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Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:11 pm

This is a locomotive roster for a fictional railroad I created, known as the Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway. The railroad began operations in 1989, after the merger of the Kansas City and Chicago Railroad and the Seaboard Eastern Railway. Now, they own 30,000 miles of trackage (including the Canadian Line from Detroit to Toronto), and directly compete with the likes of CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

Main yards are located in Albany, Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, East Rutherford (NJ), Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tallahassee, and Toronto. The KCC&E interchanges with all class one railroads except Ferromex (for obvious reasons), as well as many regional and short line carriers.

KCC&E Locomotive Roster as of June 2017:

1-99 (SD70MAC): Built 1998: 1-25
100-299 (AC4400CW): Built 1999-2000
300-499 (AC4400CW): Built 2002-2003
500-599 (ES44AC): Built 2006
600-799 (ES44AC): Built 2008-2009
800-999 (ES44AC): Built 2012-2013
1000-1119 (ET44AC): Built 2016-2017
1300-1399 (GP40-2): Built 1978
1400-1499 (GP40-3): Built 1972, Electronics upgraded to Dash 3 standards 2009-2011
1500-1524 (GP38-2): Built 1974
1525-1549 (GP38-2): Built 1978
1550-1574 (MP15DC): Built 1976
1575-1599 (MP15DC): Built 1980
1776 (SD70ACe-T4): Built 2017, Painted in a special Red, White, and Blue paint scheme commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States
2000-2099 (SD40-3): Built 1972, Electronics upgraded to Dash 3 standards 2008-2009
2100-2199 (SD40-2): Built 1976-1977
2200-2299 (SD40-2): Built 1979-1980
2300-2399 (SD40M-2): Rebuilt 2000-2001 from SD40's, SD45's, and SDP40's
3400-3499 (SD50d): Built 1985, De-rated to 3,000 HP
3500-3599 (SD60): Built 1986
3600-3799 (SD60I): Built 1995
4000-4299 (SD70M): Built 1999-2002
4300-4499 (SD70M): Built 2003-2004
4500-4799 (ES44DC): Built 2005-2006
4800-4999 (ES44DC): Built 2007-2008
5000-5299 (SD70M-2): Built 2008-2009
5300-5599 (SD70ACe): Built 2012-2014
5600-5699 (SD70ACe-T4): Built 2017-present, deliveries up to 5659 thus far
5700-5709 (SD90MAC): Built 1999, acquired from CP in 2017
6000-6039 (SD45-2): Built 1975, In Ballast/Work Train Service
6400-6450 (C36-7u): Built 1979, Upgraded to 4,000 HP in 2004, had original 7FDL prime movers replaced with newer ones found in the Dash 9 Series locomotives
6500-6599 (C40-8) - Built 1990
6600-6799 (C40-8W) - Built 1992-1993
6800-6999 (C44-9W) - Built 1995-1997
7000-7199 (C44-9W) - Built 2001-2002

Almost every day, I will post some updates, which include new deliveries, rebuilds, storage updates, incidents, or anything else notable that occurred on the railroad.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:57 pm

The KCC&E uses similar symbols to that of Union Pacific and the Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern. (Example: Z-CHNY)

The first letter represents the type of train:

A: Transfers
B: Ballast
C: Coal
E: Engine Move
G: Grain
H: Helpers
I: Normal-Priority Intermodal
L: Locals
M: Normal-Priority Manifest
Q: High-Priority Manifest
P: Perishables
R: Rails
S: Special (Excursions, Military, High & Wide, Wind Turbine, etc.)
T: Ties
U: Other Unit (Ethanol, Limestone, Oil, etc.)
V: Vehicle
Y: Yard Jobs (Special symbols will be used for these, such as Y-AL01 or Y-CA03)
Z: High-Priority Intermodal

The four letters after the dash (between them and the first letter) represent the origin (first two) and destination codes (last two):

