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Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:01:20 AM »
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 02:43:29 PM »
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 04:51:15 PM »
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The sad thing here is that this was amongst the very last times the car float went across the Chesapeake Bay, even after a 7 figure repair cost in the mid 2000s. Bay Coast RR interchanged them to Norfolk Southern, who interchanged them to the Delaware Coast Line. Bay Coast RR is no more, and the Delaware Coast Line goes away at the end of this year as a railroad. The Delmarva Central RR, owned by Carload Express, will have all of the trackage rights in Delaware south of the canal, with the exception of what the MDDE railroad operates.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 01:46:39 PM »
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 02:05:11 PM »
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Something I found interesting and unexpected was using hoppers as idler cars. I realize decommissioned hoppers are used nearly everywhere as buffer cars, but as idlers for ferry loading puzzles me. I would think the whole notion of "idler flats" is done that way for a reason - given all the personnel necessary to supervise a dangerous operation, you'd want maximum visibility everywhere.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 05:43:18 PM »
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Something I found interesting and unexpected was using hoppers as idler cars. I realize decommissioned hoppers are used nearly everywhere as buffer cars, but as idlers for ferry loading puzzles me. I would think the whole notion of "idler flats" is done that way for a reason - given all the personnel necessary to supervise a dangerous operation, you'd want maximum visibility everywhere.

I’d assume that’s what all the guys on the ground with WaLkie talkies were for. And not to pick bits but those were gondolas not hoppers.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 06:30:06 PM »
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Cool video.  8)

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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2018, 07:50:24 PM »
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Pretty cool, I wonder what the motive power was.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018, 09:46:31 PM »
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Pretty cool, I wonder what the motive power was.

On that side, it should have been a GP15 in blue. On the Cape Charles side was a GP38 (LTEX 2014) and at least one dead GP9. There was another GP9 too, dead, but I am not sure if it was on the Norfolk side or the Cape Charles side.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 03:31:24 PM »
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On that side, it should have been a GP15 in blue. On the Cape Charles side was a GP38 (LTEX 2014) and at least one dead GP9. There was another GP9 too, dead, but I am not sure if it was on the Norfolk side or the Cape Charles side.

Interesting!  Thank you!
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 05:31:23 PM »
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Here's the GP38-2:

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My understanding is that with the shuttering of the Bay Coast RR f/k/a Eastern Shore RR, this Geep has since been leased to the Cape May Seashore Lines and now resides in New Jersey.

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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 07:06:34 PM »
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Cool shot.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2018, 12:28:22 AM »
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On that side, it should have been a GP15 in blue. On the Cape Charles side was a GP38 (LTEX 2014) and at least one dead GP9. There was another GP9 too, dead, but I am not sure if it was on the Norfolk side or the Cape Charles side.

Cape Charles

There was an Alco on the Little Creek side.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2018, 07:42:11 PM »
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There was an Alco on the Little Creek side.

The Bay Coast had an MRS-1, but that met the torch some time ago. I don't know of a functioning ALCO in the last ten years on their railroad. The DCLR, on the other hand, have several functioning ALCOs and two GE engines.
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Re: Eastern Shore action: loading battleship guns on the car ferry
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2018, 10:59:40 PM »
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It wasn't running, but I know it was there.  I saw it, an rs1.
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