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wt&c Apr 18, 2000

  1. Chessie_SD50_8563

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    M&C has 3 engines go down on same day pulling same train.
    Train AKWH-2 (Akron Wheeling 2) was being pulled by ex SP C44-9W 8102 and borrowed Chessie U30B 8212. The 20 car train was accending a short 2 percent grade at 30 MPH when the lead unit 8212 had electrical problems. The crew Isolated the unit and moved to 8102's cab to push the unit to the next siding in order to put 8102 in the lead. After about a mile 8102 goes into emergency. The crew later finds that the units fuel injection system has gone out. As rescue power M&C sends ex BN SD45 6473 in order to pull the two dead units and the train to the next siding. Unfortunately the SD45 starts smoking like crazy and then starts leaking oil. Now the train has 3 dead units and is on a grade. M&C sends out a technition to see if any of the units can be repaired on the road. Fortunately 8102's fuel injection problems is found to be a minor clog in a hose. After replacing the hose the unit is stuck in the lead and pulls the train the rest of the way to wheeling


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  2. friscobob

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    EMD Motive Power for the Chat Pile Line?

    Two chopnosed GP7s from Texas affiliate Okla-
    homa, Red River and Texas have been spotted
    on O&NE property, The Lone star visitors are
    being used while two of O&NE's Alcos are in the shop for prime mover repairs. According to chief mechanical officer P.U. Nethgil, the
    locomotives (1836 and 1845) are not a forecast of future motive power acquisitions.
    When asked about the spare 16-567 engine block beside the Miami shop, as well as the
    RS2M now on the roster, Nethgil declined to
    comment, claiming "time for my coffee break".


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  3. westfan 1

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    Wanted:
    Foreman for locomotive repair shop
    Location:
    Upncomin, CA
    transfer yard & shops
    Requirements:
    Able to repair and maintain all of the following:
    GP-9, GP-35, SD-40-2, F-45, FP-45, PA-1, SW1000, SW1500, U30B, U36C, F-7
    S-2, C425, SD-45, GP-20, 4-4-0, 2-8-0, SD-24, GP-40-2, and an RDC-2!
    Qualified applicants should respond asap to above address. In addition to the expected compensation we are pleased to offer mental health days and free psychological diagnosis examinations and treatments. These additional benefits are included with the excellent health benefits. Please note that all compensation will be in 1:87 scale and applicant must also fit this requirement.
     
  4. friscobob

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    O&NE REPORT

    In an effort to improve its physical plant,
    Oklahoma & North Eastern has completed a trackwork project between Baxter Springs and
    Riverton, KS. The work included laying new track in the EDEC power plant spur and new
    switches at the Riverton siding. The work was
    completed by Miracle Trackwork, Inc. (if it's
    good trackwork, it's a Miracle), a subsidiary of RJT Inc., operators of the O&NE.
    Future trackwork will take place in Miami, on the BFG Spur and the main line be-
    tween N. Miami and BFG Junction.


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  5. StickyMonk

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by friscobob:

    The work was completed by Miracle Trackwork, Inc. (if it's good trackwork, it's a Miracle


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    i think they did all the trackwork on the Montana Central as well only thing is there was no miracle... lol
    [​IMG]


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  6. BC Rail King

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    EBCRL aquires Chessie

    In a move to have some steam come out of Chessie's ears, EBCRL purchased the Chessie system, and has now reapinted all locos in to a pink a purple paint scheme with a little girl sleeping in her bed as the picture on the side!

    The CAT is dead!

    lol

    See ya on AIM

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

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    To send a general TRAIN! E-Mail send to
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    HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
    CAT IS NEVER DEAD!


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    LONG LIVE THE KITTEN!!!
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    In the spirit of improving relations with Russia, and improving high speed rail service, the United States government has announced a plan to offer high speed rail service between Seattle and Moscow by building a bridge across the Bering Strait. Although the train will average 110 mph on its trip, the distance between the two cities is so great that it will take a full week to complete the trip. Rather than rely on the standard Amtrak sleepers (generally used as short term accomodations) currently used in the US, the government is taking bids to see who will build SUPER Superliners. The SUPER Superliners will be like a hotel on rails, designed to be used one week at a time by intercontinental rail passengers. The cost of building high speed track across Russia and through Alaska, Canada, and Washington State, the bridge across the Strait, and the equipment needed to keep a schedule is estimated to double the US national debt. Although US taxpayers will be footing the bill for this project, the Russian government has said that they would help pay for it if they weren't dirt poor. This will be Amtrak's first attempt at actually turning a profit. It is unclear how many people will abandon air travel and use the new high speed line to travel to Moscow, but the government has indicated anti-trust lawsuits to be filed against airlines that have flights to Moscow if ridership on the train is not high enough to turn a profit. The original plan also included high speed freight service to Moscow, but Transportation Department abandoned this part of the plan when they realized that Russia has nothing to sell, nor any money to buy anything with. Amtrak hopes to have trains running as soon as 2010.
     
  11. BC Rail King

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    I am the new prez of BCR

    HR!!

    Dane N.

