P&W Locomotive Fleet

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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby MEC407 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:33 pm

MEC407 wrote:Here she is:

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=228906



Here are two more shots:

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=4424115

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=4424120


Also, the caption of the NERAIL photo is incorrect. This unit is not the former FEC 101. 101 and 103 went to VTR. PW received 100 and 102.
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby Lmiller » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:11 pm

Why have they never painted and renumbered the 582 ? Looks like, well, won't say it , ,, sticks out like a sore thumb !
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby ebtmikado » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:10 pm

Lmiller wrote:Why have they never painted and renumbered the 582 ? Looks like, well, won't say it , ,, sticks out like a sore thumb !


Time, money and equipment availability come to mind...

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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby MEC407 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:53 pm

If they're lacking time/money/equipment, how were they able to do 4301?
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby Lmiller » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:09 am

MEC407 wrote:If they're lacking time/money/equipment, how were they able to do 4301?


My point exactly !
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:56 am

The New England Railroad Expo in Worcester Tuesday might have been the motivation
for the 4301 getting repainted.

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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:33 pm

maybe 582 is not much of performer ? could it be P&W wants to unload it ??
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby Slushbucket » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:01 pm

Perhaps now with 4301 online, 582 can finally get its turn in the paint shop?
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby boatsmate » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:11 am

My understanding from conversations with other on other boards that the reason the 582 never got painted was because of needs for the engine, and the availability of crews in the paint shop to work on the engine. it takes at least 6 weeks to prep and paint, and the P&W has not had the time (last winter was the all the snow) this year was painting the 4301. so maybe now that they have more power it might get painted sometime down the line.
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby MEC407 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:29 pm

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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby woodeen » Wed May 18, 2016 9:40 pm

has been modified to fit on the Northeast Corridor

What was needed to modify; lower the height somehow?
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby gregorygrice » Wed May 18, 2016 10:07 pm

woodeen wrote:
has been modified to fit on the Northeast Corridor

What was needed to modify; lower the height somehow?


Height slightly reduced by removing things from the top such as the horn which was moved to the side.
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby MEC407 » Wed May 18, 2016 10:09 pm

It also looks like the radiator fans were sunken down a bit, and notches cut in the plow (for third rail territory).
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby Backshophoss » Wed May 18, 2016 11:28 pm

For better or worse,there are parts of the MN catenary that still sag when the weather gets warm,the cleaner
the roof is,the less chance of getting zapped by 12.5 kv wire that's sagging.
P&W has/had units get zapped by the catenary during the summer months,fan housings and roof panels showing the scars.
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Re: Additions to the P&W Locomotive Fleet

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu May 19, 2016 4:49 am

On a somewhat related note, it looks like 3901's horns were recently relocated to the side of engine plus the marker lamps were removed and covered. I would post photographic evidence but I get an error message "Sorry, board attachement quota has been reached."
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