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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Sat May 04, 2013 9:01 pm

(From M&N): An advisor from the Mt. Clare shops is riding along to instruct the crews of the Northwestern about the engine. We have sent down Observation Car #1 Maryland as a testcar to run with the CE-9 locomotive.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sat May 04, 2013 9:23 pm

@Chessie

OF course. Do whatever you need to. Our shops are open if you need anything.

@M&N

We are sure the Northwestern Railroad will appreciate that.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 pm

We were looking around in the older Conway, SC Diesel Shops, and we found a strange Conrail loco. Can we get some history on the unit?

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Some specs:
Labeled as Conrail GP48U-2SG
Apparently EX-ARR
Unit number: 4400
Prime Mover: EMD 12-710G3A
Power Output: 3,000 hp
Dynamics: No
Rooftop Beacon: Yes
Extra Equipment: Long Range Radio, Rooftop Headlight, Rear End Hood-mounted Bell, Torpedo Tubes on the Hood, Steam Generator
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby ES44AH » Mon May 06, 2013 3:09 pm

I dont know about this one, interesting though. The piping on the hood is the airtanks and associated pipes. The "Torpedo Tubes" on the roof allow for a larger fueltank or if it has a steam generator, a water tank.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Mon May 13, 2013 8:10 pm

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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby I&Ofan4life » Mon May 13, 2013 8:46 pm

We got the units out was not easy but we did and they are being trucked to Ashville NC to be unloaded on to your railroad we have two coaches two let us know if you want us to send them too. Should probably arrive by tomorrow morning around 7
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Mon May 13, 2013 8:50 pm

Send those as well.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby I&Ofan4life » Mon May 13, 2013 8:55 pm

Will do! :D
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby I&Ofan4life » Tue May 14, 2013 8:34 am

When the main line is finally reopened the CSE wants to partnership with the Carolina Southern and Detriot Southern handling autoparts from Willimington NC up to Detroit Mich via the CS, CSE, and the DS. Finished Autos would be brought down the other way. Let us know what the CS thinks about this shipping agreement.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Tue May 14, 2013 12:07 pm

That can be arranged. We have some SD45-2s we can use for these. We have also been working on the Piedmont Corridor, which is a high speed double track mainline from Sanford, NC to North Willkesboro, NC, and Roanoke, VA, so these auto trains can get from Wilmington to Detroit faster.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby I&Ofan4life » Tue May 14, 2013 1:00 pm

That sounds great. The CSE will run them like scared dogs to keep the traffic from the Norfolk Southern and CSX as we care about the smallest customers on the CSE
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sun May 19, 2013 2:04 pm

Is this ture?

I heard from MQT that the Paper railroads section is starting over.


If so, the Carolina Southern will once again be part of the Paper Railroads, running over EX NS track from Greensboro, NC, to Sanford, NC, and Burlington, NC.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun May 19, 2013 2:07 pm

CarolinaSouthern wrote:Is this ture?

I heard from MQT that the Paper railroads section is starting over.


If so, the Carolina Southern will once again be part of the Paper Railroads, running over EX NS track from Greensboro, NC, to Sanford, NC, and Burlington, NC.

Not starting over, DT&I and his TSCR just left. His lines revert to normal, minus the old GRP, which atrainguy will run.

Continue on as usual.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sun May 19, 2013 2:50 pm

Ah ok. Thanks.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:27 am

The GP60-3SLG that the CS has borrowed has been sent back.
It performed well for switching duties, and it was even good for several mainline freights, reaching a top speed of 72 MPH.
The crews absolutely loved it. They said it felt like driving an older SD40-2, which they loved.

Also, the Carolina Southern has purchased an SD45X from EMD.

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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:12 am

Breaking News Today!

Just this morning, the Carolina Southern has set a record time between Winston Salem and Rocky Mount, moving a passenger train from Winston Salem to Rocky Mount.

The record time:
1 hour 45 minutes

The new record was set by the recently purchased H-1b 4-6-4 steam locomotive which was built by the M&NTCo Cumberland Shops Locomotive Works in Cumberland.

The Carolina Southern has also recently completed an improvement project, with now a double track running from Sanford, NC, to North Wilkesboro, NC, and Roanoke, VA. The new lines can handle a significantly bigger amount of rail traffic now.

In other news, the Northwestern Railroad has a rail-crossing accident in West Jefferson, NC Yesterday. Crews have told us that the train, which was heading down the mountain, hit a tanker truck trying to cross the railroad track and dragged it about a mile and a half down the mountain. Clean up crews have been dispatched to respond to the situation.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:10 pm

The Carolina Southern has absorbed the Chesapeake & Albemarle. The merger took place yesterday, and now much needed track maintenance has begun. Much of the track is degrading severely in places and is almost destroyed. Two of the 4 locomotives have been put out of service, one for a busted prime mover, and the other was in this wreck:

Both GP38s will be put back into service by the end of the year.

The CEO of the Carolina Southern Railroad, Noel Coltrane, has announced the creation of a new terminal railroad that will replace the C&A AND will co-operate with the Carolina Southern. The CTT, or the Chesapeake & Tarboro Terminal, will run from Chesapeake, VA, to Tarboro, NC, with a line that passes through Elizabeth City, NC.

The Carolina Southern is also initiating a rebuild program. We are rebuilding old ALCOs to bide by the EPA Tier-3 Standards. Each of the old ALCO C424s will get a complete overhaul, contain new electrical systems, a new EMD 16-710G3C-T2 prime mover, new Rebuilt AC Traction Motors, and refurbished AAR Type B Trucks.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:08 pm

The Carolina Southern has recently opened a new leasing service, which will provide locomotives for lease to other railroads. More info coming shortly.

