CSX locomotive repair
in Cumberland, MD
This was the third and final stop on our CSX tour. There were dozens and dozens of locomotives on the property. I wish I had brought more floppy disks (film) for my digital camera!
|On the outside there were lots of locomotives. Here is an SD-40-2.||Lots of motive power in the 'bright future' paint scheme.||Engines were constantly being cycled in.|
|I can remember when
Chessie bought their GP15s. I have an HO scale model of this same
number unit but painted in Chessie
(the good ol' days).
|SD50 8518 getting serviced...||...and a closer view of the prime mover.|
|# 6006 is equipped for remote control.||Lots of lease power was here too.||I managed to spot one SD50 painted in the new CSX paint scheme. Yes, it does look like B&O blue!|
|A Helm leased unit mixed among the CSX units.||These two were backing into pull a MP15 out of the building.||Ex-Conrail units littered the place too.|
|#7740 waits its turn.||#8106 is on the inspection pit.||A map of the Cumberland facility posted inside the locomotive shop showing the blue flag protection directory.|
|Inside the locomotive shop were lots of units too.||Two SD50s (ex-Seaboard
nose to nose.
|Traction motor being unloaded...|
|...and swung around...||...for use on a locomotive soon.||A builder's plate on a GE AC traction motor.|
|The commutator of a DC traction motor.||This is a locomotive wheel being serviced...||...and you can see where it has been removed from the truck.|
|It looks to be a massive job.||The insides of a newer AC unit.|
|The yellow bars underneath the locomotive are part of a contraption used to help swap out draft gear (couplers). It was invented by workers in the shop who consequently won an award.||A huge 100 ton crane can take care of any lifting chore the shop would require.||The inner workings of a locomotive throttle.|
|I barely caught unit # 5000 has a special 'Diversity in Action' logo on the side.|