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A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads

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  by riffian
 
According to Railfan Loconotes, the long planned and long delayed move of the Utah Rail Center from Hill AFB Ogden, Utah, to Anniston Army Depot, Alabama is finally set to occur this September (2021). Units at Hill currently are US Army 1400 (ex Espee GP9e), 4605, 4607, 4618, 4626, 4627, all former IC GP10's and former VRE GP40 4670. The 4670 is still in VRE paint, according to reports, and plans for the unit are unknown. Money for this move had been redirected by the previous administration, but plans are now on track to consolidate all heavy vehicle (rail and tracked) repair at Anniston.
  by Baycolony1705
 
riffian wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:46 pm Another of the rebuilt 80 tonners heard from. enroute to Newport, RI for a tourist operation.
https://www.govplanet.com/for-sale/Rail ... 1-158-2980
Do you know any way I can track the move of this engine? I live up here so I’m interested in seeing it delivered. Any idea what railroad interchanges with the base it’s at?
  by riffian
 
Sorry, no idea. In my experience, these 80 tonners are usually shipped on heavy duty flats. Newport has no connection to the outside world, does it?? If so, it will have to be transloaded to a lowboy truck for the final few miles from the P&W.
  by Baycolony1705
 
That’s alright, very few ways to track these things. I’ve got some info, it’s already been loaded onto a flatcar and will be trucked to the island from the Seaview Railroad for the last stretch to Newport
  by NHV 669
 
1667 went through Elkhart, IN yesterday, at 1630hrs.
  by riffian
 
1667 interchanged this morning at Gardiner, MA from PanAm to the Providence and Worcester. Incorrectly identified as a 44 tonner and as a "mystery".
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