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CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:50 am
by GaryIndianaRailFan
I just saw CSX WB on the South Shore about 10 minutes ago. Does anyone know why CSX is using the South Shore ROW?

Re: CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:26 am
by justalurker66
GaryIndianaRailFan wrote:I just saw CSX WB on the South Shore about 10 minutes ago. Does anyone know why CSX is using the South Shore ROW?
They use the tracks near Miller to access the power plant. The westbound from the plant normally stops when the tail end passes the switch at the Miller South Shore station, then the train reverses down to the CSX mainline clearing the South Shore tracks. (I have watch that move a few times.)

Re: CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:48 pm
by cnw8835
It was most likely a CSS train interchanged from CSX using CSX power.

Re: CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:14 pm
by GaryIndianaRailFan
I saw them on the CSS main in Ambridge WB hauling a manifest... Grain hoppers, tank cars, flatbeds etc... two CSX locos. I couldn't tell what the model of the locos were as I only caught a quick look at them in the darkness (it was around 10:30pm).

Re: CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:25 pm
by 9xs
GaryIndianaRailFan wrote:I saw them on the CSS main in Ambridge WB hauling a manifest... Grain hoppers, tank cars, flatbeds etc... two CSX locos. I couldn't tell what the model of the locos were as I only caught a quick look at them in the darkness (it was around 10:30pm).
I think they go to State Line with the CSX stuff. Used to be at East Chicago at the Toll Road then at Miller

Re: CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:54 pm
by SD80MAC
The coal trains are the only CSX traffic still handled at Miller. All of the CSX freight goes via the BRC at Commercial Ave yard.

Re: CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:47 pm
by GaryIndianaRailFan
SD80MAC wrote:The coal trains are the only CSX traffic still handled at Miller. All of the CSX freight goes via the BRC at Commercial Ave yard.
So what situation would present itself where a CSX manifest would use CSS&SB's main line WB from Miller? That's the only place where CSX could access CSS as far as I aware.

Re: CSX on the South Shore

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:18 am
by SD80MAC
GaryIndianaRailFan wrote:
SD80MAC wrote:The coal trains are the only CSX traffic still handled at Miller. All of the CSX freight goes via the BRC at Commercial Ave yard.
So what situation would present itself where a CSX manifest would use CSS&SB's main line WB from Miller? That's the only place where CSX could access CSS as far as I aware.
My guess is CSS was using some CSX power that day that had probably come in on a coal train earlier.