Producer: Green Frog
Locations: Augusta, Spartanburg,
Length: 58 minutes
Sources: James T. Koch, John M. Koch
CSX Volume 10, covers the mileage from Augusta, Georgia to Spartanburg, South Carolina. Differing from previous volumes, a bonus section is included.
The specs are the same as the other CSX series. Chapter Search function. No maps. Really could have used a map. Switchable, even on the fly is the narrative with on/off. Full narration by Bob Carrera. The 263, AC44CW ,is with a trailing Dash-8. Action at Spartanburg.
Professional videography and enviornmental audio soundtrack. Exquisite colors! Let’s see some highlights…
Twisting trackage at Augusta, Georgia. The implementation of these newer GE locomotives, conquered operational issues, on the route.
This is some of the most hilly territory on the Southern territory of CSX. Some trains, still need helpers on tough grades.
Norfolk Southern with an SP loco, is stopped to hand throw a turnout. Near a busy CSX crossing, in Augusta.
To conquer Snead’s Hill, two AC44CW do not need helpers on a coal train.
Unit 301 another AC44CW, with train Q692 restarts, after an air leak issue.
Another Q move on Clark Hill. This Manifest freight, does not require a helper. An SD50 on the point.
Greenwood yard. 8188 a GP40 attached to this train. Even more happens here.
Northbound from Atlanta, this B36-7 leads with an NS unit, in the lash-up. The 5867 was a Seaboard System.
Amtrak walks it’s consist, over the Enoree bridge.
Up in the cab on a C40-8W! A pair of helpers. On the Spartanburg sub. Friendly and talkative crew. Engineer explains the desktop controls. Unit 7730.
All lit up, the 7730 pulls an expired hours of service coal train towards Spartanburg.
Spartanburg Yard. End of the line for Volume 10.
* The Bonus section is the unedited Cabride. The crew is quieter in this full length version. We are sitting at 18 feet in height. That is a high perch!
CSX 10 is a satisfying trip. Expertly filmed, and it moves at a brisk pace. The route miles covered are uncommon. Cab ride adds interest to this show. Green Frog knows how to keep a tight edit. In and out, in under an hour. The time passes quickly.
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars