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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:02 pm
by ES44AH
Here they are, the motivepower of the new Chessie System. These 2 locomotives are the workhorses of the Chessie and gives this kitten a new look.
first up, GE ES44AC #4400:
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GE AC4400CW #4411:
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And now, possibly the most well known GP40-2 and most famous Chessie locomotive, EMD GP40-2 GM50:
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:15 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Along with the Original Chessie SD35 #7422.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:23 pm
by ES44AH
I think this is a great thing. Is there a lot of people there?

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:10 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
10,000+ people were there. Cool event. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:27 pm
by ES44AH
Awesome. Glad we could do this. How popular was GM50?

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:49 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
It was the main attraction, next the SD35 and and then your AC4400CW and finally your ES44AC.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:25 pm
by ES44AH
The Gevo wasnt as popular? oh well. I figured GM50 would be the favorite.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:34 pm
by ES44AH
We are calling our units back tomorrow. Can you have them fueled up and ready to go? The crew that took them down is staying at a hotel in Spencer. If you want to do something like this again, let me know and we'll plan for another meet. Maybe i can convince our parent company the M&N to send one of there units down.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:42 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Sounds good. We are fueling them up and letting railfans get last picture of the units leaving. It turned out to be a great event. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:05 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
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Look what we saw on a Northbound NS TOFC for Cincinnati.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:09 pm
by ES44AH
Nice. SD90 demo?

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:17 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
SD90MAC-H Demo.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:04 pm
by ES44AH
H? it still has a 265H primemover? That must be the only SD90MAC with that engine left.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:32 pm
by ES44AH
The paint department is preparing masks for your steamer. What is the steamers number if it has one? A cutout has been made for the tender. At the rate we are going now, the Hudson will be heading off to paint next week. We are conducting Hydrostatic tests (Pump water into boiler, warm it up to 70 degrees and raise the pressure to 25 psi above max. working pressure). This allows us to check for leaks in the tubing. Running tests wont take place until June at the least.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:51 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Make the loco number 1996.

@ M&N

Yes it still has the 265H. We found that out via EMD themselves. They have issued an order that it stays there. :D

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:06 pm
by ES44AH
Cool. #1996, roger.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:22 pm
by ES44AH
We didnt find any leaks during the Hydrostatic tests. We will conduct running tests next Thursday and continue tests over the next several weeks. The paint won't be applied until its ready to be shipped to you.

Chessie System's locomotives arrived home this morning. CSX said they won't allow our steam engines to run on their trackage powered. If you and the Chessie plan on another event, we'll have Chessie tow down one of our steamers.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:07 pm
by ES44AH
The Northwestern wants to test a locomotive from the M&N. CSX is allowing us to run on their trackage to deliver the unit to you to take to the Northwestern. The train is X-25 and is led by Chessie 25 and 26 (ex-WM GP9s). They stopped outside Richmond, Va for the night. They should drop off the unit tomorrow evening.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:09 am
by CarolinaSouthern
Roger. We'll receive the unit and send it to them. Thanks for the heads up.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:56 pm
by ES44AH
"Chessie 25 to CS dispatch. We dropped off the CE-9 for the Northwestern Railroad. Is it ok if we can stay here overnight and head home tomorrow? 25 out."