CSXT 1976 the "Conrail" heritage unit at Canastota, NY


CSXT 1976 and CSXT 2626 lead M634 east through the curve west of BeeBe Bridge Rd.
CSXT 1976 and CSXT 2626 lead M634 east through the curve west of BeeBe Bridge Rd.

  After heading west on M363 earlier this month, CSXT 1976 came back east on M363's counterpart train, M364. M363 and M364 run between Selkirk, NY., and Avon, IN. While bike riding along the old Erie Canal at Canastota, NY., I caught M364 being led by 1976 at BeeBe Bridge Road (MP 271.5 of the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision). The canal is just out of sight to the right of the rectangular pond in the photograph. The rail line and canal intersect just around the curve, in the background. Looking at old topographic maps from the late 1890s, the rail line and canal have always met here. I'm assuming the rail line at one time crossed over the canal on a bridge, though today, the old canal segments just end on each side of the tracks. 

Photograph taken on September 7,  2023, at Canastota, NY.


  1. Do I assume their is only one crew when there are more than one locomotive pulling?

    1. Yes, that is correct, Jim. The other locomotives are controlled from the lead locomotive.

  2. Very nice! You have great opportunities while bike riding. I just have birds, cows and horses.


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