St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

For discussion of the various Class III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines. Their Class II holdings should be discussed in the relevant separate forums above.

Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List

Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Postby Fritz » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:03 am

Hello,
On this beautiful winter (even though it is April!) morning, the SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0745 with the following:

GP40-3 3803
RM-1 803
QG GP40-2W 3014
7 centerbeam flats
2 bulkhead flats
10 tank cars
13 propane cars
1 covered hopper
2 hi-cube boxcars

That's 35 cars total, including 2 loads and 33 empties. Apparently SLR/SLQ didn't run Monday night so ran extras last night.
Have a great day,
Fritz
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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Postby Fritz » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:49 am

Hello,
Today's SLQ westbound 393 crested the hill at Summit, Vermont at 0755 with the following:

GP40-2 3007
GP40-2 3035
2 centerbeam flats
6 propane cars
5 tank cars
4 hi-cube boxcars
1 covered hopper

That's 18 cars total, including 4 loads and 14 empties.

In addition to the very short train, it was being pulled by the two most-mismatched locomotives on the SLR roster: the palest of pale orange 3007 and the richest of deep orange 3035. Thankfully, it was cloudy and I had not thoughts of photographing the train!
Have a great weekend,
Fritz
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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Postby CN9634 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:21 pm

Thanks Fritz! I heard some slugs of Ciment Quebec hoppers have been coming back, anything on your end for that?
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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Postby Fritz » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:44 pm

CN9634,
There were quite a few of those cement hoppers last summer and fall, but I haven't seen any since mid-February. I hope they come back, as they added considerably to train lengths. There were also a few CO2 tank cars for awhile but I haven't seen them for awhile either.
Best,
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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Postby CN9634 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:22 pm

Fritz wrote:CN9634,
There were quite a few of those cement hoppers last summer and fall, but I haven't seen any since mid-February. I hope they come back, as they added considerably to train lengths. There were also a few CO2 tank cars for awhile but I haven't seen them for awhile either.
Best,
Fritz


Me too, I think the biz went back to CP-ST routing as I see those cars moving that routing more and more...
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Re: St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLR/SLQ)

Postby Fritz » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:15 am

Hello,
On this beautiful (that is, sunny and soon to be warm) late winter morning, the SLQ westbound 393 departed Island Pond at 0825 with the following:

GP40-3 3805
GP40-2 3008
RM-1 805
GP40-3 3804
7 centerbeam flats
1 bulkhead flat
2 boxcars
5 hi-cube boxcars
3 tank cars
9 propane cars

That's 27 cars total, including 3 loads and 24 empties. Due to the short train, only the 3806 and 3008 were being used.
Have a great day,
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