AL - Albany, NY
AT - Atlanta, GA
BA - Baltimore, MD
BI - Birmingham, AL
BR - Belt Railway of Chicago Clearing Yard
BS - Bristol, VA
BU - Buffalo, NY
CA - Charlotte, NC
CC - Cincinnati, OH
CI - Chicago, IL (Other Trains)
CH - Chicago, IL (Intermodal Only)
CL - Columbia, SC
CO - Columbus, OH
CS - Charleston, WV
CV - Cleveland, OH
DE - Detroit, MI
DV - Davenport, IA
EI - Erie, PA
ER - East Rutherford, NJ
HA - Hattiesburg, MS
IH - Indiana Harbor Belt
IN - Indianapolis, IN
JA - Jackson, MS
KC - Kansas City, MO
LV - Louisville, KY
ME - Memphis, TN
ML - Mobile, AL (Other Trains)
MO - Mobile, AL (Intermodal Only)
MT - Montgomery, AL
NA - Nashville, TN
NO - New Orleans, LA
NS - Norfolk Southern Interchange
NY - Croxton, NJ (Intermodal Only)
PA - Peoria, IL
PH - Philadelphia, PA
PI - Pittsburgh, PA
RI - Richmond, VA
SB - South Bend, IN
SC - Scranton, PA
SL - St. Louis, MO
SP - Springfield, MO
SR - Springfield, IL
SV - Savannah, GA
SY - Syracuse, NY
TA - Tallahassee, FL
TO - Toronto, ON

And at the end of the symbols, the following suffixes will be used (e.g. Z-CHNYX):

X: Any Extra Unscheduled Run
2, 3, ... : Any Second, Third, and so on Section

As well, different numbers are placed at the end of an origin/destination. These denote a foreign run-through train (e.g. M-CI1SB is a BNSF run-through manifest train going from Chicago, Illinois to South Bend, Indiana):

1 - BNSF Railway
2 - Canadian National Railway
3 - Canadian Pacific Railway
4 - CSX Transportation
5 - Kansas City Southern Lines
6 - Norfolk Southern Railway
7 - Union Pacific Railroad
8 - Class II Carrier
9 - Class III Carrier
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:55 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Monday, July 3, 2017

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SD90MAC STATUS: The first SD90MAC has been released from the Chicago Shops and put into service: KCC&E #5700. It is still in Canadian Pacific’s “Golden Beaver” paint scheme, but with a green and yellow number patch cabside. It left Sunday afternoon as the lead unit of M-CIIN (Chicago to Indianapolis). KCC&E #5703 is in the process of completion, along with #5708.

KCC&E TO HANDLE FORMER CSX TRAFFIC: After CSX abolished several UPS trains, the KCC&E has announced that they will be handling these trains.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:20 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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INDIANA COLLISION: Train M-CISB collided with a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon in the town of New Carlisle. The lone driver was killed on impact, and the lead engine, KCC&E ES44AC #903, suffered substantial damage. Chicago Subdivision trains would detour on the CSX Garrett Subdivision until 7:30 PM, when the wreck was cleaned up. A 20-mph restriction was put in place as soon as the line re-opened.

MORE LEASERS: Rumor has it that, in addition to the former Norfolk Southern C40-8’s on long-term lease from Larry’s Truck & Electric (LTEX), a trio of CIT (CEFX) SD60s will be coming. These are former Soo Line units that were last on lease to Norfolk Southern in 2015-16.

The LTEX C40-8 leasers include: 8734-35, 8738, 8740, 8742-44, 8747-51, 8753, 8755-57, 8759-60, and 8762.

It is unknown which CIT SD60s are being leased, as this is just a rumor.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:47 pm

M-INCI just arrived at Chicago with the first SD90MAC on the point. Two other EMDs were in the consist as well, an SD60 and an SD70M-2.

Trace:

KCCE 5700 ARRIVE LOAD CHICAGO IL 17:44
KCCE 3566 ARRIVE LOAD CHICAGO IL 17:44
KCCE 5148 ARRIVE LOAD CHICAGO IL 17:44
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:35 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Thursday, July 6, 2017

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TWO MORE SD90MACs RELEASED: KCCE 5703 and 5708 have been released for service, still in CP Beaver paint with a KCC&E Green/Yellow number patch. KCCE 5700 returned to Chicago Thursday afternoon as the leader of M-INCI.

