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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:29 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Saturday, March 10, 2018

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C40-8 FLEET UPDATE: Here is the current status of the C40-8 fleet:

Upgrades Completed - 6500, 6503, 6504, 6509, 6511, 6517, 6519, 6523, 6529, 6531, 6536, 6537, 6540, 6541, 6549, 6555, 6558, 6560, 6561, 6562, 6563, 6574, 6576, 6577, 6580, 6582, 6584, 6590, 6591, 6593, 6595, 6599

Stored - Undergoing Upgrade: 6510, 6524, 6568

Stored - Pending Upgrade: 6525, 6539, 6571, 6581, 6598

All other units are still in active service as normal C40-8s.

MORE NEW ACe UNITS: 20 more of the new SD70ACe units, 5806-5825, have been delivered throughout the month of February

LEASE RETURNS: 20 lease engines have been returned to their lessor. These units are four remaining NREX SD60s and all of the LTEX C40-8s. These units have been returned due to the new SD70ACe units coming online.

SERIOUS DERAILMENT ON THE PITTSBURGH SUB: On February 25th, 2018, a serious derailment occurred near Big Beaver, Pennsylvania, along the KCC&E Pittsburgh Subdivision. No locomotives were involved, but 32 freight cars derailed, some of which spilled hazmat onto the ground. A brief fire started as a result but was put out in less than an hour. Thankfully, nobody was injured or killed.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Tue May 01, 2018 10:47 pm

Time to catch up! It’s been a while hasn’t it?

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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C40-8 FLEET UPDATE: Here is the current status of the C40-8 fleet:

Upgrades Completed - 6500, 6503, 6504, 6509, 6510, 6511, 6517, 6519, 6523, 6524, 6529, 6531, 6536, 6537, 6539, 6540, 6541, 6549, 6555, 6558, 6560, 6561, 6562, 6563, 6568, 6574, 6576, 6577, 6580, 6582, 6584, 6590, 6591, 6593, 6595, 6598, 6599

Stored - Undergoing Upgrade: 6525, 6571, 6581

Stored - Pending Upgrade: 6501, 6579

The upgrade program was halted temporarily in April due to some faults in several units. All other units are still in active service as normal C40-8s.

NEW ACe UNITS: The rest of the new SD70ACe units, 5826-5850, have been delivered throughout the months of March and April.

LEASE UNIT UPDATE: All of the lease engines previously on the KCC&E were returned in April. The railway has received the rest of their SD70ACe units.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:30 pm

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Monday, June 4, 2018

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C40-8 FLEET UPDATE: Here is the current status of the C40-8 fleet:

Upgrades Completed - 6500, 6503, 6504, 6509-11, 6517, 6519, 6523-25, 6529, 6531, 6536, 6537, 6539-41, 6549, 6555, 6558, 6560-63, 6568, 6571, 6574, 6576, 6577, 6580-82, 6584, 6590, 6591, 6593, 6595, 6598, 6599

Stored - Undergoing Upgrade: 6501, 6502, 6521, 6547, 6566, 6573, 6579, 6592

All other units are still in active service as normal C40-8s.

CHICAGO SHOPS INSOURCING REPORT: The KCC&E has the following units at the Chicago Shops for various work as of June 4, 2018:

AC4400CW 119: Repainting
ES44AC 648: Engine repairs
ET44AC 1035: Periodic maintenance
SD40-2 2244: Repainting
SD70M 4116: Periodic maintenance
C40-8s 6502, 6521, and 6573: Upgrade to C40-8u Standards
C40-8W 6712: Generator repairs
C44-9W 7083: Engine repairs
C44-9W 7170: Periodic maintenance
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:10 pm

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - July 17, 2018

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C40-8 FLEET UPDATE: Here is the current status of the C40-8 fleet:

Upgrades Completed - 6500, 6502-04, 6509-11, 6517, 6519, 6521, 6523-25, 6529, 6531, 6536, 6537, 6539-41, 6547, 6549, 6555, 6558, 6560-63, 6566, 6568, 6571, 6573, 6574, 6576, 6577, 6580-82, 6584, 6590, 6591-93, 6595, 6598, 6599

Stored - Undergoing Upgrade: 6501, 6544, 6557, 6570, 6594

All other units are still in active service as normal C40-8s.

RETIREMENT RUMORS: There are rumors swirling around that the KCC&E is looking to retire their aging fleet of C36-7u locomotives. I will bring you an update if these rumors are true.

SEVERE DERAILMENT: On June 29, 2018, a severe derailment took place near Columbus, Ohio. No locomotives were involved, but a grand total of 42 cars derailed, many carrying hazardous materials. The area within 5 miles of the derailment site was ordered to shelter-in-place until everything was safe.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Long time no post. I'm finally back with a huge update!

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - October 25, 2018

C40-8 FLEET UPDATE: The C40-8u Upgrade Program has been extremely successful. However, the program has been put on hold for unknown reasons.

Upgrades Completed - 6500-06, 6509-11, 6517-19, 6521, 6523-25, 6529, 6531, 6536, 6537, 6539-41, 6544-6547, 6549, 6555-58, 6560-63, 6566, 6568-6571, 6573, 6574, 6576, 6577, 6580-84, 6590, 6591-95, 6598, 6599. All C40-8us are in active service.

Stored Pending Upgrade - None

C36-7u FLEET'S FATE: The KCC&E retired its entire fleet of C36-7u locomotives in September. Most of the units have been sold to several companies for scrapping and recycling, including Larry's Truck and Electric (LTEX). However, 10 units are left on the property for sale. These units are 6409, 6411, 6417, 6432, 6433-6435, 6444, 6448, and 6450.

NEW LOCOMOTIVES: The KCC&E has placed an order for 30 new General Electric Evolution Series locomotives. These engines are Tier 4-compliant ET44AC locomotives and will be numbered 1120-1149. These engines are slated for delivery in 2019.

FOREIGN POWER: Lots of foreign power has been showing up on KCC&E property lately, so the railway has begun curbing the amount of foreign power that is used on trains. For example, no BNSF or UP power is allowed east of Cleveland Yard in Ohio. That power is required to be sent back west on a Cleveland-to-Chicago train. This has put a damper on the enjoyment for many eastern railfans.

PRECISION RAILROADING: There are rumors swirling around that the KCC&E will begin transitioning slowly to the precision scheduled railroading model in the future. If these rumors prove to be true, an update will be posted immediately.
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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:17 pm

KCC&E SD90MAC Trace - October 26, 2018:

KCCE 5700 ARRIVE LOAD CHICAGO IL 20:19
KCCE 5701 DEPART LOAD ALBANY NY 21:00
KCCE 5702 ARRIVE LOAD TORONTO ON 17:46
KCCE 5703 INTERC UP PROVISO IL 12:30 (October 24, on UP)
KCCE 5704 DEPART LOAD HATTIESBURG MS 18:37
KCCE 5705 ARRIVE LOAD DETROIT MI 21:12
KCCE 5706 ARRIVE LOAD INDIANAPOLIS IN 16:14
KCCE 5707 ARRIVE LOAD CHICAGO IL 16:43
KCCE 5708 DEPART LOAD BRISTOL VA 19:19
KCCE 5709 INTERC BNSF CICERO IL 09:21 (October 25, on BNSF)
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