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CSX - Motive Power Cornucopia - Summer and Fall 2023

Rail Fan Adventure --

1. CSX SD70MAC 4586 arriving Shelby KY on 07-27-2023. CSX 4586 came from the group built in 1998.
CSX SD70MAC 4586 arriving Shelby KY on 07-27-2023. CSX 4586 came from the group built in 1998.

2. CSX SD70MAC 4556 was built in the group from 1999-2000. Shelby KY.
CSX SD70MAC 4556 was built in the group from 1999-2000. Shelby KY.

3. Late in the evening od 09-12-2023, I heard an eastbound call a signal as “1869.” Maybe I better walk down to the track and check this out better. It was the C&O Heritage ES44AH 1869 leading ethanol train B651. I grabbed my keys and camera and headed out the door. I arrived at the east end of Shelby at 11:35 PM. I never realized how dark Shelby was at night! The Russell crew is preparing to cut off, back down to the ready track, and pick up an additional unit. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.
Late in the evening od 09-12-2023, I heard an eastbound call a signal as “1869.” Maybe I better walk down to the track and check this out better. It was the C&O Heritage ES44AH 1869 leading ethanol train B651. I grabbed my keys and camera and headed out the door. I arrived at the east end of Shelby at 11:35 PM. I never realized how dark Shelby was at night! The Russell crew is preparing to cut off, back down to the ready track, and pick up an additional unit. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.

4. The built-in flash doesn’t throw much light outside. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.
The built-in flash doesn’t throw much light outside. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.

5. The Kingsport crew got on at the ready track, and now they are coming back up the thoroughfare track to get back on their train. It’s after midnight. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.
The Kingsport crew got on at the ready track, and now they are coming back up the thoroughfare track to get back on their train. It’s after midnight. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.

6. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.
CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.
7. CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.
CSX 1869. C&O Heritage. Shelby KY.

8. CSX helped out with the L&N Historical Society convention by having CSX ES44AH 1850 positioned at Etowah TN for photographs on 09-15-2023. This is ex-3056. CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.
CSX helped out with the L&N Historical Society convention by having CSX ES44AH 1850 positioned at Etowah TN for photographs on 09-15-2023. This is ex-3056. CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.

9. CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.
CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.

10. CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.
CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.

11. Waycross did a nice job repainting these units. CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.
Waycross did a nice job repainting these units. CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.

12. CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.
CSX 1850. L&N Heritage. Etowah TN.

13. Late in the day on 09-19 and eastbound manifest came by with Conrail heritage unit 1976 serving as the DPU. I rushed up to a location just south of Pikeville KY once called Titan Siding. CSX 1976. CR Heritage.
Late in the day on 09-19 and eastbound manifest came by with Conrail heritage unit 1976 serving as the DPU. I rushed up to a location just south of Pikeville KY once called Titan Siding. CSX 1976. CR Heritage.

14. CSX 3075-4767 are westbound on the Coal River SD passing the site of the demolished Beth Mine, a few miles west of Danville WV. 10-05-2023.
CSX 3075-4767 are westbound on the Coal River SD passing the site of the demolished Beth Mine, a few miles west of Danville WV. 10-05-2023.

15. Coal train C210-05 has 110 loads from Mountain Laurel mine at Sharples for the DTA export pier at Newport News. CSX 3075-4767. Beth Mine WV.
Coal train C210-05 has 110 loads from Mountain Laurel mine at Sharples for the DTA export pier at Newport News. CSX 3075-4767. Beth Mine WV.

16. CSX 38-837 are parked at the east end of the Cumberland Narrows (fka Mount Savage Jct.) with a long intermodal train. Usually these trains change crews at Virginia Ave. There wasn’t a crew on the train. 10-07-2023. Cumberland MD.
CSX 38-837 are parked at the east end of the Cumberland Narrows (fka Mount Savage Jct.) with a long intermodal train. Usually these trains change crews at Virginia Ave. There wasn’t a crew on the train. 10-07-2023. Cumberland MD.

17. An upgraded CSX SD70MAC “Huntington Locomotive Shop SD70 Overhaul” 4714. Shelby KY on 10-22-2023.An upgraded CSX SD70MAC “Huntington Locomotive Shop SD70 Overhaul” 4714. Shelby KY on 10-22-2023.

18. Note the enlarged radiator exhausts like the SD70ACe (which CSX got rid of). The group 4701-4775 were built 11-2003 to 03-2004. CSX 4714 SD70MAC. Shelby KY.
Note the enlarged radiator exhausts like the SD70ACe (which CSX got rid of). The group 4701-4775 were built 11-2003 to 03-2004. CSX 4714 SD70MAC. Shelby KY.

19. CSX 4714-5342 switches a w/b manifest. CSX 893 is coupled to a w/b McClure mine loaded Tidewater train. 10-22-2023. Shelby KY.
CSX 4714-5342 switches a w/b manifest. CSX 893 is coupled to a w/b McClure mine loaded Tidewater train. 10-22-2023. Shelby KY.

More Heritage units later.

Train images used by permission of Everett N Young