(BTW, new thread for this coming very soon.)
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:25 pm

The Carolina Southern's Roster as it stands right now. Will get pictures up soon.

CS 3712 - GP40-2 - EX-CSX, EXX-C&O
CS 9582 + 9556 - GP40-2W - EX-ACWR, EXX-CN [TO BE RENUMBERED 582 + 556]
CS 9548 - GP40-2W - EX-YVRR, EXX-CN [TO BE RENUMBERED 548]
CS 8012 - GP40-3 - EX-NKP [TO BE RENUMBERED 813]
CS 2570 - M420W - EX-CN - SOLD TO M&N
CS 2218 - 2221 - RDMT - EX-CSX
CS 910 - GP35-3 -[REBUILT]- EX-NS, EXX-NW, EXXX-NKP
CS 2000 - SD38-2 - EX-UP [TO BE RENUMBERED 156]
CS 7513 - SD40 - EX-CS 997, EXX-TORCO 997, EXXX-CSX, EXXXX-C&O
CS 3000 - SD40-2 -[REBUILT]- EX-OHIR

CS 3798 - 3800 - SD40-2S - EX-UP
CS 1080 - 1094 - SD40-3 HH -[REBUILT SD40-2's]
CS 1095 - 1110 - SD40-3 LH -[REBUILT SD40-2's]
CS 5433 - SD60 - EX-CN
CS 5575 - 5654 - SD60I - EX-NS, EXX-CR
CS 800 - 810 - SD80MAC - EX-NS, EXX-CR
CS 900 - 912 - SD90/43MAC - EX-UP
CS 602 - SW1 - EX-B&M
CS 500 + 501 - SW1500 - EX-LTEX
CS 2600 - 2690 - SD40-2 LH
CS 2740 - 2900 - SD40-2 LH [TO BE RENUMBERED 2691 - 2739]
CS 2691 - 2739 - SD30-2 [TO BE RENUMBERED 2740 - 2900]
CS 6000 - 6360 - SD70ACE
CS 1630 - SD40-2 -[REBUILT]- EX-NS, EXX-NW
CS 2190 - GP9 -[REBUILT]- EX-ATSF
CS 3035 - SD40-2 EX-CLNA, EXX-NS, EXXX-SR
CS 3210 - SD40-2 -[REBUILT]- EX-NS, EXX-SR
CS 2568 - SD40-2S - EX-UP
CS 5351 - SD40-2W - EX-CN
CS 3319 - SD40-2 - EX-CLNA, EXX-SR
CS 70 - GP50 -[Remote Control Equipped]- EX-NS, EXX-SR
CS 8905 - SD75ACU -[REBUILT SD75I]- EX-BNSF, EXX-ATSF
CS 107 - B40-8 - EX-SRPX
CS 3600 - C30-7 -[REBUILT]- EX M&N
CS 8352 - C40-8E -[REBUILT C40-8W]- EX-NS, EXX-CR
CS 4467 - 4588 - D9-40CH
CS 32A, 32B, 32C - A-B-A E9 Set -[REBUILT]- EX-MILW [OCS SERVICE]
CS 7000 - GP40X -[REBUILT]- EX-NS, EXX-SR
CS 7002 - GP59 -[REBUILT]- EX-SR
CS 802 - SD30 - EX-SR [TO BE REBUILT & RENUMBERED TO 814]
CS 9500 - 9502 -[HERITAGE GEVO'S]
CS 3032 - 3060 - GP40-2 - EX-NS
CS 4215 + 4217 - F7Au -[REBUILT]- EX-CN [OCS SERVICE]
CS 4216 - F7Bu -[REBUILT]- EX-CN [OCS SERVICE]
CS 4275 - GP9 - [ON LEASE FROM NLRX]
CS 1600 - GP15-1 [HERITAGE]
CS 7201 - 7212 - GP20 LH
CS 7213 - 7224 - GP20 HH
CS 700 - 721 - GP30 HH
CS 2595 - GP30 HH -[REBUILT]-[HERITAGE]- EX-SR
CS 2000 - GP38 HH -[REBUILT] EX-NS, EXX-NW
CS 1800 - 1818 - GP38-2 -[MOW SERVICE]- EX-PBRX
CS 4102 - SD40-2- EX-UP - [SOLD TO NLR]
CS 8000 - 8350 - D9-44CW
CS 4589 - 4710 - D9-40C
CS 6361 - 6500 - SD70ACE - [SPARTAN REBUILD] [Currently being rebuilt]
CS 6501 - 6650 - SD70ACE - [HIGH HOOD REBUILD] [Currently being built]
CS 9402 - SD45X [NO DYANIMCS] - EX-SP [TO BE REBUILT AS SD45-3 USING SD45T-2 FRAME]
CS 6460 - SD45X - EX-ATSF, EXX-SP [TO BE REBUILT AS SD45-3 USING SD45T-2 FRAME]
CS 5740 - SD45X - EX-SP [TO BE REBUILT AS SD45-3 USING SD45T-2 FRAME]
CS 2910 - 2999 - U30C - EX-UP - SOLD TO M&N
CS 2902 - U30B - EX-NS, EXX-CR, EXXX-PC - SOLD TO M&N
CS 1005 - VO1000 - EX-BN - SSOLD TO M&N
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Re: Carolina Southern (Revised)

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:10 pm

Train Symbols for the Carolina Southern.

000-099 Local Trains
100-199 Merchandise Trains
200-299 Merchandise Trains
300-399 Intermodal Trains
400-499 Bulk Commodities
500-599 Bulk Commodities
600-699 Bulk Commodities
700-799 Special Trains
800-899 Misc or Work Trains

W - Work
T - Intermodal
A - Autorack
G - Grain
C - Coal
M - Merchandise
O - Oil
L - Local
O - Other
E - Excursion
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