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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby DT&I » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:46 pm

ConrailMan5 wrote:
DT&I wrote:Your new locos are on the interchange

They have been at AA Ottawa yard since Tuesday. I am sending an rs1 to get them today.

I thought that the MNT just had us pick them up yesterday? Maybe those were for the MQT? I'll go check.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:30 pm

The industrial park figures are in, and estimated costs are $25 million HCE and roughly 10 million saline. To be paid for by saline using a tax increase.
Also, HCE will be building a new yard adjacent to this facility, probably 4 3000 ft tracks.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:56 am

The AA will be sending its plow over HCE after we get done clearing up to Owosso. We will send the plow back to AA where the 2 Heritage GP35s will pick it up and run it over HCE before tomorrow.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby Ypsi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:55 pm

AA 390 South has cleared the HCE and is now returning to Toledo. The plow will deadhead to Owosso Tomoroow on a road train.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:40 pm

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Model. Builder. Number. Paint. Notes
FPA-4 ALCO. 33,35. Cigar Band
FB-2. ALCO. 22. BC Rail. Class 1 overhaul
RS1. ALCO. 55-58. Lightning stripe
C415. ALco. 5000. Burlington junction. Class 3 overhaul
HH660. Alco. 100-103. Lightning Stripe Class 5 overhaul
C424. Alco. 2909. GVT. AA paint shops
C420. Alco. 1824. DLW. AA paint shops
C425. Alco. 6050. GVT. AA paint shops
4-8-2. Alco. 2933. NYC. Steam
0-6-0. Alco. 6894. NYC. Steam
Steam Rotary. Cooke Restoration in progress
Spreader. Jordan. MW6969. MoW red
SW1500. EMD. 1267. LTEX. Returned to LTEX

Update. HCE has acquired several units from the mn&t.

RS-2-Has 244 primemover for parts
RS-27-in good shape but needs braking
RS-18(MLW) runs great
FPA-4-primemover needs valves
C420 #420
And a FA-1
All units are to be rebuilt at HCE Mansfield shops unless otherwise noted.


Roster update: Cab units currently rule the road jobs as all hood units are being rebuilt in preparation for the summer crop season. We have an A-B-A set of alco cabs as well as an A-A set ruling the slimmed down winter road trains, and the HH660's on the yard jobs. The process started in the middle of january and should see all of the hood units rebuilt by early may.
The Saline industrial plant has received approval from the city council, and a month long environmental study is set to commence starting next week.
AA's order for the twin unit club cars are nearly done, some break in assignments are set to run next week to work out some remaining bugs. Expect to see delivery to be in the 2-3 week range.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:23 pm

AA auto racks project is also complete, delivery is the same as the club cars
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ES44AH » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:41 pm

1 RS-1 is $20,000.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:21 pm

ES44AH wrote:1 RS-1 is $20,000.

Ok, sounds good. Send to AA Ottawa yard
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ES44AH » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:08 pm

Roger that, we'll send it next week.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:40 am

Extra 33 east is ready to depart Manchester for saline interchange. The train is taking the 6 club cars plus the auto racks for delivery to the AA. Power is FPA 33, FB 22 & FPA 35
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ES44AH » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:28 pm

Your RS-1 has been dropped off, Ill alert the AA that its ready for them to pick up.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:10 pm

ES44AH wrote:Your RS-1 has been dropped off, Ill alert the AA that its ready for them to pick up.
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Ok. just for clarification, I share Ottawa yard with the AA. I will have my road train pick it up tomorrow.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:32 pm

Alright, getting the summer schedule together.
First order of business is the acquisition of 4 more ex conrail cabeese to augment the 2 existing cabeese in mixed train and excursion service. To arrive at Ottawa yard in the AM.
All of the road trains originate out of Manchester, work to their designated end points and return, switching industries along the way . They all have caboose accommodations for any riders who wish to go to any point on the line for a nominal fee of 5$ one way.
road trains
Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun...
169: works south to Toledo and return
145: north to Jackson and return
Tues-thurs-sat... ( days opposite above trains)
257: west to Hillsdale and return
289: east to saline and return
yard jobs
Everyday
YJAX-(day of month): works the interchange with the PC and the yard in Jackson, as well as any industry as needed.
YSAL-...: works the saline interchange yard as well as the industrial park, once completed.
YMAN-...: works the Manchester classification yard and shop, sorting cars for points north, south, east or west.
Every other day
YHILL-...: works PC interchange as needed.
Ottawa yard: sorted by the AA prior to interchange.

