The photos below
are actual captures from the video!
On June 1st, 1999, Conrail became
CSX Transportation in the Northeast. BKVP is pleased
to announce that we covered the transition from several months before the
takeover date to several months
after. We were right there at Selkirk Yard through the stroke of midnight on the big
day. See the last westbound and
eastbound freights on the Boston Line under Conrail ownership, plus the first eastbound
freight under CSX control!
Action is focused in the Berkshire Mountains, where Conrail had to, and now CSX has to
pull heavy trains over one
heck of a challenging grade!
Watch the transition, from barely a sign of anything
different, to CSX units beginning to appear, The story of the
changes is told with effective, not excessive narration. Every train is identified with a
brief graphic showing the date,
time, train symbol, and location! A wide variety of motive power is seen, and
the cameras captured some great action.
This isnt just another rail video, this is a recorded history of one of the biggest
changes the Boston Line has ever seen!
Highlights of this
* The last of the SD80MAC era for
* Beautiful scenery of the Berkshire Mountains
* A wide variety of motive power
* Lots of "lasts" and "firsts" for the line