One week of train chasing...

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jw1987

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I had a vacation from work last week, and spent 7 of 9 total days off out chasing trains. I managed to see all kinds of stuff, shooting nearly 60 trains in the process. I'll post the ones I think are interesting here, and have a link for the rest:

Monday, I chased a lease unit(a widecab) on Q226 north on CSX's LCL Subdivision:
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CSX Q226-16, Buckner,KY 3/17/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
I also managed to get another leaser leading a southbound train:
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CSX Q505-17, Sparta,KY 3/17/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
Three northbounds met the southbound Q505 in the above photo at Glencoe, and things got a bit tight as the northbounds lined up:

Tuesday, a friend and I set out in search of the Southern heritage unit, which was on NS in Louisville and due to depart west. It never left during the day, but I saw a couple other trains that day.
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CSX Q237-18, Brooks,KY 3/18/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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NS 375, New Albany,IN 3/18/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
Wednesday, I headed east to NS's CNO&TP to try and catch a heritage unit and a pair of CN units on train 179:
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NS 289, Burgin,KY 3/19/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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NS 179, Moreland,KY 3/19/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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CSX Q542-18, Kenton,KY 3/19/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
I didn't get the greatest shot of the NYC heritage unit, but I've shot it twice before, so no biggie. I heard of a southbound on CSX's CC Sub with an IC&E leader, but it never made it to me. I settled for a northbound with CN, IC&E and CP power. Not a bad "consolation" prize!
Thursday, I met back up with a few friends and chased trains on NS's CNO&TP again.
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NS 890, KD Tower, Keno,KY 3/20/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
I don't normally do backlit shots, but I really liked this one.
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NS 197, Winfield,TN 3/20/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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trains3202014 072a by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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trains3202014 089a by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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NS 40G, Bowen,KY 3/20/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
The old warbonnet was a nice end to the day!
Friday, we returned to the CNO&TP yet again.
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NS 216/NS M79, Bowen,KY 3/21/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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NS 890, Kings Mountain,KY 3/21/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr

NS 223, Gradison,KY 3/21/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
Saturday warranted another trip to the Short Line, along with a few trains close to home.
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CSX K562-22, Bardstown Junction,KY 3/22/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr

CSX Q227, Campbellsburg,KY 3/22/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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CSX Q573-22, Sulphur,KY 3/22/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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CSX Q212, Lebanon Junction,KY 3/22/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
Sunday saw yet another return trip to the Short Line along with more trains around home.
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CSX Q235-23, Brooks,KY 3/23/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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CSX Q133-22, Brooks,KY 3/23/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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CSX Q573-23, Sanders,KY 3/23/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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CSX Q133-23, Glencoe,KY 3/23/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr
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CSX Q505-23, Sparta,KY 3/23/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr

While it's been a fun 7 days (getting home at 10pm and leaving at 7am the next day most the time), I guess I have to get back to reality. There'll be more trains soon though! The rest of my photos from this week are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluegrassrailfan/
 




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