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Date: 01/09/17 08:13
Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: trainman7774

Hello All,

Back in December I went took a trip down south. Here's some photos of the Lancaster and Chester Railroad.

These photos were taken on Sunday December 11, 2016.

Photos 1-3 show the Lancaster and Chester Railroad locomotives in Chester South Carolina. 

L&C 2866 is a GP38AC, 
L&C 3821 is a GP38-2.

L&C 9146 is a C40-8. It is currently a "road slug".

L&C 6002 is a SD40T-2.



Hope you enjoy the photos.

Chris Hughes 
Hillsborough, NJ

 








Date: 01/09/17 08:17
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: trainman7774

Photo four shows a different view of the locomotives.

Photo five is of the train preparing to switch some cars.    

Photo six also shows the train preparing to switch some cars.

These photos were taken in Chester South Carolina on December  11, 2016.      








Date: 01/09/17 08:23
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: trainman7774

Photo seven shows the NS local arriving in Chester South Carolina.

Photo eight shows the NS local preparing to leave the interchange at Chester South Carolina.

Photo nine shows the the NS local leaving the interchange at Chester South Carolina.

Photos taken Sunday December 11, 2016.

Chris Hughes
Hillsborough, NJ








Date: 01/09/17 08:45
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: Lackawanna484

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing them.

The L&C used to have a wonderfully restored business car. Do they still own it?



Date: 01/09/17 13:17
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: Tominde

Was there a sale on leftover Conrail paint?    It appears these units are CR heritage, but perhaps not. 



Date: 01/09/17 17:54
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: jmcin

Nice photos. Were the dynamic brakes removed ? What is the lineage of this unit ?

Thanks,

Jim McIntyre



Date: 01/09/17 18:11
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: Lackawanna484

The railroad was originally controlled by the people who owned Springmaid, the bed sheet and pillow case people.

(in the first part of the 20th century, fabric manufacturers left New England and New Jersey etc in search of cheap labor, no unions, and low taxes. Springs Cotton and Springmaid and the L&C were beneficiaries of that trend.

Places like Merrimack Paterson Woonsocket Fall River etc emptied out as mills closed.)



Date: 01/09/17 18:23
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: Thumper

I seem to recall the Lancaster 7 Chester had a fleet of wonderful,
properly maintained EMD SW1200's, and as needed they would be
operated in tandem. All sold on to others or?



Date: 01/09/17 21:39
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: arelpy

Back in the late '40's, the L&C folks (or more specifically, Elliott White Springs, L&C President) had a pretty good sense of humor; my dad used get a quite a charge reading their listing in the Official Guide.  The full page L&C listing in the Guide looked like any other, until one closely read the list of L&C Officers.  A 29 mile long freight line with 60+ corporate officers, including a Dining Car Supervisor, a Director of Education, an Atomic Engineer, numerous Company Surgeons, and most importantly, a Vice-President in Charge of the White Horse Scotch Supply.   Mr. Springs was an interesting fellow (a WWI Flying Ace, and later, an author), and I understand that most of the "L&C Officers" listed were his personal friends - whom he listed as "Officers of the L&C" much as the State of Kentucky makes its honorees "Kentucky Colonels".  Some of those names listed in my 1949 Guide are still recognizable today - artist James Montgomery Flagg, Admiral "Bull" Halsey, and writer/broadcaster Lowell Thomas, for example.  All are "hiding in plain sight" in an otherwise humorless 1500 page book, and are only revealed by a close reading of that one page.  Over 60 years later, and I still laugh when I read it. 



Date: 01/10/17 05:11
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: dcfbalcoS1

            6002 is obviously NOT ex Conrail since it is an SD/40-T2. Good chance it was ex Southern Pacific with that nose.



Date: 01/10/17 05:40
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: Lackawanna484

Gypsy Rose Lee was vice president of unveiling. She made appearances for the railroad (clothed), mostly in NYC.

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Date: 01/10/17 11:35
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: trainman7774

6002 is ex UP 8802 nee SP 8257. I don't know about the dynamic brakes.

Chris Hughes



Date: 01/10/17 14:36
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: joehinson

Tominde Wrote:
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> Was there a sale on leftover Conrail paint?   
> It appears these units are CR heritage, but
> perhaps not. 

3821 is the only ex-Con on the railroad currently. It came by way of HLCX and NS. They have painted their fleet some shade of blue for decades, but the current version does look a lot like Conrail

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Date: 01/10/17 14:39
Re: Lancaster and Chester Railroad Day 1
Author: joehinson

Thumper Wrote:
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> I seem to recall the Lancaster 7 Chester had a
> fleet of wonderful,
> properly maintained EMD SW1200's, and as needed
> they would be
> operated in tandem. All sold on to others or

By the 2000s, they owned three SW900s, four SW1200s and two SW1500s. All are gone save for two SW900s.

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