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Date: 11/26/12 12:23
NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

On Saturday November 24th, we went to Orrville, Ohio to see the W&LE Santa train that was put together by ORHS and W&LE. On our way to Orrville, we passed through Canton on US Route 30 and saw the end of an NS coaltrain heading west. We chased the coaltrain to Orrville and beat it there by about 3 minutes. After the coaltrain passed, we went over and took pictures of the W&LE Santa train. They were waiting on a westbound W&LE train out of Brewster to clear Orrville (we did not hear about the westbound until it passed Orrville). We made our way west to Creston to try and see the Santa train again, but they did not have time to go to Creston and be back in Orrville at noon, so they went back east to Orrville before they made it to Creston. After that, we caught a few CSX trains in Creston. We then went farther west to Greenwich to see several more CSX trains before it got too dark for pictures.

1) An NS coaltrain led by NS 9291 heads west through Orrville, Ohio on Saturday November 24th.

2) ORHS GP7u 471 on the west end of the Santa train.

3) The Santa train pulls away from the Orrville train station with W&LE 112 on the east end of the train.








Date: 11/26/12 12:26
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Forever-Railfan-45

Your loaded coal train should be possibly one of the following; 576, 578, 688 or 776. Looks like PGNX hoppers which would indicate a 776.



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Date: 11/26/12 12:37
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

4) CSX train Q016 (?) heads east at the Sterling Road crossing outside of Sterling, Ohio.

5) K593 (unit gondola train) heads east through Creston.

6) In Greenwich now, Q292 crosses the New Castle Sub heading east toward Cleveland.



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Date: 11/26/12 12:43
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

7) Q296 takes the southeast transfer to head east toward Akron.

8) K311 heads west through Greenwich on the New Castle Sub with CSX 8748 leading. Notice the badly placed nose logo on the 8748.

9) L226 takes the wye track to head east toward Akron with CSX 4015 and 4719.



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Date: 11/26/12 12:48
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

10) Side shot of CSX 4719 sporting the CSX boxcar logo.

11) CSX 8731 leads Q276 east toward Akron.

12) "CX" 4793 leads Q216 east.



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Date: 11/26/12 12:54
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

13) An intermodel train heading west takes the long connection toward Willard.

14) The same intermodel passes the end of Q216.

15) CSX 7536 heads west toward Marion with stonetrain K919 in tow.



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Date: 11/26/12 12:56
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

16) Q351 takes the long connection heading west toward Willard with CSX 108 leading.

Thanks for looking.
Later I will post a video of a few of the trains.




Date: 11/26/12 12:58
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

Forever-Railfan-45 Wrote:
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> Your loaded coal train should be possibly one of
> the following; 576, 578, 688 or 776. Looks like
> PGNX hoppers which would indicate a 776.


Thanks Carl. The train was mostly made up of PGNX coalcars with a few CEFX cars.



Date: 11/26/12 13:06
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: ALcocentury

Thanks for posting your pix,enjoyed them



Date: 11/26/12 13:19
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: toledopatch

Nice pix. The autorack train that came up from Crestline on the ex-NYC and took the SE transfer to head toward Akron was probably the Q296.

I would discourage you from referring to solid trains of autoracks as "unit trains", however. A unit train is one that remains intact from origin to destination, without any en-route switching, such as coal from a mine to a power plant. While that could occur in high-volume auto shipping corridors -- the notion of a trainload of vehicles running from an origin terminal near one or more assembly plants to an export dock comes to mind -- it is unlikely because most trains handle multiple blocks of cars that are set off or picked up at various terminals along the way.



Date: 11/26/12 13:25
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: Poker2662

toledopatch Wrote:
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> Nice pix. The autorack train that came up from
> Crestline on the ex-NYC and took the SE transfer
> to head toward Akron was probably the Q296.
>
> I would discourage you from referring to solid
> trains of autoracks as "unit trains", however. A
> unit train is one that remains intact from origin
> to destination, without any en-route switching,
> such as coal from a mine to a power plant. While
> that could occur in high-volume auto shipping
> corridors -- the notion of a trainload of vehicles
> running from an origin terminal near one or more
> assembly plants to an export dock comes to mind --
> it is unlikely because most trains handle multiple
> blocks of cars that are set off or picked up at
> various terminals along the way.


Thanks toledopatch. I defined 'unit train' as a train that consisted of only one type of car, but I now see my definition was wrong. Learn something new every day.



Date: 11/26/12 14:03
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: scoobydoobydoo

Great pictures Matt,Sounds like you guys had a great Time,The Doo's are headed to Pittsburgh,pa Tomorrow morning to see what we can Find....Scoobydoobydoo



Date: 11/26/12 14:51
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: jmbreitigan

Nice series of pictures Matt.
John



Date: 11/26/12 16:24
Re: NS, W&LE, and CSX trains in Northern Ohio 11/24/12
Author: ns1000

GREAT set of pics!!!!! Thanks for sharing.



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