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P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby daylight4449 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:59 pm

BIG NEWS! i spotted a BNSF unit at the providence and worcester railroad's shop in worcester. definitely a GE product, at least an AC4400
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby TheJollyRailfan » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:28 pm

They just bought the 3 b40s from BNSF and 2 are still in the shop. They have the ac4400 nose so its most likely one of em you saw.
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby Reader#108 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:49 pm

I have seen 562 and 563 out with the PW runs, the third one has been renumbered 4405? The 562 has the huge PW in black lettering on the side....maybe they will use one for the fall excursion sunday?
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby PAR381 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:51 am

The P&W purchased 3 ex BNSF B40-8W's. BNSF numbers 561,562 & 582. The 561 has been renumbered to P&W 4005 and the 562 and 582 are running on the P&W with the BNSF numbers with P&W markings on them. See attached links:

http://www.pbase.com/richbarnett/image/128961403

http://www.pbase.com/richbarnett/image/129242840


They 3 units do not have cab signals installed as of yet so they cannot lead on Amtrak but I guess they could put one of them behind a cab signaled equipped leader. The trip is on Saturday October 16 2010


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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:16 am

TheJollyRailfan wrote:They just bought the 3 b40s from BNSF and 2 are still in the shop. They have the ac4400 nose so its most likely one of em you saw.

so, we've got B40-7Ws? SWEET :-D this is th first wide-nosed locomotive on the P&W since the M420s, and the first i'll have the chance to see
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:07 am

looks like 561 was used in DPU service
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:08 am

daylight4449 wrote:looks like 561 was used in DPU service

looks like the BNSF paint job was more recent. all the pictures of her i found were her in warbonnet with BNSF lettering and logos
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby MEC407 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:01 pm

daylight4449 wrote:BIG NEWS!


Actually it's old news. :wink: viewtopic.php?f=126&t=73784&start=15


daylight4449 wrote:so, we've got B40-7Ws?


No such beast. The correct designation is Dash 8-40BW -- sometimes abbreviated as B40-8W.
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:53 pm

dang, talk about crappy stencil work!
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby emdpower75 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:24 pm

You can be assured that these 3 B40-8W locomotives will be prepped and painted in PW livery as soon as possible. Im sure they need the power out hauling freight at this time. When things slow down or other out of service units get the necessary repairs to become roadworthy again, this will allow the railroad to remove each unit one at a time for painting.
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby Reader#108 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:18 pm

Im guessing that 4405 is the first since they seem to be sandblasting the color off it....the other 2 (562/563) I have seen together in runs this past week...
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby PAR381 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:53 pm

All 3 units 4005, 562 & 582 are on Pan Am with a Bow NH coal train at this time. The P&W has also leased 4 GP38-2's from GATX one of which is all ready here and the other 3 are in route. I'am sure they will paint all 3 B40-8W's them when they can.
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby Reader#108 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:16 pm

I saw the GP at the shop this afternoon.....it is blue #1855 and it was running with 2215 doing some switching...I think it said Seaside or Seashore on the side of it...
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:15 am

Reader#108 wrote:I saw the GP at the shop this afternoon.....it is blue #1855 and it was running with 2215 doing some switching...I think it said Seaside or Seashore on the side of it...

ya, saw that one on my way to youth group last night. looks like a GP20, or rebuilt earlier geep. definitely said seashore on it, painted in ACL scheme, but the blue replaced the purple. classy, really classy. looked like she was leading a local out of worcester north towards grafton.
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Re: BNSF unit at P&W Shop

Postby Dick H » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:48 am

The 1855 belows to the Seaview Railroad at Davisville.
They are a major customer of the P&W. The locomotive
was probably at the P&W shop for some sort of repairs.
Here's a photo at Davisville:
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20071 ... 5&BOOL=ALL
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