CSX M560-14 with QNSL 409 and QNSL 408 at East Syracuse, NY.

CSXT 3235, CSXT 7799, QNSL 409, and QNSL 408 lead M560-14 on the North Runner at CP 286
CSXT 3235, CSXT 7799, QNSL 409, and QNSL 408 lead M560-14 east on the North Runner at CP 286. The red brick building in the background was the Railroad YMCA.

  Yesterday, CSX train M560-14 came through East Syracuse, New York, with a pair of Quebec North Shore & Labrador (QNS&L) locomotives trailing behind the leading CSX locomotives. QNSL 408 and QNSL 409 were the third and fourth locomotives on the train.

QNSL 409 and QNSL 408 on CSX train M560-14 passing through East Syracuse, NY., at CP286.
QNSL 409 and QNSL 408 on CSX train M560-14 passing through East Syracuse, NY., at CP286.

  QNS&L is owned by Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC). The railway operates on 257 miles (414 kilometers) of track in the Canadian provinces of Quebec (QC), and Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). QNS&L's original line opened in 1954, connecting Sept-Îles, QC., with the mining community at Schefferville, QC. 

M560-14 rolls east on the North Runner past CP 286's westward absolute signals
M560-14 rolls east on the North Runner past CP 286's westward absolute signals.

  QNS&L interchanges with Chemin de fer Arnaud Railway (CFAQ, formerly ARND) at Kemat Junction, with Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Incorporated (TSH, formerly TRT) at Emeril Junction, with Wabush Lake Railway at Wabush Lake Junction, and the Western Labrador Rail Services at Bloom Junction, near Labrador City.

QNSL 409 and QNSL 408 sit on the North Runner at DeWitt Yard
QNSL 409 and QNSL 408 sit on the North Runner at DeWitt Yard in Minoa, NY.

I don't know why these locomotives were so far from the home rails. Both locomotives were built in 1998 by General Electric as C44-9Ws. It's possible that after twenty-four years of service they are due to be rebuilt. They two locomotives are definitely showing a bit of wear and tear.

QNSL 409 sits on the North Runner on the eastern side of DeWitt Yard
QNSL 409 sits on the North Runner on the eastern side of DeWitt Yard.

Photographs taken on July 17, 2022.

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