1801 to depart Batavia

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Postby TB Diamond » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:10 pm

Recently was informed that the 1801, which presently is the GVT power at Batavia, will be replaced by a modified Alco S6 in the near future.
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Postby AdamCKach » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:13 pm

The S6 that Scranton just finished? I hope not (though I assume as much). It's a great looking Alco.

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Postby TB Diamond » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:00 pm

Recent photos received depict the S6 in brand new GVT colors, so it appears so.
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Postby metman499 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:57 pm

Correct, the S-6 will be heading out. Now that it has roller bearings it can go anywhere on the disconnected GVT system.
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Postby Challenger3985 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:46 pm

Not bad, but I will miss the 1801. However, I am not very fond of the paint scheme of it, so hopefully maybe they'll get her the nice GVT scheme.

Any word of where it will be going?
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Postby NS59 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:12 am

The 1044 & 2035 left Bingamton last night on the 39T, should be in Buffalo by now.
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Postby thebigham » Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:30 pm

I saw the two units at Bison Yard Friday afternoon.
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Postby videobruce » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:51 pm

The 2035 & the 1044 have both been at Frontier yard since around Monday Oct. 26. They are on the Diesel Spur which is sometimes visable from Old Braodway depending on far the cars in group one stick out.
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Postby alcodoc » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:29 pm

I might be on railroad retirement before they are delivered.

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Postby WNYP431 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:05 pm

Yes....your friendly Class One's think it necessary to inspect them.........over.........and over........ and over.

CP inspected them in Scranton....NS had to, and now the CSX peeps are giving them the once over. You just may be drawing your pension.

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Postby Luther Brefo » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:46 pm

Due to the cold weather, I presume they were drained before shipment or have been drained sometime after October?
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Postby Challenger3985 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:27 am

I went on the Santa Train yesterday and spoke to one of the conductors about the locomotives that were pulling the excursion (1802 and 1804). I asked him if 1804 was at the other end of the train and he said "yup". "We are supposed to be getting new ones on the line, but I'm not positive when."

I'm not sure what hes referring too, are they also replacing the RS11's on the FRRR too?

P.S: Santa ride was another huge hit this year (packed), I believe its going on for the next 2-3 weekends at 11am and 2pm departing Brockport, from park ave.

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Postby pablo » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:42 am

Not to be a wet blanket around here, but if it ain't intermodal, the Class 1's don't care, whether it's a car of plastic pellets or your S6. John's right...it's why the railroads may never approach greatness again.

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Postby med-train » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:33 pm

Challenger3985 wrote:Santa ride was another huge hit this year (packed), I believe its going on for the next 2-3 weekends at 11am and 2pm departing Brockport, from park ave.


The Santa Trains will be running out of Medina to Lockport and return on the next 3 weekends. Brockport is a one weekend only event. Medina to Lockport includes the Museum admission.
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Postby PVRX1 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:52 pm

Ah, but they will have to travel back and forth to Selkirk at least once or twice before they get delivered. NOT as far fetched as it sounds in the real world !
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