SD60s on the P&W

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby Reader#108 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:31 pm

must have been a very shiny consist
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:37 pm

from a competing railforum:

Re: P & W SD60's
Author: CR6444
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They are to be used, originally to move heavy stone trains between New Haven to Long Island, but Metro-North declined them, as they are "too heavy" so they are still working on some issues. Now, they are assigned to move some ethanol loads between NECR-Willimantic, CT to Worcester. They have tested it once with 80 car loads, they passed with flying colors... Great pullers, too. As if theres no ethanol moves, they are primarily used as "road trains" between Worcester to Valley Falls. but cab signal issues have crept up on them.. They are still working on cab signal "bugs"..

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby Reader#108 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:56 pm

I have seen them regularly at the PW Shops here in Worcester....they are BIG...

they also seem to do the job without any problems....I was speaking to someone at the Union Station the other day and he said they were doing

well....
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:54 am

The E60's weight in at 389.500 Lbs same as SD60, but then the bridges are now 30 years older.
I believe MNCR is more concerened with Height of these units 16'2" as per EMD Specifications.
yes you can lower fans by few (maybe 4) inches and even horn , but your still at or exceeding the height of MNCR timetable which is 15' 6" with no exceptions.
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GMTX 9014

Postby TOMT7X » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:00 am

Its on NR2 today heading for Metro-North for 2nd round of testing along the line..Possibly running CHFP with 9014 tonight...


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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby DogBert » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:08 pm

One of them just left Queens as the trailing unit with 3 GEs. Came in last night around midnight.
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby DogBert » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:11 pm

9014 made another trip to nyc thurs/friday. Left as the trailing unit.
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby ebtmikado » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:16 am

Here's a shot of GMTX 9059 with a westbound train from Worcester to Willimantic at Packer Pond last Friday:

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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby MrGP10 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:01 am

I posted a sighting on the NYAR forums CHFP? 2 GEs with 1 blue and white engine. I thought it was a geep I guess not. They came down on Tuesday night I didn't have a chance to see how many cars it had. The SD wasn't leading it was sandwiched in between the 2 GEs.
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby jwhite07 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:42 pm

The online newsletter Canadian Railway Observations is reporting that 43 GMTX SD60s, including 9014 and 9059, have been acquired by Canadian National. Their stint on P&W was rather short!
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby daylight4449 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:40 am

jwhite07 wrote:The online newsletter Canadian Railway Observations is reporting that 43 GMTX SD60s, including 9014 and 9059, have been acquired by Canadian National. Their stint on P&W was rather short!

Talk about wind out of your sails... I wonder, but how this would effect the lease agreement?
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby cp8558 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:25 pm

The newsletter you reference is incorrect. According to a correspondence posted to the STB website on March 24, 2012, the GMTX 9014 and GMTX 9059 are not included in the numbers being acquired by CN.

Here is the link if anyone is interested. It is a .pdf file

http://tinyurl.com/7t86p9q

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jwhite07 wrote:The online newsletter Canadian Railway Observations is reporting that 43 GMTX SD60s, including 9014 and 9059, have been acquired by Canadian National. Their stint on P&W was rather short!
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:15 am

Can't get much better clarification than that - unit by unit *and* the renumbering scheme! I for some reason cannot access CRO's website to look for a feedback link, but hopefully someone can correct them as well. Thank you for the information!
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby DogBert » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:44 pm

Last week I spotted one of these leading the stone train over hell gate. I'd imagine it has been properly equipped to lead on the corridor and thus will probably be around awhile.

Fits the pattern of the rest of the 'new' power that has come down to nyc - runs trailing for a few weeks and eventually gets equipped to lead.
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Re: SD60s coming soon to P&W

Postby boatsmate » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:53 pm

C ame ot the P&W equiped to lead.... MNR would not let them lead for a while.... but has always been equiped They run leading in RI Nall the time
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