Mystery unit goes west GP7/9

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Mystery unit goes west GP7/9

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:14 am

Sunday morning I caught a glimpse of a chopnose GP7/9 going west through Syracuse. It was painted in a Southern Railway scheme with what looked to be a three digit number. I thought it said Cape Cod Central on it but that seems to be wrong. So I'm not sure what else to search for.

And with CSX who knows where it came from or was supposed to go, too.
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Re: Mystery unit goes west GP7/9

Postby scottychaos » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:47 am

Chesapeake & Indiana SD-M No. 815.

Originally a DM&IR high-hood SD9:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2221590

DM&IR chopped the nose at some point:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=806192

Repaint must be fairly recent! cant find a recent photo of that unit in current paint, except for several posted on facebook over the past few days.

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Re: Mystery unit goes west GP7/9

Postby David Hutchinson » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:50 am

how about CSX bouncing the new GP38-2 for the Middletown and New Jersey... made it to Selkirk, now it's roaming around OHIO...........
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Re: Mystery unit goes west GP7/9

Postby TrainDetainer » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:21 pm

It's always possible that 815 was lost, but it could have just been to Selkirk for wheel turning or some other work too.
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Re: Mystery unit goes west GP7/9

Postby lvrr325 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:27 am

Okay, I found a video of it taken the 20th in Ohio and that is what I saw.

I was 100 yards away looking through a window in the end of the building, so

If you look for ICBX 815 there's a couple shots on RR Picture Archives.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4978424
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