CSXT 3121 and CP 8770 lead M364 at DeWitt Yard


M364-17 is eastbound passing the block signals at CP-285 on the west end of DeWitt Yard.
M364-17 is eastbound passing the block signals at CP-285 on the west end of DeWitt Yard.

  Led by CSXT 3121 and Canadian Pacific (CP) 8770, M364-17 is eastbound on the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision at Control Point (CP) 285. CP 8770 is an unpatched Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) Railway locomotive. CP-285 is on the west end of CSX's DeWitt Yard. M364 is a daily manifest train from Avon, Indiana (near Indianapolis), to Selkirk, New York. 

Photograph taken on May 18, 2023, at East Syracuse, New York. 


  1. So is CP fairly common out in that area? Just wondering if the merger expanded KCS' area that far.

    1. Foreign power, as other railroad's locomotives are referred to, are not common on CSX lines across New York. Most that does come through are on bulk trains, such as grain, ethanol, and oil trains because these trains tend to get handed off from the originating railroad intact. However, it's not uncommon for CSX to remove the foreign power at a major terminal such as Cleveland or Buffalo and swap in its own power.

    2. I should add though that CPKC does have a rail line in eastern New York that come south out of Canada to Albany, NY.


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