News Wire: Chessie-painted B30-7 emerges from CSX shops in West Virginia

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:31 AM

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A locomotive repainted into Chessie System colors has emerged from CSX Transportation’s Huntington locomotive shops. The B30-7, C&O No. 8272, formerly CSX No. 5554, was spotted outside of the facility’s main ...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/03/20-chessie-system-painted-b30-7-emerges-from-csx-shops-in-west-virginia

Brian Schmidt, Associate Editor Trains Magazine

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Posted by RME on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:41 AM

For some possibly-unintended low comedy, see the thread-non-thread on this subject on RyPN (it may be in 'Railfanning' instead of 'Interchange' by now, or perhaps relegated to the Rypn_deleted Facebook page) which appears to be stating that we shouldn't be talking about this.  Apparently some of the employees who did the work proudly mentioned the job on social media and 'jumped the gun' on the official reveal.  According to a RyPN source, some of their heads rolled for it.  Suspicion is that the situation will only get worse in future under EHH's unique management priorities...

Since this is one of my most-favorite paint schemes, I, personally, am very glad to see this locomotive repainted, and presumably going into preservation.

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Posted by BigJim on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:25 AM

Why in the wide wide world of sports is this a "Sticky" thread on the "Steam Locomotive" forum?

What a colorful Reef that loco would make!

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:30 AM

BigJim
Why in the wide wide world of sports is this a "Sticky" thread on the "Steam Locomotive" forum?

What a colorful Reef that loco would make!

Steam and Preservation

- diesels get 'preserved' too

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:25 AM

BigJim

Why in the wide wide world of sports is this a "Sticky" thread on the "Steam Locomotive" forum?

What a colorful Reef that loco would make!

 

great example how a second generation diesels gets preserved.  That way 15 years from now we wont be scartching  our collectives head and saying, darn shame none of those b 30-7  got saved like we do now for all the steamers that were cut up with no preservation in mind. Great job CSX

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:17 AM

Classy move by CSX that I hope isn't ruined like some of the doom and gloom suggests is a possibility. Now if we could just save a C30-7 for a representative six axle unit. 

I'd nominate a Burlington Northern unit if it were up to me, if one is still extant in this country. BN bought more six axle Dash 7's than any other US customer and they were a fixture on Powder River Basin coal trains during the early years when that was the brightest spot in American railroading.

One sure would look nice in a museum somewhere near there, coupled to a SD40-2 in Cascade Green with a short string of hoppers behind. Next to the financial collapse of Northeastern railroading and the Staggers Act, this along with perhaps the explosion in intermodal traffic was the biggest American railroading story of the late 1970's and early 1980's.

If money and space were no object, it would make for a heck of a matchup with IRM's U30C, which was also common coal train power on Powder River Basin coal trains in that era. 

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Posted by CHIPSTRAINS on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:17 PM
AS OF YESTERDAY, MARCH 30, AT 2:30PM, IT WAS SITTING ON A READY LINE IN HUNTINGTON SHOPS..........STILL THERE
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Posted by Redore on Friday, March 31, 2017 3:27 PM

I thought one of BN's C-30 units was stuffed and mounted somewhere between Newcastle and Gilette WY?

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Posted by Shadow the Cats owner on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:06 AM

IRM got their hands on a U30C actually. 

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:02 AM

Redore

I thought one of BN's C-30 units was stuffed and mounted somewhere between Newcastle and Gilette WY?

I vaguely recall something like this, now that you mentioned it. 

Edit: Nope, it's another U30C. 

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Posted by RME on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 11:13 AM

I thought there were two C-30-7s preserved (both ex-L&N).  One is or was on the New Hope and Ivyland.

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