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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 03/07/2004

Update: Q190/Q191 are not dead. The information on this page was corrected here.
End of an era - Q190 and Q191

The experiment has evidently failed, as it has been reported that the CSX Q190 and Q191 trains that ran the CSX Trenton Line, NS Morrisville Line and NS Harrisburg Line to get double stacks from North Jersey to Philadelphia have been abolished less than two weeks after they started running. A telltale sign of the difficulty keeping these trains on schedule is the fact that the last runs were several hours late.


Q300 with CSX 8831 leading 8832 passes through SEPTA's Woodbourne Station heading north at 8:00 on March 3 2004. This is significant as ...........

The pair were used as power on that day's Q191, here on the Wood Connecting Track.
It was only fitting that the weather for the last runs were as bad as the first. A heavy fog settles in as the last Q190 has just entered the Trenton Line and heads north with 8831 leading. It is 11:30 and the train is scheduled to be at Port Reading by 7:00. The last run of Q191 used this power also, arriving at Abrams at 19:10, more than 6 hours after the scheduled arrival.
All pictures March 3 and 5 2004 c. 2004 John P Almeida
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