CSXT New Castle Subdivision
Milepost BG 58.4 West Pittsburgh PA west to
BG 192.5 WAS Boyd at Greenwich OH
Dispatched by the AT desk 160.230, 160.320
A brief overview and explanation
The New Castle Subdivision is an amalgomation of the B&O and Pittsburgh & Western railroads, with a corner of the P&LE thrown in for good measure.
The P&W was absorbed into the B&O at the beginning of the 20th century after starting as a seperate entity that strove to connect Pittsburgh with Lake Erie. It caught the fancy of B&O officials who were looking to lease and/or purchase their way west to Chicago from Pittsburgh, who integrated it with their own mainline from Cumberland.
The portion of the New Castle SD that was originally P&W runs from New Castle PA to Youngstown OH. West of Youngstown is rail that B&O built to Cuyahoga Falls OH in order to bypass the original P&W route. West of Cuyahoga Falls is rail that the B&O built to connect Akron with a location they called Chicago Junction, and that we call Willard. Willard OH is the traditional end of the New Castle SD, although in the post-Conrail reorganization the end has been truncated at Greenwich OH.
The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie RR and the Pennsylvania RR had the enviable river valley running through the mountainous territory north and west of Pittsburgh, leaving the B&O's P&W line a hilly, curvy second sister to both of them. All three converged at New Castle PA. The PRR was a bitter rival to the B&O, while P&LE was a New York Central holding. So it was P&LE that B&O approached seeking trackage rights to send its passenger and priority traffic in 1934, bypassing the P&W between Pittsburgh and New Castle (which is today known as the P&W Subdivision). This arraingment continued past the Penn Central era as P&LE escaped the banckrupcy by arguing its independence from the fallen giant. CSX purchased the P&LE in the early 1990's, and the bulk of it is today known as the Pittsburgh Subdivision.
However, a tiny portion of the P&LE, the part that interchanged with AND ran around the P&W just south of New Castle at a location called West Pittsburgh PA has been attached to the New Castle subdivision.
A list of signals and interlockings
BG 54.2 West Pittsburgh AS "West Pittsburgh"
End Pittsburgh SD, Begin New Castle SD
55.2 P&W Jct AS "P&W Junction" (P&W SD)
55.6 UN Tower AS
57.5 New Castle Jct
58.0 New Castle Interlocking AS "Mahoningtown", "Motown"
(flyover the NS/ISSR interchange)
60.0 "Milepost 60"
62.6 Defect Detector Edinburg
63.9 "Milepost 64"
65.3 "Kennedy Curve"
67.1 "State Line"
69.5 Lowellville Spur
71.5 "Bridge Street", "Struthers"
73.5 "Center Street" (Youngstown)
75.7 "Market Street"
79.5 Ohio Jct AS "OW" (CR Youngstown Line)
81.0 "Liberty Street"
81.3 Defect Detector Liberty Street
86.1 "Salt Springs Road"
87.7 Niles Jct. AS "Niles" (CR Lordstown Secondary)
89.1 "West End Niles"
