Q364, led by CSXT 848, at CP285 and CP286 of the Syracuse Terminal Sub

Back on October 22, I headed over to CP286 on the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision. As I arrived train Q364-21 was already rolling east through the control point. 

Q364-21 at CP286 and CP285

CSX train Q364 is a daily manifest that runs from Avon, Indiana, to Selkirk, New York. Today's train, Q364-21, originated at Avon, Indiana on October 21, 2021. The "-21" suffix, in the train ID, indicates the date of the train's origination.

Freight cars on Q364-21 are rolling under the signal on the western edge of CP286.

Above, 364-21 is rolling east (toward the camera) on Track 2 of the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision (STS), under the signal bridge that is on the western edge of CP286. At the signal bridge, to the left of the train, is the eastern end of Track 7, which Amtrak trains use to access Syracuse's passenger station. Track 7 runs between CP286 and CP291.

Q364-21 is rolling under the cantilever signal bridge at CP286
Q364-21 is rolling under the cantilever signal bridge at CP286.

The light was changing fast, and I took the above photograph just as the last of the sunlight peeked through the clouds at CP286. Here, Q364-21 was slowing down as it passed under the cantilever signal bridge to the east of the signal bridge in the first photograph, above.

CSXT 848, sits with Q364-21 at CP285
CSXT 848, sits with Q364-21 on the eastern edge of CP285.

Soon, 364-21 came to a complete stop, so I headed back over to CP285, at DeWitt Yard, to see if I could capture a photograph of the locomotives. CSXT 848 and CSXT 6548 were on the point of the train, and were stopped at the control point signals on the eastern edge of CP285. The two concrete towers behind the train are some old New York Central coaling towers

Photographs taken on October 22, 2021, at East Syracuse, New York.


  1. Cool that the coaling towers still exist.

    1. I'm glad they are still standing, but I'm sure it's because they are probably too expensive to tear down.


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