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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:02 pm
by ES44AH
Deal, thanks for the help. Does the SDP34 steam generator still work? we could use it for commuter service.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:17 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Yes, it does. We used it on a business train recently to see if it still worked, and it does. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:43 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:Yes, it does. We used it on a business train recently to see if it still worked, and it does. :)

Alright great, when can you send everything up? 324,000 sounds great. Thanks for your help.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:55 am
by CarolinaSouthern
We can send the GP69 and the SDP34 now. We'll have to wait on the SD60 and the SD41-2 because they're taking two different freights over CSX Trackage right now. As soon as we get them back, we'll send them up to you.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:31 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:We can send the GP69 and the SDP34 now. We'll have to wait on the SD60 and the SD41-2 because they're taking two different freights over BNSF Trackage right now. As soon as we get them back, we'll send them up to you.

Ok, If you can hve CSX bring them up, they can be dropped off at our Mt.Clare yard.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:32 pm
by ES44AH
ES44AH wrote:
CarolinaSouthern wrote:We can send the GP69 and the SDP34 now. We'll have to wait on the SD60 and the SD41-2 because they're taking two different freights over BNSF Trackage right now. As soon as we get them back, we'll send them up to you.

Ok, If you can hve BNSF bring them up, they can be dropped off at our Mt.Clare yard.

Ha i see what happened if i typed the name of a certain eastern RR, it comes up as a certain western RR, very clever :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:07 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Another day, another 2 locos added to the roster.

Maryland and Northern sold us an ALCO RS2 and a GE C36-7. We have refurbished both of them.

The RS2 is mostly black with grey frame striping:
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And the C36-7 has the same paint scheme that the GP9 does. And once again, we put the Maryland and Northern name on the C36-7 frame. Thank you again:
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:14 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:Another day, another 2 locos added to the roster.

Maryland and Northern sold us an ALCO RS2 and a GE C36-7. We have refurbished both of them.

The RS2 is mostly black with grey frame striping:
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And the C36-7 has the same paint scheme that the GP9 does. And once again, we put the Maryland and Northern name on the C36-7 frame. Thank you again:
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They look great.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:39 am
by CarolinaSouthern
Since the merger of the North Carolina Railroad was approved and is now a part of the Carolina Southern, we are going to take a look around their Raleigh shops later on today. We'll let all of you what we find.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:23 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
The Carolina Southern is wondering if anyone has an old CP 4-6-4 Hudson that we can buy, specifically an MLW CP H-1b 4-6-4. We found some older heavyweight passenger perfectly suitable for out first public passenger train. We are going to start our passenger operations in a few months, so we want to get out first train ready.

Anyways, we found SO much in the North Carolina RR Shops in Raleigh. Almost all of the engines are very rusty, and it looks like they were painted a solid black primer. There are lots of spare parts, and too many diesels for us, so we'll post a list here to show what we're dealing with here:

24 GE fuel tanks (various sizes)
23 GE Prime Movers (3 Dash 8-40C, 10 G3 B40-9, 1 U30B, 9 U30C)
15 EMD Prime Movers 10 SD40-2, 5 SD45)
6 ALCO Prime Movers (5 not for sale)
30-40 Diesel Axles/Trucks/Traction Motors (5 not for sale)
5 Alco fuel tanks (Not for Sale)
16 B40-9s (fuel tanks removed)(4 not for sale)
6 F45C-8s (North Carolina Rebuild Program, used F45s designed to use Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an experimental fuel, failed miserably) (Fuel tanks removed)
3 U30Bs (Fuel Tanks removed)(1 not for sale)
1 EMD GP2UE-1 Slug (Immaculate, Asking $150,000 for purchase)
5 FM-CLC CPA-16-4s (In Immaculate condition, perfectly operable)(Not for sale)
1 VO1000 (In Immaculate condition, perfectly operable)(Not for sale)
4 250 TON Diesel Cranes (Motors for Crane Cable Missing, Otherwise everything else is there)
1 Rusty AJMX U30C (Cab Missing, Fuel Tank Missing, Dynamic Brakes removed)
20 ALCO C425s (Trucks, fuel tanks removed)(5 Not for sale)

Were not sure what we should do with all of this. :shock:

If you are interested in any of this stuff, please leave a note here and I'll send what you want. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:16 pm
by ES44AH
We can build you a CP H-1b. Do you want it with CS lettering, or original CP? It will cost $750,000 because we are building this from the wheels up. Let me know what you think.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:45 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
We did a prototype drawing of what it should look like without the paint. Here you go:
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And after the paint:
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:39 pm
by DT&I
CarolinaSouthern wrote:We did a prototype drawing of what it should look like without the paint. Here you go:
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And after the paint:
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Wait is there a new railroad called the Carolina Southen?? ;) Jk might want to check the tender...

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:58 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
:shock: Didn't even see that............
EDIT: Fixed it. Post edited. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:11 pm
by ES44AH
Ok, we got drawings from CP we are ready to go. Is there a date this has to be built by? Now, at least to our standards, a H-1b 4-6-4 is classified as a light engine, and is also considered, again to M&N standards, a small engine so it shouldn't take to long. I would say that our Cumberland shop forces can churn out a H-1 in about 2-3 months, depending if there's any modifications you want done to the engine. I can see by your rendition, the paint will be basic scheme. When you're ready, just give us the green light. She won't be started right away, because the shops are finishing an engine for another RR.

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:13 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
We need it within the next 5 months. We are starting our passenger service on September 6, 2013. That's when we need it by. :)

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:56 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:We need it within the next 5 months. We are starting our passenger service on September 6, 2013. That's when we need it by. :)

Ok, that gives us plenty of time, the Hudson should be done in time. I would assume we are painting it like your depiction?

Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:30 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Yes. :)

We also have done a complete drawing of the full train set. Streamlined coaches and Steam Locomotive.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:30 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
We have pictures of the B40-9s, the Alco C425s, the F45C-8s, the VO1000, and the FM-CLC CPA-16-4.
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Re: Carolina Southern

Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:06 pm
by ES44AH
CarolinaSouthern wrote:Yes. :)

We also have done a complete drawing of the full train set. Streamlined coaches and Steam Locomotive.
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For the past 20+ years, the M&N have completed locomotives on schedule, but we do offer one of our engines if we dont finish by the set date. We will temporarly paint one of our engines in road were are building for and lease the engine until owners engine is complete. The "lease" steamers are our passenger engines and light duty road units. If our shops think that a deadline cant be met, we will send you a list of steamers that can be borrowed until build is complete.