• AK Steel SW1200's (?)

  • A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads
A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by iceman977th
 
Anyone have any info on the AK Steel SW1200 (i think? that's the only SW unit they looked like from pictures I saw lol) switchers that are run at the Ashland Works? I've come to find they're pretty neat units. They have a single-chamber horn, pretty loud for one chord compared to standard mainline horns.

Here's a video of 1219 running empty cars to be filled up that I took on a rainy day. There's also another unit in the back switching slab cars for the run up to Middletown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44w_ERLOsiU

Also, the industrial lead they use from the Ashland Works to the Coke plant, is that owned by AK, leased, or what? Also, I know there's no need for it, but would it hurt to reballast and fix it up so it's not so rough? Who's responsibility would that be?

Any info anyone has on these units, I'd appreciate it. (They're pretty much the only interesting thing around here, aside from the NS main over in WV. Other than that, it's all coal and brick to me.