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Wildwood, located in Sumter County, Florida, used to be the dividing yard for the Seaboard Airline Railroad (and its successor, the Seaboard Coastline) where southbound passenger trains were divided up into East (Miami) and West (Tampa, Fort Myers and Naples) sections and northbound trains from both coasts were joined together. Today it's all about freight, and the busy yard which runs parallel to Main Street is run by CSX which operates frequent trains day and night through Wildwood on this busy stretch of the so-called "S Line". It's a great place to watch trains, and it proved the major source of inspiration for my Z Scale model railroading.

All pictures on this page are (c) Adrian Wymann

 

JULY 2015

 
 
 

CSX GP30 (Road Slug) #2270

25 July 2015

There is little activity at the North end of Wildwood yard as a few cars and CSX road slug (GP30) #2270 are tied down for the weekend, sitting it out on a muggy Saturday afternoon only minutes before a massive and lengthy downpour of summer rain.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

 
 

CSX GP39-2 (Road Slug) #2341

14 November 2014

Looking towards the North end of Wildwood Yard, CSX GP39-2 (Road Slug) #2341 is already tied down for the weekend together with two additional locomotives alongside a row of loaded CSX ballast hoppers wearing the distinctive MOW pumpkin paint scheme.

 
 

CSX AC44CW #552

14 November 2014

At 5pm that same Friday afternoon, CSX AC44CW #552 and AC60CW #678 are running full speed through Wildwood at the head of a southbound consist of empty stone hoppers. Looking closely at the full size image reveals the engineer making a friendly gesture towards the trackside railfan.

 
 

CSX AC4400CW #146

15 November 2014

By Saturday afternoon the next day, AC44CW #552 had joined the tied down road slug together with an unidentified loco and CSX AC4400CW #146 up front.

 
 

CSX C40-8W #7858

15 November 2014

It's 5.25pm as a trio of CSX locomotives (C40-8W #7858, C40-8W #7343 and GP40-2 #6018) appear at the South end of Wildwood Yard, heading a northbound manifest (i.e. a freight train with a mixture of car types and cargoes).

 
 

CSX C40-8W #7858

15 November 2014

Only a few seconds later, CSX C40-8W #7858, C40-8W #7343 and GP40-2 #6018 are rushing through Wildwood Yard.

 
 

CSX GP40-2 #6018

15 November 2014

CSX C40-8W #7858, C40-8W #7343 and GP40-2 #6018 are heading North with their manifest under a friendly sky.

 

MAY 2014

 
 

CSX SD70MAC #4792

13 May 2014

It's exactly 6.30pm as CSX SD70MAC #4792 heads a southbound manifest (i.e. a freight train with a mixture of car types and cargoes) through Wildwood.

 
 

CSX AC60CW #644

14 May 2014

 
 

CSX AC60CW #644

15 May 2014

 
 

CSX GP39-2 (Road Slug) #2383 - CSX GP40-2 #6983

15 May 2014

 
 

CSX GP39-2 (Road Slug) #2383

15 May 2014

 
 

CSX Dash 8-40CW #7812 - CSX SD70M #4684 - CSX GP40-2 #6360

15 May 2014

 
 

CSX Dash 8-40CW #7812

15 May 2014

 
 

CSX Freight Evening Scene

15 May 2014

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JULY 2013

 

 

There wasn't much happening that weekend when CSX SD-50 #8575 was laying over at Wildwood FL on Saturday, 13 July 2013. But even on such occasions there is usually an interesting selection of freight stock to be seen in the yard.

 
 
 

 

DAYS GONE BY AT WILDWOOD

 
 

CSX GP 40 #9702

10 April 1997

(Len Kratz / atw Collection)

 
 

CSX GE U23B #5274

February 1989

(atw Collection)

 
 

Seaboard Coast Line GP-38 #2504

6 December 1987

(atw Collection)

 
 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All images on this page are (c) Adrian Wymann

 
 

page created 28 December 2012
page updated 21 February 2016