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Date: 12/04/12 18:47
A CSX Where is it....
Author: PittsburghMike

This one might be interesting...lets see how long it takes. Go!




Date: 12/04/12 18:50
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: Iceman9747

Possibly somewhere in WV or southwest PA? (I'm assuming by your name you're in the Pittsburgh area)



Date: 12/04/12 19:14
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: Poker2662

Benwood, West Virginia.

Posted from Android



Date: 12/04/12 19:30
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: tehachapi-dave

In Pittsburgh area on NS?



Date: 12/04/12 19:33
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: PittsburghMike

Poker2662 Wrote:
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> Benwood, West Virginia.
>
> Posted from Android

Bravo. Didn't take long at all. I was passing through town and was surprised to see a train pulled this far north...I'd imagine the remaining track doesn't go much further than this. Is it normal to park trains here? I'd assume this was something to be interchanged with W&LE?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/12 19:34 by PittsburghMike.



Date: 12/04/12 19:39
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: Poker2662

PittsburghMike Wrote:
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> Poker2662 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Benwood, West Virginia.
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> Bravo. Didn't take long at all. I was passing
> through town and was surprised to see a train
> pulled this far north...I'd imagine the remaining
> track doesn't go much further than this. Is it
> normal to park trains here? I'd assume this was
> something to be interchanged with W&LE?

I don't know much about Benwood, but I do know that the train is given to the W&LE and is taken to the Nelms 2 mine in Miller Station, Ohio, which is between Jewett and Mingo Jct on the OHCR. The CSX and W&LE power normally stays with the train all the way to Miller Station.



Date: 12/05/12 04:18
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: Out_Of_Service

google shows what looks like hopper cars at that location

http://goo.gl/maps/e9m21



Date: 12/05/12 08:06
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: chichi41

Benwood look a lot better from the air!



Date: 12/05/12 09:15
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: dbrcnw

Poker2662 Wrote:
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> PittsburghMike Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Poker2662 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Benwood, West Virginia.
> > >
> > > Posted from Android
> >
> > Bravo. Didn't take long at all. I was passing
> > through town and was surprised to see a train
> > pulled this far north...I'd imagine the
> remaining
> > track doesn't go much further than this. Is it
> > normal to park trains here? I'd assume this was
> > something to be interchanged with W&LE?

Correct, what you got was basically a "head room" track out of the Benwood Yard. It used to go all the way up through the City of Wheeling including street running over 17th Street and then eventually to Washington, PA.

>
> I don't know much about Benwood, but I do know
> that the train is given to the W&LE and is taken
> to the Nelms 2 mine in Miller Station, Ohio, which
> is between Jewett and Mingo Jct on the OHCR. The
> CSX and W&LE power normally stays with the train
> all the way to Miller Station.

Matt beat me to the answer on this one, congratulations Matt. I'm pretty sure the coal on this train from Nelms 2 goes to Parkersburg and then back over the Ohio River up through Marietta to a power plant northwest of Marietta. Several direction reversals involved between Mingo and the mine.

Dale



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/12 09:29 by dbrcnw.



Date: 12/05/12 10:10
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: PittsburghMike

Thanks Dale: Just curious, do they still use the balloon track at Benwood at all? It looks to me like its still in place. Would have been neat to watch trains coming off the W&P use it to reach the bridge back in the day..



Date: 12/05/12 10:49
Re: A CSX Where is it....
Author: dbrcnw

PittsburghMike Wrote:
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> Thanks Dale: Just curious, do they still use the
> balloon track at Benwood at all? It looks to me
> like its still in place. Would have been neat to
> watch trains coming off the W&P use it to reach
> the bridge back in the day..


I don't know. Since traffic comes from the south onto the bridge and goes the opposite from the bridge it's hard to tell. It's mainly a handoff at Benwood between WLE & CSX although CSX does have some limited operation in the yard itself. Earlier this year when I was down there I spotted a number of Winchester & Western hoppers in the yard.

So, I really don't know.

Dale



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