DGNO Unit Rock Train Locomotives. SP 9486, Royse City, Texas. 2-8-2011.

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MarkJL

Railfan Railroader
I saw this interesting DGNO Unit Rock Train pass by while at work today. I drove to Royse City after work today to get some photos of the locomotives. The lighting was terrible. I wanted to share these photos even though the picture quality isn't the greatest. Enjoy!
 

setxrailfan

John 3:16
A friend of mine refers to it as the Royse City Rocket. A whopping 10mph rock train through his hometown of Leonard.
 

Midsouth fan

Engr/'duc/brkmn/DS
I almost didn't notice the CEFX marks until I read kskcsfan's post. That's prolly the closest thing to a pure SP unit you can find now, right or wrong?

Great pics Mark!
 

MarkJL

Railfan Railroader
I think your right Midsouth fan, I don't think there are too many SP Painted EMD 6 axle locomotives in existence. This past summer we were switching in the same area when a DGNO Rock Train passed by us with 2 former SP Locomotives still in SP Paint. I drove 14 miles after work to get some photos of the locomotives I posted.
 

RuckusRails

Spiked
Nice catches! The DGNO has a very wide assortment of power and paint schemes. From California Northern to SP and many others. They make for colorful photo's. I heard that rock train is mostly a night operation and finding them during the day in Royse City is rare, but I'm not certain.
 

MarkJL

Railfan Railroader
setxrailfan, In addition to the 10mph on this line the speed limit on most bridges is 5mph. This line use to be the MKT mainline from Dallas to Greenville. We use this line to so we can switch the Rubbermaid Plant at Greenville. The rock train usually runs at night.
 

MarkJL

Railfan Railroader
RuckusRails, I think you are correct. From what I have heard this train operates mostly at night. This is the second time I have seen this train during day time hours.
 

Tower 55

Its DGNO. Not Dingo!
Here's the current DGNO roster I compiled

4 Axle Power

CFNR 105 GP15-1 Ex-CNW
CFNR 107 GP15-1 Ex-CNW
DGNO 140 2GS14B
DGNO 141 2GS14B
RMPX 2462 SW1500 Ex-SP Stored Serviceable Carrollton
CEFX 2575 SW1500 Ex-SP Stored Serviceable Carrollton
LLPX 2609 GP38-2 "Booger Twin"
LLPX 2610 GP38-2 "Booger Twin"
CEFX 2630 SW1500 Ex-SP
DGNO 3800 GP38-2 "DGNO" on long hood
CORP 3802 GP38-2 sometimes listed as DGNO or IORY
CORP 3806 GP38-2 sometimes listed as DGNO or IORY originally a GP40
NECR 3812 GP38-2 sometimes listed as DGNO or CORP Stored Carrollton
DGNO 3833 GP38-3 "Dallas Garland Northeastern" on long hood
KRR 3854(?) GP38-2
NECR 3859 GP38DC
KRR 3871 GP38-2
AZCR 3894 GP38AC
DGNO 4025 GP40 Stored Serviceable Sherman
CITX 6352 GP38-3 Ex-SP Stored Serviceable Carrollton


6 axle power

DGNO 2000 3GS21C Ex-DGNO SD20(UP SD24B)
DGNO 2001 3GS21C Ex-DGNO SD20(UP SD24B)
DGNO 2002 3GS21C Ex-MNA SD20(UP SD24A)
CEFX 3780 SD40-2 Ex-UP
CEFX 6931 SD40-2 Ex-CNW
HLCX 7167 SD40-2 Ex-BN "Blue Deuce"
HLCX 8172 SD40-2 Ex-BN "Blue Deuce"
CEFX 9486 SD45R Ex-SSW
CEFX 9373 SD45T-2 Ex-SP
 

Tower 55

Its DGNO. Not Dingo!
Word has it that both the Sherman to Royse City and Sherman to Melissa lines will get some much needed TLC this year.
 

Tower 55

Its DGNO. Not Dingo!
Norm Schultze on Railspot will know for sure, but I think its Cleveland Electric or something like that.
 

