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Howell & Plymouth Railroad

Unread postby Burb8145 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:07 pm

With CSX being forced to eliminate all remaining regularly-scheduled trains on a 28-mile stretch of the Plymouth Subdivsion between Howell and Plymouth in Michigan due to budget cuts in early 2016, a startup called the Howell & Plymouth Railroad purchased the Plymouth Subdivision between the two towns in order to save it from impenetrable abandonment, along with three freshly-retired ex-CSX B40-8s and B20-8s, and in return gave CSX trackage rights.

The Howell & Plymouth Railroad interchanges with CSX at both ends and also interchanges with Great Lakes Central in Howell.

System map (though it's really just a single line):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-7MKkSt31_wAJ4QG8viiW6Bj7uM&usp=sharing

Roster:
HPRR B40-8 1 (ex-CSX 5937)
HPRR B40-8 2 (ex-CSX 5973)
HPRR B20-8 3 (ex-CSX 5953)
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Re: Howell & Plymouth Railroad

Unread postby AARR » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:57 am

Do you need 14 engines?

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Re: Howell & Plymouth Railroad

Unread postby Burb8145 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:45 am

AARR wrote:Do you need 14 engines?

This is to ensure that the H&P still has enough spares in case one of these engines has to go in for maintenance. A shop has been built in Plymouth to accommodate them.
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Re: Howell & Plymouth Railroad

Unread postby AARR » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:21 am

You can probably get by with a pair of road engines and one spare.
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Re: Howell & Plymouth Railroad

Unread postby Burb8145 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:52 pm

The Howell & Plymouth currently runs a single daily train, L1. It originates from the CSX Plymouth Yard and switches every industry between there and the H&P/CSX/GLC interchange track in Howell.

If you're looking to railfan Dash 8s doing local jobs, this is the train for you.

Today's L1 was pulled by H&P 2.
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Re: Howell & Plymouth Railroad

Unread postby Burb8145 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:37 pm

H&P 3 did L1's duties today.

Should we consider adding a second train?
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