That's an excellent question! In fact, I asked it not to long ago before the old railroad.net went off line. I got pleanty of responses. A few months ago, people said they saw it all over Ohio, but the most valuable response given to me was from a gentleman who gave me a 1-800 number for CSX that can track anything without an account and for free! Since then I have been tracking CSX 8888 for about 2 1/2 months. Over that time, it has spent nearly all of its time running between Jacksonville FL, Greensboro NC, Waycross GA, and everywhere in between. I've checked it almost daily, hoping it would make its way up here so I could take a picture, but the farthest north it ever got was Louisville KY about 2 months ago, then it went south again. Oddly enough, over the past week, the computer has told me that info on 8888 is unavailable. Its last known location was Ashland SC a week ago. Perhaps it is being serviced.
You know after telling you this, I couldn't NOT give the tracking number!
This is completely automated, so don't worry about an employee answering. Simply follow the prompts. After listening a few times about how to use the system, you'll be good to go! Also, CSX just recently integrated several major databases into their system. This means you can trace any major railroad's locomotives and equipment (regular or maintanace) even if the equipment has nothing to do with CSX. Even DM&IR stuff is on there. If there are any problems or questions let me know and I'll answer them. Enjoy, this system is amazing!!! :D