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By:Ian Martin
Dates:12/28/2007 - 3/29/2008
Album Info:Railroad action on the B&A between December 2007 and March 2008, featuring plenty of GEVOs and AC6000s.
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Q119 Pulling West
Title:  Q119 Pulling West
Description:  Q119 pulls through the double crossings to switch a long cut of vans before heading west.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:34 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 776(ES44AC-H) CSX 7527(C40-8)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
Factory Fresh
Title:  Factory Fresh
Description:  Virtually everything gets dirty in a New England winter, but the month-old CSX 776 hardly has a speck of dust on it as it shows off its shining paint job on Q119-28.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:36 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 776(ES44AC-H)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Warhorse
Title:  Warhorse
Description:  Compared to the 776's spotless appearance, the 7527 has obviously spent a bit more time on the rails, seen here trailing on Q119-28.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:36 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7527(C40-8)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
Detail Shot
Title:  Detail Shot
Description:  A freight truck rolls west in the consist of Q119.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:37 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Charging West
Title:  Charging West
Description:  A short Q293 charges west in Q119's wake, seen here passing through Huntington at 9:45.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:37 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5445(ES44DC)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
Disappearing Shot
Title:  Disappearing Shot
Description:  Q293 blasts under Route 112 in Huntington with CSX 5445 and 7709 leading the way. This shot will most likely disappear over the next five years, as the Route 112 bridge is up for repair or replacement sometime in 2011.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:38 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Mid-Morning Westbound
Title:  Mid-Morning Westbound
Description:  A pair of ES44ACs (707 and 708) lead either a trash-less Q421 or yesterday's Q427 west at Chester under cloudy skies at 10:44.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:39 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 707(ES44AC-H)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
Q436 Arrives
Title:  Q436 Arrives
Description:  CSX 683 and 684 arrive in Chester with Q436 at 11:21 as the sun begins to poke through the clouds.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:40 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 683(AC60CW)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
Q436 Arrives (2)
Title:  Q436 Arrives (2)
Description:  Q436 prepapes to tie down for a meet with Q283 and Q425.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:40 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 683(AC60CW)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
Consecutively Numbered
Title:  Consecutively Numbered
Description:  Consecutively Numbered AC6000CWs lead today's Q436.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:42 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 683(AC60CW) CSX 684(AC60CW)
Views:  248   Comments: 1
Meet & Greet
Title:  Meet & Greet
Description:  Q283 passes Q436 as it begins its ascent of Washington Hill behind CSX 5263, 7873, and 8666.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:43 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 683(AC60CW) CSX 5263(ES44DC) CSX 7873(C40-8W)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
Main Street
Title:  Main Street
Description:  The view down Chester's Main Street reveals Q283 passing Q436 on its trip west.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:49 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 683(AC60CW)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Waiting
Title:  Waiting
Description:  Q436 waits for Q425 and permission to go east. Unfortunately they got going a little to early and blocked my view of Q425.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:49 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 683(AC60CW)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Q116 at "Cat Lady Crossing"
Title:  Q116 at "Cat Lady Crossing"
Description:  Q116 approaches "Cat Lady Crossing" behind CSX 5250 and 4703.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:50 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5250(ES44DC)
Views:  243   Comments: 1
Q116
Title:  Q116
Description:  Q116 is about to enter Washington Cut and begin their descent of Washington Hill.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:51 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5250(ES44DC) CSX 4703(SD70MAC)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
Cresting the Grade
Title:  Cresting the Grade
Description:  Q425 has just crested the east slope of Washington Hill and has only one more mile before reaching the official summit at QB 138.75. The Summit Hill Rd. overpass can be seen in the background.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:52 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 638(AC60CW)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
End of the Climb
Title:  End of the Climb
Description:  CSX 638 and 722 approach a 3/4 mile strecth of flat track between "Cat lady Crossing" and Muddy Pond as they roll west with Q425 in tow.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:53 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 638(AC60CW) CSX 722(ES44AC-H)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
Resting at Twilight
Title:  Resting at Twilight
Description:  Connecticut Southern road power lays over for the weekend in West Springfield as darkness falls on Friday, Decmber 28th, 2007.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:53 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Night,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CEFX 3398(SD40-2) CSOR 8511(B39-8E)
Views:  285   Comments: 1
Q427 (1)
Title:  Q427 (1)
Description:  With darkness falling, Q427 charges west behind a pair of ES44ACs after stopping in the yard for a few minutes.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:54 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Night,Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  68   Comments: 0
Q427 (2)
Title:  Q427 (2)
Description:  CSX 701 and 716 are nothing but streaks of light as Q427 charges west out of West Springfield yard.
