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Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun May 27, 2012 1:45 pm

Not a well know fact, but the owner of the AA (Me! :mrgreen:) also owns another railroad, Aloha Rail on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Aloah Rail railroad was founded in 1983 and has built its own ROW on the Big island of Hawaii. (from what I know a tsunami destroyed most of the origional railroads in Hawaii
But the end was near for the Hawai'i Consolidated Railway. Early in the morning of April 1, 1946, a massive tsunami struck Hawai'i. A tragic loss of life occurred in several low-lying areas of the island chain, the east side of Hawaii island were hit the worst. The railroad line between Hilo and Pa'auilo suffered massive damage; bridges collapsed, trestles tumbled, and one engine was literally swept off the tracks.


from: http://www.thetrainmuseum.com/history.html )

So in one april first 1983 the ground breaking of Aloha Rail took place. The line is primarly on the eastern half of the island, with competidor Hawaii Certral Railroad (founded in 1984 as compition to Aloha Rail) operating mostly on the western half of the island.

The Current Map looks like this:
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The Red is My Aloha Rail and the Purple is the Hawaii Centrail Railroad who is owned and operated by the state of Hawaii. Both RRs offer freight and passenger service and are constantly compeating for business


Roster, paint schemes, train numbers and what not to follow soon.
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun May 27, 2012 1:52 pm

Roster is:

GP9
3-8

Dash 8
218
219

GP38-2
490-508

SD40-2
603-623

MP15DC
669-675

SD80MAC
700

F40PH
901-919

SD75M
7506-7509

SD90MAC
9119 CP Rail paint (CP Lease)

paint scheme will be done over the next few weeks
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby DT&I » Sun May 27, 2012 3:32 pm

Lol creative idea, do you haul frieght? And does the big SD80 fit on all curges?
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sun May 27, 2012 3:34 pm

Both RR's offer freight and passenger service
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby DT&I » Sun May 27, 2012 4:22 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:
Both RR's offer freight and passenger service

What about the SD80?
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun May 27, 2012 9:29 pm

DT&I wrote:
atrainguy60 wrote:
Both RR's offer freight and passenger service

What about the SD80?

yeah it fits on all curves but some are tight :mrgreen: we just happend to order one just to test it. it was ok but we didn't order any more. it was the first unit that we ever bought new
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun May 27, 2012 9:31 pm

Hello to you too :mrgreen:
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun May 27, 2012 9:41 pm

MQT3001 wrote:Hello to you too :mrgreen:

no its Aloha :wink:
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun May 27, 2012 9:44 pm

the first units we had were the GP9s that are still around today

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this was our origional paint scheme.
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Sun May 27, 2012 9:55 pm

Do the volcanoes often damage your railroad?
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun May 27, 2012 9:59 pm

Loa & Kea aren't active much, it's Kiluhea that does the damage....beeen constantly erupting for over a decade straight
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun May 27, 2012 10:06 pm

atrainguy60 wrote:Do the volcanoes often damage your railroad?

no weve been lucky with volcanoes and the ocean
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun May 27, 2012 11:13 pm

the next power we aquriered were some ex UP SD40-2s. the first was painted into a scheme based off of the colors of the Hawaiian Flag

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this is the paint scheme that only on the SD40-2 603
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon May 28, 2012 12:12 am

The main base for operations is out of Hilo Hawaii, there we server a port and have a direct connection with the air port for passenger trains. the Hawaii Central RR also has trackage rights into Hilo. From Hilo Aloha Rail heads North, West, and South.

Naalehu Division
South takes you to Pahoa where we have a branch to serve another port, then we head wouth west towards the shore. After heading toward the shore the RR heads back north through the town of Volcano and then southwest again. The RR then goes to Pahala and then to Naalehu. Finally it starts to head back north where our line terminates and we interchange with Hawaii Central

Central Branch
West of Hilo is the central branch. we do not use this branch for freight trains but Hawaii Central RR does, they use it for trackage rights into Hilo where they drop cars at the port and can interchange. Aloha Rail uses the Central Branch for Seasonal passenger trains though.

North Shore Division
The North Shore division gets its name because you follow the shore most of the way around the northern part of the island. North from Hilo you go to the cities of Honomu, Lapuahoehoe, Paauhau, Niulii, and after rounding the northern most part of the island you come to Kawaihae where our line ends and the Hawaii Central starts.

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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue May 29, 2012 4:34 pm

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the rest of the SD40-2s have this paint scheme
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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:04 pm

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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:09 pm

fresh from the main land is AHR SD40-2 623, which is ex UP and in a "Operation Red Block" unit
Paint is a hybrid UP Aloah Rail paint... why waste all that good yellow paint? :lol:

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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:56 am

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Re: Aloha Rail

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:51 pm

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Re: Aloha Rail

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