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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 02/17/2019
 
CSX Trenton Line CP Berry Philadelphia PA February 7 2019
 
The oil keeps flowing on CSX's Trenton Line, usually featuring BNSF power as with K144 pictured here.
They also usually like to keep the loaded oil trains moving, but this day it had to pause to wait for Q300 to pass.
The front portion of Q300 consists of mixed freight, but the lion's share of the cars are empty trash containers destined for North Jersey.
An interesting note is that the Q300/Q301 and the oil/ethanol trains have not yet been DPU'ed like Q409/Q410 and Q031/Q032.
These days the closest thing we have to a dedicated car used to denote the end of a train are the covered hoppers that are used as designated buffer cars on the oil trains. They are even stenciled "BUFFER SERVICE ONLY"
Of course the train still gets an EOT.
 
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