Field Day 2008 CSX Photos

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LouisvilleScanMan

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When I was at field day this year our operating location was right next to some vary busy RR tracks and just before we packed up to leave I snapped a couple of photos of the last train to pass before we left.just thought you guys might want to see them.
 
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When I was at field day this year our operating location was right next to some vary busy RR tracks...
The club I'm in used to have Field Day at a township park that was adjacent to the Conrail, now CSX, main line between Indianapolis and St. Louis. There was a crossing nearby that required passing trains to blow their horns. Early one morning, I was trying to answer another station's CQ and had the mike keyed at the same time a horn blew. The calling station picked up on that and came right back to me.
 

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Nice porch on 8033. Anybody for a cookout?

I live 2 blocks from the old CSX piedmont sub, now run by Buckingham Branch RR. CSX runs their empties westbound 5 or 6 times daily. Good bunch of railfans here in town.
 

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The only time I see CSXT Power is when it is on the BNSF. I don't see that many on the UP. I did see one two days ago.
Around here, it's reversed. CSX and UP have several run-through trains between Indianapolis and Salem, Illinois, via their connection at St. Elmo, Illinois. A lot of those trains have UP power.
 

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Not 2008 but...

Back in 2005, the Charles County (MD) Amateur Radio Club held Field Day at the La Plata Train Station Museum. It was a great location, right in town and with convenience stores in easy walking distance. However, we were hampered by the inability to string longwire antennas.

Here's a northbound headed towards Bowie. KB3KOW takes a break to watch the passing train, very near our operating location. Photo courtesy of K4HQK.
 

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