CSX military train S609-07 westbound at Weedsport (Centerport), NY

S609-07 is westbound passing under Oakland Rd. bridge on the western side of Weedsport, NY.

      CSXT 5102 and CSXT 3032 are leading CSX train S609-07. S609 is a special movement carrying military equipment from Fort Drum at Fort Drum, New York, to Fort Polk, in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. CSX will move the train to Rose Lake, Illinois, near St. Louis, Missouri, where it will then be handed off to Kansas City Southern (KCS). KCS will take the train the rest of the way to Fort Polk. Fort Drum is home to the US Army's 10th Mountain Division. Fort Polk is home of Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), as well as the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division. 

The end of S609-07 is seen here, with the train stretching west through the area known as Centerport.

Photographs taken on February 7, 2022.


  1. Looks like a lot of heavy equipment being transported

    1. Quite a lot. There was a total of four loaded military trains that left Fort Drum this month. This was the second train.

  2. Very neat! We see those every now and then with Union Pacific transporting Fort Riley equipment.

    1. One of the trains came east, empty, led by a UP locomotive. I got a photograph of it at DeWitt Yard in Syracuse before it went north to Fort Drum. I'll post it sometime soon.


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