92.5 "Rock Cut"
94.1 East End Newton Falls AS "Miller Graber"
95.3 Newton Falls AS (CSX Newton Falls SD)
2 WB signals, 1 EB
98.1 West End Newton Falls AS
99.7 "Paris Road"
101.0 "Milepost 101"
102.9 Defect Detector Apco
102.2 East End FS AS
103.9 FS Center AS
105.7 Charlestown AS "West End FS"
106.3 "Knapp Road"
108.1 "Milepost 108"
109.5 "East End Ravenna"
110.6 Ravanna AS (CR Cleveland Line)
112.1 "Black Horse"
113.7 "Golf Course", "Lakewood Rd",
"Wal-Mart On The Green", "Pebble Beach"
116.3 "Old E.T.", "OET", "Old Erie Transfer"
119.1 "Bus Stop", "119"
120.1 "Gravel Pit"
121.9 Defect Detector Munroe Falls
122.1 "Munroe Falls", "Route 91"
123.5 "Bailey Rd" Cuyahoga Falls
124.6 Broad Blvd AS "Broad St", "Blvd of Broads" Akron
124.7 XN Tower
127.5 BD Tower AS "BD"
128.3 Akron Jct AS "AY", "Arlington Street"
130.8 "Exchange Street", "Depot"
132.7 "Bridge 16", "Firestone"
134.8 Lambert AS
Begin Single Track
137.3 "Barberton", "BN"
139.5 "Jones Chemical"
142.1 "Milepost 142"
143.8 Warwick AS Clinton
End Single Track
145.4 "Cole" AS
147.3 "Not" AS
148.0 Defect Detector Easton
151.0 "Milepost 151"
153.8 "East End Sterling" AS
155.2 WAS Sterling AS
155.5 Sterling AS (CL&W SD)
156.8 Creston AS
159.0 "Mud Lake"
162.2 "Milepost 161", "Friendsville"
165.6 "Lodi", "Route 83"
167.1 "Black River"
169.2 Defect Detector Pawnee
171.9 "Homer" AS
174.1 "Milepost 174"
178.7 "Hillbilly Heaven", "Milepost 179"
181.1 Nova "Nova" AS
182.4 West End Nova AS
183.4 "Telephone Road"
185.2 "Hereford", "Walnut Bluff"
186.4 "Seven Hills"
188.5 "Route 250", "Ramey"
188.5 Defect Detector Ramey
190.3 "Route 13"
192.5 WAS Boyd AS
End New Castle SD, Begin Willard Terminal SD
192.7 Greenwich (CSX Indianapolis Line)
192.9 EAS Boyd AS
193.2 GN Tower AS (EB connection to Indianapolis Line)
195.5 "Edwards Road", "Edwards"
198.2 Boughtenville AS Crossovers
200.1 "Walnut Road"
200.8 Defect Detector Walnut
201.5 Peru Center Road AS
203.4 "East Willard" AS
204.2 WAS RX AS
204.9 Willard (RX Tower) AS
BI 4.2 End of Willard Terminal SD, Beginning of Willard SD
Q200-Automotive Business Unit
Q207 (Rose Lake IL - Jessup MD) as needed
Q216 (Walbridge - Philadelphia PA) Daily
Q217 (Philadelphia PA - Detroit Rougemere) Daily
Q221 (New Castle PA - Avon IN) Tue-Sun
Q249 (Baltimore Curtis Bay - Wixom MI) Daily
Q252 (Nashville - Philadelphia Eastside) Thu, Sat
Q276 (Toledo Walbridge - Baltimore Bay View) Daily
Q278 (Toledo Walbridge - Baltimore Curtis Bay) Daily
Q296 (Saginaw MI - Baltimore Bay View) Daily
Q297 (Baltimore Penn Mary - Toledo Walbridge) Daily
Q298 (Willard - Lordstown) Daily
Q299 (New Castle PA - Willard West) Mon-Sat
Q300-East-West Corridor Manifest Trains
Q343 (Baltimore Curtis Bay - Willard West) Daily
Q352 (Willard - Cumberland) Daily
Q353 (Cumberland - Willard West)
Q354 (Willard - Cleveland) Daily
Q355 (Cleveland - Willard) Daily
Q358 (Avon IN - Cumberland) Daily
Q359 (Cumberland - Avon IN) Daily
