It is currently Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:33 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:47 pm 

Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:46 pm
Posts: 244
From Kevin Burkholder:

"The Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad has successfully acquired both of the former Delaware & Hudson Alco S-4s from Genesee & Wyoming. The pair of Alcos, the 102 located currently in Claremont Jct., NH and the 104 in West Lebanon, NH, are being prepared for movement to Cooperstown, NY.

The units will reportedly be moved via Pan Am Railways and Norfolk Southern.

CCRR 102 - built as D&H 3050; to GMRC 305; CCRR 102
CCRR 104 - built as D&H 3036; to GMRC 303; Quincy Bay 104; CCRR 104"

Their website:

http://www.lrhs.com/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:43 pm 

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:10 am
Posts: 2332
Great news! I've had some good times riding #104. Glad these two gems are going to an appropriate home. Black and yellow paint up next?

Rob

_________________
The long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we're going, but where we want to go. B. Phillips


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:14 pm 

Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:46 pm
Posts: 244
The Alcos were shipped out of NH last weekend.

They are on the NYS&W in Binghamton now.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:23 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:38 am
Posts: 923
They were delivered this week and it is planned to bring them up to Milford tomorrow, Saturday 11/11. Which means the GG1s will have to be shifted.

Small point but the Leatherstocking, Chapter NRHS reporting marks for the line are CACX and equipment is moved as such.

Joshua

_________________
www.joshuakblay.com


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:53 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:49 pm
Posts: 347
Were these Alcos moved on their own wheels? Or did they move on somebody else's wheels (flatcars)? I would be surprised if they had alignment control couplers. Or did these 2 RR's not require alignment control couplers for a move in regular freight train service?


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:32 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:38 am
Posts: 923
Moved on their own wheels, plain bearings. Don't know the details beyond that- I will try to find out.

Joshua

_________________
www.joshuakblay.com


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:44 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:09 pm
Posts: 298
Looks like they had a pretty serious derailment when they went to pick them up today, no injury's from what I hear.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:36 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:24 am
Posts: 255
Location: H2O-town, CT
The locos or the heavyweight cars I heard that got loose, ran away and derailed at a crossing?


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:09 am 

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:34 pm
Posts: 161
What does this mean for their delivery? I wonder if foul play was involved as I can't see any good reason why this would only occur now. Do we know the extant of the damages of this moment?


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:59 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:09 pm
Posts: 298
http://www.allotsego.com/runaway-rail-c ... s-route-7/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:09 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:51 pm
Posts: 8355
Location: Baltimore, MD
See also

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7436867261 for a video that will make many here cringe;

and https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7436867261 for photos.

Image


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:24 pm 

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:34 pm
Posts: 161
[quote="Alexander D. Mitchell IV"]See also

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7436867261 for a video that will make many here cringe;

Oh lord, how the heck didn't they see this happening. If you have a crossing in that condition and expect it to work perfectly; poor negligence on CACV's part. I can't believe the railroad would let someone this careless slip through. What were they thinking? It may actually have been more cost effective to just truck the equipment in.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:06 pm 

Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:06 pm
Posts: 2165
Location: Thomaston & White Plains
Cameron, please do not speculate on things you know nothing about. Were you on-site? Do you have all the facts as to what happened? If not, just sit quietly and show some good manners.

Thank you,

Howard P.

_________________
"I'm a railroad man, not a prophet."


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:47 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:54 am
Posts: 128
Location: Orrville, OH
Ohhhh, that's gonna be a bit of an unplanned expense. If I were to speculate, it looks like they were shoving down the west leg of the wye and came up on a paved-over crossing at State Rt 7. If so, it'll take a while for that dust to settle.... Hope someone posts some details on how it resolves for future reference.

_________________
Eric Schlentner
ORHS


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) News: Alcos Bought
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:01 am 

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:12 am
Posts: 654
Location: cheyenne
Its worse than shoving on to a unpaved crossing, the cars ran away. Its a world of hurt now.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Brian Norden, Catalpa, David Notarius, Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: