Well, if their taking the ballast cars South on NS's Corning main or whatever it's called now. I'd suspect between Himrod and Watkins Glen.
Harleys and EMDs, some of my favorite rides
scharnhorst wrote:I thoght that some of the cars were tied down on the main line in Phelphs to be loaded with stone? Have not seen any side dumps going East on the Geneva-Solvay train mostley hopper cars. There loaded cars going east and emptys going west.Yeah, there is a quarry operation going on out there that requires the cars to be tied down on the main, and loaded with a frontloader. There are no plans to build a Spur at the location, as far as I know.
Anyways moveing on to the new units.. I'm hereing storys that both units are or have been moved around a bit the past few weeks. Whats the news on them so far?
CHECKIT wrote:Most of the time, if stone is in side dump cars, the cars are being sent to Himrod to unload at a pit, for customers. This is the place where the majority of the side dump traffic goes.Sounds like both units were bought not knowing there condition till after they arrived? I wonder of them AC Units on the cabs work or if they to will be removed?
Occasionally, private land owners have bought stone for residential use south of Himrod. The U.S. Salt plant boiler project took quite a few cars, last year, but that is basically done now.
Most of the time, if stone is in ballast cars, it is being used for company ballast programs.
Some of the time, side dumps are used for company purposes such as rip-rap projects, clean-up projects, etc.
2309 is outside the enginehouse for work prior to use. Cab interior painting, batteries, engine bearings, fresh oil, some body work, new airbrakes, etc. before trying to run it. Its on an 'as-time-permits' schedule. Hopefully the grafitti comes off easily.
2310 has some issues. It will likely be OOS for some time.It was never fully drained, apparently, by a previous owner, and suffered freeze damage to some components. Thankfully, the block seems sound. It is stored on a yard track in Geneva.
Painting is important to the Finger Lakes, but it is expensive and time consuming. Current heavy business demands most locomotives to be out in service. Hopefully one or two will get painted this year. (Corporate lightening stripe is planned if it happens.)
CHECKIT wrote:A/C units? We'll see, but not a priority!An open cabdoor at 20 MPH does just the trick.
Plate F wrote:FGLK's first loco with AC? Haha thought I'd never see the day!both FGLK 2309 and 2310 are former ATSF Units both have AC Units on the cabs.
I think a pig just flew by my window.