excursion service
Excursion service will begin the first weekend of June. The excursions run Saline to Manchester and return. Equipment is A-B alco FA's pulling 3-7 EX DLW commuter coaches. Once a month our 0-6-0 runs the excursion. The excursion leaves 4 pm sat. And 3 on Sundays, returning after 5 and 4 respectively. Cost is $20 per adult, $15 per child.
An option being studied is Saturday dinner trains running saline to Manchester and return using the business train fleet. Price: 50individual,90 per couple.

saline industrial complex
Project is up and running. Construction is set to begin on the 14th, and set to be completed late august
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:47 pm

roster update

Model. Builder. Number. Paint. Notes
FPA-4 ALCO. 33,35, 37 Cigar Band. 37 in MN&T paint
FA-1. Alco. 12. MN&T
FB-2. ALCO. 22. Lightning stripe AA paint shop
RS1. ALCO. 55-59 Lightning stripe. 59 at AA paint shop
C415. ALco. 5000. Burlington junction.
HH660. Alco. 100-103. Lightning Stripe

C424. Alco. 2909. Lightning stripe
C420. Alco. 1824, 420 Lightning stripe 420 in MN&T paint
C425. Alco. 6050. Lightning stripe
4-8-2. Alco. 2933. NYC. Steam
0-6-0. Alco. 6894. NYC. Steam
Steam Rotary. Cooke Restoration in progress
Spreader. Jordan. MW6969. MoW red
SW1500. EMD. 1267. LTEX. Returned to LTEX[/quote]
RS-2. ALco. N/a MN&T Parts unit
RS-27. Alco. 2770. MN&t
RS-18(MLW) Alco. 6666. MN&T

Hood unit rebuilds are winding down. New from the MN&T is rs1 59. The fB-1and 59 are being run down to the AA today for paint along with the conrail NE-5 cabeese for paint on extra 6666 south.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:14 pm

Small track work update.
HCE track forces will be expanding the yard in Ottawa lake to better handle the unit grain trains at the grain elevator there. Off the main, there will be two 8500 foot tracks to better support that facilities.
For the saline industrial plant,we are beginning talks with Midwest Renewable Energy LLC. of Sutherland N.E of possibly building an ethanol processing plant in saline. Possible carload uptake of 2 to 3thousand a year.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby CarolinaSouthern » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:28 pm

If you are interested, we still have 16 B40-9s for sale. They have prime movers and trucks, but they can't move because they have no fuel. If you are interested, do please contact us. :)
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:31 pm

CarolinaSouthern wrote:If you are interested, we still have 16 B40-9s for sale. They have prime movers and trucks, but they can't move because they have no fuel. If you are interested, do please contact us. :)

Can't move without go-go juice :mrgreen:

B40-9s. No real good use for 1,000hp per axle, unless you're in a locomotive burnout contest.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:36 pm

CarolinaSouthern wrote:If you are interested, we still have 16 B40-9s for sale. They have prime movers and trucks, but they can't move because they have no fuel. If you are interested, do please contact us. :)

My CMO is an alco guy, so no GE or EMD. I might be adding some more motive power if this deal goes through. It is all just talk right now, nothing concrete yet. I appreciate the offer though.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby ConrailMan5 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:37 pm

ConrailMan5 wrote:For the saline industrial plant,we are beginning talks with Midwest Renewable Energy LLC. of Sutherland N.E of possibly building an ethanol processing plant in saline. Possible carload uptake of 2 to 3thousand a year.

Deal fell through, Midwest decided to keep the plant in Wisconsin for political reasons. We will keep the search alive though.
6 of the remaining 10-6 hulks have been sold to private interests in Mexico. They are being loaded onto speciality flats and interchanged with Wabash Central south of tecumseh, for shipment to K.C, then KCS to KCS De Mecico at the tex-mex border.
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Re: Hillsdale, Clinton & Eastern

Unread postby DT&I » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:32 pm

ConrailMan5 wrote:
ConrailMan5 wrote:For the saline industrial plant,we are beginning talks with Midwest Renewable Energy LLC. of Sutherland N.E of possibly building an ethanol processing plant in saline. Possible carload uptake of 2 to 3thousand a year.

Deal fell through, Midwest decided to keep the plant in Wisconsin for political reasons. We will keep the search alive though.
6 of the remaining 10-6 hulks have been sold to private interests in Mexico. They are being loaded onto speciality flats and interchanged with Wabash Central south of tecumseh, for shipment to K.C, then KCS to KCS De Mecico at the tex-mex border.

Detroit Southern owns that line now. WCSR was broken up.
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