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Now we've really got into the business now.

Norfolk Southern has offered us the Roanoke Shops while they keep the yard in exchange for being able to ship their trains over our rails. We have agreed. Now traffic on our rail lines is heavier, so we have started funding a project.

The Piedmont Corridor.

This Corridor will be a double track main-line running from Sanford, NC to North Wilkesboro, NC, and Roanoke, VA. There are sections of single track that will become double tracked. The estimated cost is about $500 million. We have started a little funding, but have not enough funds yet.

The main-line that will be constructed is marked in black.

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This will help with the freight traffic problem. CSX and NS run through freights over our rails, and we need more space.
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The Carolina Southern is going to rebuild one of the used B40-9s and out in on an active roster. We'll get more news as it happens.
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All SD45-2's have been sent.

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We have received the first four now. We are going to repaint them in a bit.
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M&N 7751, which is an SD45-2, arrived at our paint booth today. But there was a slight misconception.

Even though it's an EMD, it had two ALCO trucks on it and it also had a GE Branded Fuel Tank.
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I dont mean to be rude, but when did we sell you a SD45-2, we never had any. We only had SD45(-2) primemovers.
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We sold them SD45-2's but they had Flexi-coil trucks and a regular SD45 body.

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DT&I wrote:We sold them SD45-2's but they had Flexi-coil trucks and a regular SD45 body.
Ok, but he said M&N 7751, with a pic of it with M&N on the hood and number lined out.
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ES44AH wrote:
DT&I wrote:We sold them SD45-2's but they had Flexi-coil trucks and a regular SD45 body.
Ok, but he said M&N 7751, with a pic of it with M&N on the hood and number lined out.
Yea but those were the old TSCR numbers, 7700-7764. He bought 7745-7764.

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Oh ok.
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The First 2 SD45-2s are finished. They both had the ALCO trucks, so it made them look better.
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So the SD45-2 came from TSCR, did you put M&N on the hood since we sold you the 20-645E?
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Yes we did.
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Ah i see. That explains it then. Hope that 645 runs good.
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So far, it sounds great. It is running perfectly. Thank you.
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With NS laying over power in our newly acquired Roanoke Shops, CSX had contacted us to bring back their SD38 (Is it an AC or a Dash 2?) to Rocky Mount. Can we have some info on this unit?

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The Chessie ES44AC, AC4400CW*, and GM50 are on their way to Spencer. They are in CSX trackage.
*SD70ACe 4300 has some mechanical problems, AC4400CW 4411 is substituting.*
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Good. We have alerted the public of the Chessie Family Get-together. We said that a rebuilt GP50 is coming as well, but we did not mention GM50.
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It was our mistake, we dont have GM50. We are bringing a GP50 that was rebuilt by the M&N for the CS. There was a misspelling on the train order sheet.
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Ah ok. We will announce the event as it is corrected.
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