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Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:54 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Based out of the old A&Y yard, across the mainline from the old Southern Depot in Greensboro, NC, The Piedmont Locomotive Works was started in early 2006 to handle rebuilds and repair of locomotives, the building of new locomotives, and the repairs of rolling stock. The PLW is owned as a subsidiary of the Carolina Southern Railroad.

The PLW will rebuild any locomotives and/or rolling stock, provided the owners provide plans for what the equipment needs.

Currently, the PLW have completed the following projects:

SD70ACEs
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SD75ACU
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SD40L-2s
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SD30-2s
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D9-40CHs
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SD40-3s
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We also have along list of projects ahead of us:

SD40L-2W [For CN]
SD70ACE's with High Hoods and Spartan Cabs
C40-8Es
SD45-3's
SD30's
SD30-2's

More to come soon!

Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:03 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
One of the first SD45-3 units to come out of the PLW Shops in Greensboro, NC. This unit will be doing road-testing for the next 4 weeks to check for faults or problems. The engine was originally SP SD45X 9501, which became HLCX SD45X 6450, and then CS SD45X 5740.

PLW SD45-3 5740. Will become CS SD45-3 5740 if the testing goes well.

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Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:53 am
by CarolinaSouthern
The PLW will receive a shipment of 8 SD45T-2's from the M&N. These units will be stripped for parts and the frames will be used to rebuild the SD45X's into SD45-3's.

Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:03 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
This SD45T-2, one of eight purchased from the Maryland & Northern Railroad, will be torn down for parts, and the frame will be used in the SD45-3 rebuild program being done by the PLW.

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Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:44 am
by CarolinaSouthern
The shop switcher for the PLW. SW1 # 602.

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Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:56 am
by CarolinaSouthern
Train L803 has departed Alexandria Yard and is bringing 8 SD45T-2's to the PLW in Greensboro, NC. Power are GP20's 7218 and 7204.

Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:03 am
by CarolinaSouthern
After a failed career, the Carolina Southern leasing System has been merged into the Carolina Southern Railroad. FP45 90, and GP60M's 110 - 125 will be repaired and repainted into CS colors at the PLW shops. The SD40L-2's, GP59's, Dash 9-44CW's, SD60M's and SD70MAC's will be placed into storage until further notice.

Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:41 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
Work on the SD45-3 project is nearing completion. Many salvaged parts from the SD45T-2's will be saved and used later on.

Units that have been completed:
CS 5700, EX-SP 9405
CS 5701,EX-SP 9400
CS 5702, EX-SP 9392 [Experienced Minor Issues, Currently under Mechanical Inspection]
CS 5703, EX-SP 9403
CS 5704, EX-SP 9420 [Formerly PLW 5704; First unit actually built]
CS 5705, EX-SP 9433
CS 5706, EX-SP 9381
CS 5707, EX-SP 9410

Several new projects are under way:
-Rebuilding SD70ACE's with Spartan Cabs. Low hood and High Hood Variants will be built.
-GP38-3's. Rebuilt GP38-2's with EMD-710's.
-Dash 9-39CW's. Half of the C39-8's puchased from NS will go into this experimental program.

Re: Piedmont Locomotive Works

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:57 pm
by CarolinaSouthern
The SD45-3 rebuilds have been completed. Units are now CS 5700 - 5710.

The SD70ace project is under way. Units will be r built with Standard Spartan Cabs and High Hood Spartan Cabs. HHSC units will be arranged as LHF.