Submitted by Chuck Hinrichs
In 1986 the Seaboard System Railroad changed it name to CSX Transportation. Last summer a CSX Transportation Historical Society was formed. The society is just getting started and now is a good time to be in on the ground floor of this group. The society has membership information on it’s web site located at: http://www.trainweb.org/csxths/ The society has a yahoo group: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/CSXTHS/ and a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CSXTransportationHistoricalSociety The society is having it’s first convention and rail fanning weekend in Covington KY August 3-5. Here is some information on the convention. Please take a look at the society and consider joining.
Friday, August 3 – 12:30 – Meet at Holiday Inn; 1pm – Drive perimeter of Queensgate Yard; 2pm – Visit Greater Cincinnati Railroad Museum; 3:30pm – Tour Progressive Rail Car shop at DeCoursey Yard; 5pm – Drive to various CSX sites in Northern KY; 7pm – Dinner on your own at Frisch’s Big Boy, under CSX Ohio River Bridge.
Saturday, August 4 – 8am – Drive along CSX (ex-L&N) to Paris, KY; 10am – Tour TransKentucky Transportation Inc. (TTI) Yard at Paris (TTI is owned by CSX); 11:30am – Drive along TTI track to Maysville, KY; 1pm – Lunch at Maysville next to Amtrak Station; 2pm – Visit TTI coal loadout at Maysville; 3pm – Follow CSX track (ex-C&O) to Covington, KY; 5pm – Tower at Cincinnati Union Terminal (Pizza).
Sunday, August 5 – 8am – Drive to Worthville, KY, to visit CSX Yard and Carrolton Railroad Yard. (CR is owned by CSX); 11am – follow CSX track back to Covington; Convention ends upon arrival at Covington at 1pm.