GP-30 On The Point !

Hytec Mar 10, 2001

  1. Hytec

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    Just saw GP-30 Slug #2292 and "Mother" 6496 (SD-40?) heading towards New Orleans. They were units #3 & #4 on a mixed merchandise train. Unit #1 was a CSX C36-7 and #2 was a UP SD-40(?). I missed both #1 & #2 numbers :(
    Hank
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hank Coolidge:
    Just saw GP-30 Slug #2292 and "Mother" 6496 (SD-40?) heading towards New Orleans. They were units #3 & #4 on a mixed merchandise train. Unit #1 was a CSX C36-7 and #2 was a UP SD-40(?). I missed both #1 & #2 numbers :(
    Hank
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    Geez, talk about a "mixed" train... the locos are a prime example :D ! Was the C36-7 still in Conrail paint? I think they have been renumbered 7116-7140, but I don't think any have been repainted into CSX. The slug mother road # indicates it would be a GP40-2, as I believe all the "mothers/parents" are.

    I bet it was interesting sight! More exciting than any CSX I have seen lately :rolleyes:

    Harold
     
  3. Hytec

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    The C36-7 was in CSX paint .... I wish I had written the number down because I don't think it was in the 71xx series .... ?

    A pair of C36-7's in the 2xxx series (in old paint, I think?) come out of Mobile every day to interchange with KCS at Gulfport. I'll try to catch their numbers today for you .... and maybe get a photo, but at 50mph don't hold your breath :D .

    I see a bunch of "squirrely" power mixes almost every day going both ways. I'll keep a record and post it in a few days. The mixes can be really wild. Like the other day, a pair of KCS 40's spliced between a Conrail and a UP :eek:

    CSX-8203/FURX-(?)/CSX-8553 just went by. (Heck, that's not exciting [​IMG])

    Hank
     
  4. Hytec

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    Oh Well, so much for "reliable" senior memory. In other words - Boy, did I BLOW it! [​IMG]

    The Gulfport Turn runs B36-7's, NOT C36-7's, as previously posted. Today the assignment was #5875 (normally it's two B36-7's) Sorry 'bout that :(

    Two westbound (south by timetable) mixed freights came by while I was home. Assignments were CSX-8203/FURX-?/CSX-8553, and UP-4172/UP-9774.

    Later, Hank
     

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