CSXT 913 leading train Q367-06 out of DeWitt Yard

 While out running an errand in downtown Syracuse, I decided to take a quick detour over to DeWitt Yard to see if any trains were arriving or departing. Upon arriving I spotted a manifest train sitting on the North Runner track. The train started to move west, as I was driving down toward Bridge Street, but was moving slow enough that I was able to capture a few images.

CSXT 913 and CSXT 450 leading Q367-06

Leading train Q367-06 was CSXT 913 and CSXT 450. I caught the train as it snaked it its way along the North Runner track on the western side of DeWitt Yard. The train had made a stop in DeWitt Yard to switch freight cars before moving on to Bedford Park, IL. (near Chicago, IL.). Q367 originates in Worcester, MA. 

Q367-06 makes its way past a container crane at DeWitt Yard
Q367-06 makes its way past a container crane at DeWitt Yard.

The North Runner track, as its name implies, runs along the northern edge of the yard. The two closet tracks in the foreground are Track 2 (closest) and Track 1 of the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision (STS). The Inbound and New Lead tracks sit between the STS and the North Runner.

Q367-06 snakes it's way out of DeWitt Yard
Q367-06 snakes it's way out of DeWitt Yard

Above, CSXT 913 leads Q367-06 at East Manlius Street and Hartwell Street. The train is passing by CP285, and it will head to Track 1, via CP286 to the west of this location. Soon, Q367 will be heading west on the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision. Q367 runs daily between Worcester, MA., and Bedford Park, IL.

Photographs taken on October 5, 2021, at East Syracuse, New York.


  1. Dewitt Yard seems to provide some nice opportunities for good shots.

    1. The center of the yard is difficult to photograph, except from an overpass bridge with chain link fencing, but the east and west ends of the yard have good public access.


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