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ShortlinesUSA
04-14-2011, 04:15 PM
Just received a report that the power for this line getting ready to start up in North Carolina is ready at LTE in MacDonald, OH. GP15-1 1451 (ex NS, same number, for CR) is in full Patriot Rail colors with Piedmont & Northern lettering. Should ship soon and probably be in North Carolina around the first part of May.

Hopefully, traffic will amount to something and this reopened line can become viable under Patriot Rail's operation. I know of little other than car storage that has taken place so far.

Joe the Photog
04-23-2011, 10:43 PM
Thanks for the update, Mike.

Joe the Photog
04-29-2011, 05:14 AM
Mike and anyone else;

Just ran across this shot from one of my Flickr contacts --

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5106/5650544269_0286bf8a21.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/family_man_system/5650544269/)
PNRW 1451 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/family_man_system/5650544269/) by familymansystem (http://www.flickr.com/people/family_man_system/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5650540811_ca6685df31.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/family_man_system/5650540811/)
Back View (http://www.flickr.com/photos/family_man_system/5650540811/) by familymansystem (http://www.flickr.com/people/family_man_system/), on Flickr

Nice looking paint job.

nikos1
04-29-2011, 07:19 AM
Now thats a sharp looking unit!

cassfan3
06-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Any word on actually getting any customers for this line yet?

GoodeTrains
07-14-2011, 01:33 PM
This was taken sitting near downtown Gastonia.

GoodeTrains
07-14-2011, 01:49 PM
they worked on tracks for weeks (7 days a week) getting track ready. Word was a chemical company was going to relocate in the Ranlo area next to tracks, but chose another location. I haven't seen much activity on the tracks for the last few months.

Last thing I read in local paper; http://www.gastongazette.com/news/company-53093-county-formalized.html

Any word on actually getting any customers for this line yet?

ShortlinesUSA
07-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Thank you for the pic and info, Goode Trains. Welcome to the forum!

Joey Bowman
07-25-2011, 03:35 AM
Its a beautiful locomotive, got a few shots of it on July 2nd.

http://www.joeybowman.net/photos/i-FJKVBxt/0/L/i-FJKVBxt-L.jpg

JRMDC
07-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Nice shot! I like it despite the sort of muck-up of stuff on the left. Did you try RP, did they ditch it for nose light?

Joey Bowman
07-30-2011, 09:42 PM
Nice shot! I like it despite the sort of muck-up of stuff on the left. Did you try RP, did they ditch it for nose light?

Didn't try, I really don't try to submit anything to RP these days.

Joe the Photog
08-09-2011, 10:58 PM
A story in today's Charlotte Observer --

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/09/2514050/back-on-track-pn-to-roll-again.html

Joe the Photog
09-20-2011, 05:39 PM
Per various posts of two YahooGroups (SE Rails and Carolina Rails) a second GP15-1 is enroute to the PNRW, #1466. One post said they were building a transfer facility near Ranlo. I don't know if this is the one mentioned a few posts up or not. FWIW, I tried my hand at shooting the unit already in Gastonia. Where they parked it was tricky due to light angles, poles and bushes, but I somehow made it work --

[photoid=375070]

Bryan Jones
09-24-2011, 04:53 AM
Per various posts of two YahooGroups (SE Rails and Carolina Rails) a second GP15-1 is enroute to the PNRW, #1466. One post said they were building a transfer facility near Ranlo. I don't know if this is the one mentioned a few posts up or not. FWIW, I tried my hand at shooting the unit already in Gastonia. Where they parked it was tricky due to light angles, poles and bushes, but I somehow made it work --

[photoid=375070]

Don't know about a #1466, but there was a fresh PNRW GP15-1 #1434 here in Louisville,KY on 9-11-11. Looked mighty fine in that new coat of paint. Would expect it to have arrived down there by now.

Bryan Jones
Brooks,KY