I saw some UP units today on the East Coast

chessie Jul 21, 2000

  1. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Today while railfanning the CSX in North Carolina, I saw UP SD40-2 # 4161 in the Hamlet, N.C. yard (with a D&RGW GP40, among others..). I also spotted a large UP GE unit (C44 or C60?) that I did not photograph, along with various lease units... I will try and post a link to the SD40-2 photo

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  2. Colonel

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    DRG&W GP40? Didn't think UP had many still in that livery? It will be nice to see some pics a little hard for us Aussies to see whats happening lol

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  3. tunnel88

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    Want to chip in for a digital camera for me?

    Seriously, i'm trying to save for one among other things...
     
  4. chessie

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tunnel88:
    Want to chip in for a digital camera for me?

    Seriously, i'm trying to save for one among other things...
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    Like most technology items, quality is improving and prices dropping all the time. In yesterday's paper, I saw several mega-pixel cameras (3.3) in the $599-799 range, and also a 4.3 mp for $799.

    As soon as I work out the kinks with my Trainweb site, I'll get the photos posted.

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  5. chessie

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    OK... here's a rather poor shot (with the sun as backlighting) from the East Coast: [​IMG]


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  6. chessie

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Colonel:
    DRG&W GP40? Didn't think UP had many still in that livery? It will be nice to see some pics a little hard for us Aussies to see whats happening lol

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    Here's a link to the DRG&W unit that was coupled to the UP SD40-2: http://hodnett.homestead.com/files/DRGW3085.jpg

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  7. Colonel

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Colonel:
    Where abouts on the East coast Chessie?

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    These were in the Hamlet, North Carolina yard which belongs to CSX. Hamlet was a major yard for CSX predecessor "Seaboard Air Line" (SAL), which you probably know merged with Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) around 1967 to form the "Seaboard Coast Line" (SCL). Hamlet was a point where their East-West route to the Atlantic ocean coast crossed their North-South line from Florida to Virginia. There is a large hump yard that remains in use today, although not nearly as popular in prior days. Sometime around 1987, CSX chose to route most of its major North-South traffic on the old ACL mailine that parallels Interstate 95 (Florence,S.C. thru Rocky Mount, N.C. and onto Petersburg, Va).. It deemed the parellel track thru Hamlet, Raleigh, N.C. and Norlina, N.C. as extra, and actually took up the main track.

    Enough rambling,,,, if you want more details, I have them along with pics [​IMG]

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  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    thanks Chessie, while we are talking about the East coast while I was in Lebanon PA I did a little railfanning and saw NS, CSX rolling through there. Actually we were staying in a motel near the line and trains ran all night long. Does anyone know the purpose of the mainline through Lebanon? I gather is starts out of Harrisburg?

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