CSX 6245 & CSX 6223

Amelia and I embarked on a delightful day trip to Palmer, Massachusetts, with the singular purpose of indulging our shared passion for trains. As the afternoon sun cast its golden light across the tracks, our excitement was rewarded when we spotted two imposing CSX locomotives. The vibrant blue and yellow color scheme of CSX, a personal favorite of mine, adorned the sides of locomotives CSX 6245 and CSX 6223. These magnificent machines, symbols of power and perpetual motion, glided past us, their presence marking a highlight in our day as we stood in awe of the spectacle.

April 17, 2024


  • Amelia Desertsong

    The best part is I didn’t even realize there would be a CSX train there! It was a shot in the dark, a three hour trip that could’ve been a total letdown. Fortunately it wasn’t and we got to see sights that we never otherwise saw on the way there and back. It was especially funny seeing all these people show up wanting lunch at a restaurant that isn’t even open on Wednesdays, nor even for lunch! Don’t people check hours online first? Ha, ha! At least we had a nice hearty lunch from the Big Y Deli!

    • Thomas Slatin

      I will refer to Exhibit A, where the entire time we were driving to Massachusetts, I said that if you and I saw one locomotive, then the entire trip would be worth it. You and I saw a total of four locomotives on this trip. As far as I am concerned, this was an absolute slam dunk of a win! 😀

      Also, I love you! ❤️

  • mydangblog

    I used to commute by Via train every day and Ken and I have gone cross country on the Canada One–it never gets old. That sound of a train coming into the station is embedded in my memories–such a comforting thing.

    • Thomas Slatin

      The most memorable train journey I’ve ever experienced was in 1990, during a cross-country excursion through Russia. A standout moment was the private tour of the Kremlin, highlighted by a personal meeting with Gorbachev, thanks to my father’s connections. Good times.

      My fascination with trains is profound; I even shared with Amelia my whimsical wish to station a locomotive right here on our farm. Our middle ground? Collecting miniature train models. Thank you for your delightful comment, Suzanne!

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