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A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads

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  by RailVet
For quite a few years there's been talk of moving the Army's locomotive shop from Hill AFB, UT, a USAF logistics center, to another location. Fort Eustis was one possibility in the early 1990s, and Tooele AD, UT, and Anniston AD, AL, were also under consideration. Now the decision has been made and it's going to be Anniston.

Anniston Army Depot to repair military train equipment
Dec 15, 11:55 AM
By William Thornton
[email protected]

The Anniston Army Depot will be the new home of the armed forces' rail fleet maintenance.

According to the depot, the Defense Non-Tactical Generator and Rail Equipment Center will relocate from Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah to Anniston.

The center handles repair and maintenance of rail stock, rail equipment and large scale non-tactical generator equipment. It services the rail fleets for the Army, Navy and Air Force.

The Air Force and the State of Utah plan to use the previous DGRC space on Hill Air Force Base for development.

Nathan Hill, military liaison for the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, was quoted by the Anniston Star as saying the relocation makes sense because of the workers needed, which are diesel mechanics, metalworkers and welders. There are already many of those workers at the depot working on tanks and armored personnel carriers.

The depot has overseen DGRC operations since 2000. DGRC employs 33 civilian workers.

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  by RailVet
Here's your answer:

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The base railway, a separate operation from the Army rail shop, closed in May 2011. For motive power the base had USAF 1864, a Baldwin S12, and USAF 1606, a GE 80-ton centercab. The Baldwin was scrapped on site in November 2015, as the cost of transporting it was too high for any potential buyers. The GE was reported sold to a company in Kansas by early 2017.

The departure of the Army rail shop, a tenant activity, will mean the end of any rail operations on the base.