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Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:33 pm

Eastern Transportaion (ET), Eastern Leasing (EAXX) and Eastern Electrical and Repair (EARX)

The carrier traces its beginnings back to the Kings Mountain Railroad that ran from Chester, South Carolina, to York, South Carolina, before the Civil War.

The Kings Mountain Railroad was begun in 1855 but was destroyed the Union Army during the War Between the States and was not rebuilt after the conflict.

The route lay abandoned for almost eight years until the creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad in 1873.

Within a decade the Chester & Lenoir had extended the line to Lenoir, North Carolina. At over 120 miles, the Chester & Lenoir was the largest narrow gauge railroad in the Carolinas.

Over the next decade, the railroad operated under the umbrella of the Richmond and Danville Railroad.

When the Richmond and Danville was re-organized as the Southern Railway In 1894, the Chester & Lenoir operated on its own for a short while. By 1896, it went into receivership, and the following year was re-organized as the Carolina & North-Western Railway.

Though technically controlled by the Southern, this shortline carrier, more than any other in the Southern Railway family, was allowed to operate almost autonomously.

By 1902, the Carolina & North-Western Railway was converted to standard gauge track, and it purchased a controlling interest in a logging railroad, the Caldwell & Northern, that ran from Lenoir to Colletsville, North Carolina.

By 1906, the railroad had been expanded to Edgemont, North Carolina, making the line nearly 150 miles long, further increasing access to the timber in the mountains north and west of Hickory, North Carolina.

In 1912, new shops were built in Hickory and within 10 years a locomotive was even built within the railroad’s shops.

In 1940 a new was agreed upon for the Carolina & North-Western Railway to become independent but remained finacially bound to southern.

By 1948, the carrier had completely dropped steam and replaced it with diesel locomotives. The Carolina & North-Western was one of the first completely dieselized railroads in the southeast.

In 1979 with fiancial troubles for the southern, Carolina & North-Western Railway purchased the rights to the Crescent(1) and the former Southerner(2) and all track rights for those trains. Today the trains are run by amtrak with ownership of the trains residing with Eastern Transportation

In 1982 Southern was placed under control of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, along with the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) and was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway in 1990

In 1991 Carolina & North-Western Railway financially and officially separated from norfolk southern

With 1993 looming a plan be need to bring much revenue into the system a plan was laid for new shops to repair, overhaul and paint locomotives in Lenoir, NC. With assistance from EMD,GE, Norfolk Southern and CSX. The first of the shops opened in 1995 with the final portions operation by 1997.

Eastern purchased the Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad in 1999.

The North carolina railroad ( An all passenger service ) Was purchased in 2001 with agreements to run no freight ( At this time ) and to provide an ample upgrade to the passenger service to North Carolina.

In 2007 Eastern Transportation lobbied against a new google data plant in lenoir, NC and eventually settled to help them setup in hickory, NC well away from the tracks lines.

in 2011 Eastern purchased the Carolina Southern Railroad due to their overwhelming financial losses

With a new backer in 2012 Eastern looks to rapid growth along the eastern coast and more.
" Innovation starts with Eastern "

(1) New York, NY - New Orleans, LA
(2) New York, NY - Formerly New Orleans, LA, Currently Stops in Charlotte, NC

With that said i thus submit my paper railroad to approval of the forum. Roster and Map are in the works.

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Eastern Tracks in Red

Roster Includes B&ME
100 - 139 - sd90mac
1400 - 1404 - gp38
1405 - 1408 - gp38-2
1409 - 1429 - gp40
1430 , 1431 - gp16
1432 - 1438 - gp10
1439 - 1467 - gp50
1603 - 1612 - ac6000cw
2400 - 2416 - SD40-2
2420 - 2462 - ES44AC ( Order Placed )
3000 - 3032 - sd40-2
3088 - 3092 - SD45
4091 - 4099 - SW1500
5000 - 5012 - c30-7
5013 - 5067 - ES44DC ( Order Placed )
6025 - 6076 - SD60
6105 - 6124 - sd50E
7000 - 7027 - sd70ace ( Order Placed )
7028 - 7040 - SD70M-2
Heritage Engines ( Not all of this Railroad )
78A - F7A - EX MILW
88C - F7A - EX MILW
89A - F7A - EX MILW
200 , 201 - F3A
9158 - F7Au
9163 - F7Au

Lease -

MQTX
MQTX 711-715 [SD40-2]

