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New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby MEC407 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:36 pm

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Postby tomjohn » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:03 am

I must admit that this loco is interesting, below is a small list of what I will need if I am to attempt at building such a model of this loco are there other pictures or drawings of this locomotive ? If not I understand...

1. right & left side

2. front & rear

3. roof line

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Postby MEC407 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:24 am

I'm sure that more pictures will come forth in the coming months, once these beasts start being delivered to their new owners.

Here are a couple of photos of the units while they were still under construction (side and rear shots):

http://www.brookvilleequipment.com/imag ... dupsLG.jpg

http://www.brookvilleequipment.com/imag ... ocosLG.jpg
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Postby MEC407 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:32 am

Here is some info on the MTU 12V4000 engine that is used in this locomotive:

http://dieselman.wordpress.com/2007/08/ ... il-engine/
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Postby railfanofewu » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:37 am

I was just wondering, are these going to be used for Work-Train service, or are they going to be used for Branch-Line services on the New Haven Line? If so, I guess it will be interesting to see another possible locomotive builder in the US Market for passenger/commuter trains.
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Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:47 am

The BL20GH is for both, worktrain and passenger branchline service.
It has the MTU12/4000 for propulsion and a Caterplillar C-15 for HEP.
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Postby railfanofewu » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:17 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:The BL20GH is for both, worktrain and passenger branchline service.
It has the MTU12/4000 for propulsion and a Caterplillar C-15 for HEP.


Seems like a good locomotive for the job. Don't need a SD70, PL42, or a Genesis for Branch-Line duty. I also have wanted to see what this locomotive would look like, and finally a picture. It definately looks utilitarian. I do like the idea of more companies to bid on these projects, but are we seeing a repeat of the Dieselization of the 1950s? We had several builders, and then by the end of the decade and a half, it was down to just GE and EMD. Now there is a plus for MotivePower, Brookville, NRE, and RailPower, and that is that they are tackling markets the big guys will not touch, and filling a need for those markets as switchers get older, and diesel regs get tighter.
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Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:49 pm

Here is more pictures from the testing of BL20GH in Pennsylvania.

http://dieselman.wordpress.com/2008/02/ ... -pictures/
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Re: New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby MEC407 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:42 pm

Here are some photos of the first unit in revenue service:

http://naphotos.nerail.org/show/?order= ... =ebtmikado


These appear to be very versatile locomotives -- a wise choice in today's economy. They ought to be significantly more fuel efficient than the units they're replacing.
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Re: New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby MEC407 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:56 am

Another BL20GH has left the shop, this time in Metro-North paint:

http://www.brookvilleequipment.com/imag ... ningLG.jpg
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Re: New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:02 pm

Those two units left Brookville on July 3th.
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Re: New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby atsf sp » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:10 pm

I heard the new one on the Metro-North broke down on its first revenue and had to be assisted by a FL9.
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Re: New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:15 pm

There have been problems , but so did the Genesis, DE/DM30, FL-9ac , PL42ac, AEM-7, ALP-46 etc.
Nearly every engine new in technology will keep failing till its fine tuned.
In 1958-1960 the FL-9 were trouble prone as well and nearly canceled.
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Re: New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby FL9AC » Tue May 26, 2009 5:40 pm

Well, there are now twelve BL20GH locomotives on Metro-North property with the 115 just delivered last week..six for CDOT, and six for MNRR so far with rumors of more to come. As of now these locomotives are a lot more reliable than when first delivered. Quite an impressive locomotive.
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Re: New BL20GH Locomotive by Brookville

Postby railfanofewu » Tue May 26, 2009 5:47 pm

FL9AC wrote: Quite an impressive locomotive.

I hope they can sell more, it does look impressive.
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