NS SD60E INVASION: Thursday’s Locomotive Trace shows us that four of Norfolk Southern’s SD60E rebuilds have been roaming the KCC&E system (one of which just interchanged with the KCC&E).

NS 6901 DEPART LOAD KANSASC MO 13:59
NS 6947 ARRIVE LOAD MEMPHIS TN 10:36
NS 6961 INTERC KCCE CHICAGO IL 18:01
NS 7030 DEPART EMPTY TALLAHA FL 09:40

INTERC = Interchange
KANSASC = Kansas City
TALLAHA = Tallahassee

PTC: A PTC Test Train, S-TADT (Tallahassee, FL - Dothan, AL) was running on the Tallahassee Subdivision on Thursday, with ES44DC #4503 leading SD40M-2 #2319. As well, PTC installation has been completed on the Georgia Subdivision (Atlanta to Savannah) and the New Orleans Subdivision (Jackson, MS, to New Orleans, LA). This signifies that much of the KCC&E system is now beginning to move quickly to Positive Train Control technology.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:03 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Friday, July 7, 2017

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UNION PACIFIC HORSEPOWER-HOUR REPAYMENT: Union Pacific has re-activated many older locomotives to send to the KCC&E for horsepower-hour repayment. These include:

Dash 8-40C: 9101, 9107, 9125, 9163, 9200, 9227, 9249, 9265, 9289, 9299, 9320, 9347

Dash 8-40/41CW: 9359, 9370, 9384, 9390, 9406, 9417, 9438, 9488, 9523, 9550

SD60M: 2250, 2264, 2276, 2292, 2306, 2330, 2357, 2379, 2404, 2410, 2423, 2454, 2478, 2496

Some of these units are already on KCC&E property:

UP 9101 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31
UP 9359 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31
UP 2379 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31
UP 2306 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31
UP 9227 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31
UP 9347 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31
UP 9417 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31
UP 9488 INTERC KCCE KANSASC 12:31

SD70ACe-T4 #1776 RETURNS TO ATLANTA: “Independence” SD70ACe-T4 #1776, has returned to Atlanta after over a week on display in Washington, DC, for the holiday. It will be put back into revenue freight service this morning at around 8:00 AM EDT. A restored Alco RS3, numbered #7777, has also been on display in DC and will be in excursion service for trains out of Atlanta.

NEW TRAIN: A new local turn train that will pick up cars from the Lake State Railway in Saginaw, Michigan, will begin running on Saturday. This train will start in Detroit Yard, head up to Saginaw with a few cars for interchange with the LSRC, and drop them off. Then, the LSRC will interchange their cars with the KCC&E, and the KCC&E power will pick those up and bring them to Detroit Yard. The train’s symbol will be L-DE09 (Denoting a local turn that will interchange with a class III railroad).
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:09 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Sunday, July 9, 2017

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UNION PACIFIC HORSEPOWER-HOUR REPAYMENT: As of 12:00 AM EDT, all of the Union Pacific locomotives that were re-activated to repay horsepower-hours to the KCC&E have arrived on property. The last few units, all being Dash 8s, arrived on UP’s M-ASPR (St. Louis to Proviso) train. These Dash 8s would be interchanged with the KCC&E.

SD90MAC UPDATE: KCC&E SD90MACs #5702 and #5704 have received their new road numbers and patches. They have been placed into service on Train Q-CIKC, with ET44AC #1022 helping out in the third spot of the consist.

