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Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:10 pm
by ES44AH
I'm back and starting over with the M&N. same routes as before, the former B&O lines from Washington and Baltimore to Cumberland, Pittsburgh, and Grafton.

the Revised all diesel roster:

modern paint scheme is in 2 variations. phase 1 is majority black with yellow frame nose and hood ends. Phase 2 is same but with yellow pilots. The old scheme is majority yellow with black roof line and black frame. all in Phase 1 unless noted.

S2: #1-12

Rebuild S2M: 13, 14 (14 in old scheme)

MP15AC: 15-20

GP38: 21-23 (23 in phase 2)

M&N Slugs: 21b-23b*

GP20C-ECO: 24-26 (24 in special Green paint scheme)

RS-3: 27-30 (all old paint)

Road Units


F7A: 40-47

F7B: 40B-47B

F9A: 48

C420: 50-55 (54 in old scheme)

C630: 56-63 (60-63 in Phase 2)

C636: 64, 65 (old scheme)

U30C: 66-70 (70 in old scheme)

C39-8: 71-80

CW40-8: 81-85

AC4400CW: 86-99 (phase 2)

AC6000CW: 100-110 (100 old scheme, 101-110 in phase 2)

ES44AC: 111-125 (111 B&O, 112-125 Phase 2)

rebuild CE-8: 126-130 (old scheme, 130 in phase 1)**

AC44CF-A: 131-135***

AC44CF-B: 131b-135b***


U34CH: 150-155

AC44CP-A: 156-160***

D9-42BP: 161-170

Heritage Fleet:

B&O EA #50 and 51

B&O P7 #5300

Heritage paint:

ES44AC: 111 in B&O Sunburst

AC6000CW #100 in M&N yellow

*Rebuilt from ex-Sou and ex-N&W Hi-hood GP38, designated SL1

**rebuilt from E8A/B, same concept as CF7.

***road built AC4400's with cowl car body similar to Genesis series.

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:15 am
by ES44AH
Train list:


A: Intermodal
-100 Baltimore to Pittsburgh
-101 Pittsburgh to Baltimore
-102 Baltimore to Pittsburgh Roadrailer
-103 Pittsburgh to Baltimore Roadrailer
-200 Baltimore to DC (Alexandria)
-201 DC to Baltimore
-300 DC to Pittsburgh Roadrailer
-301 Pittsburgh to DC Roadrailer

B: Autorack
(Numerous, All operate from Baltimore to Pittsburgh)

C: Coal
-100 through 135 operate from Ponfeigh mines near Meyersdale, PA
-136-140 from Shaw Mines near Salisbury, PA
-141-150 from West Virginia

D: Manifest

E: Ethanol
-500 Pittsburgh to Baltimore
-510 empty to Pittsburgh

P800 Capitol Limited (westbound)
P801 Capitol Limited (Eastbound)

P900-920 Commuter service between baltimore and DC
P930-945 Commuter service between DC and points west

P990: Inspection Train
P999 Executive Special

W: work trains
S: snow fighting
X: Extras
L: Locomotive power moves
H: Helper Moves

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:37 pm
by ES44AH
power move L100-23 from Brunswick to Cumberland.

Lead power: 114, 120, 121. In tow: 109, 100, 89, 90, 77, 56, 57, 64, 65, 153, 132b, 53
-notes: 56, 57, 64, 65 are being rebuilt with AC traction
132b traction motor replacement
153 HEP replacement

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:16 pm
by ES44AH
92 units have been purchased from the Carolina Southern. 89 GE U30C, 1 GE U30B, 1 MLW M20W, and 1 Baldwin VO-1000. the U30B will be sent to the shops in Cumberland for prime mover replacement.

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:46 pm
by ES44AH
in addition to interchanging with the Norfolk Southern, we will be receiving traffic from the Carolina Southern at our major yard in Alexandria, VA

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:12 am
by ES44AH
Work Extra W001 to clear fallen trees and storm debris on Old Main Line between Monrovia (MP 39.5) and Mt.Airy (MP 31.8).

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:45 pm
by ES44AH
Train X40A to take 8 SD45T-2 to Alexandria for interchange with Carolina Southern. Power is MNTX 40 and 44B

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:48 pm
by ES44AH
X-1404: Mixed freight from Cumberland to Pittsburgh. testing run for ex-WM 4-8-4 1404

Helper Mover H-001-04: 126 and 127 returning to Cumberland Terminal

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:33 pm
by ES44AH
extending into new modes of Transportation. M&N is now operating a small commuter airline called Air Maryland and is Based out of Hagerstown Airport. The fleet is made up of 8 Beech model 100 King Air and fly commuter service to Baltimore (BWI), Pittsburgh, Cumberland, Frederick, Washington DC (Reagan National) and Dulles International airport.

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:30 pm
by ES44AH
Inspection train P990 on Baltimore Division (B&O OML)
power: #156

ex-B&O P7 5300 is undergoing inspections for return to service in the summer

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:31 am
by ES44AH
2 more King Airs are being ordered for Air Maryland, these are converted to cargo instead of passenger.

train D404-13 stopping for crew change in Cumberland and picking up WM 1404.

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:39 pm
by ES44AH
train D506-16 will have a long line ofsteam locomotives tacked on. these are going for interchange with the Carolina Southern at Alexandria.

power for D506-16: 131, 131b, 133b, 122, and 97

steam in tow: 4-8-0 #68, 4-8-4 #1404, 2-10-0 #66, 2-8-8-2 #57-60, 4-8-4 #17-19, and 2-6-6-4 #34 and 35.

helpers: 64, 126, 58

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:50 pm
by ES44AH
A test train will be operating between Baltimore and Jacksonville, Fl. The test will be for a "Juice Train". Power will be provided by rebuilt E-8A's. Classified as E-8Me, these rebuilds have a single 16-710ECO instead of twin 567. They still run on DC current. 6 units will be rebuilt for the Juice train. a fleet of 70 Reefers have been refurbished and are painted in a white and blue scheme instead of the usual black and yellow. The E-8Me's will wear a similar scheme. The test train will be designated Z001.

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:47 am
by ES44AH
M&N is now part of the Chessie system. Operations will remain the same. the black and yellow scheme will be replaced by the yellow and blue Chessie scheme and will have M&N sublettering.

Re: Maryland and Northern (revised)

Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:06 pm
by ES44AH
4 BBD HR-616 have been purchased from a scrap yard, they will be rebuilt with 16-7FDL primemovers and have AC traction.