Reading & Northern's New Locomotives

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (reporting mark RBMN) (a.k.a. Reading and Northern Railroad) is a regional railroad operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.rbmnrr.com/

Reading & Northern's New Locomotives

Postby mst145 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:55 pm

Here are photos of RBMN's new locomotives in Port Clinton:

http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1679191

http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1679193

They received them on Thursday & are supposed to be placed into service soon.

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Re: Reading & Northern's New Locomotives

Postby GP30 5513 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:37 pm

I saw them earlier, took a short video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_rB606Maw4
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Re: Reading & Northern's New Locomotives

Postby Tri-State Tom » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:25 pm

Couple of questions....

Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears the 38's lack dynamic brakes while the 40's do. Does this pose any operational problems to running them in tandem ?

Also appears the 40's have different side panel air vents and one has a red safety stripe on the cat-walk and the other does not. A bit unusual for UP, no ? Perhaps is one 40 quite a bit older than the other ?

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Re: Reading & Northern's New Locomotives

Postby GP30 5513 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:03 pm

The following information comes from Blackmon Auction's webpage for the auction of the UP lineup...

1978 EMD SD-40-2R, UP# 3426

1974 EMD SD-40-2, UP# 3066

http://www.blackmonauctions.com/?Auction=56

I posted the same link in a similar thread on another rail forum.
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