KCC&E ENGINE STILL IN MEXICO: KCC&E C44-9W #7049 has been in Mexico since July 1st, 2017. It was on Ferromex property, but has moved onto Kansas City Southern de Mexico property. It is now being traced in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

KCCE 007049 SAN LUIS POTOSI SL 07 08 2133 U Arrive In-Transit KCSM
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:09 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Monday, July 10, 2017

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ENGINE FIRE: Sunday’s M-EVIN (Evansville to Indianapolis) had a big issue. The lead unit, KCC&E AC4400CW #148, had a severe engine fire while trying to depart with the 200-car load. The trailing units were SD70ACe #5592 and SD70ACe-T4 #5600. Much of the locomotive is now fried, and the unit will eventually be sent to the Chicago Shops for repair. For now, it is in storage at Indianapolis Yard.

KCC&E #7049 RETURNS TO AMERICA: The KCC&E Dash 9 that has been in Mexico for the past week has finally made its way back into the U.S. on a KCS train. Here is the latest trace of KCC&E #7049:

KCCE 007049 CORPUS CHRISTI TX 07 09 2310 U Arrive In-Transit KCS

LENT GEEP: The KCC&E has sent one of its GP40-2 locomotives to the New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railway for long-term lease.

KCCE 001300 BINGHAMTON NY 07 09 0902 U Junction Delivery KCCE NYSW
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:09 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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SEVERE WEATHER: Severe thunderstorms have been threatening the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio on Monday. These storms have affected service in the region. There are precautions train crews are required to take during certain severe weather events. For instance, when a tornado warning is issued, trains in the warning area, or within a 5 mile radius of the warning area, are required to stop, and the crew is required to seek refuge in the nearest substantial shelter available. However, when a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, trains will still be moving, but restricted to a much lower speed than the track limit.

SD90MAC UPDATE: Patch renumbering of KCC&E #5705 has been completed at the Chicago Shops. It retains its original Canadian Pacific scheme, but with a green and yellow number patch. It has been placed into service on Train Q-CIKC on Monday.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Union Pacific C40-8 #9101 was caught leading the Z-CHNY today out of Chicago. Three other engines were trailing: KCC&E ES44DCs #4582 and #4677, and SD70M #4410.

UP 9101 is one of the many 1990's-built Union Pacific engines repaying horsepower-hours to the KCC&E. They need to repay a bunch of them to the railway, so they will be running around the system for a while.

As a result, occasional 4-5 unit consists will show up on the system's trains, with 2-3 on line. The other units in the consist are used for backup purposes. Sometimes, all units will be on line.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:58 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Only one thing to note for today:

SD90MAC UPDATE: KCC&E #5701 is the only SD90MAC that will receive KCC&E paint as of right now. It is currently in the process of being painted and readied for service at the Chicago Shops.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:15 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Saturday, July 15, 2017

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MORE CSX TRAFFIC: CSX has abolished more trains and ridded themselves of much of their traffic. The KCC&E has picked this traffic up, and will likely require more power for these trains.

STORMS: More storms in the Northeast have washed out tracks. As a result, many trains were rerouted on the NS and CSX. Intermodal and mail traffic has slowed down a little because of this, and it is likely that this may happen again at the start of the work week Monday.

LOCOMOTIVE RETIREMENTS: ET44AC #1018 has been retired following a large fire. It was reportedly caused by an employee who was smoking on the job. A cigarette was likely the cause of the fire.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:35 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Sunday, July 16, 2017

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MORE LEASERS: Three CIT SD60’s will be joining the lease fleet soon. The KCC&E has decided to lease them for the fall traffic surge. These units are CEFX 6003, 6004, and 6010. All units were previously stored at Norfolk Southern’s DeButts Yard in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and are in CIT Blue paint. Norfolk Southern will be running a transfer train to the KCC&E today with the CIT trio in-transit.

ODDBALL CONSISTS FROM SATURDAY: M-TOBU-15 (Toronto to Buffalo) had a BC Rail cowl unit leading the way, C40-8M #4615. However, the unit was in CN paint, with “BCOL” sublettering. Z-CH1NY-16 (BNSF Chicago to New York) had a Santa Fe Warbonnet trailing, BNSF #660.

