CSXT 2345 and CSXT 6902 at Tennessee Map Plaza

 

CSXT 2345 and CSXT 6902 at Tenn Map Plaza
CSXT 2345 and CSXT 6902 at Tenn. Map Plaza

CSX 2345 and CSX 6902 are on the point of a switch job working on the bridge over Tennessee Map Plaza. The plaza is located on the southeastern end of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. On the right side, under the bridge is a gift shop and information center. Out of sight on the left, and also under the bridge, are public restrooms for the park and plaza. The plaza features a 200 feet wide map of Tennessee that is made out of granite. You can see the eastern portion of the large map between the bridge and the smaller map in the foreground of the photograph.

Nashville Terminal Subdivision

The rail line is part of CSX's Nashville Terminal Subdivision. The subdivision runs between Madison, Tennessee, at the northern end, to Brentwood, Tennessee, on it's southern end. The subdivision is mostly double tracked, but has a few short sections of single track. Northeast of this plaza the line goes to single track for the run over the swing bridge that crosses the Cumberland River. The bridge is about four tenths of a mile north of the train's location. Going the other direction, the line swings to the south and passes through a small yard by Union Station, which is where this train was switching, before making it's way through CSX's Radnor Yard.

Photograph taken on April 1, 2016, at Nashville, TN.

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  1. Nice! Love trains on bridges. Looks like a nice park.

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    1. Thanks! It is a really nice park. The TN capitol building is right behind where I took this photograph, and it sits up on a hill. You ca make a nice outing by, hopefully, catching a few trains, seeing the park, visiting the farmers market which is on the other side of the bridge next to the park, and maybe touring the capitol.

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