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News photos: CSX unit marks 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver

By | September 13, 2022

SD70MAC makes debut in special paint scheme

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Blue and white locomotive with gold roof
Blue and white locomotive with gold roof
The new CSX Operaton Lifesaver locomotive on Sept. 13, 2022. Brian Schmidt

COVINGTON, Ky. — CSX Transportation has debuted SD70MAC No. 4568, wearing a special paint scheme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver, the non-profit organization dedicated to grade crossing safety and education. The locomotive, painted at the CSX shops in Huntington, W.Va., was operating Tuesday morning (Sept. 13, 2022) on train Q303 to Cincinnati.

Three locomotives on freight train
The full locomotive consist of CSX train Q303, with the Operation Lifesaver unit, at KC Junction in Covington, Ky., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Brian Schmidt

4 thoughts on “News photos: CSX unit marks 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver

  1. I agree, very sharp looking. I am also an Operation Lifesaver presenter and also work the booths at many events. I have done this for many years. Operation Lifesaver is an awesome organization that has saved thousands of lives over the past half century with their emphasis on education and safety.

  2. May 15, 2001 an OLS train ran the old T&OC line to Toledo. While awaiting clearance into Stanley yard, CSXT 8888 went past (with noone on board) on its runaway trip to Kenton Ohio.

  3. That will be a new one I’ll have to collect. I have all of their heritage locomotives in HO scale from ScaleTrains. I hope that they’ll do this one too because I think that it’s a really sharp scheme.

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