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chessie
January 31st, 2001, 03:43 AM
Well, not much to report from the digicam.... http://www.trainboard.com/frown.gif I did catch the "local" from Apex/South Durham coming up and crossing the NS line today in Durham with these prize units on the point:
http://hodnett.homestead.com/files/CSXDurham_013001.jpg

I caught a whole lot more NS action.... http://www.trainboard.com/frown.gif

Harold

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Chessie_SD50_8563
January 31st, 2001, 04:23 AM
Chessie SHAME ON YOU!!! 6107 and 6348 are both ex Chessie System!!! http://www.trainboard.com/smile.gif

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Michael Ridenhour
January 31st, 2001, 04:37 AM
What is the Heritage of CSXT 6137. We are using it on the HPT&D this week.

Michael Ridenhour
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wt&c
January 31st, 2001, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Michael Ridenhour:
What is the Heritage of CSXT 6137. We are using it on the HPT&D this week.



Most likely a former Chessie unit. I'm only going to guess and I'm probably wrong but it was Chessie ???#4137???

CVhessie bought several brand new in the early 80's

chessie, correct me if I'm wrong, ---pat


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chessie
February 1st, 2001, 04:32 AM
Originally posted by Michael Ridenhour:
What is the Heritage of CSXT 6137. We are using it on the HPT&D this week.

Michael Ridenhour
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I am not 100% sure of this one http://www.trainboard.com/frown.gif The original road # may be B&O 4136, as they renumbered the GP40-2's that were originally CS 4100-4261 into CSX 6001-6262. I am pretty sure CSX 6000 was a rebuilt GP40 that was originally numbered in the GP40 ranks, but later changed. I'll need to do some more research om this topic.

Harold

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[This message has been edited by chessie (edited 31 January 2001).]

chessie
February 1st, 2001, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by Chessie_SD50_8563:
Chessie SHAME ON YOU!!! 6107 and 6348 are both ex Chessie System!!! http://www.trainboard.com/smile.gif



Actually, # 6348 may be an ex-SBD or SCL unit. I need to research that too. http://www.trainboard.com/frown.gif CSX has gone back and added/changed the battery box covers to the "Chessie slots" that you see in the photo. I am sure I have some pics in my archives (shoebox) that I can refer to.

Harold


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chessie
February 2nd, 2001, 02:46 AM
Silly me... redface.gif The unit in question is actually CSX 6346, which I believe to be SBD 1636.... I still need to do some research on the unit to find out its origin, but it appears NOT to be a Chessie System unit.

Harold

Chessie_SD50_8563
February 2nd, 2001, 05:17 AM
Chessie, I am noticed my possible mistake too. (Stupid me) I am also diging up the history of the unit. Origanally when I was doing resurch on my Builder Plate I found in a friends actic (Later found to have come off of B&O 4185) I found that this units number today in CSX 6084. So I was lead to beleve that Chessie 4100-4427 (all Chessie GP40-2) were numbered one lower on CSX This would lead to the number series being 5999-6326. This didn't sound right to me so I am left resurching websites.

Chessie_SD50_8563
February 2nd, 2001, 05:23 AM
Now I went to the CSX photo archives and looked at some stuff. I noticed that a huge chunk of the Chessie GP40-2 have been renumbered. And that there numbers came close to the unit in question. It seems that just below is all the Chessie units and just above is all the Seaboard units. Why cant someone come out with a roster that has the history of the unit online? :mad:

chessie
February 3rd, 2001, 03:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chessie_SD50_8563:
I found that this units number today in CSX 6084. So I was lead to beleve that Chessie 4100-4427 (all Chessie GP40-2) were numbered one lower on CSX This would lead to the number series being 5999-6326. This didn't sound right to me so I am left resurching websites.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, I have checked several sources, and the Chessie units were numbered one higher in the CSX block numbering, leaving room for # 6000 (picture forthcoming this weekend, with any luck ;)

Harold

chessie
February 3rd, 2001, 03:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chessie_SD50_8563:
Now I went to the CSX photo archives and looked at some stuff. I noticed that a huge chunk of the Chessie GP40-2 have been renumbered. And that there numbers came close to the unit in question :mad:<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


CSX did something weird with their GP40-2 fleet ... if you remeber, a lot of GP40-2's were configured/rebuilt as slug "parents"; this caused a great problem in the numbering system.

Harold

Chessie_SD50_8563
February 3rd, 2001, 04:11 AM
Okay if CSX units are one higher than whats the deal with my builders plate unit?

CSX gets wierder every day smile.gif

chessie
February 3rd, 2001, 04:14 AM
I am not sure... we might nned to get super technical and investigate more. :eek:

Harold

Chessie_SD50_8563
February 3rd, 2001, 04:26 AM
This photo proves the fact. (Look at the numberboards smile.gif)

http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos/photos/GP40-2/6084cs-b&o.jpg

Courtcy of the CSX Photo Arcives... A GREAT SITE

Chessie_SD50_8563
February 3rd, 2001, 04:33 AM
Hey Chessie I have another question. Whats the name of the CSX sub that runs though Matthews NC?

chessie
February 4th, 2001, 04:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chessie_SD50_8563:
Chessie, I am noticed my possible mistake too. (Stupid me) I am also diging up the history of the unit. Origanally when I was doing resurch on my Builder Plate I found in a friends actic (Later found to have come off of B&O 4185) I found that this units number today in CSX 6084. So I was lead to beleve that Chessie 4100-4427 (all Chessie GP40-2) were numbered one lower on CSX This would lead to the number series being 5999-6326. This didn't sound right to me so I am left resurching websites.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I think the variance is due to retired units. This info is from the Diesel Spotter's Guide 3rd edition:

CSX 6001-6063 = B&O 4100-4162
CSX 6064-6083 = C&O 4165-4184
CSX 6084-6155 = B&O 4185-4256
CSX 6156-6160 = WM 4257-4261

Don't ask me what happened to CS # 4163 & 4164 :(

Harold

Chessie_SD50_8563
February 4th, 2001, 05:24 AM
THE HUNT IS ON FOR 4163 AND 4164 smile.gif