New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

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New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

Postby CN9634 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:42 am

Rumor is MMA will be getting some new/units, heard the number is 7..... Probably be SD40-2s I believe
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Re: New Power

Postby doublestack » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Yup, your correct. Mostly 40-2's
The seven units are:
three GE C39-8's from New Hope & Ivyland railroad #8202, #8207 and #8208
two SD40-2's leased from CPrail #5904 and 5991
two of their own Derby yard rebuilt's, SD40-2's #5364 and 5374
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Re: New Power

Postby fogg1703 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:33 pm

My initial thought was what about the locomotives that were freed up by the MNR takeover of the Aroostook lines, but I d0 remember hearing somewhere that MNR was leasing one or two MMA GE's and then add the unit oil trains units being tied up for 2-3 days on their Montreal-St John and return duty and on paper they are short of power. Add in the newly arrived unit windmill train and any potential traffic from Cates and more power will be in order. Should be interesting to see how the all 6 axle lot arrive; 2 CR blue GE's, a NS black GE, 2 CN SD40's and the 2 "clean" CP SD40's. Talk about a dog's breakfast.
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Re: New Power

Postby mwhite » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:42 pm

I posted a photo of Iowa, Chicago & Eastern SD40-2 taken on 7/4/2012 on the MMA at Schoodic: http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=201478.
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Re: New Power

Postby CN9634 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:39 pm

Word is 2 of the 3 C39-8's are en route from PA. Headed CSX, NECR, VRS, MMA
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Re: New Power

Postby fogg1703 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Any idea of when the GE beasts will be heading north?
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Re: New Power

Postby MEC407 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:02 pm

It was mentioned in this article that the C39s will be rebuilt. I wonder if they'll also be repainted...
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Re: New Power

Postby KSmitty » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:32 pm

MEC407 wrote:It was mentioned in this article that the C39s will be rebuilt. I wonder if they'll also be repainted...

Heres hoping, but I wouldn't count on it. They've rebuilt other locomotives and not repainted them, 3000 comes to mind. What I'll be most interested to see is if they renumber them. Of late, the B23's, they've renumbered them, but the "original" MMA power has kept the road numbers of previous owners.
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Re: New Power

Postby MEC407 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:51 pm

Yes, I immediately thought of the 3000 when I was writing that comment. The big difference is that the 3000's existing paint job was already in great condition when they rebuilt it, so it would've been kind of wasteful to repaint it.

Regarding the numbers, I imagine it'll be a matter of whether or not there are conflicts with existing MMA rolling stock. I suspect that was the case with the B23s... the Santa Fe numbers must've conflicted with MMA freight cars or something.
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Re: New Power

Postby cpr2816 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:42 am

don't think it will happen, they need power now , so paint can wait .

They just have to do like they did on their 36xx and apply the logo on the nose and on the side .
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Re: New Power

Postby CN9634 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:51 pm

Saw some pics of these things at Selkirk... man they are beat. They are currently at Palmer to head Nawth to MMA and east to Maine
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Re: New Power

Postby KSmitty » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:03 pm

Its pretty obvious, after looking at them, why they will be rebuilt before entering service...Lots of rust to go around and some missing parts here and there. And to top it all off it looks like the vandals got to a couple of them, broken windows and number boards on a couple units.

Considering they haven't even hit the property yet theres a decent number of photos of them.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoLi ... MMA&mid=30
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Re: New Power

Postby atsf sp » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:49 am

Where are these now? They still in Palmer because I will be in Palmer and ED on the 10th and it would be awesome to see one of these beasts again. I have only caught one straight C39 in Altoona over 10 years ago.
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Re: New Power

Postby KSmitty » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:30 am

Last report I saw said imterchanged to NECR at Palmer last night. No idea if they will move up north or not before the 10th.
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Re: New Power

Postby atsf sp » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:20 pm

I didnt see the units in Palmer or ED today.
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