CSX Freight Never Seems To End!
This CSX freight never seems to end with it’s mix of tank cars, hoppers and opens cars. No wonder they needed 7 locomotives to pull her!
You can see the engineers checking their rearview mirrors for the condition behind them as the carefully take this mild S curve with a line of cars that seem to stretch for miles.
With 7 locomotives at 61,000 lbf’s tractive effort each , that’s a whopping 427,000 lbf total tractive effort to move this frieght!
Located near the panhandle of the Virginia border, Shenandoah Junction (pop. 700) is a railfans dream for watching trains.
The Norfolk Southern Railway intersects over the top of this CSX line to make it one of the busiest areas for rail traffic.
Shenandoah Junction is major thoroughfare for trains between Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
- Rail Line: CSX
- Locomotive : EMD GP38-2
- Power type: Diesel Electric
- Builder: GM Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
- Train type: Mixed Freight
- Location: Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia
- Tractive effort: 61,000 lbf
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