Gulf Coast Rail Service

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Comments (5)

elelwal on June 3, 2013

hey Michael ... at quick, first glance, these new "green" genset locos look like old RS-2's or RS-3's (especially without my glasses) ... pulling empty coal hoppers toward the Orange Port Terminal? Regards, Wally

wmr36104 on June 17, 2013

I haven't seen an RS in years. Good job. Greetings. L+F.

elelwal on June 25, 2013

hey wmr36104 ... but you know this isn't a old RS-type, right?? For some info about this modern "genset" power, check out the comments under Michael's photo at ... Regards, Wally

Michael Bilodeau on June 26, 2013

Wally, I was going to ask you about this one, when I drove by that train like in the middle of nowhere, I thought that it was abandoned, the hoppers were full of gravel and look old and rusted, there was a whole bunch of boxcars on the rail next to it all opened and covered with graffiti, I thought to myself wow! must be a sign of the economy and the company went broke, decided to turn around about 5 miles later and by the time that I got to the locomotive, I heard like a compressor running ad some air valve, so this thing is fairly new then ,....right. After looking at it, I realized that it wasn't abandoned but some of the rails around sure had some rust on top of it :)

elelwal on June 28, 2013

hi Michael ... good to hear from you ... yup, looked closer and saw gravel in the hoppers ... and what I know about gensets, Gulf Coast Rail Services, and Orange Port Terminal Railway, I only learned from traipsing around in Google ... but it looks like (I infer) that at least some of these new gensets are total modern rebuilds of older core unit/frames, rather than entirely new manufacture ... Regards, Wally

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 27, 2013
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    by Michael Bilodeau
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2013/05/26 15:50:30
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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