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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:04 am

Updated map of the Carolina Southern Railroad.

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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:51 am

The Carolina Southern was founded in 1994, operating two older CSX Branch lines North of Charlotte, NC, and one into Conway, South Carolina. The Carolina Southern Railroad operated about 95 miles of track for a time.

Now, here in the new year of 2016, the Carolina Southern Railroad operates close to 12,000 miles of trackage, and has terminals in Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, Louisville, KY, Nashville and Memphis, TN, Mobile, AL, Atlanta, GA, Jacksonville, FL, Wilmington, NC, Norfolk and Richmond, VA, and shared terminals and trackage with the NLR in Washington DC and Baltimore, MD. The Carolina southern also interchanges with the Maryland & Northern in Washington DC, at the M&N's Alexandria Yard. The main Carolina Southern Terminal is based out of Greensboro, NC, with Linwood Yard and a rather enlarged Pomona Yard being the two largest rail yards on the system. The Piedmont Locomotive Works is based out of the old A&Y yard in downtown Greensboro, NC, right across from the old Southern Railway depot. Amtrak still runs trains, but on a tighter schedule because of the increased freight traffic on the CS mainlines. Most trackage owned now is EX-CSX and EX-NS trackage, with some EX-SR trackage restored.

Paint scheme: The main paint scheme of the Carolina Southern is a maroon background, with a NYC-style Gold and Black lightning stripe. The underside of the frame is black, with gold reflective tape on the sill stripes, and a lighter black on the steps. Dark black is also use for the handrail mounts on the locomotives. Road numbers are placed on the bottom half of the cab.

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PLW: As stated, is based out of the old A&Y yard, which was torn up and rebuilt, for the rebuilding and repairing of locomotives and rolling stock. The PLW also has access to the depot, having the bus lot behind the station replaced with a project center for building new locomotives.

Northwestern Railroad: Still operates up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, connecting to the CS at Lexington, KY, Chattanooga and Nashville, TN, and Asheville and Boone, NC. The NWRR handles coal trains that come down to the CS from the mountains, and also handles small freight trains serving industries in the mountains.

MOW Work: Each work train on the Carolina Southern has a 250-ton Crane & Boomcar, 10 gondolas for ties, 12 ballast hoppers, 10-15 flatcars for MOW equipment, 1-2 tool cars, and dormitory camp cars for the MOW crews to sleep in when they're out on the road.

OCS: The Carolina Southern runs two separate OCS trains, one 12-car set powered with two F7Au's and an F7Bu. Another 20-car train is powered by an A-B-A set of E9's.

Steam & Excursions: As of right now, FEF-3 634 and H-1B 1996 are under rebuild as mandated by the FRA. Hopefully many more steam locomotives will come in the future, including an NW A-Class, Y6b, and a Southern Railway 2-10-4.

There is a slight possibility of having 1218 fired up again, should the funding for it get approved, as well as having the 611 guest star on our mainlines for excursions again. 4501, 630, and 765 may do their own excursions along with the CS as well.

Steam may come in the future for freight service as well, with many modern Y6b's and A-Class's, as well as 2-10-4's and other 8-driver steam locomotives. Nothing solid yet, but there is a possibility.

Any comments/questions/concerns, PM me.
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:40 pm

Negotiations are complete. The Carolina Southern will extend trackage to Alexandria Yard to interchange with the M&N and NS.
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:33 pm

The Carolina Southern has recently added 49 C39-8's to the roster, #'s are now 4601 - 4650. All units are EX-NS. Number clashes have also been fixed, with some unit's re-numbered.

Current Active Roster:

Engine #: Type:
CS 32A E9 RBLT
CS 32B E9 RBLT
CS 32C E9 RBLT
CS 70 GP50
CS 75 C30-7 RBLT
CS 107 B40-8
CS 110 SW1500
CS 111 SW1500
CS 200 - 352 GP38-3
CS 602 SW1
CS 700 - 721 GP30 HH
CS 800 - 810 SD80 MAC
CS 813 GP40-3
CS 814 SD30
CS 820 GP40-2W
CS 821 GP40-2W
CS 822 GP40-2W
CS 900 - 912 SD90 MAC
CS 913 GP35-3 RBLT
CS 1080 - 1094 SD40-3 HH RBLT
CS 1095 - 1110 SD40-3 LH RBLT
CS 1266 GP9
CS 1630 SD40-2 RBLT
CS 1800 - 1818 GP38 - 2
CS 1998 GP38 HH RBLT
CS 1999 SD38-2
CS 2000 - 2235 SD40L-2
CS 2568 SD40-2S
CS 2595 GP30 HH RBLT
CS 2600 - 2739 SD40-2 LH
CS 2740 - 2900 SD30-2
CS 3000 SD40-2 RBLT
CS 3032 - 3060 GP40-2
CS 3210 SD40-2 RBLT
CS 3319 SD40-2
CS 3400 - 3588 GP38-2 LH & HH
CS 3712 GP40-2
CS 3798 - 3800 SD40-2S
CS 4215 F7Au RBLT
CS 4216 F7Bu RBLT
CS 4217 F7Au RBLT
CS 4467 - 4588 D9-40CH
CS 4601 - 4650 C39-8
CS 5351 SD40-2W
CS 5433 SD60
CS 5575 - 5654 SD60I
CS 5700 - 5710 SD45-3 RBLD
CS 6000 - 6360 SD70ACE
CS 7000 GP40X RBLT
CS 7002 GP59 RBLT
CS 7201 - 7212 GP20 LH
CS 7213 - 7224 GP20 HH
CS 7513 SD40 RBLT
CS 8000 - 8350 D9-44CW
CS 8351 - 8600 D9-40C
CS 8601 C40-8E
CS 8905 SD75ACU
CS 9500 - 9502 ES44DC
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:24 am

