Old 11-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA) roster updates

CLNA has sold some of the larger locomotives on its roster and replaced them with a batch of 4 ex CN/GTW GP9Rs.

Locomotives known to have left the roster are:

CLNA GP40 95 (ex MS Export, and the last unrebuilt ACL GP40 in existence)
CLNA GP40 6528 (acquired through the purchase of the Nash Country Railway from Gulf & Ohio)
CLNA GP38 2068 (from NCRY)
CLNA GP38 9657 (from NCRY)
CLNA SW14 1473 (former owner unknown to me)

95 was definitely sold to LTE, and promptly shipped out on lease to Pan Am Railways. The other units may have been sold to LTE, but this is not certain.

These units were replaced with four GP9Rs from Progress Rail in Patterson, GA which had been in storage for several years, and will need work before entering service for the CLNA.

They are:

CLNA 4609 (ex GTW GP9R, GTW blue)

CLNA 4012 (ex CN GP9R, CN zebra stripe)

CLNA 7003 (ex CN GP9R, newer CN scheme)

CLNA 7048 (ex CN GP9R, newer CN scheme)

With this change, the CLNA has now standardized on an entire roster of 567-powered EMDs, which is pretty rare, even on the shortlines. Since painting CLNA 4624, no further units have been repainted, and at last check the repainting program at the CLNA was on hold.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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The 6528 from NCRY must have been the unit leased to Pan AM, as it was last reported in Charlton, MA yesterday, destined for Waterville ME. It was shipped as LTEX 6528. There are no reported movements from any other of locomotives mentioned in your original post.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thank you for that correction, Sir! And that was verified with a double check. I don't know why I had it in my head 95 was the one to go north.
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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It looks like the 95, now lettered LTEX, has been waybilled to the same destination as the GP40 from the Nash County. However, the locomotive doesn't appear to be in transit yet.

The 1473 came from PCS in Lee Creek back in August, by the way.
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Good info, much appreciated. Apparently, GP35 15 is in service on the Wilson-Chocowinity train this week. It's like a rolling museum over there. Not too many unrebuilt GP35s running these days.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:19 PM   #6
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LTEX 95 arrived Hamlet early this morning. Should leave Hamlet (emphasis on should) on the next Q438 for Selkirk, NY. Engine is billed to Waterville ME.
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Found out this past week that the 15 has left Wilson and the 23 has left Blacksburg (23 was left at Blacksburg after the Kings Creek line died). Both have gone to LTEX. They're still looking for a buyer for the SD9. Once they get rid of that beast, the Plymouth-Raleigh portion of the railroad will only consist of the ex-CN/GTW GP9R's, and the 8311 which appears to have pulled a permanent assignment on the Belhaven branch line.

I can't confirm this, but it's rumored that the GP38's on the Nash County Railroad have been sold, but won't leave the property until they can get a couple of the GP9's over there to replace them.
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One of their employees told me some time ago the GP38s were sold to LTE, just did not have a ship date. Thank you for the firm info on the 15 and 23 moving.
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Are they still using the ex AC&W 1721 for car storage ops on the old Alcoa Badin Lake line?
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I came through Badin while on vacation in March. The storage cars and the 1721 were still there. From the looks of the advanced rust on the wheels on both the cars and locomotive, and the small trees starting to grow between the ties, nothing has moved in quite a while.

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