Search found 157 matches

by ThomasACu
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Hell, it's been a while, hasn't it? LOL Update for August 17, 2020 SOME EMPLOYEES COMING BACK/CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOLS: Around 70-80 furloughed KCC&E employees are being called back to work as a partial rebound in traffic takes place. The returning employees, alongside all employees are being required ...
by ThomasACu
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for June 16, 2020: DERAILMENT IN DETROIT : KCC&E train QCITO (Chicago-to-Toronto hotshot manifest) derailed on June 5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The derailment involved eight centerbeam flat cars, all of which were carrying lumber, and three tank cars carrying ethanol. Thankfully, nobody was inj...
by ThomasACu
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.
Replies: 368
Views: 31489

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.

Q326 @ Benton Harbor 10:37

CSXT SD40-2 8016 leading
by ThomasACu
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.
Replies: 368
Views: 31489

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.

Q50803 turning north at Fostoria, OH, 13:50 with SD40-2 8388 leading

Detroit-bound
by ThomasACu
Fri May 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for May 21, 2020 STORAGE UPDATE: Adding on to the rest of the stored fleet, 30 more C40-8Ws, 20 more SD70M-2s and 18 more SD60Is have been put into storage. This is due to the severe COVID-19-related traffic slump. SD70MACe PROGRAM: 1, 8, and 11 have been completed and are in service as of Ma...
by ThomasACu
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for April 28, 2020 PAY CUTS AND FURLOUGHS : The KCC&E has announced pay cuts throughout much of the next six months. Executives will get a 50-60% pay cut, with much of the extra money going to essentials needed to keep COVID-19 from spreading across the rail network. Employees will be able to...
by ThomasACu
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Distributed Power in the Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern The following KCC&E locomotives have DPU equipment: KCCE 1-99 (SD70MAC/SD70MACe) KCCE 100-499 (AC4400CW) KCCE 500-999 (ES44AC) KCCE 1000-1149 (ET44AC) KCCE 1776, 5600-5699 (SD70ACe-T4) KCCE 4500-4999 (ES44DC) KCCE 5300-5599, 5800-5825 (SD70A...
by ThomasACu
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Lake, Indiana - April 18, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 3748

Silver Lake, Indiana - April 18, 2020

I decided to head out to the crossing at County Road 200 West just outside of town to shoot some trains. Turns it that this spot is quite photogenic, as I got some decent shots of trains here. First came NS 142, then NS 18K, then finally NS 19K.
by ThomasACu
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 46487

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020

Q32619 @ IL-IN state line 10:00 CT/11:00 ET
No clue on the power as of yet.
by ThomasACu
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Updates for April 2020: COVID-19 UPDATE : The KCC&E is continuing to work with its customers and employees during this pandemic to ensure that the workplace environment is clean and that employees have as little contact with the goods shipped and delivered as possible. All employees are washing thei...
by ThomasACu
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Lake, Indiana - April 16, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 2210

Silver Lake, Indiana - April 16, 2020

Did some social distancing trackside today after hearing that one of only 50 or so active NS SD70ACUs was leading 19K today. However, NS 142 came first with an AC44C6M leader. 19K eventually showed up with the said leader, and a friendly engineer who gave me a shave and a haircut P5 horn show. Hope ...
by ThomasACu
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for March 19, 2020: COVID-19 OPERATING PLAN: The KCC&E has implemented a special pandemic operating plan in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 around the network. The KCC&E is paying very close attention to all of the warnings from local, state, and federal authorities, especially the Cente...
by ThomasACu
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for February 29, 2020 STORAGE UPDATE: The entirety of the SD50d, SD60, and C40-8 (non-rebuilds) fleet remain in storage due to low traffic levels, alongside 30 SD70M-2s and two SD60Is. These will remain in storage until traffic levels rise back up, which, considering the recent events around ...
by ThomasACu
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for January 31, 2020: KCC&E FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS: This will be the first time I share quarterly results on this thread. Operating revenues are down 7% to $2.3 billion due to a decrease in traffic and volume. The trade war against China and tariffs imposed against many countries worldwide ha...
by ThomasACu
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for January 20, 2020: DERAILMENT IN ELYRIA : KCC&E train QCIPH derailed in Elyria, Ohio, on January 17. No locomotives derailed, and, most importantly, nobody was hurt or killed. However, 7 cars derailed, including 3 cars carrying sulfuric acid. Cleanup was completed earlier this morning. OCE...
by ThomasACu
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for January 13, 2020: STORED POWER : 5 more SD70M-2s have been placed in storage, though all have bad orders and are to get repairs done. 5000, 5003, 5031, 5054, and 5077 are the units that have been stored with a bad order. CN FRAC SAND TRAINS AND DPUs : CN's run-through frac sand trains fro...
by ThomasACu
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for January 1, 2020 COMPUTER SYSTEM: The KCC&E's computer system did not suffer from a "Y2.02K" glitch like a group of employees from Detroit thought would happen when the clock struck midnight last night. The clocks made a smooth transition to 2020 with no issues. STORAGE UPDATE: The KCC&E h...
by ThomasACu
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Modern Conrail
Replies: 8
Views: 7046

Re: Modern Conrail

STORAGE UPDATE: Due to declining traffic levels, Conrail has placed many engines in storage. These engines include 40 C40-8Ws, 10 SD40-2s, 35 SD50-2s, 20 SD60s, and 15 SD70M-2s. The majority of these engines are being stored in Altoona, but some have been stored in Detroit for some reason. AC4400CWM...
by ThomasACu
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Long time no update. STORED POWER: Due to continuously declining traffic levels, the KCC&E has stored even more power. These engines include: - Entire SD60 fleet. - Entire C40-8 fleet, apart from 58 C40-8us - Entire SD50d fleet However, the majority of the SD40 types are in service, with many having...
by ThomasACu
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 77
Views: 59188

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Horsepower Per Ton Requirements on the KCC&E: Z Trains (High-Priority Intermodal): 2.5 HPT I Trains (Normal-Priority Intermodal): 2.0 HPT Q Trains (High-Priority Manifest) and V Trains (Vehicles): 1.5 HPT M Trains (Normal-Priority Manifest): 1.0 HPT All locals, yard jobs, transfers, and road switche...