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By:Ian Martin
Dates:10/13/2007 - 11/17/2007
Album Info:Fall 2007 saw a series of changes along the B&A, with the near-extinction of foreign power and the replacement of the SD70ACs with AC6000CWs and, later in the year, brand-new ES44ACs.
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Q436 in Golden Light
Title:  Q436 in Golden Light
Description:  Q436 bathes in early morning light as CSX 619 and 695 wheel their 29-car train east at 8:11.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:10 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 619(AC60CW)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Q119 (1)
Title:  Q119 (1)
Description:  Running over an hour late, Q119 races west in Westfield with a GP40-2 leading three big GEs and an SD40-2. In just a few months, this shot would cease to exist as work begun to replace the bridge over which the train is traveling.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:10 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6240(GP40-2)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
Q119 (2)
Title:  Q119 (2)
Description:  CSX 8805 brings up the rear of a five-unit lashup heading west on the B&A.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:11 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8805(SD40-2)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
Q119 (3)
Title:  Q119 (3)
Description:  Q119 speeds past the CP-107 signals, which would be decommissioned just over a year after this picture was taken.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:12 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Soaring over the Westfield River (1)
Title:  Soaring over the Westfield River (1)
Description:  Q119 enters the four-degree horseshoe curve west of Chester as it crosses the 1841 double arch bridge over the Westfield River.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:13 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6240(GP40-2)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Soaring over the Westfield River (2)
Title:  Soaring over the Westfield River (2)
Description:  Q119 is strung out on Washington Hill as it makes its way west over the Berkshires.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:13 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Almost to the Top
Title:  Almost to the Top
Description:  Q119 is about to crest the false summit at MP 137.6 as CSX 6240, 9002, 7317, 7325, and 8805 pilot their train west.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:14 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6240(GP40-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
The Reliable
Title:  The Reliable
Description:  For most of the past three years, you could always count on Q425 to show up around lunchtime, breaking the midday lull. October 13, 2007 was no exception, with CSX 681 and 630 slugging it out as they lead Q425 past Ballou's at 11:24.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:15 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 681(AC60CW)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Safety Train
Title:  Safety Train
Description:  An MCVX Safety Train car is in the consist of Q425 on a cool Autumn day.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:15 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  165   Comments: 0
The West Slope
Title:  The West Slope
Description:  The West Slope of Washington Hill, being much shorter and more isolated than the east slope, is often neglected in favor of the more diverse angles farther east. However its 1.5% grades still give eastbounds a run for their money, as a late-running Q140 is down on its knees at Old Dalton Road, QB 142.8.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:16 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5411(ES44DC)
Views:  138   Comments: 1
Conquering the Berkshires
Title:  Conquering the Berkshires
Description:  Q140's conductor gives a friendly wave as his train slowly makes its way up the west slope of Washington Hill.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:16 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5411(ES44DC)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Charging off the Flats
Title:  Charging off the Flats
Description:  Q426 roars up the last rise before the official summit of Washington Hill at QB 138.75 with CSX 652, 671, and 6237 in the lead.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:17 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 652(AC60CW)
Views:  215   Comments: 1
Cresting the Summit
Title:  Cresting the Summit
Description:  Q426 crests the official summit of Washington Hill at 2:12.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:17 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 652(AC60CW)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
CSX 671
Title:  CSX 671
Description:  CSX 671 is the middle unit on Q426-13.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:18 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 671(AC60CW)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
A Rare Find
Title:  A Rare Find
Description:  GP40-2's rarely show up on Q426, so finding CSX 6237 trailing on Q426-13 is a bit of a rare find.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:19 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6237(GP40-2) CSX 671(AC60CW)
Views:  306   Comments: 0
Just Missed the Sunshine
Title:  Just Missed the Sunshine
Description:  Just after the sun ducked behind the clouds, Q421 charges through Huntington with CSX 5009, 662, and 8816 in charge. Minutes later, the cab signals on the lead unit would die, forcing it to wait at CP-123 for a clear block and ultimately combine its train with Q423 at Pittsfield.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:20 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5009(AC60CW)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
Resting in the Yard
Title:  Resting in the Yard
Description:  Power off an earlier ballast train (W084) rests in West Springfield Yard.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 12:40:20 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4837(SD70ACe) CSX 412(AC44CW)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
Under the Bridge
Title:  Under the Bridge
Description:  Q293 flies under a local highway at East Chatham as it rolls out the final 30 miles to Selkirk Yard.
Photo Date:  11/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2009 4:27:33 PM
Location:  East Chatham, NY
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5265(ES44DC)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Westbound
Title:  Westbound
Description:  CSX 8533 and 7366 trail on Q293-17.
Photo Date:  11/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2009 4:27:34 PM
Location:  East Chatham, NY
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7366(C40-8W) CSX 8533(SD50)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
Heading East
Title:  Heading East
Description:  Q436 heads east at Bradley's Crossing after waiting at CP-171 for Q293 and Q421.
Photo Date:  11/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2009 4:27:35 PM
Location:  East Chatham, NY
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 711(ES44AC-H)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Brand New
Title:  Brand New
Description:  CSX 711 and 707 are fresh from the factory as they lead Q436 eastward.
Photo Date:  11/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2009 4:27:36 PM
Location:  East Chatham, NY
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 711(ES44AC-H) CSX 707(ES44AC-H)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
At State Line Tunnel
Title:  At State Line Tunnel
Description:  Q436 is about to enter State Line Tunnel with two new ES44ACs on the point.
Photo Date:  11/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2009 4:27:36 PM
Location:  Canaan, NY
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 711(ES44AC-H)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Q426 (1)
Title:  Q426 (1)
Description:  Q426 follows Q436 east at State Line Tunnel with CSX 619 and 671 leading the way.
Photo Date:  11/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2009 4:27:37 PM
Location:  Canaan, NY
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 619(AC60CW)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
Q426 (2)
Title:  Q426 (2)
Description:  Q426 about to enter State Line Tunnel.
Photo Date:  11/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2009 4:27:38 PM
Location:  Canaan, NY
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 619(AC60CW)
Views:  89   Comments: 0


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