Greensboro, N.C. today

chessie Jan 17, 2001

  1. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I rolled through Greensboro this morning in time to catch some big NS action. In fact, one train was leaving the yard and had 10 GE NS units on the point! Here are the road numbers: 8975, 8671, 8571, 8334, 8656, 8785, 8620, 8740, 8506, and 9433. I am working on uploading some pictures, just in case anyone might be interested [​IMG]

    Harold

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  2. chessie

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    My first shot here is "the meet"... the string of 10 units (foreground) is leaving the "shop" tracks to take the main, where its train is: [​IMG]

    Harold

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  3. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's another shot of the same train, ready to head out with its train (which appeared to be a looong load of empty hoppers: [​IMG]

    Harold

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  4. Justin May

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    Great photos Harold [​IMG]. Just have to love that UNCG watertower as a backdrop. Thanks for sharing them, Justin

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  5. Harron

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    Now, just to let you know, only 4 (Yes, that's right, 4) of those engines were actually pulling. FRA regulations state that no more than 24 powered axles may be applied to a train (exceptions for helpers & DPU). In all cases, this was a power move, but a cool lashup either way. I see what appears to be a C39-8, as well as a bunch of Catfish.

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  6. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Harron:
    Now, just to let you know, only 4 (Yes, that's right, 4) of those engines were actually pulling.
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    Geez, that must be a heck of a train (weight wise) when you are pulling 6 GE's at ~ 400,000 each dead in tow, plus all of those hoppers [​IMG]

    Harold

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  7. saludamtn

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    I saw some of those units (most of em actually) in Selma Monday night. They were headed to Raleigh. Must have gone on to Pamona from there. This was about 11 p.m.
     

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