CSX train I004-02 and Amtrak's Maple Leaf kicking up snow at Memphis, NY.

After catching train I009-02 with my drone over at Brutus, New York, my youngest and I wound up at the Erie Canal Trail parking lot in Memphis, New York. We wound up there because the youngest fell asleep while driving and experience has shown me that it's best to just let the little one sleep in the car. Experience has also shown me that trains rumbling by at track speed will not wake the little one. So, while the youngest slept, I waited for a few trains.

First up, intermodal train I004-02, led by CSXT 3393

A short time after arriving, I heard CSX train I004-02's crew calling out signals as the train rolled east along CSX's Rochester Subdivision.  A short time before I004-02 arrived, I heard Amtrak's Maple Leaf crew call out a clear at milepost 294. Memphis, New York, is at MP 302.6. I began to wonder if somehow, I might capture a meeting of the two trains as they passed my location. 

Led by CSXT 3393, CSX train I004-02 kicks up a cloud of snow at Memphis, NY.
Led by CSXT 3393, CSX train I004-02 kicks up a cloud of snow at Memphis, NY.

Led by CSXT 3393 and trailing unit CSXT 7002, I004-02 came roaring through the quite hamlet of Memphis, New York. Rolling east at 50MPH, the train was kicking up quite a bit of snow. I004, a CSX priority intermodal train, rolls through Memphis, New York, on a daily basis carrying its long string of intermodal containers from Bedford Park, Illinois, to South Kearny, New Jersey.

I004-02 disappears into a self-made cloud of snow at Memphis, NY
I004-02 disappears into a self-made cloud of snow at Memphis, NY.

Next up Amtrak's Maple Leaf, led by AMTK 97

Alas, a meet of any kind was not to be on this day. I004-02 cleared out of Memphis a couple of minutes before the Maple Leaf showed up. Even the snow that I004-02 kicked up had a chance to settle back down before the Maple Leaf arrived.

AMTK 97 leads the Maple Leaf west at 78MPH as the train blasts the snow back up
AMTK 97 leads the Maple Leaf west at 78MPH as the train blasts the snow back up.

 A couple of minutes after I004-02 cleared out, the Maple Leaf came tearing through town at 78MPH. In what seemed like the blink of an eye, the Maple Leaf was gone. It disappeared as the cloud of snow followed the train west down the tracks. The next stop for the Maple Leaf would be Rochester, New York. 

Train P063, the Maple Leaf, disappears into a cloud of snow on the Rochester Subdivision.

Photographs taken on March 3, 2022, at Memphis, New York.

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  1. Sorry no meet up but great looking shots anyway with the snow swirling around! Love the Amtrak shot.

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