A "NEW" RS-3 FOR THE DELAWARE-LACKAWANNA

Discussion about shortline operator Genesee Valley Transportation, operator of the Delaware-Lackawanna; the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern, the Falls Road Railroad; Depew, Lancaster & Western; and the Lowville & Beaver River railroads. Official site: GVTRAIL.COM.

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Postby Mike Walsh » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:46 pm

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pablo wrote:Perhaps a stupid question...but is that thing FRA legal? That thing looks rough...it's not even in the consist behind the power like most dead in tow units go...

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Why wouldn't it be? Its not leading or being occupied so all that safety stuff isn't needed..its dead in tow...long as the brakes work...


i thought any locomotives being towed were supposed to be directly behind the power, so that they could hook up cables to the unit, in the event any alarms go off (wheel lock, etc etc)... they would know..... or something to that extent. I'm almost confident that they can't be dragged in the middle of a consist.
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Postby W.E.Coyote » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:45 pm

I've seen CP do similar to their own power (Two AC4400's, SD40-2F, SD40-2, then 4/5 cars back a GP7 in transit). As well as with the new GO Transit units on delivery (the latest one was about 20 cars back on a train!)

As for DL 4068, it is currently set off in Milton Ont. on a siding.
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Postby pablo » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:54 pm

Well, I think it must be railroad specific...because I know some railroads that have a specific rule about locomotives dead in tow, and how they should be at the bak of the consist...but certainly within it.

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Postby sixaxlealcoII » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:51 pm

Any idea why it was set out ?

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Postby W.E.Coyote » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:34 pm

sixaxlealcoII wrote:Any idea why it was set out ?

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Wheel troubles.
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Postby RS-3 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:36 am

Geeze, guess they wore the wheels out hauling it back and forth across Canada for the past three weeks.

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Postby W.E.Coyote » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:57 pm

Unit now traces to Binghampton as of Oct 5th.
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Postby thebigham » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:58 am

You mean, Binghamtom.

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Postby metman499 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:05 pm

Unit was reported in Taylor yesterday and the DL was expected to pick her up today. Any word on this?
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Postby alcodoc » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:12 pm

The DL has it.

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Postby metman499 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:15 pm

Thanks Don
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Postby lvrr325 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:06 am

pablo wrote:Perhaps a stupid question...but is that thing FRA legal? That thing looks rough...it's not even in the consist behind the power like most dead in tow units go...

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Handrails appear to be present and accounted for, and not bent or damaged; doors are pretty obviously open and accessible; windows not present are boarded up. It must have good brakes on it to pass the air test and inspections. And it's roller bearing so no issues there.
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Postby AdamCKach » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:50 pm

Any chance this will match the other pair of RS-3s, or will it (someday?) receive corporate colors?
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Postby alcodoc » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:45 am

4068 will be painted black to match the other 2 units.

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Postby AdamCKach » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:44 pm

alcodoc wrote:4068 will be painted black to match the other 2 units.

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Great news... the possibility for a tripleheader of RS-3s in 2007/08.... what is old is new.
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