Q368 (Louisville,Ky - Pavonia NJ) Daily
Q375 (Philadelphia Greenwich - Louisville) Daily
Q382 (Chicago Blue Island - Cumberland) Daily
Q384 (Chicago Barr - Cumberland) Daily
Q400-Eastern North-South Manifest Trains
Q416 (Rocky Mount NC - Willard West) Daily
Q130 (Chicago 59th St - Portsmouth VA) Tue-Sun
Q133 (Baltimore Penn Mary - Chicago 59th St) Mon-Sat
Q134 (Chicago 59th St - Baltimore Penn Mary Jct) Sat-Thur
Q135 (Philadelphia Eastside - Chicago TOFC) Daily
Q136 (Chicago TOFC - Philadelphia Eastside) Daily
Q137 (Baltimore Penn Mary - Chicago 63rd St) Daily
Q138 (Chicago 63rd St - Baltimore Penn Mary) Daily
Q139 (Portsmouth VA - Chicago 59th St) Mon-Sat
Q600 Cross Corridor Trains
Q640 (Cumberland - Buffalo) Daily
Q641 (Buffalo - Cumberland) Daily
K Trains Bulk Commodity
K165 (Chicago - Bessemer PA) WC Ore as needed...Winter Months
K193 (Demmler PA - Chicago) Mty WC as needed...Winter Months
K301 (Glenwood PA - Chicago) Coke as needed
K310 (Chicago - Glenwood PA) Mty Coke as needed
K352 (Detroit Rouge Steel - Bessemer) Mty Coke as needed
K377 (Glenwood PA - Chicago) Coke as needed
K378 (Glenwood PA - Chicago) Coke as needed
K385 (Demmler PA - Detroit Rouge Steel) Coke as needed
K387 (Glenwood PA - Cleveland) Coke as needed
K501 (Philadelphia Greenwich - Middletown OH) Slab Steel as needed
K502 (Middletown OH - Philadelphia Greenwich) Mty Slab
K503 (Philadelphia Greenwich - Middletown OH) Slab Steel as needed
K504 (Middletown OH - Philadelphia Greenwich) mty Slab Steel as needed
K505 (Philadelphia Greenwich-Indiana Harbor IN) Steel as needed
K515 (Demmler PA - Ensley AL) Steel as needed
K516 (New Castle PA - Middletown OH) Steel as needed
K518 (Middletown OH - Glenwood) Mty Steel as needed
K522 (Aliquippa PA - East Chicago, IN) Steel as needed
K560 (Curtis IN - Bessemer PA) Slab Steel as needed
K561 (New Castle PA - Worthville KY) Steel as needed
K562 (Worthville KY - New Castle PA) Mty Steel as needed
N048 (Blacksville 2 Mine WV - Belle River MI) as needed
N049 (Emerald Mine PA - Belle River MI) as needed
N050 (Newell PA - Belle River MI) as needed
N051 (Federal 2 Mine WV - Belle River MI) as needed
N052 (Consol 95 WV - Belle River MI) as needed
V900 (Bailey Mine PA - Willoughby OH) as needed
V903 (Emerald Mine PA -Willoughby OH) as needed
V904 (Evergreen WV - Willoughby OH) as needed
V991 (Bailey Mine PA - Chicago) as needed
V994 (Bailey Mine PA - Toledo OH) as needed
W755 (Akron OH - Niles OH) WLE Coal as needed
E855 (Niles OH - Akron OH) WLE Mtys
Note: Rocky Mount trains can also use the Fostoria-Columbus-Russell-Shelby route, so CSX uses that profile for about 2/3 of the Rocky Mount trains originating from OH, MI, and IN. The Fostoria-Willard-New Castle-Cumberland route assumes the other 1/3. It is safe to presume that trains can use either profile as conditions demand. We are showing here only the New Castle profiled trains.
