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by ThomasACu
Sun May 16, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Modern Conrail
Replies: 13
Views: 13211

Re: Modern Conrail

Conrail is beginning to reactivate SD45-2s, but only for work train service. Four SD45-2s have been reactivated at Enola Yard and will be put back into service on rail trains in Pennsylvania. These units are 6660, 6661, 6663, and 6665.
by ThomasACu
Sun May 16, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Aberdeen, Carolina, & Western F Units
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Aberdeen, Carolina, & Western F Units

The former NS F units that were sold to the ACWR are out and they look sharp!

https://www.facebook.com/153559356685/p ... 768171686/
by ThomasACu
Sun May 16, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 68E @ Silver Lake, IN (5/13/21)
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Re: NS 68E @ Silver Lake, IN (5/13/21)

trainjunkie47 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:28 pm
Nice shot
Thanks
by ThomasACu
Fri May 14, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Modern Conrail
Replies: 13
Views: 13211

Re: Modern Conrail

CNSE-14 has quite a leader today: BCOL C44-9WL 4644. It is paired with CN ES44DC 2308 for the trip to Selkirk, NY from the Canadian border this evening. Arrival at Massena, NY, is scheduled for 10:15 PM ET. STEL-14 is planned for departure from Sterling, MI, at 8:00 PM ET tonight with SD80MAC 4122 l...
by ThomasACu
Fri May 14, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NS 68E @ Silver Lake, IN (5/13/21)
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

NS 68E @ Silver Lake, IN (5/13/21)

Caught NS loaded stone train 68E heading north up the Marion Branch in Silver Lake, IN, on Thursday. Had a pair of GEVOs for power, but I don't see the stone trains often trackside so it was nice.
by ThomasACu
Sun May 09, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Modern Conrail
Replies: 13
Views: 13211

Re: Modern Conrail

ELST-9 in Monroe, MI, as of 4:38 PM Eastern Time with CR SD50-2 6788 leading solo with just 28 cars. SFEL-9 set to depart from Streator, IL, at 5 PM Eastern Time with the BNSF ES44AC 5828 (25th Anniversary) leading BNSF ES44C4 8027 and CR SD60I 5589. The SD60I died on BNSF H-TULGAL1-05 (manifest run...
by ThomasACu
Fri May 07, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Modern Conrail
Replies: 13
Views: 13211

Re: Modern Conrail

And now...the news TIER 4 EMD ORDER: Conrail placed an order in April for 100 new Progress Rail SD70ACe-T4 locomotives after a succesful period of testing last winter. The tests were conducted with EMDX demonstrator units 1609 and 1610 on various TV trains in between Chicago and New Jersey. The unit...
by ThomasACu
Fri May 07, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Modern Conrail
Replies: 13
Views: 13211

Re: Modern Conrail

Modern Conrail is back. I am going to focus on my modern take on my favorite railroad in history from now on. The locomotive roster has changed a bit. Here is a detailed roster as of May 7, 2021: 1600-1699 (GP15-1) - 99 units, 1603 wrecked and retired in 2004, 1675-1699 converted to remote control y...
by ThomasACu
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 79
Views: 78694

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

It has been a while since I last posted to this thread. I have decided to stop updating this thread since I have different things I am focusing on. I apologize for the inconvenience.
by ThomasACu
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 79
Views: 78694

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Hell, it's been a while, hasn't it? LOL Update for August 17, 2020 SOME EMPLOYEES COMING BACK/CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOLS: Around 70-80 furloughed KCC&E employees are being called back to work as a partial rebound in traffic takes place. The returning employees, alongside all employees are being required ...
by ThomasACu
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 79
Views: 78694

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for June 16, 2020: DERAILMENT IN DETROIT : KCC&E train QCITO (Chicago-to-Toronto hotshot manifest) derailed on June 5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The derailment involved eight centerbeam flat cars, all of which were carrying lumber, and three tank cars carrying ethanol. Thankfully, nobody was inj...
by ThomasACu
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.
Replies: 368
Views: 77583

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.

Q326 @ Benton Harbor 10:37

CSXT SD40-2 8016 leading
by ThomasACu
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.
Replies: 368
Views: 77583

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: June, 2020.

Q50803 turning north at Fostoria, OH, 13:50 with SD40-2 8388 leading

Detroit-bound
by ThomasACu
Fri May 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 79
Views: 78694

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for May 21, 2020 STORAGE UPDATE: Adding on to the rest of the stored fleet, 30 more C40-8Ws, 20 more SD70M-2s and 18 more SD60Is have been put into storage. This is due to the severe COVID-19-related traffic slump. SD70MACe PROGRAM: 1, 8, and 11 have been completed and are in service as of Ma...
by ThomasACu
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 79
Views: 78694

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Update for April 28, 2020 PAY CUTS AND FURLOUGHS : The KCC&E has announced pay cuts throughout much of the next six months. Executives will get a 50-60% pay cut, with much of the extra money going to essentials needed to keep COVID-19 from spreading across the rail network. Employees will be able to...
by ThomasACu
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 79
Views: 78694

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Distributed Power in the Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern The following KCC&E locomotives have DPU equipment: KCCE 1-99 (SD70MAC/SD70MACe) KCCE 100-499 (AC4400CW) KCCE 500-999 (ES44AC) KCCE 1000-1149 (ET44AC) KCCE 1776, 5600-5699 (SD70ACe-T4) KCCE 4500-4999 (ES44DC) KCCE 5300-5599, 5800-5825 (SD70A...
by ThomasACu
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Lake, Indiana - April 18, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 5219

Silver Lake, Indiana - April 18, 2020

I decided to head out to the crossing at County Road 200 West just outside of town to shoot some trains. Turns it that this spot is quite photogenic, as I got some decent shots of trains here. First came NS 142, then NS 18K, then finally NS 19K.
by ThomasACu
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 94505

Re: CSX Train Location Updates: April, 2020

Q32619 @ IL-IN state line 10:00 CT/11:00 ET
No clue on the power as of yet.
by ThomasACu
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Paper Railroads
Topic: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway
Replies: 79
Views: 78694

Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Updates for April 2020: COVID-19 UPDATE : The KCC&E is continuing to work with its customers and employees during this pandemic to ensure that the workplace environment is clean and that employees have as little contact with the goods shipped and delivered as possible. All employees are washing thei...
by ThomasACu
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Lake, Indiana - April 16, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 3573

Silver Lake, Indiana - April 16, 2020

Did some social distancing trackside today after hearing that one of only 50 or so active NS SD70ACUs was leading 19K today. However, NS 142 came first with an AC44C6M leader. 19K eventually showed up with the said leader, and a friendly engineer who gave me a shave and a haircut P5 horn show. Hope ...