Tracking the Light NEWS EXTRA! NS/Pan Am Southern Detour on CSX Boston Line.

This morning (May 16, 2016), I was out on the Boston & Albany (CSX Boston Line) for the Ringling Bros circus extra. While waiting word came over the wire that a Norfolk Southern intermodal train for Ayer, Massachusetts was detouring on CSX.

A derailment near Charlemont, Massachusetts (on NS/Pan Am Southern’s Boston & Maine route) on Saturday resulted in a traffic disruption and thus this very unusual move.

A CSXT SD40-2 led the Norfolk Southern consist, presumably because of the cab signaling requirements on the Boston Line .

All photos exposed with my FujiFilm X-T1 near milepost 129 east of Middlefield, Massachusetts.

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Circus Train photos tomorrow!

One comment on “Tracking the Light NEWS EXTRA! NS/Pan Am Southern Detour on CSX Boston Line.

  1. Bob Butler on said:

    I saw that train myself in West Brookfield and made note of the N/S power pulling the train, I was wondering if there was a problem on the Fitchburg line and they were going through Worcester to get around it

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