CSX Coal Train Through North Charleston

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Aug 092016

This is a hastily shot video of two CSX locomotives pulling a train through the Iron Dog district of North Charleston. CSX Coal Train through Iron Dog District of North CharlestonThis video shows the entire very long train of coal cars. About 8 minutes in length. Be forewarned, not much happens! Just a long string of coal cars.

Sorry for the fuzzy video, maybe I need to clean the camera lens. Or maybe it was the humidity. This was shot as I was sitting in my Triumph Spitfire with the top down on Rivers Avenue at about 5pm.

CSX Derailment in North Charleston Tuesday

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May 132015

Three empty cars of a CSX freight train derailed in North Charleston on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, temporarily snarling afternoon traffic. No injuries were reported.

CSX spokeswoman Kristin Seay said three empty hopper cars derailed around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. Hopper cars usually carry a variety of loose products, such as coal or grain.

CSX Derailment in North Charleston

Seay said the train had two locomotives and 121 cars carrying a variety of products, none of which were spilled. The train was traveling from Florence to Hamlet, North Carolina.

By mid-afternoon, Seay said the derailed cars were disconnected from the remainder of the train, which was moved from the area. All road crossings affected by the derailment were cleared.

According to North Charleston police, a CSX train derailed shortly after 2 p.m., shutting down Montague and Railroad avenues, South Rhett and Spruill avenues, Spruill Avenue and Bexley Street, and South Rhett Avenue at Bexley Street.

By 2:45 p.m., City officials said the Bexley Street intersection had been reopened to traffic. By 3:15 all roads were clear.

The Charleston County School District had warned that some buses could be delayed in taking students home if they had to be rerouted

Impasse Hit Between State and North Charleston

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Sep 172012

According to the Post & Courier, talks between the state and the city of North Charleston about how to provide rail service to a future shipping terminal on the former Navy base have gone off track.

The breakdown raises the likelihood of a costly court fight early next year that could have profound repercussions for the state’s budget and the quality of life in its third-largest city.

For more on this story, please check out the Post & Courier’s article.

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CSX Completes Maintenance Jamboree

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Jul 132012

The “Jamboree,” an annual event, compresses about a year’s worth of track, signal and bridge maintenance and upgrades into roughly one week, reducing the impact on customers and communities. The work included more than 900 CSX employees.

CSX Logo“This critical work helps fulfill our commitment to investing in our customers and in the communities in which we operate,” said Oscar Munoz, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Our engineering forces are the best in the business, working safely to ensure that these lines are safe for our employees, in good repair to keep our customers’ freight moving and allow American businesses to compete in the global economy.”

This year, the company completed nearly $34 million of work during the “Jamboree,” including maintenance and repair of tracks, signals and bridges in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. These projects promote train safety, reliability and service. They also help communities by getting all the necessary work done to maintain smooth crossings where roads and highways pass over the tracks.

CSX crews replaced or installed nearly 176,000 crossties, 2,500 railcars of ballast and 233,000 feet of mainline rail. The crews also installed an additional 59,000 feet of relay rail in the company’s Erwin, Tenn., yard, repaired or refurbished 10 bridges and 255 road crossings and completed nearly 650 track welds.

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