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Postby Bob Sandusky » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:28 pm

is back at Kenwood Yard. I sighted her this morning. Based on the rattiness of the paint job I don't know how much longer she'll be in lighting stripes so if you're going to be in the area, bring your camera.
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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:07 pm

Bob Sandusky wrote:is back at Kenwood Yard. I sighted her this morning. Based on the rattiness of the paint job I don't know how much longer she'll be in lighting stripes so if you're going to be in the area, bring your camera.


Why would CP repaint one of their heritage units?
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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby Bob Sandusky » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:14 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:Why would CP repaint one of their heritage units?


You have to ask them that not me but they seem to do it all the time. Other than 7303 and 7304 does anybody know of any other former D&H units still in stripes?

If I was to hazard a guess it would be because of the cost of repainting the unit in the stripes scheme. Like I said it is looking a little ragged.

If you go past Kenwood consistently you'll see several 7300 units (I think the last one I saw was 7310) repainted in a red scheme, with I think the StL&H lettering.
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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby scottychaos » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:19 pm

Bob Sandusky wrote:
Otto Vondrak wrote:Why would CP repaint one of their heritage units?


You have to ask them that not me but they seem to do it all the time. Other than 7303 and 7304 does anybody know of any other former D&H units still in stripes?



CP has three "D&H Heritage units".. 7303, 7304 and 7312.
All three are originally Lehigh Valley GP38-2's..

Most recent pics I could find of all three:

7303, October 2010:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 256&nseq=0

7304, August 2010:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2283015

7312, December 2010:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2330500

there are three other D&H units (Alcos) still in D&H lightning stripes, but the three CP units are the only ones in Class-1 service.

D&H 5017, Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride, Arkville, NY
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=209614

D&H 5019, Upper Hudson River Railroad, North Creek, NY
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 619&nseq=0
(her fate is uncertain! she needs a new home! UHRR is no longer running..

D&H 4112/1976/506, Tioga Central Railroad, Wellsboro, PA.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 614&nseq=3

I believe that is all of them..6 units total still in D&H lightning stripes..anyone know of any more?
(thats a pretty good record actually, considering the D&H has been gone 20 years now!)

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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby Bob Sandusky » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:25 pm

Went past Kenwood again today and 7305 is there in CP colors and lettering.

Didn't know about 7312 still being in heritage colors, thanks Scott.

I was under the impression that the unit up in North Creek is not an ex-D&H unit but an RS-11 painted up to look like a D&H unit. Don't ask me where I heard that it was some years ago.
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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby scottychaos » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Bob Sandusky wrote:I was under the impression that the unit up in North Creek is not an ex-D&H unit but an RS-11 painted up to look like a D&H unit. Don't ask me where I heard that it was some years ago.


she's legit! ;)
D&H 5019.

She has been repainted, which might have led to some confusion, but she is definately D&H 5019.
She belonged to the Delaware Lackawanna for a time in the 1990's..they gave her a fresh coat of paint,
notice it says Delaware Lackawanna on the side, and the sheild says "The DL" instead of "The D&H":

1995:
http://www.cwrr.com/Lounge/Feature/steamtwn/dl4.jpg

She is privately owned, and went to the UHRRR in 1998, when the UHRRR began.

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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby Mark R. » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:59 am

Not 7303, but 7304 has been wandering through my backyard here in southern Ontario recently crossing the border between Detroit MI and Windsor ON ....


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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby 56-57 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:40 pm

The 5019 had the same owner when on the DL as now, Southwind Railtours, owner of the Southwind (a smoothside car whose owner hoped to provide excursion service on the Pocono Northeast many years ago).

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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:48 pm

Anyone know if 7303 will be in Kenwood on Sunday? I will try and get some pictures then if she will be there.
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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby atsf sp » Wed May 04, 2011 12:46 pm

Either 7303 or one of its sisters in DH was in Conklin yard yeatserday. Does anyone know which loco it was?
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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby bk77 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:09 pm

Heard a rumor that the 7303 and '04 have supposedly been painted CP red, leaving the 7312 as the last striper. Anyone confirm/dispel??
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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby scottychaos » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:43 pm

bk77 wrote:Heard a rumor that the 7303 and '04 have supposedly been painted CP red, leaving the 7312 as the last striper. Anyone confirm/dispel??


Might not be able to read this if you arent a member of the group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dandh/message/84795

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posted by "vandenburgh05" on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:31 am

Hi all ,
Just want to report that an All Lightning Stripe Local just went past my
work,@ 0820. Across the street is the South end of Mohawk yard here in
Glenville. It looked like the head end numbers were 7303 and 7304 .. as a casual
rail fan ,I was super excited to see the all lightning stripe consist!
Hopefully someone will be able to snap a picture...:)
I usually just lurk here . I love the reports and especially the pictures !!
Take care all and stay warm !

-John


considering that was 2 days ago, I would say "dispel" ;)

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Re: D&H 7303 Tracker Thread

Postby bk77 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:49 pm

scottychaos wrote:
bk77 wrote:Heard a rumor that the 7303 and '04 have supposedly been painted CP red, leaving the 7312 as the last striper. Anyone confirm/dispel??


Might not be able to read this if you arent a member of the group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dandh/message/84795

I will post the message:

posted by "vandenburgh05" on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:31 am

Hi all ,
Just want to report that an All Lightning Stripe Local just went past my
work,@ 0820. Across the street is the South end of Mohawk yard here in
Glenville. It looked like the head end numbers were 7303 and 7304 .. as a casual
rail fan ,I was super excited to see the all lightning stripe consist!
Hopefully someone will be able to snap a picture...:)
I usually just lurk here . I love the reports and especially the pictures !!
Take care all and stay warm !

-John


considering that was 2 days ago, I would say "dispel" ;)

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OK, GOOD! Thanks for the update!
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