Manifests
General:
09R - Jackson(WCSR) - Birmingham(HPR)
09T - Jackson(WCSR) - Meridian
10E - Meridian - Mobile
11K - Meridian - Tuscaloosa
11G - Tuscaloosa - Meridian
11A - Meridian - Canton
11Q - Meridian - Mobile
11Z - Mobile(TSCR) - Birmingham(HPR)
12E - Mobile(TSCR) - Meridian
12F - Meridian - Tuscaloosa
Charlotte - Hickory
Charlotte - Fayetteville
Charlotte - Charleston
Charleston - Charlotte
Charleston - Augusta
Augusta - Charleston
Fayetteville - Charleston
Charleston - Fayetteville
Atlanta - Augusta
Augusta - Atlanta
Atlanta - Birmingham
Birmingham - Atlanta
Mobile - Birmingham
Birmingham - Mobile
Charlotte - Miami ( CSX/FEC )

Coal:
90Q - Mobile(TSCR) - Birmingham(HPR)
90R - Birmingham(HPR) - Mobile(TSCR)
Birmingham - Charlotte

Intermodal:
Charlotte - Atlanta
Charleston - Charlotte
Charleston - Atlanta
Atlanta - Charleston
Atlanta - Birmingham
Birmingham - Mobile

Autoracks:
23W - Mobile(TSCR) - Meridian
Mobile - Charlotte - Charleston
Greenville - Charleston
Greenville - Norfolk ( NS )
Greenville - Mobile

Ethanol:
31K - Mobile(TSCR) - Preston
31G - Preston - Mobile(TSCR)
Fayetteville - Birmingham
Fayetteville - Charlotte

Grain:
Birmingham - Charlotte

Local
Lenoir - Hickory CWRR
Aberdeen - Fayetteville
Fayetteville - Rockfish
Mullins - Chadborn
Chadborn - Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach - Conway
Rains - Switching
Dundarrach - Loop Work
10T - Meridian Local
21R - Canton Local
30G - Birmingham Local
73M - Mobile Local
11Y - Tuscaloosa Local
60M - Mobile Western Local

Transfer Jobs
Rains - Mullins
Chadborn Line A to Line B Job
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:27 pm

Get the map up so we can see any conflicts....I don't think there are any though :)
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby conrailman75 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:36 pm

The only guy in the south is legostudios and all his tracks were in Georgia the last I knew. Don't know of any of our lines that have tracks in the Carolinas. He's got my vote for membership :)
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:42 pm

Sorry for the crappy map. I will be doing a proper one with google earth.
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:11 pm

Are you still itnteresting in Leasing units from MQTX?
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:14 pm

Yes, With expansion come great power needed.

( And anything i can't paint will be sold)
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:17 pm

Your 5 SD40-2s on lease were shipped from Wyoming Yard [Grand Rapids, MI]. They were delivered to the TSCR in Toledo at 10:14 EDT.

MQTX 711 [SD40-2]
MQTX 712 [SD40-2]
MQTX 713 [SD40-2]
MQTX 714 [SD40-2]
MQTX 715 [SD40-2]
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby legostudios34 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:37 pm

conrailman75 wrote:The only guy in the south is legostudios and all his tracks were in Georgia the last I knew. Don't know of any of our lines that have tracks in the Carolinas. He's got my vote for membership :)


We have some track in Alabama now too.
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:58 pm

Eastern has acquired owners ship of the Birmingham & Mississippi Central. The B&MC will be continue as normal until the deal is finalized.

Eastern has also sold all rights the Both the Southerner and Crescent passenger trains to Amtrak. This deal includes all equipment.

Eastern has all sold to the State of North Carolina the North Carolina Railroad. Our crews will button up the work that has been done and leave for their respective areas.

Eastern has placed and order for 15 SD70ACE's , 10 ES44DC's and 20 ES44AC's.

We have also entered into negonations with both CSX and NS for trackage rights ( or out right ownership ) from Charleston, SC to Birmingham, AL
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:42 pm

Have entered negotiations with CP for the following CP SD60's(20) - 6225, 6228-29, 6240-43, 6245, 6250, 6252, 6255, 6258, 6260, 6025, 6035, 6040-41, 6047-48 and 6050 All are EX- Soo.

