Saw somthing intresting today

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by who_dat73, May 17, 2006.

  1. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

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    Hey I thought I was seing things today I was at work and from my spot in the yard I sit about 6 blocks from the local line thought I saw a blue loco going down the line but then thought better of it since I never see anything but the normal UP and few HLCX leasers on out line and maby a SP patch once in a great while but bout a hour later it came rolling back it was a Conrail Quality dash ?? not for sure on that in lead a plain grey didnt see any markings or road numbers dash?? in the middle and a UP GP pulling up the rear:confused: I think it was the local doing some running in between here and there but what would they be doing around here??
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    Run-through power off NS most likely. If it was in fact a GE then the Conrail unit was a C40-8W and the unpainted unit was an NS C40-9W.
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    It could also be leased power. U.P. is leasing quite a bit of extra power. If the NS or CSX sold off some surplus Conrail power, it may have gone to a leasing company. Some of the leasing companies just put their reporting marks over the top of the original owner's paint.
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    NS and CSX wouldn't be leasing any of their own power as they are just as power short as the rest of the Class 1 systems. CSX and NS both still own all the former "Conrail Quality" GEs that they inherited in the split, too. There would be no chance then that if it was indeed a "Conrail Quality" unit that it would be in a lease fleet now.
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    Talked to one of the Club members that got pics of it he said that it was a UP patch on the on the Conrail and the grey thing was a former Sp.that was in the primer stage
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    I UP patch on a Conrail unit? I challenge you to prove this...
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    I swear thats what he said if I get the pics from him I will post them I am kinda new to rail fanning so I am no expert on all things RR LOL.
    I thought somone said that night that Conrail was no more?? But I thought A have seen recint Con. pics here in real thing????