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Modern Conrail

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sat May 04, 2019 5:27 pm

We all know that Conrail, one of the most successful railroads in history, and the railroad that saved railroading in the east, was split between Norfolk Southern and CSX in 1999. It was the end of an era. But...what if the split never happened? What if NS and CSX left Conrail alone?

In my scenario, Conrail operations remain generally the same, with a few minor changes. The railroad has implemented PTC across much of its system, but there many areas still without it. Old signals, some dating back to the PRR and NYC days, are still common on the Chicago Line, Pittsburgh Line, and others. However, the old signals are fast approaching their final days.

As far as locomotives go, there are many changes. Obvious locomotives like the Dash 7s are gone, and new GE Evolution Series and EMD SD70 Series locomotives have joined the big blue roster, along with several other locomotives.

Conrail Locomotive Roster - May 4, 2019
1600-1699 (GP15-1) - 99 units, 1603 wrecked and retired in 2004
3275-3403 (GP40-2) - 124 units
4100-4149 (SD80MAC) - 60 units
5500-5574 (SD60M) - 75 units
5575-5654 (SD60I) - 80 units
5655-5699 (SD70M) - 45 units
5700-5799 (AC4400CW) - 100 units
5800-5899 (ES44DC) - 100 units
5900-5999 (ES44AC) - 100 units
6000-6049 (ET44AC) - 50 units
6050-6285 (C40-8W) - 236 units
6286-6357 (C44-9W) - 72 units
6358-6564 (SD40-2) - 205 units, 6960-6999 renumbered to 6525-6564 after retirement of C30-7A fleet in 2001-02
6654-6666 (SD45-2) - 11 units
6700-6834 (SD50-2) - 135 units, upgraded to Dash 2 standards by CSX
6840-6867 (SD60) - 28 units
7000-7049 (SD70M-2) - 50 units
7050-7299 (SD70ACe) - 250 units
8040-8281 (GP38-2) - 235 units
9400-9424 (SW1001) - 20 units, 9403 sold to LTEX in 2009
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Re: Modern Conrail

Unread postby AARR » Sat May 04, 2019 7:06 pm

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Detroit area :)
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Re: Modern Conrail

Unread postby ThomasACu » Mon May 06, 2019 2:24 pm

Detroit Area Freights:
Observed at CP-West Detroit

CN M38461-06 - 5:38 AM
CN 2178 (C40-8W)
CN 2294 (ES44DC)
- 107 cars

CR STIN-6 - 7:17 AM
CR 5906 (ES44AC)
CR 7001 (SD70M-2)
CR 5594 (SD60I)
- 96 cars

CR TOST-A-6 - 10:11 AM
CR 6290 (C44-9W)
- Only 13 cars today

CN M38531-06 - 10:50 AM
BCOL 4645 (C44-9W)
CN 2537 (C44-9W)
- 87 cars

CR STBN-6B - 1:30 PM
CR 7183 (SD70ACe)
BNSF 4161 (C44-9W)
- 59 cars
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Re: Modern Conrail

Unread postby ThomasACu » Thu May 09, 2019 9:34 pm

Some TV trains out of Chicago this evening

TV-2H has CR SD50-2 6800 leading
TV-24 has CR SD70ACe 7170 leading
TV-200 has UP SD70M 4288 leading
TV-604 has BNSF ES44C4 4256 leading
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Re: Modern Conrail

Unread postby ThomasACu » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:26 pm

Been a while since an update lol.

Some Michigan area updates for today:
TV-25D arrived at Detroit at 18:11 with CR C40-8W 6119 leading UP SD70AH 9021.
ML-433 to arrive at Sterling at 20:45 with CR SD70ACe 7210 leading solo.
STEL to depart Sterling at 20:15 with BNSF C44-9W 1037 leading CREX ES44AC 1304.
ML-441 to depart Detroit at 22:30 with CR ET44AC 6019 leading CR C44-9W 6344.

And, the best one:

STBN to depart Sterling at 23:00 with the probable leader being BNSF SD70MAC 9401.
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Re: Modern Conrail

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:50 pm

- ELST annulled today for unknown reasons.
- STEL to depart Sterling at 20:00 tonight with CR SD70M 5657 leading CR ET44AC 6002.
- ML-433 scheduled into Sterling at 19:05 tonight with CR SD50-2 6738 leading BNSF ES44C4 7107.
- GLM-01 (steel for Portage, IN) due out of Detroit at 18:00 tonight with CR ES44AC 5973 and CR C40-8W 6233.
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Re: Modern Conrail

Unread postby AARR » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:42 pm

When I drove by Sterling Yard this morning everything was parked and nothing was moving :D
ThomasACu wrote:- ELST annulled today for unknown reasons.
- STEL to depart Sterling at 20:00 tonight with CR SD70M 5657 leading CR ET44AC 6002.
- ML-433 scheduled into Sterling at 19:05 tonight with CR SD50-2 6738 leading BNSF ES44C4 7107.
- GLM-01 (steel for Portage, IN) due out of Detroit at 18:00 tonight with CR ES44AC 5973 and CR C40-8W 6233.
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Re: Modern Conrail

Unread postby ThomasACu » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:54 pm

- STEL to depart Sterling at 19:50 tonight with CR AC4400CW 5719 leading solo. Only 34 cars, 3/4 of them are empties.
- UDM-3C (Coal for Monroe from BNSF) arrived at the Monroe plant at 13:30 with BNSF SD70ACe 9238 and CREX ES44AC 1322 and 105 loads. Will go back as an XDM-3C tomorrow morning, unknown when specifically.

Plus, some news:

- Conrail will be having 25 GE AC4400CWs rebuilt as AC4400CWMs for 2020. It is unknown as to what units or when the units will be shipped to GE. Likely timeframe is between late-October to early-January.
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