The engine facilities and yard in Kansas City will be expanded to accommodate more traffic. A new interchange point in KC has been established with the Colorado Rail Link there, and thru trains from both roads will run.
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby GorbiOak » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:37 pm

As the CS has said, We have established a Run Through Agreement to run trains on both of our systems. The CRL has the pleasure of running trains to the East Coast Now and the CS has the pleasure of Running Trains West of Kansas City. Way west. Were talking they can run trains to Oroville California where the CRL Interchanges with the UP. Speaking of Run Throughs, Official Photographers captured the first run through train to the CS. This train was led by to Soon To Be CRL B36-7's, 3 CRL SD40-2's and 5 Soon To Be CRL GP30's, The latter for Yard and Interchange servicing at Kansas city:

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The Head End of CRL Train MCRMB-1, Mixed Frieght from Castle Rock Colorado to Mobile Alabama,is seen passing the Monument Depot. In the background is the rear end of the CRL's Flagship Passenger Train, The Colorado Rambler.

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At the other end of the platform, We see the rear of the MCRMB and get a glimpse at the CRL power for the Rambler and on the Engine Ready Tracks.
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:52 pm

The CS has purchased 35 GP38-2's, 30 ex-ACL GP40's, and 33 UP GP50's. These units will be rebuilt.

The GP38-2's into GP38-3's, the ACL GP40's into GP40-3's, and the GP50's into GP50-3's

The GP50-3's will be fitted with 12-710's, as well as the GP40-3's. The GP38-3's will be fitted with 16-645's.
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:42 pm

Some pictures of the locos on the active roster.

SD70ACE 6233.
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SD70SCE 6402.
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SD45-3 5740.
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SD30-2 2740.
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Dash 9-40CH 4482.
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SD40-3 1094.
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GP20 7218.
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SD60I 5576.
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SD40-2 3000.
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SD40-3 1095.
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SD30 814.
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GP59 7002.
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Dash 9-40C 8444.
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C40-8E 8601.
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GP20 7201.
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SD40-2S 3798.
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SD80MAC 804.
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F7Au 4215, F7Bu 4216, and F7Au 4217.
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C39-8 4617.
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E9A 32A, E9B 32B, and E9A 32C.
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:44 pm

Updated Roster.

CS 32A E9 RBLT
CS 32B E9 RBLT
CS 32C E9 RBLT
CS 70 GP50
CS 75 C30-7 RBLT
CS 107 B40-8
CS 110 SW1500
CS 111 SW1500
CS 200 - 352 GP38-3
CS 602 SW1
CS 700 - 721 GP30 HH
CS 800 - 810 SD80 MAC
CS 813 GP40-3
CS 814 SD30
CS 820 GP40-2W
CS 821 GP40-2W
CS 822 GP40-2W
CS 900 - 912 SD90 MAC
CS 913 GP35-3 RBLT
CS 1080 - 1094 SD40-3 HH RBLT
CS 1095 - 1110 SD40-3 LH RBLT
CS 1266 GP9
CS 1630 SD40-2 RBLT
CS 1800 - 1818 GP38 - 2
CS 1998 GP38 HH RBLT
CS 1999 SD38-2
CS 2000 - 2235 SD40L-2
CS 2568 SD40-2S
CS 2595 GP30 HH RBLT
CS 2600 - 2739 SD40-2 LH
CS 2740 - 2900 SD30-2
CS 3000 SD40-2 RBLT
CS 3032 - 3060 GP40-2
CS 3210 SD40-2 RBLT
CS 3319 SD40-2
CS 3400 - 3588 GP38-2 LH & HH
CS 3712 GP40-2
CS 3798 - 3800 SD40-2S
CS 4215 F7Au RBLT
CS 4216 F7Bu RBLT
CS 4217 F7Au RBLT
CS 4467 - 4588 D9-40CH
CS 4601 - 4650 C39-8
CS 5351 SD40-2W
CS 5433 SD60
CS 5575 - 5654 SD60I
CS 5700 - 5710 SD45-3 RBLD
CS 6000 - 6360 SD70ACE
CS 6361 - 6500 SD70ACE SLHC
CS 6501 - 6700 SD70ACE SHHC
CS 7000 GP40X RBLT
CS 7002 GP59 RBLT
CS 7201 - 7212 GP20 LH
CS 7213 - 7224 GP20 HH
CS 7513 SD40 RBLT
CS 8000 - 8350 D9-44CW
CS 8351 - 8600 D9-40C
CS 8601 C40-8E
CS 8905 SD75ACU
CS 9500 - 9502 ES44DC
CS 9605 - 9675 ES44CH
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:11 am

The Carolina Southern now has an official slogan,and an official logo. for the company.

"Look Ahead; The Carolina Southern serves the South".

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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:28 pm

Updated map of the Carolina Southern Railroad, including the interchange with the New Luna Republic Railroad, and their system as well.

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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:07 pm

The management of the Carolina Southern has decided to throw in a bid for the Norfolk Southern Corporation, in an attempt to combat CP in their quest to obtain NS. NS, should the Carolina Southern come into holding of it, will be:

-Merged into the CS as a whole
-All NS locomotives repainted into the CS Standard paint
-Railroad tracks upgraded and/or replaced with new trackage
-NS Freight Operations will continue
-Major changes to dispatching and handling of trains
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