I'm going to revive this 3yr old thread rather than start a new one, since it's not yet locked.
About CSX trash/garbage trains on the River sub.
It seems that there aren't so many "unit" trash or garbage trains as there are containers or cars in mixed consists. The exception to that was Sunday evening (July 8 2012) when I saw a train hauling only garbage containers (mostly the gray ones) heading north. I was curious as to whether the northbounds are empties, since most of the garbage we see on the River sub is heading south from SK after being hauled north on the Hudson line from NYC. While these containers may have been empty, they were still smelly. I guess no one washes them out after they're emptied.
It would be great if I could find out which trains (I don't keep up to date with symbols) are hauling garbage, so I could avoid being anywhere near the tracks when they pass. Occasionally, a garbage train will stop on one of the three tracks running through Teaneck NJ, creating a major stink in the local park (Votee Park).
Anyone have any more info on this?