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SMS Lines

Postby liftedjeep » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:38 pm

This morning (7/30), SLRS #4211 (B23-7, ex ATSF) was spotting switching cars throughout the Pureland Industrial complex in Bridgeton.

-Running light at Sharptown Rd:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4763443

-Shoving tanks across Center Square Rd:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4763445

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4763448

-Broadside of #4211, built in 1978 as ATSF #6354:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4763450

-(SMS Baldwins #554 AS616 & B&O #412 VO-1000 side-by-side at the SMS engine house:)

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4763453

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Re: SMS Lines

Postby CJPat » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:20 am

nice pics!
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Re: SMS Lines

Postby kilroy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:35 pm

B&O 412 is owned by the URHS and leased to SMS.
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Re: SMS Lines

Postby glennk419 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:08 pm

Amazingly, the paint on 4211 looks better than some BNSF units I've seen in service for their railroad.

For an East Coast guy, always loved the SF paint scheme.
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Re: SMS Lines

Postby Teutobergerwald » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:58 am

SMS put it's Baldwin power OOS in favor of GE now?
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Re: SMS Lines

Postby pdtrains » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:40 pm

Maybe it has A/C, and a toilet, and a new control stand thats not so noisy, and 2300hp as opposed to 1200. I think it was used in their operation up in the Albany NY area, and came down to HQ when that operation ceased or went to another operator or something. I cud be wrong....kinda what i remember..
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Re: SMS Lines

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Teutobergerwald wrote:SMS put it's Baldwin power OOS in favor of GE now?


#4211 originally came from NY, but spent the past few years at the Sunoco refinery in Westville, NJ. Since the decline in oil production, #4211 was sent to SMS Lines in Bridgeport, and #2003 (ex PRSL GP38) went to SMS Lines in NY.

I can't say for sure why SMS has been using #4211 as of lately, but their Baldwin fleet is far from being OOS. I think it may come down to what specific locomotive is being used any given day.
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Re: SMS Lines

Postby johnnyloco » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:28 pm

9/23/2017

SMS switched out the interchange in Bridgeport, NJ yesterday with the 4211, still in the SF 'Bluebonnet' scheme.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4803755

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4803753

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4803754
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