GP40X_fan

New Member
4 Axle Power

CFNR 105 GP15-1 Ex-CNW
CFNR 107 GP15-1 Ex-CNW
DGNO 140 2GS14B
DGNO 141 2GS14B
RMPX 2462 SW1500 Ex-SP Stored Serviceable Carrollton
CEFX 2575 SW1500 Ex-SP Stored Serviceable Carrollton
LLPX 2609 GP38-2 "Booger Twin"
LLPX 2610 GP38-2 "Booger Twin"
CEFX 2630 SW1500 Ex-SP
DGNO 3800 GP38-2 "DGNO" on long hood
CORP 3802 GP38-2 sometimes listed as DGNO or IORY
CORP 3806 GP38-2 sometimes listed as DGNO or IORY originally a GP40
NECR 3812 GP38-2 sometimes listed as DGNO or CORP Stored Carrollton
DGNO 3833 GP38-3 "Dallas Garland Northeastern" on long hood
KRR 3854(?) GP38-2
NECR 3859 GP38DC
KRR 3871 GP38-2
AZCR 3894 GP38AC
DGNO 4025 GP40 Stored Serviceable Sherman
CITX 6352 GP38-3 Ex-SP Stored Serviceable Carrollton


6 axle power

DGNO 2000 3GS21C Ex-DGNO SD20(UP SD24B)
DGNO 2001 3GS21C Ex-DGNO SD20(UP SD24B)
DGNO 2002 3GS21C Ex-MNA SD20(UP SD24A)
CEFX 3780 SD40-2 Ex-UP
CEFX 6931 SD40-2 Ex-CNW
HLCX 7167 SD40-2 Ex-BN "Blue Deuce"
HLCX 8172 SD40-2 Ex-BN "Blue Deuce"
CEFX 9486 SD45R Ex-SSW
CEFX 9373 SD45T-2 Ex-SP
Also the other KRR GP38-2 is 3846 not 3854
Are you sure LLPX 2609-2610 are still on DGNO?
See here:
Ex-llpx 2609
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2259770
Ex-llpx 2610
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2219750
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2305413

Also there many CEFX T-Motors if SP colors with many on the KYLE & an almost untouched SP SD45T-2 #9362 working on DGNO sister opearation Chicago Ft. Wayne & eastern : http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2111664
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2138208

Here is CEFX 9400 SD45t-2 & CEFX SD45R 9500(with canadian bell) working on the Indiana & Ohio (IORY)
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2195951
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2041893

GP40X_fan

Nathan
 

Tower 55

Its DGNO. Not Dingo!
Well, I guess I need to update the roster then. Unless they are being returned to DGNO. I havent been up to Sherman/Denison(where they've were stationed since joining the roster) in about 3 or 4 months.

The KRR units were supposed to replace the IORY GP40-1s DGNO sent to KRR. Perhaps they are temporary loans to DGNO until 2009 and 2010 come back.

I will have to ask.
 

DGNO

New Member
@ MARKJL I'm on the DGNO job (Garland Switcher) sometimes running between Garland and Greenville. Lately going to Bonus Crop fertilizer company @ Melton. In Caddo Mills the lumber company is picking up (Hixson). How do u like working Rubber Maid on the side of that hill? How often do you work them?
 

MarkJL

Railfan Railroader
DGNO, Usually twice a week we switch Rubbermaid. It isn't bad switching them now that I know how to line up the puzzle before we go in there. 13 cars on each track times 2 tracks, what a total confusion when I first started going there. The employees I work with taught me how to sort out the puzzle, now it isn't so bad. But I will say this 2 hours or 3 hours depending on the line up for the days rubbermaid switch is a work out, after working that job I feel like I was beat with baseball bats all day when I get home. But as I said on here before this is the Best Job I ever had. I worked 30 years for the Pa Highway Department and my railroad job is much much better! I wondered what that building across the highway is used for, that is where the switch on the Melton Track leads to.
 

DGNO

New Member
The building across the highway is called Fritz they take drilling sand for the oil wells. Bonus Crop fertilizer is off the Melton sidding with a small spur track.
 




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