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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-13-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,899
Posted By J
AEM-7 on the Move

Many have now been scrapped and two have been sent to TTCI Pueblo (928 and 942) as operating locomotives to pull high speed train sets.

A friend sent me a grainy photograph of 945 near Union...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-24-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,749
Posted By J
Major CSX Double Stack Clearance Milestone

The following video shows the first double stack train through the new Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington DC. This is the former CR, PC, PRR freight route between the NEC (and the old B&O routes)...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 10-19-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,409
Posted By J
Improvements Coming

The following Railway Track and Structures article from last August discusses state funding to maintain the line for service.

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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-01-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,899
Posted By J
Current Status

At least 3 AEM7's remain in service. 946 pushed my MARC train this morning; I saws 917 handling a northward MARC Train and 942 was located at Ivy City with its pantograph up. MARC continues to use...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-15-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,045
Posted By J
SEPTA Replacing old PRR Bridge

The following website with time lapse video shows replacement of a 121-year-old bridge over Crum Creek on the Media/Elwyn Line. Not part of the Northeast Corridor this branch provides service south...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,317
Posted By J
Christmas Town

Here is a photo of their operation on the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay

http://www.altamontpress.com/discussion/read.php?1,110878,110878#msg-110878
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-25-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,899
Posted By J
Sending one to Illinois would be great since they...

Sending one to Illinois would be great since they keep many locomotives in operable condition.
Several AEM7's remain in service - I saw 3 or 4 at Ivy City / DC this morning with their pans up.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-10-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,899
Posted By J
More AEM7's Going

Here is a Baltimore Sun article stating that Amtrak has advised MARC they will stop maintaining MARC's electric fleet of 4 AEM7's and 6 HHP8000's. Amtrak's 15 HHP 8000s were all retired by November...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-15-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,899
Posted By J
AEM-7 to RR Museum of Pennsylvania

915 being sent to the museum. Article doesn't mention whether it will be operable, visually restored, or kept indoors.

Photos are beginning to show up on the internet showing others being...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-29-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,327
Posted By J
Y6a vs FTB

From PR Newswire

St. Louis Museum of Transportation and Virginia Museum of Transportation to trade historic locomotives

NORFOLK, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Transportation...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-28-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,306
Posted By J
NS to Rebuild Dash 8's

Excerpt from Progressive Railroading:

Through a six-year program, NS plans to rebuild 84 GE Dash 8 locomotives that were manufactured in 1989 or 1990, and lack modern electronics and amenities.
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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,882
Posted By J
Locomotive Recycling

Here is an interesting video of a scrap yard handling KCS SD40's. While the narrator is using a foreign language you can periodically hear the workers speaking.

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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,605
Posted By J
Visiting Units

A significant increase in crude oil and grain traffic has tightened the availability of power. Compared to a regular intermodal or merchandise train much of this traffic goes "off line" without...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 02-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,612
Posted By J
C4's

While not widely operated, BNSF has something like 600 of these on order / in service. As with their large initial order of SD70MAC's perhaps other carriers are looking at how these units work out...
Forum: Trip Reports 08-24-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,584
Posted By J
Swing by the town of Crawford - helpers are added...

Swing by the town of Crawford - helpers are added and it is always interesting to see a loaded coal train accelerating hard for the grade when leaving town. Belmont is the summit - accessible via...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-30-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,720
Posted By J
Nice job of getting rid of the "Hello Kitty"...

Nice job of getting rid of the "Hello Kitty" headlights. I still vote for the Pinifarina design.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-14-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,720
Posted By J
Don't disagree with your observation and Kulm's...

Don't disagree with your observation and Kulm's comments seem some what simplistic. However, when he refers to the three existing types of locomotives being replaced I assume he's talking about the...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-13-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,720
Posted By J
Here is a recent announcement (and photograph) of...

Here is a recent announcement (and photograph) of Amtrak's new Siemens-built electric locomotives. Why mention this in an Acela thread? The following might give a clue to the future of that...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-25-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,286
Posted By J
Associated Press February 23, 2013 Saturday...

Associated Press
February 23, 2013 Saturday 3:11 PM GMT
Va museum launches study to revive steam engine
ROANOKE Va. (AP) --- The Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke is studying what it...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,369
Posted By J
Recent Progressive Railroading New Locomotive Recap

Article mentions deliveries of various locomotives including short lines, international, etc.
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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,720
Posted By J
Acela Trainsets on the Way Out

While popular with the public this equipment has had a series of problems starting with it being too wide to fully utilize the tilt system, cracked yaw damper brackets, cracked brake roters and...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-26-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By J
More specific Information:

http://www.abandonedrails.com/Prescott_District

Source:
http://www.abandonedrails.com/
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-26-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,606
Posted By J
The 12 hours applies at the time the crew signs...

The 12 hours applies at the time the crew signs on at the initial terminal, not when, for example, they board the locomotive. The 10-hour minimum rest provision for freight crews is 10 hours...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,936
Posted By J
New 36-Axle Schnabel Car Under Construction in PA

Reportedly the largest such car manufactured in North America. Interesting read / video:


http://www.wkbn.com/s/1eg9xTgM0UO7C-NeQU5N7g.cspx#.T8UbuS4HCyU.email
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-25-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,290
Posted By J
Chicago Union Station Master Plan

Short Term
These include enhancements to the stationís entrances and expansion of waiting rooms by Amtrak, as well as two upcoming CDOT projects to improve bus lanes on Clinton and Canal Streets and...
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