SD60s on the P&W

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SD60s on the P&W

Postby TOMT7X » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:35 am

GMTX 9014 and GMTX 9059 are in Toronto right now on CN train M30831-18 out of Toronto, Ontario, bound for Montreal on M32319.. They both are freshly rebuilt and repainted all blue with white nose, with GATX spelled out... cab signals installed, plus the fans, the radiator on top of the fan base are all removed. Its been lowered and shortened to clear off Metro-North wires.. P&W will be holding on to them for 2 years.

Those 2 units are to be interchanged to NECR by the end of the week.

NOW someone has posted that P&W are not getting SD60's in this forum.. so they are wrong... They are COMING.... The last 2 "blue" GATX GP38-2's are gone.. they were delivered to NECR yesterday heading North to CN destined to Marquette Rail.. There is NO GATX GP38's on P&W for short term lease.. they all are gone.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2632402


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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby cn4steel » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:10 pm

Caught M308 at Coteau on the Kingston sub. just west of Montreal on Monday 18 July. NO GMTX units.
Don't understand your reference M32319. Please explain.

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby TOMT7X » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:11 am

M32421-19 for St. Albans.... is a Montreal to St Albans M-manifest My mistake... one number off....oops

The M308 the other day had the 2 GMTX's. The trace I am showing that the 2 Gators arrived at Montreal yesterday...


GMTX 9014 ARRIVED LOAD MONTREAL PQ 07/18 1610 CN
GMTX 9059 ARRIVED LOAD MONTREAL PQ 07/18 1610 CN

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby TOMT7X » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:29 pm

2 Gators arrived into USA Crossed over Lake Champlain.... Marching on its way!!!!!

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby TOMT7X » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:23 pm

2 Gators arrived in St. Albans, VT
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby 161pw165 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:07 am

Reported on the P&W Yahoo forum, they are being held in St. Albans. The P&W Willimantic branch is waiting FRA approval to reopen. That's the likely route they'll take to Worcester, as they can't cross the NECR trestle over Winthrop Cove in New London - 6-axle power restricted.
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Re: P&W acquiring ex-BNSF Dash 8-40BWs (and other new power?

Postby daylight4449 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:03 pm

Saw our new favorite boys in blue outside the engine house today with one the geeps. They're shiny to say the least.
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby 161pw165 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:28 pm

Now that they are on the property, let's see where they get deployed given they are too tall (reportedly) for the stone trains on MNCR to Fresh Pond.
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:34 am

It also seems that both units lack ATC or ACSES, one unit has cabsignal only.
Which is useless on MNCR or Shoreline
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby boatsmate » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:52 am

Both units are to have had everything installed before they where sent, part of the reason they took so long to get here. also they made adjustments to the roof area ie; moved the horns to the side fo teh engine to clear the wires on MN. I also beleive they are no taller then the other 6 axels and tehy run in the NEC ( I have not seen the side by side to compare though)
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:42 pm

what 6 axle units ??? on NEC
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby TOMT7X » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:09 pm

Just checked.. They DO have ATC and ACESES equipment... its all loaded.. Both have cab signals..One has the "boxed" version like the CR version, The other has the newer "Harmon" version, its all microchips. The "boxed" version is all history now. Notice.. CSXT has been removing them from all ex CR units, lots of them are leading on the Boston Line with newer Harmon cab signals.. Those 2 SD60's are all loaded and set in order to meet the FRA ATC requirements due in all railroad units by 2014 (hence CSXT replacing a lot of old B&O and C&O signals along the line in the South and will creepingly tackle NYC signals soon Look at NY State Railfan)


DutchRailnut wrote:It also seems that both units lack ATC or ACSES, one unit has cabsignal only.
Which is useless on MNCR or Shoreline
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby TOMT7X » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:19 pm

You didnt know???

Amtrak leased 8 CR SD40-2's for the Corridor upgrade from Boston to New Haven... Running welded rail trains, ballast trains, Track trains, concrete tie trains, and such before they strung up some wires. They have been running on Amtrak for 2 years, plus CR ran 30 car stone train locals from New Haven (Pine Orchard) to Old Saybrook with SD40-2's, SD40's, C30-7, and C30-7A's back then before P&W acquires CR trackage as CR wants out of CT. Got so many photos of em everywhere.....

DutchRailnut wrote:what 6 axle units ??? on NEC
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby Reader#108 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:50 pm

they look nice sitting outside the shop tonight....

pretty big too...
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby 161pw165 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:27 pm

Reported on the Yahoo P&W forum, they made a trip down to the Willimantic last weekend w/ the 4005 for ethanol.
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