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Date: 05/25/23 08:32
Introducing ACWR 103
Author: scraphauler

The Aberdeen Carolina & Western is publicly unveiling their new E9, ACWR 103, by running a special from Candor NC to Stanfield NC today.  The special move has been publicized and appears to have drawn a fair number of chasers out today, including from some traditional railfan publications, so I'm sure there will be quite a bit of coverage on line over next few days.  So without further ado, ACWR 103, 276, and 271 back out of shop complex with 7 of their fleet with SD40-2 6918 playing the role of caboose, Candor NC, 0930, 5/25/23

Train consist
ACWR 103
ACWR 276
ACWR 271
Heavyweight Open Platform San Marino
Heavyweight Pinehurst
Dome The Mezines Vista (ACWR Owner Rob Menzies' P/V)
Heavyweight Open Platform Mission Santa Ynez
Party Patio Car
Party Canopy Car
Heavyweight Baggage Car
Superdome Summit View
ACWR 6918

Restored cars not on train include Heavyweight Open Platform Roamer,  Budd Twin-unit diner kitchen car 300, and Budd Twin-unit diner table car 301.  Multiple other cars are on property in process of or waiting on restoration - those include L&N Business Car Ohio River, a SP full length (7/8ths length) dome, Milwaukee Road Skytop Coffee Creek, another heavyweight coach, a wooden business cars, more E and F units, cabooses, etc.  



 

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Date: 05/25/23 09:07
Re: Introducing ACWR 103
Author: engineerinvirginia

All those E's appear to burning lube oil....



Date: 05/25/23 09:52
Re: Introducing ACWR 103
Author: boejoe

engineerinvirginia Wrote:
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> All those E's appear to burning lube oil....
Actually, only one E and two F's.  All EMD.  Yes, fair amount of emissions but I wonder if engines still not up to operating temps.



Date: 05/25/23 12:05
Re: Introducing ACWR 103
Author: Magritte55

Was the super dome in IC colors from Pullman Rail Journeys?



Date: 05/25/23 12:34
Re: Introducing ACWR 103
Author: scraphauler

Magritte55 Wrote:
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> Was the super dome in IC colors from Pullman Rail
> Journeys?

Yes - ATSF 554 to Auto Train 510 to NYSW 504, to Westours and named Eklunta, to Iowa Pacific and renamed Summit View.  Spent time in Pullman Rail Journeys, Santa Cruz & Monterrey Bay, and Saratoga & North Creek service.  Now back to original number of 554.   Acquired from the bankruptcy sale of IP, along with the E9s, (3 A, 1 B) , the MILW Skytop Coffee Creek, etc, etc.  



Date: 05/25/23 19:18
Re: Introducing ACWR 103
Author: dan

super dome is a mliw term  fpr their cars normally, big dome  was santa fe's name for their cars, or a full length dome generically



Date: 05/25/23 22:17
Re: Introducing ACWR 103
Author: krm152

Supere video!  Thanks for your posting.
ALLEN 



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