Railroad Name Help

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by N Gauger, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Hi, I was driving along I-95 about 8:45 AM EDT on Sat Morning.

    On the old B & O (CSX) tracks, I saw a Conrail blue engine being led by a green & white deisel engine. The "reporting" marks on the Green & White engine appeared to be "GCTX" or "GCEX"

    What railroad is this???

    Thanks!!! ~~ Mikey
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Reporting marks

    Mikey:
    GCTX is General Chemical Corp
    no GCEX in my list
    GECX is General Electric Co. Transportation Systems Business Operations.
    (This info from Canadian Trackside Guide 2002)

    Remeber that initials ending in X are private owner i.e. non railroad.

    I just learned that marks ending in U or Z are intermodal.

    The trackside guide has 50 pages of reporting marks at about 75 per page! :eek:
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Thanks!!

    Wow! - That was fast! :D :D Yeah, it read GCTX.

    The first 2 definatly were GC..

    See Ya later!! Thanks!! - Now I gotta get a pic of one. :) :)

    ~~Mikey
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I have seen the same type of units at the Fairview Road grade crossing. My understanding is that it is a leasing company that was created as a result of the Conrail takeover. I can't recall what it stands for right now but I will root around.
  5. WM-N-fan

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    Last week, I took a train ride from Bruinswick Md. through Harpers Ferry to Martinsburg WV and back. Alond the way, I saw about 10 trains. One I was told was I believe a Chicago to Richmond mixed freight. It was powered by a Dash 9, then about 3 GP-40-2's and then a green leased unit saying GECX. It looked like an ex-BN. I'm not sure what type of engine, because we were going 50 and so was it in the other direction. I was told it was a c-30-7. I would bet that that is the loco you saw.
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Or, was it GCFX? :cool:

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