Old 05-19-2017, 05:20 PM   #26
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Good update, Joe. Sounds like things are going from busy to busier.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:26 AM   #27
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I remember us talking about whether they might send a few wide nose GP40s to the L&C when the G&O bought them out. Well, it took a few years, but we have our answer to that question --

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This one replaces L&C 2273 which has been sent back to Knoxville and will eventually be sent to a new home in Texas. Reportedly there is another Yadkin Valley unit coming soon. There are no plans to repaint them blue
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:29 PM   #28
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L&C GP40-2LW #9548 by Joe Hinson, on Flickr

I will have to wait a few day before getting an RP-worthy shot of the now-L&C 9548. In the meantime, there is this. They discarded the G&O wings on each side of the cab, but them on the front and back of the logo. Also gone is the YVRR logo that was on the cab side and the YVRR-lettering. They applied the Springmaid logo to both sides of the cab as well as Lancaster & Chester RR. Lastly, the touched up the black paint on the cab where the CN red was coming through as well as repainting the numbers on this side of the long hood. The numbers on the other side have held up pretty well.
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:55 PM   #29
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This view is most appreciated, Joe. Thanks for posting it here. Good to see the L&C/G&O took the effort to even do anything with this unit, as so many of the shortline holding companies would not have even re-lettered or retouched one square inch of this unit. A company whose name rhymes with OmniTrax comes to mind, for example... ;-p
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I kinda like the opposing logos. I think I might be in the railfan minority on that though.
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Might as well update on this post... the L&C got an 8 million dollar grant to upgrade their traffic from Chester down to Kershaw for heavier cars including the original bridge on their own line and to also buy three new locomotives. They seem to be awash in new to them power. They just got former YVRR #7092 which I believe is former BN SD40-2, same number. They also acquired four ex-CSX SD60s (maybe 60Ms, I can't remember right now) which were built for Conrail. I don't believe any of these ex-CSX motors have been put to work yet. (The Yadkin Valley also got a few which are working for them now.) The L&C SD60s are

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Old 08-07-2019, 01:46 AM   #32
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Good update, Joe. All of those ex-CSX units are SD60Ms.
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