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Date: 07/09/19 15:35
CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: EL833

I was up in Ashtabula, Ohio on Sunday the 7th in hopes of catching the largest lake freighter, the Paul R. Tregurtha, entering the port. Winds and currents kept the PRT out in Lake Erie, but CSX provided a little rail action. In the first photo we see a trio of CSX road units in the yard with the layed up tug Invincible on the left and the PRT out in the lake. In the second photo four 4 axle units bring an empty ore train in (K170/K171 I'm told, Ashtabula to Middletown). After putting their train away the power went lite back to the mainline a few miles south of here. CSX 4441 is a derated GP40-2, it's now a GP38-3S. Lots of history in these four units, as seen in the last photo- former Conrail, B&O, L&N, and C&O.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 07/09/19 15:39
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: EL833

A wider view that shows the entire empty train curving around. Note the Conrail caboose in the middle. Second photo shows the power below the ore piles, and the third photo shows the crew backing a cut around the far side of the yard to be spotted for loading.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 07/09/19 17:16
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: DWDebs/2472

Data on the tug Invincible from https://gltugs.wordpress.com/invincible/   Note that she has EMD 16-645-E7B engines!
  • Type: Twin Screw Articulated Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Builder: Atlantic Marine Inc., Fort George Island, FL
  • Hull No.: 171
  • Engines: 2 EMD 16-645-E7B
  • Horsepower: 5,750 bhp
  • Length: 100′ 00″
  • Breadth: 35′ 00″
  • Depth: 22′ 06″
  • Port of Registry: Cleveland, OH
- Doug Debs



Date: 07/09/19 18:13
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: steamboat

back in the 70,s when i was working for the b and m we lost b and m 1710 in the famous runaway  coal train wreck coming down the hill , any one got more history on this wreck i think it was a p c train .



Date: 07/09/19 19:12
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: railrob

From memory, the coal train was bound for Bow NH from Pennsylvania comming down hill into the wye beside Ore Dock Tower into the main. Unable to slow they dumped on the wye. My cousin's husband was a welding foreman for conrail in Ashtabula and gave me the story and tour of the tower. Somewhere I have oics of the wreck.



Date: 07/09/19 19:15
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: erielackawanna

Neat series!



Date: 07/09/19 19:27
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: seaboardc30-7

Where does all that taconite come from?



Date: 07/09/19 19:28
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: pt199

Wonder what the white pile is between the 2 mounds of ore?



Date: 07/09/19 19:43
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: EL833

seaboardc30-7 Wrote:
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> Where does all that taconite come from?

Most of it originates at the docks in Two Harbors, Silver Bay, or Duluth Minnesota.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 07/09/19 19:45
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: EL833

pt199 Wrote:
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> Wonder what the white pile is between the 2 mounds
> of ore?
While I'm not positive, I believe it's limestone. I know NS runs the occasional stone train out of the Harbor.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 07/10/19 19:00
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: jgilmore

Cool shots. How long have they been shipping the ore from Ashtabula? I thought the ore for AK was transferred at Toledo and went straight south?

JG



Date: 07/13/19 12:16
Re: CSX scenes at the Harbor (Ashtabula)
Author: navarch2

She is an AT/B tug...she also has over 100 LT of concrete in her bottom to help her meet stability. Equipped with a Bludworth type connection system to hold her to her barge.  Originally built for Union Carbide.......

Bob

DWDebs/2472 Wrote:
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> Data on the tug Invincible from
> https://gltugs.wordpress.com/invincible/   Note
> that she has EMD 16-645-E7B engines!
>
>
  • Type: Twin Screw Articulated Tugboat
    >
  • Year Built: 1979
    >
  • Builder: Atlantic Marine Inc., Fort George
    > Island, FL
    >
  • Hull No.: 171
    >
  • Engines: 2 EMD 16-645-E7B
    >
  • Horsepower: 5,750 bhp
    >
  • Length: 100′ 00″
    >
  • Breadth: 35′ 00″
    >
  • Depth: 22′ 06″
    >
  • Port of Registry: Cleveland, OH
    >
    > - Doug Debs



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