G052 (Botkins OH - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G055 (Lima OH - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G101 (Sterling OH - Grafton OH Turn) as needed
G117 (Danville IL - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G150 (Chicago - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G151 (Columbus OH - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G152 (Vauces OH - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G153 (Indianapolis - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G156 (Grand Ledge MI - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G161 (Lafayette IN - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G166 (Saginaw MI - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G169 (Toledo Walbridge - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G171 (Willard - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G172 (Garrett IN - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G203 (Willard - Rocky Mount NC) as needed
G218 (Toledo Walbridge - Rocky Mount NC) as needed
G219 (Willard - Rocky Mount NC) as needed
G300 (Fort Wayne - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G318 (Fort Wayne - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G323 (Emporia IN - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G329 (Avon IN - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G334 (Decatur IN - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G337 (Kenton OH - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G342 (Hamlet IN - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G343 (Avon IN - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G351 (Detroit Rougemere - Winchester VA) as needed
G354 (Detroit Rougemere - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G362 (Grand Rapids MI - Rocky Mount NC) as needed
G363 (Indianapolis - Rocky Mount NC) as needed
G367 (Garrett IN - Rocky Mount NC) as needed
G659 (Baltimore Locust Point - Grand Ledge MI) mty as needed
G663 (Baltimore Locust Point - Webberville MI) mty as needed
G670 (Baltimore Locust Point - Roachdale IN) mty as needed
G692 (Cumberland - Parr IN) mty as needed
G732 (Baltimore Locust Point - Vauces OH) mty as needed
G738 (Rocky Mount NC - Toledo Rossford) mty as needed
G741 (Baltimore Locust Point - Toledo Rossford) mty as needed
G753 (Baltimore Locust Point - Emporia IL) mty as needed
G754 (Baltimore Locust Point - Hamlet IN) mty as needed
G756 (Baltimore Locust Point - Avon IN) mty as needed
G860 (Sterling OH - Baltimore Locust Point) as needed
G865 (Rocky Mount NC - Willard West) mty as needed
G907 (Baltimore Locust Point - Willard West) mty as needed
G908 (Baltimore Locust Point - Columbus OH) mty as needed
G909 (Baltimore Locust Point - Garrett IN) mty as needed
G910 (Baltimore Locust Point - AnnPere MI) mty as needed
G914 (Baltimore Locust Point - Saginaw MI) mty as needed
G916 (Baltimore Locust Point - Lafayette IN) mty as needed
G971 (Rocky Mount NC - Toledo Walbridge) mty as needed
(researched by XNJon & JK off of the Bullsheet.com website)
D756 Deforest Jct-Warren Local
D757 " "
D758 " "
D759 Defrorest Jct.-Newton Falls Turn
D760 Lordstown-Warren Local
D761 Lordstown-Youngstown Turn
D762 Lordstown-GMC Switcher
D750 Willard-Akron Turn.
This train interchanges traffic with the OHCR and the RJ Corman
at Warwick, and works at Akron before turning back west to
Willard, working local industry work along the way.
D755 Wooster Local. Weekly
Called at Akron, he departs for Warwick where he runs on
the RJCorman/Ohio Central ex-B&O to Massillon, and then uses
trackage rights on the ex-Conrail Ft. Wayne Line to Wooster.
He returns from Wooster the following day.
D763 New Castle-Warwick Daily
He is usually called at Newcastle at 9:00 and comes into Akron
where he sets out some oil cans which is interchanged with the
WLE by CSX Y101. Then he goes onto Warwick to interchange
coil cars with the Ohio Central (Z610). Usually, he works at Akron
on the way back to New Castle, picking up the empty oil cans already
brought up by Y101.
D702 Warwick-New Castle Daily
He is the return local to New Castle once D763 is recrewed.
Z610 The CSX symbol for Ohio Central's run into Warwick
Z622 The CSX symbol for RJCorman' s run into Warwick
Z640 Akron Barberton Belt (ABCR) Akron-Barberton run
Z642 Akron Barberton Belt (ABCR) Akron-Barberton run
D751 Cleveland-Parma Local
D752 Cleveland-Parma-Lester Local
D753 Cleveland-Sterling Local
D754 Lorain-Sterling Local
D764 Cleveland-Warwick Local
This train is called out of Cleveland in the morning, bringing
autoparts to Warwick for the Q296/Q297.
D750 Willard-Akron Turn (see Akron listing)
(compiled by JK, aided by many...)
New Castle has three jobs. Y120 (On duty at 0700),
Y201 (On duty at 1500), and Y301 (On duty 2300).
These jobs stay primarily in the yard but once or twice
a week, a job will go switch a pipe supplier in Lowellville
and/or go east to a lumber yard in Ellwood City (Steve Grabman)
Willard has many jobs, too numerious to list. At
least 4 jobs operating at any time of day. (Steve Grabman)
Many thanks to Steve Grabman, Steve McMullen, XNJon, Al Nemetz, and Tony Dannemiller
Copyright 2001 by Jeff Knorek
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