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Date: 01/12/21 22:54
From The Old Computer (45) - CAGY 601
Author: refarkas

(This is a higher quality redo.) Columbus and Greenville 601 is in Columbus, Mississippi on April 7, 1974. She is a Baldwin DRS64-1500 road switcher.
Bob



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Date: 01/13/21 00:08
Re: From The Old Computer (45) - CAGY 601
Author: krm152

That old copmputer should be called "The Treasure Chest"'
Thanks for the excellent roster posting.
ALLEN



Date: 01/13/21 01:59
Re: From The Old Computer (45) - CAGY 601
Author: wpamtk

I arrived in Columbus in July 1977 to find the 601 striving mightily to move a heavy cut of cars on weed-covered rail. Axles 1, 3, 4, and 6 were spinning madly, while axles 2 and 5 weren't turning at all...



Date: 01/13/21 05:10
Re: From The Old Computer (45) - CAGY 601
Author: doc1057

Of course! The DRS 6-4-1500 had an A-1-A  truck. The center axle was an idler. This reduced the overall axle load, making the unit well suited for the CAGY's lightly built track.



Date: 01/13/21 06:43
Columbus & Greenville 601 in May 2020
Author: cozephyr

Glad the Columbus & Greenville Railway saved the 601 still displayed at Columbus, Mississippi, May 2020.



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Date: 01/13/21 07:27
Re: Columbus & Greenville 601 in May 2020
Author: refarkas

Retired and on display, she looks in better shape forty-six years ago when I took my photo!
Bob



Date: 01/13/21 08:49
Re: Columbus & Greenville 601 in May 2020
Author: tomstp

An old timer of that road shared a story to me of those engines.  He said they had a really good cab heater.  On a first trip the incoming crew turned on the cab heater full blast.  It was in the hot and humid summertime. No ther crews had operated the diesel, except for training.  The 2nd crew took the engine for switching.  After their 8 hours they looked up the crew that brought the engine in and asked  "how in the world did you guys stand that hot engine? (that crew did not know  they had a heater because they had used only steam engines ) That is the hottest engine we ever rode":.  The tounge in cheek reply was "well it was a little warm but, not to bad". The fella left and a near riot of laughter broke out.



Date: 01/13/21 16:16
Re: Columbus & Greenville 601 in May 2020
Author: rgzfan

That's some computer you've got. It's got great pictures in it.



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