Paperback, 6.5x9.21", 96 glossy pages, color photos, drawings. July 2021.
"CSX Transportation came to being in 1980 with the merger of Seaboard Coast Lines and the Chessie System, producing a system of over 21,000 route miles in 24 states, with incursions into two Canadian provinces.
"The system runs from Beauharnois, Quebec in the north to Miami, Florida in the south and covers much of the industrial north-east of the states, as well as the more rural areas that lead to the deep south. Most of the locomotive fleet are now painted in a dark blue and yellow paint scheme, earlier grey and blue schemes are now almost extinct. Included in the book are images mainly from the southern division of the company's operations featuring all manner of freight operations, along with areas with trackage rights, short line railroads fed by the CSX system and Amtrak and commuter rail operations that use CSX tracks and assets.
"Richard Billingsley was first called to the railway in 1975 as a 9 year old lad, fascinated by the bells and clunks from a Great Western era signalbox. Relocating to North Wales in the early 2000s, the author has created an extensive record of the modern history of the line across the North Wales coast.
"Bored of the increasingly sterile UK railscene, he first discovered the American railroad during a family holiday to Florida in 2008. Immediately captivated, he's returned to capture the scene over a dozen times since, photographing the railroad in more than 20 states. And, if he's learnt anything, it's that you never know quite what will happen next…"