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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 07/09/2017
 

CSX Trenton Line CP Berry

Philadelphia PA

June 15 2017

 
With the decline of the oil trains to Philadelphia, it is more likely that when you see a unit tank car train, it is probably ethanol rather than crude. CSX K452 is a loaded ethanol train, pictured here just entering Philadelphia with ES44AC-H CSX 3058 leading AC44CW CSX 300 elephant style.
Tank car trains have a buffer car, that is an empty car they put behind the engines and before the loads, and usually it is a box car or a covered hopper, but K452 has a tank car instead.
K452 has the green off the siding onto the main at CP Berry.
Normally the train would have stayed on the main, avoiding this move ...
but Q300 left its Woodbourne cut of cars on the main this day and C770 has not picked them up yet.
No buffer car on the rear as K452 snakes its way through the interlocking.
 
 
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