TRAIN ENCOUNTERS COYOTES: A local transfer train coming out of Indianapolis had to stop on Saturday night for a band of coyotes sitting on the Lafayette Main near Lebanon, Indiana. However, the coyotes ran off as soon as the engineer blew his horn a couple of times. They were on their way soon thereafter.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:03 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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SD90MAC UPDATE: KCC&E SD90MAC #5709 just had its patch renumbering completed at Chicago, and has been released into service. As well, the Chicago Shops is almost done with patch renumbering for KCC&E #5707. It will likely be released later today.

UP SD60M LEADS THE Z-CHNY: Union Pacific SD60M #2250, currently repaying horsepower-hours for the KCC&E, was caught leading the hottest train on the system. UP #2250 is a rare “Triclops” SD60M built in 1989 by EMD. It gets its nickname from the distinctive three-piece windshield it has.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

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Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Thursday, July 20, 2017

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SD90MAC UPDATE: KCC&E SD90MAC #5707 just had its patch renumbering done and has been released into service.

CIT SD60s AT WORK: The following CIT SD60s are now in service on the KCC&E: CEFX 6003, 6004, and 6010. All are in CIT Blue paint and have been placed into service at Nashville. One of them, which was 6010, ended up leading manifest M-NAME (Nashville to Memphis).

FERROMEX LEADS Q-KCCI: Ferromex ES44AC #4698 was seen leading the daily Kansas City-to-Chicago manifest train. Trailing were BNSF ES44C4 #8210 and KCC&E C40-8W #6682.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

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Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Saturday, July 22, 2017

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DERAILMENT: Train Q-CIDE (Chicago to Detroit) derailed on the Chicago Subdivision Friday afternoon. Only three cars were involved and the cleanup did not last long at all.

TEENAGERS VS. THE CREW OF Z-NYLA: The crew on the daily Croxton-to-Los Angeles intermodal to Union Pacific had to deal with some defiant teenagers Friday morning getting out of the terminal. The two teenagers were reported sitting on the main out of the Croxton terminal chatting. As soon as the train came out, and as soon as the crew first laid eyes on the teenagers, it stopped. The engineer came out and told them to get off property, as they were trespassing. One of the teenagers yelled and swore at the engineer, telling them that they were “invading their privacy”. As well, they threatened to use violence against the engineer. The engineer called police, but until they came, the teenagers fought with the crew. Police eventually came and removed the teenagers off of property, and Z-NYLA began their journey to Chicago, where they would interchange their load with Union Pacific. Just another day in the life of a train crew.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:08 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Monday, July 24, 2017

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SD90MAC UPDATE: KCC&E SD90MAC #5706 is the last unit to get its new KCC&E number patch. It was released into service Sunday. The only SD90MAC left is #5701, which is getting repainted into full KCC&E paint right now at the Chicago Shops.

GTW SD40-3 ON THE KCC&E: GTW SD40-3 #5944 was seen leading KCC&E Train Q-TOCI today. It was in Canadian National Red, White, and Black paint with “GTW” sublettering. GTW #5944 has been in helper service on the CN’s Byron Hill Route in Wisconsin for a while.

STRUGGLING UP THE HILL: On a steep grade in West Virginia, a KCC&E coal train coming from the McElroy Mine had three AC4400CW’s leading the way, #194, #392, and #237, with SD70ACe #5472 and ES44AC #901 pushing on the back. Apparently, the load was heavier than the crew thought, so the train stalled on a steep grade along its route. A nearby yard sent two more locomotives, ET44AC #1092 and SD70ACe #5310, to be put on the back of the train. The train successfully made it up the grade and continued with no issues.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:54 pm

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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AMTRAK AGREEMENT: Recently, the KCC&E agreed to allow Amtrak to run some trains on their trackage, including the “Capitol Limited” and “Lake Shore Limited”.

LTEX LEASER DUO ON M-EIBU: The Erie-to-Buffalo manifest train had a set of LTEX C40-8 units for power Tuesday, #8762 and #8738. As well, trailing the two leasers was CSX SD70MAC #4776 and KCC&E SD50d 3459. The SD70MAC has been on the KCC&E for about two weeks now.
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