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Owner: Wiregrass Central Railroad. Incorporated
Model:EMD GP38Built As:NS 2004 (GP38)
Serial Number:32309Order No:7925
Frame Number:7925-2Built:10/1966
Notes:From Atlantic & Gulf
Other locos with this serial:  WGCR 2883(GP38) CHAT 2883(GP38) NS 2004(GP38) SOU 2883(GP38) GFRR 2883(GP38) MB 2017(GP38) NS 2883(GP38) BAYL 2017(GP38-3) MNBR 2017(GP38-3)
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These three units made up the bulk of the operating power on the line in the early 2000s.  Wiregrass Central seemed to be a preferred location to shake down newly acquired power by G&O Railways over the years.
Title:  These three units made up the bulk of the operating power on the line in the early 2000s. Wiregrass Central seemed to be a preferred location to shake down newly acquired power by G&O Railways over the years.
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Photo Date:  1/1/1986  Upload Date: 11/29/2008 4:41:06 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 6528(GP40) WGCR 2883(GP38) WGCR 9702(GP40)
Views:  321   Comments: 0
Wiregrass Central GP38 sits at the feed mill at Enterprise on the inbound train in the 1990s
Title:  Wiregrass Central GP38 sits at the feed mill at Enterprise on the inbound train in the 1990s
Description:  This is a former original NSRR unit that got a high hood and full size fuel tank when NS bought the railroad.
Photo Date:  10/1/1996  Upload Date: 11/29/2008 4:41:35 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
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Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
WGCR engineer pulls three of the four units in the train consist into the feed mill lead in this close up showing the new standard G&O logo and railroad identifier.
Title:  WGCR engineer pulls three of the four units in the train consist into the feed mill lead in this close up showing the new standard G&O logo and railroad identifier.
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Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:00 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Another shot of 2883 with full paint and logos as it and two other units spot grain at the feed mill.
Title:  Another shot of 2883 with full paint and logos as it and two other units spot grain at the feed mill.
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:15 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
With the grain train now past the switch, the three units left in the feed mill lead now couple to to the rear of the train for a hard pull to spot.
Title:  With the grain train now past the switch, the three units left in the feed mill lead now couple to to the rear of the train for a hard pull to spot.
Description:  The ex SP GP9E overheaded and blew several power assemblies a few minutes after this shot. A cloud of steam and silence ended this old soldiers career right before my eyes!
Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:18 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
The ex NSRR unit was the only unit in full G&O Railway black at the time with its two ex NSRR siblings in various patchwork black with no logos.
Title:  The ex NSRR unit was the only unit in full G&O Railway black at the time with its two ex NSRR siblings in various patchwork black with no logos.
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:19 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
The whole operating fleet is capured in this picture.
Title:  The whole operating fleet is capured in this picture.
Description:  The four units worked as a consist to move the grain from the CSX interchange at Pinchard, AL to Enterprise. With not siding to run around, the train set out three units in the feed mill lead and used the four unit to pull the train slowly clear of the switch so the three could couple to the rear and switch the train into the loading shed.
Photo Date:  6/20/2004  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:25:55 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 2882(GP38) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38) WGCR 3872(GP9E)
Views:  282   Comments: 0
Car interchange
Title:  Car interchange
Description:  Chattahoochee & Gulf crew picksup cut of cars from NS at Hilton.
Photo Date:  10/27/2005  Upload Date: 10/27/2005 11:52:23 PM
Location:  Hilton, GA
Author:  William Martin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  645   Comments: 1
WGCR 2883
Title:  WGCR 2883
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/20/2005  Upload Date: 2/25/2010 4:20:54 PM
Location:  Newton, AL
Author:  Stephie Kolata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
WGCR 2883
Title:  WGCR 2883
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/20/2005  Upload Date: 2/25/2010 4:20:02 PM
Location:  Newton, AL
Author:  Stephie Kolata
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Hows this for confusing
Title:  Hows this for confusing
Description:  O.K....lets see if I get this straight. We are looking at a unit that began life on the old Norfolk Southern Railroad. It became a Southern unit upon the buyout of the old NSRR. It later became a Norfolk Southern unit following the Southern/NW merger. Then it was sold to the Gulf and Ohio and sublettered for the Wiregrass Central. Recently it has seen action on another G&O property, the Chattahoochee and Gulf. Now the C&G has been bought out by a unit of the G&W and apparently this unit went with the sale. I say so because not the G&O wings that had been on the cab have been removed.
Photo Date:  9/8/2006  Upload Date: 9/10/2006 9:35:32 AM
Location:  Hilton, GA
Author:  Bryan Smith
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  419   Comments: 4
Three units now pull the rear of the train easbound after bringing it west from CSX to the mill.  The next move will cut the train in half for spotting in two long feed mill leads.
Title:  Three units now pull the rear of the train easbound after bringing it west from CSX to the mill. The next move will cut the train in half for spotting in two long feed mill leads.
Description:  That old CSX highrail signal maintainers truck is used to allow one of the trainmen to run ahead, throw switches and watch for signs of trouble.
Photo Date:  6/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:26:20 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
A brakeman waits for the fourth GP38 to pull the grain train by the waiting power.  This shot shows more of the feed mill structure.
Title:  A brakeman waits for the fourth GP38 to pull the grain train by the waiting power. This shot shows more of the feed mill structure.
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:25:55 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
In 2004, the feed mill and primary customer on the Wiregrass Central is worked by usual power of the time.  The ex SP GP sports a gray version paint used on a very few units before the black was made the official colors.
Title:  In 2004, the feed mill and primary customer on the Wiregrass Central is worked by usual power of the time. The ex SP GP sports a gray version paint used on a very few units before the black was made the official colors.
Description:  The train actually split its power, leaving these in the lead and used a fourth GP38 to pull the cars past the loader so these three could couple up to the end and shove the cuts into the loading cover. A neat way to reverse power on a train without a siding was this novel move.
Photo Date:  6/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/18/2010 2:25:56 PM
Location:  Enterprise, AL
Author:  Hank Stephens
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WGCR 3872(GP9E) WGCR 2886(GP38) WGCR 2883(GP38)
Views:  337   Comments: 1


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