe)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
Around the Bend
Title:  Around the Bend
Description:  CSX 637 and 631 are on the point of Q174 as they come through Woronoco at 9:00.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:45 AM
Location:  Woronoco, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 637(AC60CW)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
Q174
Title:  Q174
Description:  Q174 heading east at Woronoco; the abandoned Strathmore Paper mill can be seen at right.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:46 AM
Location:  Woronoco, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 631(AC60CW)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Q116
Title:  Q116
Description:  A pair of brand-new 5400s lead Q116 east at 9:05.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:46 AM
Location:  Woronoco, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5469(ES44DC)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
Shiny
Title:  Shiny
Description:  CSX 5469 and 5442 on Q116-13.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:47 AM
Location:  Woronoco, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5469(ES44DC)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Double Arches
Title:  Double Arches
Description:  The original 1841 double arch bridge at QB 128.2; still in use today.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:47 AM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  147   Comments: 0
Into the Cut
Title:  Into the Cut
Description:  Q421 is struggling upgrade as it enters Washington Cut at 11:18.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:48 AM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  82   Comments: 0
Less than a mile to go...
Title:  Less than a mile to go...
Description:  ...until Q421's head end crests the east slope of Washington Hill. CSX 5336-5221-4718 at 11:18.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:48 AM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5336(ES44DC)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
Nearing the Summit
Title:  Nearing the Summit
Description:  CSX 5336 leads Q421 under Summit Hill Rd in Washington.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:49 AM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5336(ES44DC)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
B&W
Title:  B&W
Description:  A grayscaled version of Q421 coming under Summit Hill Rd.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:49 AM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5336(ES44DC)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
Going Away
Title:  Going Away
Description:  Q421 continuing its climb up Washington Hill.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:56 AM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 4718(SD70MAC)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
Back in the Yard
Title:  Back in the Yard
Description:  The ballast train power from the morning is still at West Springfield at the end of the day.
Photo Date:  4/14/2007  Upload Date: 11/15/2008 8:53:43 AM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 8643(SD50) CSX 4621(SD40) CSX 5859(B36-7) CSX 1550(GP15-1)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
Q168
Title:  Q168
Description:  Q168 bears down on CP-109 with CSX 636 and 646 leading a short train of UPS trailers.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:35 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 636(AC60CW)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Meet
Title:  Meet
Description:  Q168 clears CP-109 as Q119 waits.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:36 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  76   Comments: 0
On the Move Again
Title:  On the Move Again
Description:  CSX 5440 leads a late-running Q119 onto single track in Westfield at 8:55
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:37 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5440(ES44DC) CSX 7618(C40-8)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Heading West
Title:  Heading West
Description:  Q119 heads west from CP-109 under a clear blue sky.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:37 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5440(ES44DC) CSX 7618(C40-8)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
Over the River
Title:  Over the River
Description:  Q436 soars over the east branch of the Westfield River in Huntington at 9:30 with CSX 4729 and 4743 in the lead.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:38 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 4729(SD70MAC)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Yellow Hoppers
Title:  Yellow Hoppers
Description:  These Winchester & Western hoppers seem to be a regular sight on Q436.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:39 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  262   Comments: 0
Q174 (1)
Title:  Q174 (1)
Description:  Q174 follows Q436 east at 9:40.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:39 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5330(ES44DC)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Q174 (2)
Title:  Q174 (2)
Description:  Q174 crossing the east branch of the Westfield River with CSX 5330 and 604 leading.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:40 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5330(ES44DC) CSX 604(AC60CW)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Q116
Title:  Q116
Description:  CSX 566 and 4809 hustle Q116 east along US-20 as they pass through Huntington at 9:55. Wouldn't it be nice to own one of the houses on the left?
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:40 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 566(AC44CW)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
Easing Downgrade
Title:  Easing Downgrade
Description:  Q264 eases down Washington Hill as they pass the abandoned coal tower just west of the Chester depot at 10:35.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:41 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Views:  110   Comments: 0
Passing the Coal Tower
Title:  Passing the Coal Tower
Description:  CSX 7313 and 4817 are in full dynamics as they prepare to stop for two westbounds at the Chester depot.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:41 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 7313(C40-8W)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
Q283
Title:  Q283
Description:  Q283, which had been delayed for over an hour by an emergency-brake application in Huntington, approaches the Chester depot at 11:45.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:42 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5263(ES44DC)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
The Meet
Title:  The Meet
Description:  Q283, with a friendly conductor, passes its eastbound counterpart, Q264, at the Chester depot.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:42 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5263(ES44DC) CSX 7313(C40-8W)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
HLCX 6235
Title:  HLCX 6235
Description:  A battered ex-UP snoot SD40-2 trails on Q283-21.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:43 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6235(SD40-2) CSX 7313(C40-8W)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
The Second Meet
Title:  The Second Meet
Description:  W064, which had been holding behind Q264, is passed by Q293 at 12:10. W064 has CSX 5836, 5859, 4621, 8643 and 6209 for power; Q293 has CSX 5016 and UP 5343.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:44 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5836(B36-7) CSX 5016(AC60CW)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Q283 (again)
Title:  Q283 (again)
Description:  At 12:55 we catch up with Q283 at "Cat Lady Crossing," where he is just barely making the grade at 12 mph and 412 axles (100 cars give or take a few articulated autoracks).
