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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby Ypsi » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:06 pm

ConrailMan5 wrote:
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:The AA has been contracted to do all engine and track maintince on the HC&E, we will do engine inspections and tune ups in our Toledo shops


terminating this contract, My people have the ability to do that in our roundhouse.

You can not officially terminate the contract until the first of the year
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:47 pm

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YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:The AA has been contracted to do all engine and track maintince on the HC&E, we will do engine inspections and tune ups in our Toledo shops


terminating this contract, My people have the ability to do that in our roundhouse.

You can not officially terminate the contract until the first of the year


Disregard that, My shops can't do paint.

The HH660's have arrived at the toledo yards, They are to be placed in yard service and individually cycled through AA paint shop. Nos. 100-104
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:10 am

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100 has been released
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:01 pm

Motive Power Update.

Roster: RS1's 1500-1502, RS11's 55-58 C415 5000, FPA-4's 33,35 HH660's 100-103, c424 2409, C420 1824, c425 6050.

The FPA's and RS11's currently hold down the road freights this winter, with the HH660's working the yards. C415 5000 works the classification yard in manchester.

The RS1's and Centurys are being rebuilt in the Manchester shops this winter.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:33 pm

The HC&E shops will be renovating 20 sleeping cars and auto racks for future AA service. the cars have been drawn from across North america and are have been congragating on flat cars in AA ottowa yard. Extra 1503 south has been dispatched to take the train back to mansfield shops.

The contract specifies that 16 be rebuilt to 10-6 specs, while the remaining 4 be rebuilt to 6 double bedroom 1 drawing room cars. the cars come from various roads, most are in good condition. Rebuild cost per unit $400,000
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The auto racks are to be streamlined and fully (completly) inclosed and be modified for quick entry and exit.
cost per unit $50,000
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:31 pm

HC&E has purchased a former bc rail alco FB unit, giving us a nice a-b-a set of alco cabs. Should be at AA Ottawa yard in th A.M
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:07 pm

ConrailMan5 wrote:HC&E has purchased a former bc rail alco FB unit, giving us a nice a-b-a set of alco cabs. Should be at AA Ottawa yard in th A.M


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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:07 pm

One word: POC

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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:27 pm

MQT3001 wrote:One word: POC

:lol:

"Nothing a little paint wouldn't fix" :mrgreen:


My shop crew will polish that turd!
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:07 am

0700 arrival, sending it up on the rear of TF-2 this evening. Will be dropped in AA this evening then taken to our interchange.

You will fix it I will polish it, my paint shops will do it best 8)
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:10 am

YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:0700 arrival, sending it up on the rear of TF-2 this evening. Will be dropped in AA this evening then taken to our interchange.

You will fix it I will polish it, my paint shops will do it best 8)

Once I get it running you may polish it
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:58 am

Just doing a comprehensive roster update

Model. Builder. Number. Paint. Notes
FPA-4 ALCO. 33,35. Cigar Band
FB-2. ALCO. 22. BC Rail. Class 5 overhaul
RS1. ALCO. 55-58. Lightning stripe
C415. ALco. 5000. Burlington junction. Class 3 overhaul
HH660. Alco. 100-103. Lightning Stripe Class 5 overhaul
C424. Alco. 2909. GVT. AA paint shops
C420. Alco. 1824. DLW. AA paint shops
C425. Alco. 6050. GVT. AA paint shops
4-8-2. Alco. 2933. NYC. Steam
0-6-0. Alco. 6894. NYC. Steam
Steam Rotary. Cooke Restoration in progress
Spreader. Jordan. MW6969. MoW red
SW1500. EMD. 1267. LTEX. Returned to LTEX
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:26 pm

And now for rolling stock

Moldel. Builder. Number. Paint. Notes.
Twin unit diner. Pullman. 408, 481. NYC
Dome/End/Lounge Budd Riverside Park NYC.
Coach. Budd. 2938. NYC
Commuter coach. N/A. 9020-9026. HCE. Former DLW commuter coaches
10-6. Budd. Manchester. NYC
Conference car. Budd. 3426. NYC. Converted 10-6
Baggage/tool. ACF. 6135. HCE. Former MILW
Tool car. Pullman. 67972. HCE. 50 ft boxcar
Auto Racks Greenbrier P20000-P20029. AMTK/AA. 1.
10-6. Various. N/A. Misc. 2.

1. Being rebuilt for AA auto trains. 20 are to be bi-levels with clearance for campers,26L brakes, and streamlining. The remaining 10 are to stay as standard tri-levels built to the same specs. Cost per unit :$50,000

2. Former 10-6 sleepers. 8 being rebuilt as twin unit club cars for AA auto trains in the 25000 series. The layout will be bar and table seating in one car, with chair seating in the second. They are being built to amtrak and handicapped acessability specs. Cost per unit: $400,000.
The remaining 10 ( I AA initially ordered 20 sleepers, but they changed their mind, leaving me with 12 sleeper hulks, my shops managed to find a use for 2) are being sold as is for $15,000 or rebuilt for the $400,000 quoted above. Condition is as such; no amtrak certification, no interior installed most have trucks
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby conrailman75 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:12 pm

Just looking through your roster, it appears you have units in NYC style paint. Do they say "New York Central" or do they say "HC&E" on them?
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:01 pm

conrailman75 wrote:Just looking through your roster, it appears you have units in NYC style paint. Do they say "New York Central" or do they say "HC&E" on them?

Yes. They have Hillsdale Clinton and eastern across the hood, look at the top of the thread (on the hh660),they are yellow and red
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby conrailman75 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:50 pm

Guess I need to look at those pictures a little better then!
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:11 pm

ConrailMan5 wrote:Just doing a comprehensive roster update

Model. Builder. Number. Paint. Notes
FPA-4 ALCO. 33,35. Cigar Band
FB-2. ALCO. 22. BC Rail. Class 1 overhaul
RS1. ALCO. 55-58. Lightning stripe
C415. ALco. 5000. Burlington junction. Class 3 overhaul
HH660. Alco. 100-103. Lightning Stripe Class 5 overhaul
C424. Alco. 2909. GVT. AA paint shops
C420. Alco. 1824. DLW. AA paint shops
C425. Alco. 6050. GVT. AA paint shops
4-8-2. Alco. 2933. NYC. Steam
0-6-0. Alco. 6894. NYC. Steam
Steam Rotary. Cooke Restoration in progress
Spreader. Jordan. MW6969. MoW red
SW1500. EMD. 1267. LTEX. Returned to LTEX

Update. HCE has acquired several units from the mn&t.

RS-2-Has 244 primemover for parts
RS-27-in good shape but needs braking
RS-18(MLW) runs great
FPA-4-primemover needs valves
C420 #420
And a FA-1
All units are to be rebuilt at HCE Mansfield shops unless otherwise noted.


Thats all the ALCo/MLW units on the deadline. There are also Baldwin, GE, and 2 EMDs on the Deadline.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby DT&I » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:32 pm

Your new locos are on the interchange
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:37 pm

DT&I wrote:Your new locos are on the interchange

They have been at AA Ottawa yard since Tuesday. I am sending an rs1 to get them today.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:44 pm

The HCE, in partnership with the city of saline, will be building an industrial park on the west side of town. The park will be exclusively served by the HCE. It wil include 3 10000 sq ft warehouses as well as one 15000 sq ft warehouse, with extra plots available for build to suit. There will be approx. 3 miles of track track. Cost has not been determined yet, but the project will be funded 65% be the HCE and 35% by the city of saline
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