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Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion

Postby Steamer » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:05 pm

CACV is having their 2014 Railfan Day this Saturday August 4th from 10AM to 11PM

Link to Offical Flyer: http://www.lrhs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CACV-RR-Day-2014-Flier-v.2.pdf

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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:11 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun. Too bad I will be in Western NY that day at another railroad event. I hope people take good pictures of the crane train!
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby switcher3051 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:42 am

been extremely busy to post this year. rail fan day was good. back towards the end of November we moved the GG1's across rt 7. should be plenty of photos around. we also pulled the FL9's to the Milford depot. working on # 2028 to get running. running south to the jct was a pretty view. since i was in the seat i had to duck a lot of brush that had grown up. this coming year plans are in the works to do some clearing with the Jordan spreader.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:58 am

My wife and I rode the train during the Alco photo-charter and had a blast. We hope to return to ride the BBQ train in 2015 and wish the C&CV the best of luck in the new year.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby greenwichlirr » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:42 am

I don't really have a clear memory of this, but when/how long ago was the western leg of the wye paved over? Is there still a switch or is it disconnected track?
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby ricebrianrice » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:55 am

Wait....

What....

The GG1's were moved across route 7, and the FL9's were moved to Milford?
One of the FL9's is being fixed to run?
How does something like that happen, and nothing but crickets?

I searched for pictures and found nothing.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby dj_paige » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:33 am

Pictures of the GG-1s being moved (I think you have to be a Facebook member to see these)

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/5135 ... 745580057/
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:28 pm

^Yes, you do. I sent a request and it was approved within 30 minutes.

Why was the one GG1 moved??

When was the last time the CACV had an engine operating at CJ?
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby traingeek8223 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:06 am

The GG1s had to be moved because the siding they sat on is owned by Canadian Pacific (it was previously leased by C&CV) and with the pending sale to NS, all non-CP owned, stored equipment had to be removed from CP property or it would be transferred to NS through the sale. I believe it's been about 6-8 years since the railroad has been to Cooperstown Junction.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby dj_paige » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:34 am

thebigham wrote:Why was the one GG1 moved??


Both were moved.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:35 pm

traingeek8223 wrote: I believe it's been about 6-8 years since the railroad has been to Cooperstown Junction.

Sounds like a rare-milage railfan trip waiting to happen!
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:19 pm

Thanks for all the info!

When I went to a Railfan's Day event back in the mid 2000s, equipment was stored on the main south of Milford.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby switcher3051 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:22 am

We moved FL9 #2028 just north of the engine house about 4 weeks ago. Easier to work on it.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby switcher3051 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:10 pm

Thank you for the good wishes for this year. FL9 #2028 is being worked on and we hope to it have running for rail fan day. BBQ train will be scheduled. I'll post once dates are finalized. Alco 3052 should be running on it's own this year too. Actual events are in planning stage. Jordan spreader demos may take place south of the depot this year.
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Re: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley (CACV) Discussion - 2014

Postby DogBert » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:14 pm

Amazing that 2028 might run again. Is 2010 in worse shape?
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