18 days into CSX's control of their portion of Conrail and things have gone crazy in Buffalo!!! This would end up being one of the busiest days of trainwatching I would experience in a long time. This trainwatching session brought me back to one of my favorite spots, the Amtrak Station in Depew, here's what I saw...
I took a quick 15 minute ride up from Downtown Buffalo on Amtrak Train #286, seen here at 9:01am in Depew with P32AC-DM #706 on the lead, bound for New York City.
Next up was Train SEBR-7 with Union Pacific power. C40-8W #9466 leads this Westbound on Track #1 at 9:11am. CSX leased several units from Union Pacific for the Conrail Breakup as CSX is very power short, running light road switchers on regular freights.
At 9:48am, this CSX manifest came through Depew with C40-8W #7729 on the lead on Track #2.
Heading East on Track #2 is "Ex-Con" C40-8W #8332, former Conrail #6078 leading Train NFSE-8 at 10:16am.
CSX B40-8 #5949 leads Train ML-488 past the Depew Station at 11:34am on Track #2.
At Noon, on Track #3, Train SEBU-7Y heads past Depew Station with CSX SD40-2 #8119 on the lead, on its way into Frontier Yard.
This is the first photo I have taken of a renumbered "Ex-Con" heading to CSX. CSX took a slightly different approach to renumbering its Conrail Units, instead of applying a piece of white vinyl over the existing number, they opted to paint over the original number and add orange-colored numbers over the paint with CSXT sublettering under the number, and replace the numberboards as well. Today, SD50 #8668 leads the westbound TV-5 on Track #1 at 12:08pm.
Old CSX C30-7 #7029 leads an eastbound manifest through Depew Station on Track #2 at 12:15pm.
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