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:44 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 5263(ES44DC) HLCX 6235(SD40-2)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
Q426
Title:  Q426
Description:  Q426 drifts past the Washington Depot site and westbound Q283 at 12:56 with CSX 4810 and 4726 on the point.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:45 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 4810(SD70MAC) CSX 4726(SD70MAC)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
The Yard
Title:  The Yard
Description:  Q421 with CSX 583 and 4724 is parked, probably outlawed, at the west end of West Springfield amid CSOR power and MCVX Safety Train equipment.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:46 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
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Locomotives:  CSX 583(AC44CW) CEFX 3398(SD40-2)
Views:  246   Comments: 1
End of the Day
Title:  End of the Day
Description:  W064's power, having run around its train and dropped it at Trap Rock, returns to the yard to tie down for the day.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/16/2008 12:07:34 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5836(B36-7) CSX 5859(B36-7) CSX 4621(SD40) CSX 8643(SD50) CSX 6209(GP40-2)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
Q174 (1)
Title:  Q174 (1)
Description:  Q174 comes roaring through Bridge Street at 9:23 with the first signs of spring beginning to appear on the trees.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:53 AM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 628(AC60CW)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Q174 (2)
Title:  Q174 (2)
Description:  Q174 passes the old Southworth paper mill at QB 101 as it hurries east toward Worcester and Boston.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:54 AM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 628(AC60CW) CSX 8752(SD60I)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
Q293 (1)
Title:  Q293 (1)
Description:  Of course once we got to the mountains it proceeded to cloud over. However Q293's colorful consist makes up for it as it claws its way up Washington Hill at 11:00.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:55 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 8843(SD40-2)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Q293 (2)
Title:  Q293 (2)
Description:  Q293 coming past MP 129 with a pair of SD40-2s sandwiching an ex-Conrail Dash 8.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:55 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 8843(SD40-2) CSX 7303(C40-8W)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Q293 (3)
Title:  Q293 (3)
Description:  Q293 blasting upgrade on the 1911 line relocataion.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:56 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  GCFX 3054(SD40-2) CSX 7303(C40-8W) CSX 8843(SD40-2)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Q421
Title:  Q421
Description:  Q421 follows Q293 upgrade at 11:10 with CSX 4789, 4732, and 5258 leading heavy train from Boston and Palmer.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:56 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 4789(SD70MAC)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Q283
Title:  Q283
Description:  Just as Q421 cleared, Q283 could be heard blasting up the #2 track at 11:15 with CSX 612 and GCFX 3078 in charge.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:57 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 612(AC60CW)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
Q425 (1)
Title:  Q425 (1)
Description:  Q425 is down on its knees at 12:05 with the lead unit smoking far more than usual and loading problems on the third unit.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:57 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 4743(SD70MAC)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
Q425 (2)
Title:  Q425 (2)
Description:  Q425 doing battle with gravity at 12:05 with CSX 4743, 4750 and 6232. Amazingly, this train made the grade without help.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:58 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 4743(SD70MAC)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Keystone Arch
Title:  Keystone Arch
Description:  One of the original keystone arch bridges from the now-abandoned 1841 alignment. It is now part of a hiking trail.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:58 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  111   Comments: 0
Through the Trees
Title:  Through the Trees
Description:  P449 rushes upgrade at 4:00, running almost 1 hour late.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:59 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  AMTK 108(P42DC)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Silver Streak
Title:  Silver Streak
Description:  P449 blasts out of the first cut on the 1911 line relocation under clearing skies.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:41:59 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  128   Comments: 0
Q437 (1)
Title:  Q437 (1)
Description:  Q437 follows P449 upgrade at 4:10 with CSX 4767 and 4834.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:42:00 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 4767(SD70MAC)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
Q437 (2)
Title:  Q437 (2)
Description:  Q437 heading west up the Westfield River valley.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:42:01 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 4834(SD70ACe)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
Q427 (1)
Title:  Q427 (1)
Description:  Q427 roars out of the cut at MP 128.5 at 4:30 with CSX 4817 and 7325 leading a short train.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:42:01 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 4817(SD70MAC)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Q427 (2)
Title:  Q427 (2)
Description:  Q427 making track speed up Washington Hill with the usual SD70AC on the point.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:42:02 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 4817(SD70MAC)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Q426 (1)
Title:  Q426 (1)
Description:  Q426 approaches MP 121 at 4:50.
Photo Date:  5/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/22/2008 8:42:02 AM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives: 
Views:  55   Comments: 0


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