CSX Charlotte Runner

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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby Gyro » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:51 am

Caught the return yesterday. Around 1pm, guy hanging off the end boxcar. Two cars, two engines. Pictures so so.

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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby clearblock » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:10 am

I just heard from a retired employee that Kodak Park is about to receive their final coal shipment with the total conversion of the power plant to natural gas imminent.

It has been a few years since I saw a Kodak coal train so I am not sure if the coal now arrives by CSX or NS/R&S?

Is Kodak shipping or receiving any other goods by rail now? Is there any business other than the Box Shop left on the Runner?
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:36 am

Last I knew, Kodak was getting their coal via CSX. There is very little coal traffic on NS in NY now.

The box shop is the sole customer on the Charlotte Runner north of Eastman Business Park (the new name for Kodak Park). Kodak still ships via rail, and they do tout rail service as a benefit to the tenants they are recruiting for EBP. Some of those tenants are taking advantage of rail, so the R&S is still running their local to EBP on a regular basis.
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby BR&P » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:50 am

Is there any business out the former Falls Road, or at Otis? I could see everything from Lyell Ave north getting the ax. If there's nothing at Otis, they could shorten the Buffalo Wye up to meet just north of Maple, and tear out from Jay Street on.

For that matter, how badly do they need the wye?
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby nessman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:13 pm

Can't imagine much rail traffic for Kodak Park once the coal shipments stop.

My understanding is the natural gas conversion should be done by the end of the year.

End of an era.
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:21 am

I don't know if Klein Steel is still getting rail shipments on the Falls Road. There are no customers for CSX on the Charlotte Runner between Lyell Ave and Eastman Business Park. It would not surprise me if CSX axed the line. The remaining traffic to EBP could be handled by the Rochester & Southern.
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:30 pm

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Kodak Park, Ridge Road, Nov. 14, 2017


While running errands, I caught the Kodak coal train on the Charlotte Runner at Lyell Ave, Emerson St., and Ridge Road. I am told one more coal shipment could be expected by the end of the month as a stockpile supply before Kodak switches over to natural gas for firing the boilers at the power plant.

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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:30 am

The end of an era. I remember my father bringing me here to watch for coal trains, and the massive piles of coal Kodak had lying around.
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby Conrail6467 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:07 pm

CSX Snowblower spotted by me at Ridgeway Avenue at about 6:45PM.
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby Conrail6467 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:09 pm

Followed the Local all the way from Goodman Street to the Box Shop off of Boxart. Quite the trip. The crew was fantastic and very enthusiastic about me documenting their trip for them! Pics are in an album in the link below. I love that old NYC Searchlight still burning yellow, warning of a red signal at CP373. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmo8wWtX
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby ACM » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:39 pm

Took this a few weeks ago at West Avenue. Looks like they're removing rails and track. From one of the yards in Charlotte?
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby ACM » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:41 pm

Another one.
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby BR&P » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:48 pm

Appears to be CWR on the cars.
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby umtrr-author » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 pm

This looks like the same train I saw on the West Shore on September 25. I shot a video of it with my phone but I haven't been able to get something worthy of posting... it's either sideways or it has no sound...
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Re: CSX Charlotte Runner

Postby RailKevin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm

There is a lot of rail laid along the West Shore ROW. Also, the rail across the Genesee River bridge was just replaced (and the crossing at East River Road).
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