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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:15 pm 

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Let's also not forget that as a special interest group, our perceptions of what we consider to be reality are slanted.......

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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:52 pm 

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Dave wrote:
Let's also not forget that as a special interest group, our perceptions of what we consider to be reality are slanted.......

dave


Wow! A grand-slam home run. The only thing I could add would be to insert the words
"microscopicly tiny" ahead of the word "special."


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:22 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:10 pm 
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CSX has F40PH they don't need steam.


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:18 pm 

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Comparing an Alco-GE-IR boxcab or an early Alco high hood to steam may be an (almost) fair comparison, but comparing an F40PH to steam? Come on...


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:31 pm 

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765 made a trip to Clifton Forge years ago, so they weren't so anti steam then.

I agree its about PR, but the rush to go Diesel stopped steam development.
Coal can burn clean, thats what the ACE project was out to prove and Modern Steam possiblities. There are still people/places out there experimenting with steam so we're not going to never say never.


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:25 pm 

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dinwitty wrote:
765 made a trip to Clifton Forge years ago, so they weren't so anti steam then.


How long ago was that?


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:23 pm 

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co614 wrote:
Patience is a virtue!!

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Oh yes it is.


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:34 pm 

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Some at least semi-related discussion from a while back:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34312


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm 
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Moved to the railfanning forum. Conversation has nothing relevant to preservation.

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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:16 pm 

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Lincoln Penn wrote:
dinwitty wrote:
765 made a trip to Clifton Forge years ago, so they weren't so anti steam then.


How long ago was that?



10/6/85 Hinton WV Clifton Forge VA CSX 60 160 1,440 Passenger


https://web.archive.org/web/20080820070 ... iplist.htm

peek the list there's multiple trips there


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:44 pm 

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dinwitty wrote:
Lincoln Penn wrote:
dinwitty wrote:
765 made a trip to Clifton Forge years ago, so they weren't so anti steam then.


How long ago was that?



10/6/85 Hinton WV Clifton Forge VA CSX 60 160 1,440 Passenger


https://web.archive.org/web/20080820070 ... iplist.htm

peek the list there's multiple trips there


So, 18+ years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:21 pm 

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10/6/85 Hinton WV Clifton Forge VA CSX 60 160 1,440 Passenger


https://web.archive.org/web/20080820070 ... iplist.htm

peek the list there's multiple trips there[/quote]

So, 18+ years ago.[/quote]

and how many changes in Management since then.........?


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:37 pm 

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CSX last "ran" (using that term lightly) steam in 1994 with Milwaukee Road 261 on the New River Train filling in for NKP 765, after that they imposed a $200 million insurance cost upon steam operators on their line.


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 Post subject: Re: CSX Steam Program?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:10 am 

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1......CSX and its Employees have issues with anything "VINTAGE",

NS's steam program may also be on the table due to the fact that NS subsidiaries are in fact Coal mines, and production of coal, I remember in a job interview in the late 90's it being discussed with me that NS is Vested in Coal heavily

NS has show to value its origins and not forget where they came from

I'm in csx territory and really do not hear much in the way of happy employees, for these guys its a job!, nothing more or less, talk trains after work they are liable to introduce you to there "knuckle"

everything is buy the book, csx management view is "YOU ARE REPLACEABLE !"

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