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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:52 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Outside of Pomona Yard, preparing for entrance, is 20E, a light engine move.

Dispatch: "Your clear over to track 3."
20E: "Roger."
*20 seconds later*
20E: "Alright we have a little problem."
20E Conductor: "Uh, we just hit the ground hard."
Dispatch: "Where?"
20E: "Switch over to track 3."
20E Conductor: "We hit it hard!"
Dispatch: "We'll get a crane and a truck out to you."

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:04 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:Outside of Pomona Yard, preparing for entrance, is 20E, a light engine move.

Dispatch: "Your clear over to track 3."
20E: "Roger."
*3 seconds later*
20E: "Alright we have a little problem."
20E Conductor: "Uh, we just hit the ground hard."
Dispatch: "Where?"
20E: "Switch over to track 3."
20E Conductor: "We hit it hard!"
Dispatch: "We'll get a crane and a truck out to you."

Oops. :) Its ok, its happened to us...a little worse.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:55 pm
by Saturnalia
ES44AH wrote:Image
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Sorry if the image is small, but here you go. The first on is the SD70MAC in BN "Executive" and the second is a BNSF H3 SD70MAC.

When you post from the gallery, delete the "thumb_" from the link. Then it will be big

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:06 pm
by ES44AH
Oh, well hold on and ill repost them.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:08 pm
by ES44AH
Image

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There we go.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:09 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
CSX E88 (Foreign light power move to Richmond from Rocky Mount) had something strange. Does anyone know about these two?
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:36 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:CSX E88 (Foreign light power move to Richmond from Rocky Mount) had something strange. Does anyone know about these two?
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They are TORCO locomotives, a SD35 and a SD40. TORCO stands for the Toledo Ore Company Railroad, a C&O subsidiary. The SD35 is one of 3 that were based in Toledo, and the only 3 engines to have sublettering other than B&O or C&O (in reality B&O, C&O, WM). They would go the Cumberland Shops (now M&N locomotive shops). TORCO now uses some of CSX's older power. Thats all i know.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:53 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Ok. One of my friends (Jerry is his name, I think) said that he found out about the two TORCO units. The New Chessie, which is owned by CSX and M&N, bought them for their roster. He seems to know everything. Maybe he was just telling a story....... or maybe he was right. You would have to confirm it though.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:49 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:Ok. One of my friends (Jerry is his name, I think) said that he found out about the two TORCO units. The New Chessie, which is owned by CSX and M&N, bought them for their roster. He seems to know everything. Maybe he was just telling a story....... or maybe he was right. You would have to confirm it though.

Unless CSX is giving them to us, we didnt get the SD35s. Our roster is made of GEVos (ES44ACs), SD70ACes, Ex-CR C40-8ws (from CSX), GP40-2s (including GM50), and 2 GP9s. Maybe they have them put aside for us then. The M&N is in charge of what engines we get and CSX gives them to us. If what your friend said is true, CSX might just give us one, if its still in Chessie colors (old Chessie).

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:40 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Ok. Same SD70MAC lead another power move into our Pomona Yard, and dropped of TORC 997. The engineer said he was to drop off the SD40 for us. We got into contact with CSX, and they said they were giving away older locomotives, because the EPA is saying they have too many locomotives producing too much pollution. They said they had to get rid of them, so they gave it to us. Hmm. I guess we can use it, as if we have enough locomotives on maintenance.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:53 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:Ok. Same SD70MAC lead another power move into our Pomona Yard, and dropped of TORC 997. The engineer said he was to drop off the SD40 for us. We got into contact with CSX, and they said they were giving away older locomotives, because the EPA is saying they have too many locomotives producing too much pollution. They said they had to get rid of them, so they gave it to us. Hmm. I guess we can use it, as if we have enough locomotives on maintenance.

The SD40 or SD35?

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:10 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
SD40.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:19 pm
by ES44AH
Oh, sorry. We asked CSX and the M&N about the TORCO SD35. If TORCO doesnt want it, you can have it. We arent using vey many old Chessie units. the oldest units on our roster is a pair of ex-WM GP9s and a few GP40s.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:21 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
That would be nice. We need it for some of the unit coal trains we are getting via NS at Asheville, NC. Thank you. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:26 pm
by ES44AH
Your welcome. If you get it cleaned up, we'll send one of our newer units down for a photo op, old chessie with new. If you do keep the Sd35's original Chessie scheme, she was a ex-C&O unit.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:34 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Deal. Well clean it up and we'll get a photo shoot, see if we can get it sponsored in Trains Magazine. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:39 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:Deal. Well clean it up and we'll get a photo shoot, see if we can get it sponsored in Trains Magazine. :)

That will be neat. But right now, we are usng M&N and CSX equippment. M&N is painting our engines, but they wont be ready for another 2 weeks.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:53 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
The repaint and clean up of TORCO 7800 has begun. She will be starred in a photo op in a couple months as C&O SD35 7422.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:09 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
The cleanup of C&O SD35 7422 is complete. She is ready for the photo-op.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:33 pm
by ES44AH
She looks great. Tell you what, if you can wait a little longer, we'll send down not only our new ES44ACs, but we'll send something else with it. Ill tell you what it is in private, keep others in suspense :)