Cabless GEs

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Cabless GEs

Postby DogBert » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:12 am

Looks like their time is up... this photo shows them with NREX reporting markings and P&W name removed.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4078085

I'm guessing they've just plain been replaced by the leased EMDs... ?
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Re: Cabless GEs

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:58 am

They may have become "shop queens",too expensive to keep running,
may become "parts donors" to keep other GE's running or Exported out of the US.
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Re: Cabless GEs

Postby DogBert » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:54 am

Export, or scrap :) Old beasts, so I'm not surprised to see them going.

Seems this was the last batch of cabless B-30s in existence. I have some slides of one or two in BN green on hell gate.
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Re: Cabless GEs

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:12 pm

P&W has been moving away from Dash 7s for a while now; I'm surprised the B-units stayed around as long as they did.

NRE builds a lot of gensets. Perhaps the frames and trucks of these units are destined for that.
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Re: Cabless GEs

Postby MEC407 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:17 pm

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