• F40 OCS question

  • Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.
Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.

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  by ctclark1
 
Pardon if I'm late to the party. I just saw a John Kucko video of the OCS being pulled across the Genesee River in Rochester. It took some digging on my part to figure out the new paint scheme on the F40's that are now CSX1 and CSX2 (ex 9998 and 9992... Last I knew CSX1 was still the Spirit of West Virginia... guess I missed that change too), but in looking that up, and in today's video, it doesn't look like the F40's are running under their own power anymore - I was wondering what that reasoning was.
  by chrisf
 
They looked perfectly healthy in this video from less than a week ago:
  by eolesen
 
I wouldn't read too much into it. It's not unusual for a local crew to do a repositioning move on OCS equipment using a switcher or even road power.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
That horn is certainly in a healthy state!
  by jwhite07
 
Does CSX have different rules for grade crossing horn signals? Didn't sound like two longs a short and a long to me.
  by eolesen
 
Could be a quiet zone and showing off for the camera...

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  by mmi16
 
jwhite07 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:36 am Does CSX have different rules for grade crossing horn signals? Didn't sound like two longs a short and a long to me.
The last scene - there were a number of shorts - there may have been something requiring 'emergency' sounding of a series of shorts to get the attention of persons or animals in danger of overlooking the oncoming train. The other road crossings all got 2 longs a short and a long. The engineer's 'short' was really short.