This morning I saw a CSX train operating on the UP West Allis Industrial Lead.
The power was two 8-axle CSX Locos, one painted in the new blue/yellow CSX colors and the other in the older blue/gray colors. Both were operating short hood forward. What struck me was the horn – it sounded very clear and melodic – almost like a trumpet. It was headed Southbound on track 2 toward UP’s Mitchell Yard (approx. 35th St., between Jackson Park and Lincoln Ave.)
The rolling stock consisted entirely of leased GATX tankers. I’ve never seen a CSX train operating on the UP mainline before.