CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

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CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:34 pm

I was just curious if anyone could tell me how busy the CSX line (don't know the subdivision name) south out of Columbus, OH to Kentucky via Chillicothe is? Also is it primarily coal coming out of Appalachia or does it see other varieties as well like intermodal, oil, etc.?
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Re: CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

Unread postby Toppysager » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:52 pm

Not sure exactly how busy it is, but I don't believe there is any auto or intermodal service anymore. Q135 and Q136 used to run this way, but now run to Portsmouth via the B&O. Can't imagine it being any busier than 10 or 15 a day as it appears to be mostly coal/ grain traffic and the Q308 turn
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Re: CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm

Toppysager wrote:Not sure exactly how busy it is, but I don't believe there is any auto or intermodal service anymore. Q135 and Q136 used to run this way, but now run to Portsmouth via the B&O. Can't imagine it being any busier than 10 or 15 a day as it appears to be mostly coal/ grain traffic and the Q308 turn


Ahh ok, thanks for the info!
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Re: CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

Unread postby arty flowers » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:55 pm

The Northern Subdivision which runs between these two points can see 10-15 trains daily depending on heavy grain, cement,frac sand, and other commodity bulk trains are scheduled to run that day. There is a Parsons to Russell turn that switches the South Columbus industries, Chillicothe traffic from the local and off the South Central Ohio Railroad that runs to Jackson, Wellston, and Oak Hill. And that is it on the Ohio side, On the Kentucky side its a different story with more industries.
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Re: CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:57 pm

arty flowers wrote:The Northern Subdivision which runs between these two points can see 10-15 trains daily depending on heavy grain, cement,frac sand, and other commodity bulk trains are scheduled to run that day. There is a Parsons to Russell turn that switches the South Columbus industries, Chillicothe traffic from the local and off the South Central Ohio Railroad that runs to Jackson, Wellston, and Oak Hill. And that is it on the Ohio side, On the Kentucky side its a different story with more industries.


Interesting, that's a lot of unit train traffic! Do you by any chance also know the train count on the NS line that parallels the CSX between Columbus and Kentucky?
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Re: CSX between Columbus and Kentucky Questions

Unread postby arty flowers » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:54 pm

Well for starters coal traffic down significantly but the line can still see 1-4 movements a day down from 6-10 a day in the 90s. But other bulk commodities are filling the void, NS sees 10-15 trains on the Portsmouth side
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