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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:24 am

Now we've really got into the business now.

Norfolk Southern has offered us the Roanoke Shops while they keep the yard in exchange for being able to ship their trains over our rails. We have agreed. Now traffic on our rail lines is heavier, so we have started funding a project.

The Piedmont Corridor.

This Corridor will be a double track main-line running from Sanford, NC to North Wilkesboro, NC, and Roanoke, VA. There are sections of single track that will become double tracked. The estimated cost is about $500 million. We have started a little funding, but have not enough funds yet.

The main-line that will be constructed is marked in black.

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This will help with the freight traffic problem. CSX and NS run through freights over our rails, and we need more space.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:29 pm

The Carolina Southern is going to rebuild one of the used B40-9s and out in on an active roster. We'll get more news as it happens.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby DT&I » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:43 pm

All SD45-2's have been sent.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:10 pm

We have received the first four now. We are going to repaint them in a bit.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:17 pm

M&N 7751, which is an SD45-2, arrived at our paint booth today. But there was a slight misconception.

Even though it's an EMD, it had two ALCO trucks on it and it also had a GE Branded Fuel Tank.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:30 pm

I dont mean to be rude, but when did we sell you a SD45-2, we never had any. We only had SD45(-2) primemovers.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby DT&I » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:21 pm

We sold them SD45-2's but they had Flexi-coil trucks and a regular SD45 body.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:30 pm

DT&I wrote:We sold them SD45-2's but they had Flexi-coil trucks and a regular SD45 body.

Ok, but he said M&N 7751, with a pic of it with M&N on the hood and number lined out.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby DT&I » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:33 pm

ES44AH wrote:
DT&I wrote:We sold them SD45-2's but they had Flexi-coil trucks and a regular SD45 body.

Ok, but he said M&N 7751, with a pic of it with M&N on the hood and number lined out.

Yea but those were the old TSCR numbers, 7700-7764. He bought 7745-7764.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:35 pm

Oh ok.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:40 pm

The First 2 SD45-2s are finished. They both had the ALCO trucks, so it made them look better.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:10 pm

So the SD45-2 came from TSCR, did you put M&N on the hood since we sold you the 20-645E?
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:58 pm

Yes we did.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:01 pm

Ah i see. That explains it then. Hope that 645 runs good.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:42 pm

So far, it sounds great. It is running perfectly. Thank you.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:21 pm

With NS laying over power in our newly acquired Roanoke Shops, CSX had contacted us to bring back their SD38 (Is it an AC or a Dash 2?) to Rocky Mount. Can we have some info on this unit?

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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:12 pm

The Chessie ES44AC, AC4400CW*, and GM50 are on their way to Spencer. They are in CSX trackage.
*SD70ACe 4300 has some mechanical problems, AC4400CW 4411 is substituting.*
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:43 pm

Good. We have alerted the public of the Chessie Family Get-together. We said that a rebuilt GP50 is coming as well, but we did not mention GM50.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:38 pm

It was our mistake, we dont have GM50. We are bringing a GP50 that was rebuilt by the M&N for the CS. There was a misspelling on the train order sheet.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:42 am

Ah ok. We will announce the event as it is corrected.
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