New FPY engine?

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New FPY engine?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:05 pm

http://qns.com/story/2017/11/14/glendale-freight-railyard-gets-new-locomotive-thats-quieter-less-polluting/

Apparently FPY is getting a new Mother-Slug unit, operated by WM. Bizzarely enough, it's replacing something apparently non-existent, we have no 1200HP engines aside from those two leasers. Are they remanufacturing one? Can somebody in the know fill us in?
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Re: New FPY engine?

Postby Uncle Cheapo » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:50 pm

“We”?? lol
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Re: New FPY engine?

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:33 pm

Poked around the Knoxville Loco Works site,nothing announced,wild guess is SE15 based mother/slug set,spreading the 1200 hp over 8 traction motors.
Prefect for slow speed switching of the heavy trash cars on not so great trackwork. :wink:
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Re: New FPY engine?

Postby AlKaLI » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:11 am

Could this be a rebuilding/replacement for ex L&I SW1200 #9321? An SW-1200 is 1200 HP.
Isn't the #9321 stored derelict somewhere in Brooklyn?
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Re: New FPY engine?

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm

Anything would be better than an underpowered Trackmobile that WMI uses!
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Re: New FPY engine?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:14 pm

AlKaLI wrote:Could this be a rebuilding/replacement for ex L&I SW1200 #9321? An SW-1200 is 1200 HP.
Isn't the #9321 stored derelict somewhere in Brooklyn?


9321 was/is dead on a siding/RIP track near Gershow Brooklyn and the Linden Facility, within clear view of the L. That was in late july/early august. Not sure if it was cut up or not, can't really get out there.

@Uncle Cheapo I don't know why i put we.
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Re: New FPY engine?

Postby DogBert » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:17 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Anything would be better than an underpowered Trackmobile that WMI uses!


I'm assuming this thing will just be at FP, and WM blissville & the bush will still have their 'shuttlewagons' to bop cars btw. the yard and sidings.

Speaking of, this deal sounds exactly like the one the city and WM struck with CSX in the Bronx, for 4 gensets. All four of those gensets lasted a few years and are now gone, replaced with good old sturdy GP38-2s. I guess they couldn't handle the work... nice to see we'll be throwing away a few more million to appease NIMBYs who don't know * about running a railroad.
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