BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby freightguy » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:33 pm

Lol folks about the erroneous info about the genset. I'm more out of the freight loop today than at its forefront.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby jayrmli » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:19 pm

I remember when NYA first started and they got bit by that interchange rule. They accepted a tank car from Conrail that looked like the end was bashed in with a utility pole. At the time, they just accepted practically everything. When the car was emptied, Conrail refused to take it, and NYA was subject to paying for the repair.

Soon afterward, they had car inspectors for all of the interchanges.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:59 pm

So NJNY is on the hook for the replacement wheelsets? Has NY+A refused the Genset at interchange
at Bay Ridge?
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby jayrmli » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:08 am

Yes they have. It will be floated back across the harbor pending repairs.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby DogBert » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:56 am

For what it's worth this is what the thing looks like:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3739654
Pretty ugly looking beast except for the paint job. At least it's not based off a gp30 rebuild - that thing looks even more hideous: http://www.railserveleaf.biz/photo_gallery.html

More about it here:
http://www.railserveleaf.biz/

Sounds like a good for the work it'll be doing, though who knows how well these things hold up. RSSX does seem to have a lot of these in service though so I'd imagine they're somewhat reliable.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby JoeRailRoad » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:50 pm

DogBert wrote:For what it's worth here's the genset at 65th street - waaaaay back there. + NYNJRR 1133 being worked on next to 2200.

IMG_3805.jpg

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I found some more pictures of RSSX 3766, if that’s the same one that’s at the 65th Street yard.

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/i1EiGP9oiOM/maxresdefault.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76207783@N ... 6/sizes/l/

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictur ... 8%5C58.JPG

One thing I noticed is the engine doesn't have ditch/crossing lights.

Wouldn’t that mean the train would be restricted to 20 MPH across grade crossings?

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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby mikey cruz » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:51 pm

Thing looks like Optimus Prime!
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby tahawus84 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:48 pm

not the best looking engine but hope it works out well for them. Did they buy this engine or are the leasing it?
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:25 pm

Railleaf locos are "replacement" units for 4 axle Switcher type locos(SW-1000,SW-1500 types),
believe based on GP-7 or GP-9 frames.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby tj48 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:40 am

Happen to pass BRT on the LIE Friday. One of the lease engines is still operating there. Saw it pulling or pushing a string of cars into what I believe was the Home Depot warehouse.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby KEN PATRICK » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:24 pm

i would guess it will go to the njt wheel shop in kearny. this state-of-the-art shop is amazing. and an inexpensive option to changing out wheels.
as for utilization at brt. it is too light to handle the stone cars. the trackage doesn't offer the luxury of moving a few loads at a time. while the visibility and operating costs are superior to the gp38's it is the wrong choice. having a cat engine does solve the freezing problems of emd power-you can use anti-freeze. but the hp and weight will make operations costly and limited.
the original concept was to handle 30 stone cars per day. it's clear that will never happen. ken patrick
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby DogBert » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:39 am

Passed 65th st. yesterday - looks like it has gone back to NJ. No sign of it.

I think it'll be awhile before BRT's up to full speed & requires more power.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby freightguy » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:09 pm

The 1010 may be shipped out as early as Friday night after being inspected by the NYA.
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby mikey cruz » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:12 pm

so is Optimus Prime the only unit that's going to be out there?
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Re: BRT engines HLCX 1010 and 1017 to leave soon!

Postby DogBert » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:03 pm

Sounds like it. I assume it's going out via csx since 'prime' was such a pain in the rear for NYNJRR to move?

Does BRT keep a trackmobile or something else around for back up?
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