CSXT 5321 leading Q386 and CSXT 3398 leading Q169

The plan of heading to Onondaga Lake Park quickly got dashed when rain storms rolled through the Syracuse area. So, instead, my youngest and I went looking for some trains. 

CSXT 5321 leading train Q368-29

At Pottery Road, on the CSX Rochester Subdivision, the first train we caught was Q368-29, being led by CSXT 5321, CSXT 261, and BNSF 4270. The train is traveling east on Track 2. The first photograph is as the train passes the old New York Central 298 milepost, which is just to the west of the crossing. 

CSXT 5321 leading train Q368-29 past the 298 milepost
Q368-29 passing the NYC 2298 milepost.

Q368 is a daily manifest train that travels from Chicago, IL., to Selkirk, NY., via Buffalo, NY., Rochester, NY., Syracuse, NY., and Albany, NY.

Q368-29 leans into the curve east of Pottery Road
CSXT 5321 leans into the curve east of Pottery Road.

Today, a long string of empty flat cars brought up the end of Q368-29. Below the end-of-train (aka, FRED) device hangs off of the couple of the last flat car, just to the east of Pottery Road.

FRED taking a ride on the end of train Q368-29
FRED taking a ride on the end of train Q368-29

CSXT 3398 and CSXT 5316 leading Q169-29

Shortly after train Q368-29 cleared the Pottery Road crossing, train Q169-29, led by CSXT 3398 and CSXT 5316, came around the curve heading west.

CSXT 3398 and CSXT 5316 leading train Q169-29
CSXT 3398 and CSXT 5316 leading train Q169-29

Train Q169 is a daily intermodal train that travels from Port Newark, NJ., to Chicago, IL. Below, the train has the clear signal at milepost 298, on CSX's Rochester Subdivision.

CSXT 5316 is the second locomotive on Q169-29
CSXT 5316 is the second locomotive on Q169-29

The Rochester Subdivision starts/ends at CP296 (milepost 296.8) in Solvay, NY., about a mile east of Pottery Road, and starts/ ends at CP429 (milepost 429.8) at Buffalo, NY. The mileposts count up from east to west, and mark the distance from Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Double-stack containers on CSX train Q169-29
Double-stack containers on CSX train Q169-29

Photographs taken on September 30, 2021, at Warners, New York.


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