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Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:23 pm
by ES44AH
Building diesel locomotives under license from GE and EMD, as well as a ALCO/MLW, Baldwin, and F-M designs. also performed heavy repair and inspections

current offers:

Dash7/8/9 series

AC4400CW

Genesis-series

GP38/38-2/40/40-2/50/59/60

SD40/40-2/45/50/60/70

Century series

M-series

also accepting special build requests.

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:25 am
by ES44AH
Beginning conversion of C630 56-63 into AC traction

Beginning conversion of C636 64 and 65 to AC traction

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:22 pm
by ES44AH
a large group of locomotives have been bought from Carolina Southern.

45 of the 89 GE U30Cs will be rebuilt for coal service. to be re designated U30HC, H for heavy from added weights. the rest will be used in normal freight service and helper service.

The U30B from the order will have a complete rebuild with a new 16-7FDL prime mover

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:55 pm
by ES44AH
6 DDA40X will be pulled from deadline for use in Road-railer service. 12-710 primemovers will replace the original 16-645s

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:00 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Are the Cumberland shops still building steam locomotives? Because we may have a contract for some steamers that needs to be fulfilled.

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:54 pm
by ES44AH
pulling steam locomotives 17-19, 57-60 66, 68, and 1404 out of storage.

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:51 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Would the Cumberland Shops happen to have any spare SD45T-2 frames? Or any SD45T-2 frames for sale? The PLW is using them to build the SD45-3's coming from them.

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:22 am
by ES44AH
a group of 8 SD45T-2 has been sold off to the Carolina Southern, all 8 are former UP, ex SP. 2 of the units have the L-shape front windshield

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:41 pm
by ES44AH
the C630/636 conversion to AC is complete. redesignated C635AC and C638AC, uses same elctrical equipment as AC44/AC60,and still retains 251E primemover. the C630s have been up-rated to 3500hp and the C636 have been up-rated to 3800hp

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:41 pm
by ES44AH
WM 4-8-4 1404 is up and running, performing running tests this week

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:38 am
by ES44AH
Looking into Gas Turbine power, M&N has secured the plans for 4500 and 8500hp Gas Turbines, similar to the GE turbines for the Union Pacific. The major difference is grade of fuel and smaller turbines.

4 ex-NW Hi-hood SD45's have been pulled from deadline for re building. Re-designated SD46, they will have 12-710 instead of the 20-645 and Dash-2 electrical components.

3 SD50, 3 SD70, 2 GP50, and 6 C40-8 have been purchased from Norfolk Southern, they will run with a patch job until shop space becomes available

15 ES44AC-H are being built over the next few months

a wrecked Ex-CP AC44 will be re-built with a standard cab off a C40-8

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:55 pm
by ES44AH
the new Gas turbine has reached a full scale mock-up. it will be powered by a single GE LM2500 gas turbine engine, the same kind used in modern warships, and will generate almost 25,000hp. the unit will also have a GEVo-12 for auxiliary power. It will be set up in a 3-unit set, like the 8500hp GTELs UP had, the A-unit will have the cab and auxiliary engine and brake equipment, the B-unit with house the turbine and generator, and the C-unit will be a large tender. MNTX #1000 will be the Cumberland shops highest priorty for the time being and should be conducting running tests by the end of the month. The A-unit will be built on frames similar to the AC44, the B-unit will use the frame from a retired DDA40X and the tender is from a Big Boy on the storage track. the turbine will burn Jet B fuel, and refueling spots will be built at the major terminals.

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:28 pm
by ES44AH
DDA40X #6600-6605 have been repowered and repaint to M&N Phase II scheme and are now in service

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:09 am
by ES44AH
final re-design for the Gas turbine, the unit will be built on the frame of a retired DDA40X, and will only be a single unit

Re: Cumberland shops (revised)

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:37 am
by ES44AH
Under operation of Chessie System.

Gas Turbine has been cancelled.