Also in talks with CSX for 10 AC6000CW's

Have purchased outright all SD60's ( 22 ) from GATX 9013-14, 9030, 9033, 9035, 9037,9041, 9043, 9045, 9053, 9055-56, 9059, 9060, 9066, 9069, 9071, 9077-76, 9078-79, 9086-87, 9092, 9095. All units are EX Oakway Leasing.

These large purchases had to be made to show CSX and NS that we Would be good partners ( Owners ) in a route from Charleston,SC to Birmingham,AL. Essentially This would give up a port to port route in which to both receive and send goods. It is essential that Eastern get a good route to set the market for its customers goods for without them we are nothing.
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby DT&I » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:47 pm

davidcarter2 wrote:Have entered negotiations with CP for the following CP SD60's(20) - 6225, 6228-29, 6240-43, 6245, 6250, 6252, 6255, 6258, 6260, 6025, 6035, 6040-41, 6047-48 and 6050 All are EX- Soo.

Also in talks with CSX for 10 AC6000CW's

Have purchased outright all SD60's ( 22 ) from GATX 9013-14, 9030, 9033, 9035, 9037,9041, 9043, 9045, 9053, 9055-56, 9059, 9060, 9066, 9069, 9071, 9077-76, 9078-79, 9086-87, 9092, 9095. All units are EX Oakway Leasing.

These large purchases had to be made to show CSX and NS that we Would be good partners ( Owners ) in a route from Charleston,SC to Birmingham,AL. Essentially This would give up a port to port route in which to both receive and send goods. It is essential that Eastern get a good route to set the market for its customers goods for without them we are nothing.

Wow! CSX might have 0 left soon! Lol AA bought some as well lol
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:59 pm

I think there still pretty solid on them, some 100 units.
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby DT&I » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:01 pm

davidcarter2 wrote:I think there still pretty solid on them, some 100 units.

I was joking lol but WCSR is interested in some...
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:28 pm

We have started our locals back up as of today.

Lenoir - Hickory CWRR ( Caldwell County Railroad )
Aberdeen - Fayetteville - ( Aberdeen and Rockfish )
Fayetteville - Rockfish - (Aberdeen and Rockfish )
Rains - Mullins Transfer Job ( Carolina Southern )
Mullins - Chadborn - ( Carolina Southern )
Chadborn Transfer ( Carolina Southern )
Chadborn - Myrtle Beach ( Carolina Southern )
Myrtle Beach - Conway ( Carolina Southern )

Until all rails are linked they are run by there former rails.
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:47 pm

Canadian pacific has agreed to our terms to buy their sd60's. They are getting them ready and will be contacting us by friday on their state for final finacial changes if needed.

CSX has also agrees to let us by 10 of their ac6000cw's. They will be arriving in Charlotte by Monday at the latest.

Norfolk southern has granted us a right of way from Hickory, NC to Charlotte, NC. We are still pushing with csx to see if we can the shorter route, but this is progress.
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:43 pm

This will be eastern scheme from here on out. This is rough drawing and smaller details are not fully finalized.

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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:08 pm

In a buy out program of Furx ( First Union Rail ) with TSCR Eastern Transport will be getting 18 gp40's, 30 gp50's, and 81 sd40'2.

Eastern has made a deal with CITX ( CIT Rail Resources ) their 40 SD90MAC's. As well as their 2 SW1500's
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:02 pm

Eastern Rolls out the restored ( Mostly ) F7 Unit.
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby davidcarter2 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:30 pm

SD60 Renumbering
6100 --> 6059
6101 --> 6060
6102 --> 6061
6103 --> 6062
6104 --> 6063
6225 --> 6064
6228 --> 6065
6229 --> 6066
6240 --> 6067
6241 --> 6068
6242 --> 6069
6243 --> 6070
6245 --> 6071
6250 --> 6072
6252 --> 6073
6255 --> 6074
6258 --> 6075
6260 --> 6076
9030 --> 6030
9033 --> 6031
9035 --> 6032
9037 --> 6033
9041 --> 6034
9043 --> 6036
9045 --> 6037
9053 --> 6038
9055 --> 6039
9056 --> 6042
9059 --> 6043
9060 --> 6044
9066 --> 6045
9069 --> 6046
9071 --> 6049
9076 --> 6051
9077 --> 6052
9078 --> 6053
9079 --> 6054
9086 --> 6055
9087 --> 6056
9092 --> 6057
9095 --> 6058

Numbered in sequence 6025-6076
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Re: Eastern Transportation

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Paperwork has been faxed to allow you to purchase the 5 SD40-2s we sent you.
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