Photo Date:  12/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/21/2009 8:48:33 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Night,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 701(ES44AC-H)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
Q264
Title:  Q264
Description:  Q264 roars east at Bridge Street on the first morning of the Amherst Railway Society's annual Big E Train Show.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:43 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4704(SD70MAC) CSX 8038(SD40-2)
Views:  184   Comments: 1
Q425
Title:  Q425
Description:  Q425 prepares to head west with a pair of CW44ACs leading a pair of GP40-2s.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:45 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5114(AC44CW) CSX 5120(AC44CW) CSX 6245(GP40-2) CSX 6232(GP40-2)
Views:  403   Comments: 0
Train Show
Title:  Train Show
Description:  A B&M F-unit races through a crossing at the Amherst Railway Socity's annual Big E Train Show.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:45 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Model
Locomotives: 
Views:  57   Comments: 0
Train Show
Title:  Train Show
Description:  An O-Scale CW60AC rounds a curve at the annual Big E Train Show.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:46 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Model
Locomotives: 
Views:  79   Comments: 0
Q116 Arrives
Title:  Q116 Arrives
Description:  Q116 enters West Springfield Yard with a quartet of GE's running elephant-style.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:47 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 614(AC60CW) CSX 7902(C40-8W) CSX 7774(C40-8W) CSX 7830(C40-8W)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
Rolling Through the Yard
Title:  Rolling Through the Yard
Description:  Q116 rolls toward the TV site at West Springfield while CSOR power laying over for the weekend looks on.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:48 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSOR 8554(B39-8E)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
Q436
Title:  Q436
Description:  Q436 roars east through West Springfield Yard at 3:53 with an increasingly rare pure-YN2 consist.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:49 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 683(AC60CW) CSX 657(AC60CW) CSX 6212(GP40-2) CSX 6217(GP40-2)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
Q436 (2)
Title:  Q436 (2)
Description:  Railfans young and old on their way home from the Amherst Railway Society Train Show look on as Q436 rolls east through West Springfield Yard.
Photo Date:  1/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:57:42 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 657(AC60CW) CSX 6212(GP40-2) CSX 6217(GP40-2)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
Early Morning Eastbound
Title:  Early Morning Eastbound
Description:  Q116 comes flying through Westfield as it approaches the Williams Riding Way grade crossing at 8:53.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:42 AM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5227(ES44DC) CSX 612(AC60CW)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
Eastbound Q116
Title:  Eastbound Q116
Description:  Q116 flying by Salt City in Westfield behind the usual pair of widecabs.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:42 AM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5227(ES44DC) CSX 612(AC60CW)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Taking Out the Trash
Title:  Taking Out the Trash
Description:  Q421 is roars through CP-109 at track speed with garbage from Boston on the headpin.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:43 AM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 610(AC60CW)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
Taking Out the Trash (2)
Title:  Taking Out the Trash (2)
Description:  Q421 making good time westward at CP-109.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:43 AM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5341(ES44DC) CSX 6210(GP40-2)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
At Ballou's
Title:  At Ballou's
Description:  Q425 crawling up Washington Hill at Ballou's with a pair of ES44DCs instead of the usual AC60CWs.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:44 AM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5352(ES44DC) CSX 5215(ES44DC)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
At Ballou's (2)
Title:  At Ballou's (2)
Description:  A New England relic rolling westward on Q425.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:44 AM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Drifting Downgrade
Title:  Drifting Downgrade
Description:  Q283 rolls down the west slope of Washington Hill at QB 142.8 behind a pair of GEVOs.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:45 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5239(ES44DC) CSX 5327(ES44DC)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
Almost to the Top
Title:  Almost to the Top
Description:  Q436 crests the eastbound grade at Hinsdale behind a pair of dumptrucks and a GP40-2. Ahead are two miles of flat track before a short hill to the official summit and the long descent to Chester.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:45 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 615(AC60CW) CSX 5014(AC60CW) CSX 6247(GP40-2)
Views:  276   Comments: 0
CMHX 71128
Title:  CMHX 71128
Description:  A former Amtrak mail car is in the consist of today's Q436.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:46 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  88   Comments: 0
Follow the Leader
Title:  Follow the Leader
Description:  With Q436 ten minutes distant, Q426 comes charging over the false summit at Hinsdale with the usual suspects in charge.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:46 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5008(AC60CW) CSX 636(AC60CW)
Views:  214   Comments: 1
Follow the Leader (2)
Title:  Follow the Leader (2)
Description:  Q426 rolls through downtown Hinsdale as it makes its way over Washington Hill.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:47 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5008(AC60CW) CSX 636(AC60CW)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
Afternoon Delight
Title:  Afternoon Delight
Description:  Q437 makes good time along US-20 in Huntington with a heavy train out of Framingham.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:47 AM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 661(AC60CW)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Afternoon Delight (2)
Title:  Afternoon Delight (2)
Description:  Q437 rolls through Huntington in afternoon sweet light behind a pair of AC60CWs.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:48 AM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 661(AC60CW) CSX 632(AC60CW)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
Q427 (1)
Title:  Q427 (1)
Description:  Q427 coasts through Westfield at 4:11 with a short train in tow.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:48 AM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 614(AC60CW) CSX 5006(AC60CW)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
Q427 (2)
Title:  Q427 (2)
Description:  Q427 makes its way westward past "Salt City" with about 15 cars from Pan Am in tow.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:49 AM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 614(AC60CW) CSX 5006(AC60CW)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Q427 (3)
Title:  Q427 (3)
Description:  Q427 crosses Williams Riding Way, where our day had begun many hours earlier.
Photo Date:  2/16/2008  Upload Date: 8/16/2009 10:44:41 AM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Ian Martin
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 614(AC60CW)
Views:  92   Comments: 0


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