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BNSFtheLeader
August 29th, 2006, 09:28 PM
You know every once in awhile I here that CSX (which is not my road but still of intrest) Decomissioned the U-Boats, I'm not to sure why they would release this info to the generial public.


I still see them all over the place

U18 In Miami about 1 1/2 years ago used as a road switcher near the Airport.

U33/36c's? (Not sure which one not enough time to decifer) Near Boynton Area (WPB FL)

C30-7's used as helpers haven't seen in lead position (yet) All over the place WPB, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando.


But 90% of the time it's C44's SD80's and a but load of CFEX (or somthing like that) Leased.

I'll start taking my camera with me so I can take a picture next time I see one.

Joshua.

SP 8299
August 30th, 2006, 12:09 AM
AFAIK the U-boat era is over on the CSX; you sure you aren't seeing Dash-7s, like B36-7s?

BNSFtheLeader
August 30th, 2006, 12:46 AM
AFAIK the U-boat era is over on the CSX; you sure you aren't seeing Dash-7s, like B36-7s?

I am absolutly sure,
the U-Boat's are my favorate style in model Railroading (the Kato U30C & the C30-7's).

But down here in FL FEC don't own any so CSX is the only one here that does.

KCS
August 30th, 2006, 12:48 AM
Maybe this is why? http://csx-sucks.com/images/pic/al_head_on.jpg

You know every once in awhile I here that CSX (which is not my road but still of intrest) Decomissioned the U-Boats, I'm not to sure why they would release this info to the generial public.


I still see them all over the place

U18 In Miami about 1 1/2 years ago used as a road switcher near the Airport.

U33/36c's? (Not sure which one not enough time to decifer) Near Boynton Area (WPB FL)

C30-7's used as helpers haven't seen in lead position (yet) All over the place WPB, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando.


But 90% of the time it's C44's SD80's and a but load of CFEX (or somthing like that) Leased.

I'll start taking my camera with me so I can take a picture next time I see one.

Joshua.

r_i_straw
August 30th, 2006, 01:04 AM
What is or was that? A B36-7?

uspscsx
August 30th, 2006, 01:39 AM
What is or was that? A B36-7?
Yeah.


Matt

chessie
August 31st, 2006, 01:31 AM
You know every once in awhile I here that CSX (which is not my road but still of intrest) Decomissioned the U-Boats, I'm not to sure why they would release this info to the generial public.


I still see them all over the place

U18 In Miami about 1 1/2 years ago used as a road switcher near the Airport.

U33/36c's? (Not sure which one not enough time to decifer) Near Boynton Area (WPB FL)

C30-7's used as helpers haven't seen in lead position (yet) All over the place WPB, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando.


But 90% of the time it's C44's SD80's and a but load of CFEX (or somthing like that) Leased.

I'll start taking my camera with me so I can take a picture next time I see one.

Joshua.

Joshua,
Interesting observations...

The U18's left the CSX roster many years ago... I think a few may have made it to short lines..

U33/36's left the roster a long time ago...

There are some C30-7's around still..

Yes, you need to carry a camera and share pictures :)

Harold

BrianS
August 31st, 2006, 05:46 PM
Almost everything you claim to have seen has been off the roster for years. Any U-Boats have been toast for years and the C30-7s and C36-7s have been off the roster about a year now. Want proof?

http://www.bullsheet.com/RosterMenu.html

Triplex
August 31st, 2006, 06:53 PM
I thought there was one C30-7 left in work train service?

BrianS
August 31st, 2006, 07:03 PM
Toast. CSX is rebuilding SD50s for work train service.

(It's definitely not in helper service in Florida -- that's for sure!)

Tim Loutzenhiser
August 31st, 2006, 11:33 PM
Here's a link to a recent phot of a CSX C-30-7:
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=140200

uspscsx
September 1st, 2006, 08:55 PM
Tim!

That unit has probably been sitting there since March. Porgress Rail scraps locomotives. A locomotive graveyard, so-to-speak. That looks like one of the early retirees of this year.


Matt

stewarttrains98
September 2nd, 2006, 07:57 AM
Tim!

That unit has probably been sitting there since March. Porgress Rail scraps locomotives. A locomotive graveyard, so-to-speak. That looks like one of the early retirees of this year.


Matt
They also rebuild locomotives there as well. There is a short line here in north GA that received 3 units from them that they rebuilt.

stewarttrains98
September 2nd, 2006, 08:00 AM
oshua,
Interesting observations...

The U18's left the CSX roster many years ago... I think a few may have made it to short lines..

U33/36's left the roster a long time ago...

There are some C30-7's around still..

Yes, you need to carry a camera and share pictures

Harold




There are not any C30-7s still on the operating roster that I know of. One of the last 2 that was on the roster, I shot either very early this yr or late last yr. Since then, it has been canned.

BNSFtheLeader
October 21st, 2006, 11:47 PM
Maybe I was wrong Maybe they where sending them to the decommishioning yard.

chessie
October 22nd, 2006, 12:47 AM
I know there have been eithe C30's or C36's since this original message was posted... Here is a shot I took in Rocky Mount on 1/13/2006 of a C36-7 and an unrebuilt SD40! http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=348228

Harold

Triplex
October 22nd, 2006, 06:12 PM
Notice that you posted a B36-7. There are still a significant number of B30-7s and B36-7s left on CSX - I think.

friscobob
October 22nd, 2006, 06:48 PM
You mean like these?

http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/1119/100_1154.JPG

B36-7s 5850 and 5849 (numerical order, yet) on point of WB local in Cordele, GA.

