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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:58 am

newpylong wrote:The D&H Alcos would have been the only possible GTI 6 packs pre 1987 correct?


I'm not 100% certain but I think the C628s and C630s were gone (or at least inoperable) by the time Guilford purchased D&H. I can't think of any that ever ran during Guilford. All of the pictures I've seen of them are from the late '70s or earlier. (They did of course run the D&H 4-axle Alcos.) I was thinking more along the lines of the D&H U33Cs which definitely ran during the Guilford era, the ex-Detroit Edison units (five SD40s and one U30C) and the ex-Illinois Terminal SD39s. The SD39s, SD40s and U30C came in '84.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby newpylong » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:00 pm

My apologies. I meant the U33s not the Alcos.

FYI the SD39s came over a little later than the Detroit Edison units - August of '85. All of those pre-strike MEC lettered 6 packs totally escaped me thanks for the reminder.
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:11 pm

When NHN took over the sand operations, wasn't the Conway Branch in deplorable condition to the point 6 axle units were not allowed?
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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby MEC407 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:10 pm

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Re: New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad (NHN) Discussion

Postby 690 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:58 am

MEC407 wrote:
newpylong wrote:The D&H Alcos would have been the only possible GTI 6 packs pre 1987 correct?


I'm not 100% certain but I think the C628s and C630s were gone (or at least inoperable) by the time Guilford purchased D&H. I can't think of any that ever ran during Guilford. All of the pictures I've seen of them are from the late '70s or earlier. (They did of course run the D&H 4-axle Alcos.) I was thinking more along the lines of the D&H U33Cs which definitely ran during the Guilford era, the ex-Detroit Edison units (five SD40s and one U30C) and the ex-Illinois Terminal SD39s. The SD39s, SD40s and U30C came in '84.


Most of the original D&H six axles (C628s, U30Cs, SD45s, and PA4s) were sold to Mexico in 1978, although the D&H didn't get much for them. The U33Cs were the only ones that were kept, and lasted into Guilford.
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