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Date: 08/17/07 15:26
CSX Business Train ?
Author: danzoyd872

I have seen the CSX Business/Executive train power, the F40PH's, what does the rest of the train look like ? And what does OCS, on the NS train, stand for ?

Up on the soap box. Any railroad that preserves equipment like the F's on NS, or the 844 on UP, are alright in my book.
Off the soap box.

Thank you in advance.

Dan.



Date: 08/17/07 15:41
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: toledopatch

OCS = "Office Car Special." To my knowledge, that term originated with Conrail, and I don't know if NS officially uses it or if fans have perpetuated it.



Date: 08/17/07 16:40
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: splicer

Going away,into a thunderstorm. Beaver PA. 8/4/04

Paul





Date: 08/17/07 16:43
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: DRLOCO

also of note, each car of the CSX business train is named for a state served (in some mediocre fashion, no doubt) by CSX.



Date: 08/17/07 17:44
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: aehouse

DRLOCO Wrote:
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> also of note, each car of the CSX business train
> is named for a state served (in some mediocre
> fashion, no doubt) by CSX.

Most of the cars carry state names, but a lounge car in the fleet is named "Greenbriar," for CSX's internationally renowned resort in West Virginia, and a sleeper in the official fleet is named "Youngstown." The latter car's name is espcially approproriate as it started life as the Erie Railroad's (and then Erie Lackawanna's) 10 roomette, 5 double bedroom sleeper "Spirit of Youngstown." I believe a number of other cars in the CSX official fleet also carry city names.

Art House



Date: 08/17/07 18:00
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: K8DTI

There is one very glaring state name omission from the current CSX office car fleet. While at one time they had an active car for this state, they have not had so in at least 15 years. There's my trivia question for the weekend... name the car/state.



Date: 08/17/07 18:13
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: csxt4617

Since you're from Ohio, that'll be my guess :)



Date: 08/17/07 18:18
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: pennsy3750

Doesn't one of the CSX geometry cars carry the name Ohio?

Most of the NS cars are also named for states, though there are a few that aren't. "W. Graham Claytor," "Buena Vista Lake," and "General William Mahone" come to mind, there might be one or two others.



Date: 08/17/07 19:15
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: K8DTI

"Ohio" is the generator car on the track geometry train. Guess again ;-)



Date: 08/17/07 19:44
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: conrail767596

I love it.

DRLOCO Wrote:
> is named for a state served (in some mediocre
> fashion, no doubt) by CSX.



Date: 08/18/07 07:58
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: aehouse

pennsy3750 Wrote:
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>
> Most of the NS cars are also named for states,
> though there are a few that aren't. "W. Graham
> Claytor," "Buena Vista Lake," and "General William
> Mahone" come to mind, there might be one or two
> others.


The diner NS "General William Mahone" is a former NW revenue service diner, and has retained that name since its days in regularly scheduled passenger service.

Art House



Date: 08/18/07 08:17
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: DE30AC




Date: 08/18/07 08:22
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: DE30AC

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/hotbike/00000014.jpg

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http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/hotbike/00000013.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q119/hotbike/00000013.jpg

I took a few pictures of the CSX business car fleet.
Let me know if you can view the photos or if you have to click on the link.



Date: 08/18/07 08:39
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: K8DTI

The states served by CSX without office cars are: Virginia (CSX in incorporated in Virginia, hence the glaring omission), Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, Alabama, and New Jersey.



Date: 08/18/07 09:07
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: Nick

K8DTI Wrote:
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> The states served by CSX without office cars are:
> Virginia (CSX in incorporated in Virginia, hence
> the glaring omission), Pennsylvania, Maryland,
> Delaware, South Carolina, Alabama, and New Jersey.

I'm surprised at there not being a "Maryland," as that's where the nation's first common carrier (and CSX component), the Baltimore & Ohio RR, was incorporated over 180 years ago.



Date: 08/18/07 17:17
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: K8DTI

There may have been cars that are now retired with said state names. I did photograph CSX's "Virginia" at Russell, Kentucky in 1987.



Date: 09/07/14 07:39
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: Kearnsrh

There is a "Baltimore" but not a Maryland. There is a Alabama.



Date: 09/07/14 08:55
Re: CSX Business Train ?
Author: Lackawanna484

CSX has fielded two business trains on a few occasions. That's an impressive number of cars in play.



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