The only U-boats I've seen so far this century are the Georgia Central U23Bs in Macon, Vidalia, and Lyons. I'm not that up-to-date on NS and CSX rosters, but I know for sure UP and BNSF have purged their rosters of C30-7s. If they're around, they're rent-a-wreck leasers, or parts for same.

Triplex
October 22nd, 2006, 07:07 PM
That's exactly the picture I was thinking of! :D

The only U-boats I've seen so far this century are the Georgia Central U23Bs in Macon, Vidalia, and Lyons. There are U-boats in a lot more places, but none on Class 1s.
This is where some of the CSX U18Bs have gone:
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94303
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=138857
They're the standard power on the Pickens Railroad.
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=25609 Providence & Worcester U18B.
U23Bs:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=161732 Central Michigan
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=151869 Penn Rail Lines
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=140045 New York, Susquehanna & Western
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=136173 Quebec Central

chessie
October 22nd, 2006, 07:08 PM
Notice that you posted a B36-7. There are still a significant number of B30-7s and B36-7s left on CSX - I think.

Yep, my bad!

chessie
October 22nd, 2006, 11:28 PM
I checked my photos... the most recent C30-7 that I shot was # 7088 shot on 11/4/2005. The most recent C36-7 was shot on 10/30/2004. My, how time flies!

Harold

friscobob
October 23rd, 2006, 09:08 PM
That's exactly the picture I was thinking of! :D
There are U-boats in a lot more places, but none on Class 1s.
This is where some of the CSX U18Bs have gone:
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94303
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=138857
They're the standard power on the Pickens Railroad.
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=25609 Providence & Worcester U18B.
U23Bs:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=161732 Central Michigan
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=151869 Penn Rail Lines
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=140045 New York, Susquehanna & Western
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=136173 Quebec Central

After I posted, the Central Muchigan came to mind, but remember, I was mentioning the only U-boats I have seen so far. B23-7s and Super Series rebuilds are running on the Arkansas & Oklahoma, but no U-boats.

PS- whatever happened to the MEC "baby" U-boats?

GP30
October 24th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Several former CSX MoW U18B's are operating for the Pickens Railroad in and around Pickens, South Carolina. Still orange, too!

Triplex
October 24th, 2006, 01:21 AM
There are a number of other roads with U-boats.

Martin Marietta Aggregates has U23Bs:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=109722
So does Wimpey Minerals:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=67612
So does the Nashville & Western:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=77724
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85893
Transkentucky Transportation uses mostly U36Bs, at least one U28B, and at least into 2000, a U25B:
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=127043
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=4078
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=515
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=58655
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=128733
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-t/tti281n.jpg
MCVX (whatever that is) owns a U36B, clearly ex-CSX:
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=150685
The Nashville & Eastern also has U30Bs and a U36B:
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=21636
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=116686
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=39480
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94980
Pennsy Supply at least had an early U28B and U23Bs:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=80700
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=66376
Since the Kyle Railroad and Enterprise Coal shut down their U30Cs
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=41106
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=10364
I believe the Lake Superior & Ishpeming is the only operator of U30Cs, or any 6-axle boat for that matter:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=59109
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=122173
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=59510
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=78874

chessie
October 24th, 2006, 02:39 AM
MCVX is the Massachusetts Call Volunteer Firefighters Association... they have to do with firefighter training. I have seen several of their cars and should have photos somewhere. I read that CSX donated the loco to them.

Harold

BnOEngrRick
November 3rd, 2006, 03:04 AM
Had CSXT 5529 today, ex-C&O 8247 (B30-7) as my 2nd unit. Started to see the ex-NS exx-CR B40's. 2 of them in Walbridge today. Still black, but with CSX yellow reflective numbers on the cab.

Robbman
November 3rd, 2006, 05:48 AM
A few notes...

Providene & Worcester sold their sole U18B to Southern Railroad of New Jersey

The 10 Maine Central U18Bs were retied by Guilford. 8 were scrapped and 2 (404 & 407) are now owned by RTEX (Rail Trusts Equipment) and stored in Lachine, Canada

Ohio Central acquired two of LS&Is U30Cs...


Chessie, the SD40 (CSX 4601) in your picture is rebuilt. Note the extended-range dynamic brake contactor access hatch on the dynamic brake blister. It is the newer -2 style hatch.

friscobob
November 3rd, 2006, 06:41 PM
Not a Uboat, but still ex-CSX:

http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/1047/100_1293_115_115.jpg

LLPX GP40 3109, ex-CSX still in that road's MOW "pumpkin" scheme, now in service on Heart of Georgia, on tail end of SAM Shortline excursion train at Plains, GA, home of one Jimmy Carter. Am guessing this was from the Chessie side of CSX based on the slot on the battery box door.

Triplex
November 3rd, 2006, 07:11 PM
Providene & Worcester sold their sole U18B to Southern Railroad of New Jersey

The 10 Maine Central U18Bs were retied by Guilford. 8 were scrapped and 2 (404 & 407) are now owned by RTEX (Rail Trusts Equipment) and stored in Lachine, Canada

Ohio Central acquired two of LS&Is U30Cs... I knew Guilford had retired its U18Bs, and suspected that P&W had. I didn't know that Ohio Central owned any C-boats.