Unfamiliar Engine Markings

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Bob Collins, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    While I was driving east parallel to the UPRR mainline from St. Louis to Kansas City I saw a train yesterday that was led by a UPRR engine, followed by a CSX and the third unit was a well weathered red, white and blue unit marked HCLX on the cab. I've never seen one before. Can anyone shed some light on what it might be? The consist was car haulers.

    Even thought it was Sunday I also saw, within about 50 miles traveling alongside that track at least three LONG empty coal consists headed west. They were the two engines on one end and one on the other. I couldn't count and drive, but they seemed to me exceptionally long, possibly well over 100 cars. Is that possible?

  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Bob!
    I'm seeing LOTS of UP locos on the CSX main between Louisville & Cinncinatti too...don't know whether they have some kind of lease/exchange going on, or what...?
    The red engine is also a familiar sight around here...although I was thinking it was HLCX(?)...but anyway it is a leased unit belonging to a leasing company called Hughes, or something like that...they also run relettered units still wearing the old BN green scheme.
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    hlcx is helm finacial a leasing co have seen them here in az also.
  4. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Thanks guys, that was sure one I'd never seen before. I don't have a lot of opportunity to travel along that UP mainline, but almost every time I do I see at least one CSX unit as part of the power on a coal train. Interesting, me thinks:D

  5. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    HLCX and CSX have been seen in/around Roseville, California lately.

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