CIM #81 SD20

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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:45 am

Here is the plan:
Robertrains wrote: » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Folkz, I'll be heading out to Grand Rapids area next Sun./Mon. (Jan. 21/22) and want to "Finally" catch
:mrgreen: C&IM SD20 #81! :mrgreen: Where is it working nowadays? Can anyone help? :?:
i995impalass wrote: » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:37 am
Robertrains wrote: » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:00 am
i995impalass wrote: » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Broke in the shop. Hope it comes out this week.
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OK, this engine will decide my trip to Grand Rapids!!!! My goal of the trip is to "Finally" capture C&IM SD20 #81!!!! Now, what is "Broke" on it? Is it an "Easy Fix" or not? It must be at the shop in Manistee! i995impalass, could you please let me know as soon as it is back on the road and where it is working? I will pay the gas to "Railfan Gary" to drive to wherever this unit may be!!!! It is the "Last" C&IM SD20 locomotive like this left operating (there are 4 from Port Inland RR® now at LTEX...but those are 'Patched')!

Out on the road last night. Daylight to CSX today.
Steamlogger wrote:» Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:53 pm
It was one of five locos on Z151 in to Grand Rapids around 9:30 this morning. And back north at 6 mile road just after noon.

Well, the "Status" of this old C&IM SD20 engine these last four days seem promising!!!! Steamlogger, do you know if they will keep "Daylight" Z151 to Grand Rapids for a while? I sure hope to catch this loco in the daylight Sunday or Monday! Now, should I just check the line while I am out here both days? Am I correct this unit will be working somewhere in Daylight between Baldwin/Grand Rapids? Does anyone know where they will park this Sunday night? I hope to get "Night Shots" of it! I want my trip to be worth it! Well, I am guessing it will be in the middle of "Orange" locos!!!! I will have my scanner─and can look at this thread while we are "Seeking" (but won't be able to post)! Please help!!!! :D
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:19 pm

Might also want to read the CSX train location updates and Michigan shortline updates.
FYI, just heard MQT Z15119 is at Turner St in Grand Rapids southbound at 1:19pm. Unknown what locomotives are on it.
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Steamlogger » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:03 pm

CIM 81 was not on Z151 today. They had 3 Orange SD40s and the TP&W unit
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:33 pm

Steamlogger wrote:CIM 81 was not on Z151 today. They had 3 Orange SD40s and the TP&W unit

Wow, I didn't know they had a "TP&W Unit!!!!" Which one is that? The roster on "Railfan Wiki" doesn't list anything in TP&W paint! This would be good to photograph!!!!
Now, Does anyone know where C&IM SD20 #81 was set out at? I shall "Seek" this rare unit!!!! :wink: :wink:
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Doktor No » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:40 pm

Its just another G&W paint with TP&W initials. OY!
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby PatAzo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:00 pm

It's in the remains of it's Rail America scheme with TP&W initials. It's a GP40X, one of only 23 built and even fewer that received the HTB truck.
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Steamlogger » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:00 pm

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/Locopi ... px?id=2012
Here are some photos of the TPW unit. None are mine.
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:30 pm

Robertrains wrote:
Steamlogger wrote:CIM 81 was not on Z151 today. They had 3 Orange SD40s and the TP&W unit

Wow, I didn't know they had a "TP&W Unit!!!!" Which one is that? The roster on "Railfan Wiki" doesn't list anything in TP&W paint! This would be good to photograph!!!!
Now, Does anyone know where C&IM SD20 #81 was set out at? I shall "Seek" this rare unit!!!! :wink: :wink:


And now it's in the RRFan wiki: http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/Marquette_Rail
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:04 pm

Alright, I am planning on heading to Grand Rapids with "Railfan Gary" tomorrow and Monday! If anyone knows anything about a location where C&IM SD20 #81 is─please post!!!!
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby ~Z~ » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:36 pm

Per a post in Michigan railfans on FB, this #81 was leading z151 out of Grand rapids this afternoon.
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Robertrains » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:44 pm

~Z~ wrote:Per a post in Michigan railfans on FB, this #81 was leading z151 out of Grand rapids this afternoon.

We got to Grand Rapids and then followed the MQT tracks north! We caught up to the train near White Cloud!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I was so happy to see
C&IM SD20 #81 leading!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: WOW!!!! Has this unit led the road trains often? It had CIM 81 followed by two "Orange" SD40-2 locos, #3407/3406! The train soon tied for the night near 1 Mile Road! The next morning we caught it switching at Baldwin! It went south with "Orange" SD40-2 #3407, CIM SD20 #81, "Orange" GP38-2 #2041 and "Yellow" GP38-2 #2043, 53 cars!!!! Zack, please change "MQT 2041" on the "Railfan Wiki" to indicate it is in "G&W Orange!!!!" I don't know when it was painted─but it no longer has "Classification Lights!!!!"
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Hey, does anyone know the current "Status" of C&IM SD20 #81? Is it still in full C&IM paint/lettering? Is it still working for MQT? If so, where? Someone said that it went back to I&M. I never saw any reports of it leaving! Man I hope to see this "Rare" engine again!!!!
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby 12Bridge » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:00 pm

It left not long after they fixed it from when it put a rod through the side of the block.
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby NS3322 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:18 pm

12Bridge wrote:It left not long after they fixed it from when it put a rod through the side of the block.


Where did it end up?
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Re: CIM #81 SD20

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:16 am

NS3322 wrote:
12Bridge wrote:It left not long after they fixed it from when it put a rod through the side of the block.


Where did it end up?

OK, "Finally" I found out that it was sold! Man am I glad I got it while it still had
"C&IM" lettering! It has been sold to Knoxville Locomotive Works® last Summer! They painted out all lettering!!!!! At least it still is "Green" (unless painted since)!!!! Here's a picture of KLWX 81 last July in Betsy Layne KY. (photo © of Everett N Young): Image
Source: http://csxthsociety.org/railfanning/csxbigsandykingsportsds-201806-08.html


Below is the "History" before C&IM 81:
It originally was built as SOU SD24 #6316, 5/7/1975 Location: Burnside, KY (photo © Robert Thomson):Image
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rrpa_photos/116147/SOU6316.jpg

Then it was ICG SD20 #2022 (8/27/1986 Centralia, IL © Alan Gaines):Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=109133

Later it was IC SD20 #2022 (6/1/1990 Tolono, IL © Dave Ritter) Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4167315


Lastly it became
C&IM SD20 #81 sometime in the 1990s!!!! Here it is, along with #82, 5/26/2005, Springfield, IL (photo © Richard Vitchner): Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=147548


Now SD20 #82 was sold to Cargill®! Here it is CRGX SD20 #609 (9/20/2017 Burlington, IA, © T G):
Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4832685
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