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Eastern Railroad Discussion > Canadian visitors to Florida
Date: 02/14/20 09:24
Canadian visitors to Florida
Yesterday's CSX local A764 (Waycross, GA to Baldwin, FL turn) with CP power and Q456 (Taft, FL to Waycross, GA) with CN power at Callahan, Florida
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Date: 02/15/20 04:15
Re: Canadian visitors to Florida
Wow that 2nd train with 236 cars in unreal. I understand the logisitcs of
Precision railroading, but how about these small communities that have to
deal with traffic backups; or medical emergencies, etc.
I lived in Waycross 15 years ago, before the big CSX reroute of mid-western
bound trains. Great times for me, but not for all the crossings blocked from
Plant Ave; Isabella St and all through Waycross. These were not 236 cars long,
but on average at least 100. The trains were frequent, and I loved the sound
of trains blowing for all those crossings even 5 miles away - day and night.
We wonder why people take chances to beat the train at a crossing.