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    To send a general TRAIN! E-Mail send to
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  12. JCater

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    Associated Press--Denver, 1890. The management of the Colorado and Southwestern Railway and Land Company have announced the official opening of their La Plata line, listed as a subsidiary of the Colorado and Midland. The standard gauge was begun as a means of reaching the gold district of La Plata nearly five years ago. Troubles in the first few miles slowed work, causing the delay. Regular sevice will begin this summer, with the grand opening set for July 4, 1890. For more information contact the management at http://www.jstrainstation.homestead.com

    Although the line was designed to move ore out of that mountainous region, and supplies in, the management are certain that passenger service will equal any goods revenue. A spokesman for the railroad, Mr. Giv Memoneyman, states that the passenger service is "unparalleled by any in the west, and views are better than any line in the Great State of Colorado." Ticket sales have been quite high in anticipation of the opening of the line, and advanced registration is recommended.
     
  13. wt&c

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    The Appalachian and Atlantic retired its first(yes, first) steam locomotive on saturday, june,17,2000. #2111 , a former N&W Y6b mallet steamlocomotive, was suffering cracks in her boiler,and worn siderod attachments. The appalachian & Atlantic bought 25 locomotives of the same class in 1961 when the Norfolk and Western went 100% dieselized all were maintained and used regularly on freight, and excursion service throughout southern West Virginia and eastern Virginia. only 22 are now active.

    #2100
    #2101
    #2102
    #2103
    #2104(boiler exploded exploded in 1973,parts)
    #2105
    #2106
    #2107
    #2108
    #2109
    #2110
    #2111(retired 6/17/00)
    #2112
    #2113
    #2114
    #2115
    #2116(hit a semi at a crossing,was pulverized
    #2117
    #2118
    #2119
    #2120
    #2121
    #2122
    #2123
    #2184(Excursion, and helper service)

    CEO/operator of the A&A railroad,Pat Miller,
    said on saturday at a news conference said
    "on behalf of the entire Appalachian and Atlantic Railroad company, i am glad to report all active Y6b's will remain in servicefor at least 15 more years. When the engines turn 60 years old, in about 5 years, they will under go a major overhaul and willbe removed fromservicefor 1year for local U.s. testing,and EPA testing to be approved to continue what they have for the past 60-some years."
     
  14. friscobob

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    OKLAHOMA AND NORTH EASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY

    TO: ALL AGENTS AND SHIPPERS

    FROM: R.J. THOMPSON, GENERAL MANAGER

    DATE: JULY 16, 1976

    SUBJECT: SERVICE DISRUPTION

    Effective July 16, 1976 the Oklahoma and
    North Eastern has halted all service on its railroad account heavy rains and flooding. Numerous track washouts between Commerce, OK
    and Baxter Springs, KS, as well as between
    Riverton and Galena, KS has disrupted direct service on our line. Heavy rains have also made operations at Owens Yard in Miami, OK and Weaver Yard in Joplin, MO perilous at best. The flooding conditions have also affected service on the parallel St. louis-San Francisco Ry. main line as well.
    We regret to inform you that all service
    to and from on-line shippers on the O&NE has
    been suspended until as such time as the floodwaters recede and repairs to the right of way can commence.
    We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you will continue to ship with up when we are back in full operation.

    R.J. Thompson
    General Manager
    Oklahoma & North Eastern Railroad
    (the CHAT PILE LINE)


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  15. Helitac

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    I truly love this thread. This is one I come back to when I need a giggle.I'm amazed at the level of knowledge/creativity I find in here. I haven't figured out how to center/justify yet, but here goes. (I'm an analog in a Digital environment) C.E.O. Announces End to Right-Of-Way negotiations. Paying homage to what he characterized as a "praiseworthy refusal" to interject a final offer into the proceedings, the C.E.O. of Siwini Railroad anounced today that an agreement had been reached with the owners of the Butte-Foothills Rancheria for an easment to facilitate the building of a rail line, extending from the current site of the lumber mill at Feather Falls, north and east into the Sierra-Nevada foothills.
    Not to be confused with the Western Pacific Railroad, the Siwini Railroad only intends occupying any given area until the marketable timber has been harvested. To this end a new Shay locomotive has been ordered with an anticipated delivery in January. Use of a Shay locomotive is expected to save money, as it spreads 120 tons on six axles vice 100 tons on four axles for the EMD unit the RR currently owns.(less stringent construction standards)
    Construction is expected to begin on the RR at the end of the fire season.(early fall, but no later than Oct.15)
     
  16. tunnel88

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    I agree with you Bos, except for the parts where Dane got out of control... [​IMG]
     
  17. StickyMonk

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    <font color="336633">Could this be the start of the end of caboose operations on the Montana Central???? reports state that RS3 #1602 has had a FRED antenna fitted when it went into the shops for repainting into the new paint livery..... have to wait to see the first pics of the unit after it comes out of the paint shop

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    wheres all the C636's????
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  18. ajy6b

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    Dateline August 16 197x.

    The Gauley River Railroad (a joint venture between Conrail and the N&W)is upgrading and installing new track along its mainline. Due to the anticipated hi tonnage and heavy traffice, 155lb rail is being used.

    Meanwhile two locomotives that had been specifically assigned to the GRR by the N&W are being leased to New England Rail. These units are GE C30-7s 8072 and 8025. These units are expected to return after the fall rush of traffic on the NER.

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