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Moderator: MBTA F40PH-2C 1050

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  by atsf sp
 
MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:Power for Q264 is new CSXT 909 ES44AH and CEFX 3105
What kind of engine is CEFX 3105?
  by CSX Conductor
 
atsf sp wrote:What kind of engine is CEFX 3105?
From past experience, more than likely it's an EMD SD40-2, which is my favorite. I believe solid light blue, either that or green with grey.
  by atsf sp
 
CSX Conductor wrote:EMD SD40-2, which is my favorite.
I have seen two SD40-2s in Beacon Park within the last month. I don't ussually see those but just saying theyve been coming.
  by CSX Conductor
 
I stand corrected, the 3105 is in the grey "ghost" paint.

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Typically the only time you'll see a CSXT SD40-2 in Boston area would be on a work train, or more commonly as an "add-on" unit out of Selkirk. An add-on is usually put on run-through trains such as Q264 or Q274 which come into Selkirk with a lead unit which has no cab signals or defective can signals.
  by atsf sp
 
Two days ago I saw ex-conrail GP40-2 4431 and SD50 8583 sitting in Beacon Park. I think 4431 is still at beacon park but not sure about 8583.
  by CSX Conductor
 
Most likely those won't be leading units as they don't have cab signals.
  by ST214
 
Saw a HLCX unit on a pig train Saturday at Milepost 47.8......CSX Conductor, i'll bet you know what's there...most of the crews do!
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
posted on CSX Sightings:

Q437 through MP 24, Ashland, Ma. with 2 new Gevo's 945 & 946 with 79 cars. Time, 12:15 PM
**Steve D W.F.P.T.**
  by ST214
 
Saw a pair of 900's on Q437 passing MP 47.8 Saturday...
  by NE4449
 
I also caught Q437 yesterday (10-4-08). 945 and 946 came out of the North yard, and for some reason took the east leg of the wye to CP 21, then reversed to Nevins to make up their train. The newer ES44AH's are nice, but the horn they have sounds awful.
  by ST214
 
Thanks....didn't remember the #'s.

Gotta agree on the horns...the engineer blew the horn as he passed...
NE4449 wrote:I also caught Q437 yesterday (10-4-08). 945 and 946 came out of the North yard, and for some reason took the east leg of the wye to CP 21, then reversed to Nevins to make up their train. The newer ES44AH's are nice, but the horn they have sounds awful.
  by atsf sp
 
C44-9W 9006 was in Beacon Park yesterday. Don't see many of these around here.
  by atsf sp
 
SD40-2 8846 was in beacon park yesterday.
  by CSX Conductor
 
ST214 wrote:Saw a HLCX unit on a pig train Saturday at Milepost 47.8......CSX Conductor, i'll bet you know what's there...most of the crews do!
Yes, I do know about the club....almost everyone does, and most make fun of the place. I myself paid no attention to there when I was running on the B&A.
  by ST214
 
Our club president is a CSX nut...he literally has hundreds of CSX engines....

Personally, i'm a little before that....Conrail's my thing :-)

CSX Conductor wrote:
ST214 wrote:Saw a HLCX unit on a pig train Saturday at Milepost 47.8......CSX Conductor, i'll bet you know what's there...most of the crews do!
Yes, I do know about the club....almost everyone does, and most make fun of the place. I myself paid no attention to there when I was running on the B&A.
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