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

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Re: New Power

Postby KSmitty » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:52 pm

atsf sp wrote:I didnt see the units in Palmer or ED today.

Apparently I read a bad report. Theres a picture of them with a CSX dash8 4 axle at Selkirk taken today. Sorry about that.
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Re: New Power

Postby Dick H » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:14 pm

The C-39s were reported to be in White River Jct. VT at noontime today...
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Re: New Power

Postby atsf sp » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:44 pm

Well that explains it.
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Re: New Power

Postby mkittredge » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:55 pm

The 3 old GE's went north yesterday on the Washington County. Saw them in St. Johnsbury, Vt. at 5:45 P.M.
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Re: New Power

Postby PEIR » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:26 pm

Were these units formerly painted grey and used in Conrail's Ballast Express service?
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Re: New Power

Postby MEC407 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:42 pm

Nope.

If I recall correctly, the Ballast Express units were C32-8s, not C39-8s. They do look very similar (both models have the round cab roof and "humpback" appearance), but the C39-8s have eight power assembly access doors per side, while the C32-8s have six per side.
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Re: New Power

Postby mkittredge » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:18 pm

Can anybody tell me where the 3 old GE's are now? Are they in the shop at Derby? Thanks.
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Re: New Power

Postby MEC407 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:40 pm

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Re: New Power

Postby mkittredge » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:52 pm

Thanks for the update and the great picture.
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Re: New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

Postby MEC407 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:46 pm

8208 is in service, and looking quite intimidating in all-black: http://steelribbon.smugmug.com/Other/C3 ... B&lb=1&s=A
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Re: New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

Postby fogg1703 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:28 pm

Any word on 8207? Parts donor or possibly being readied for service? Are these monsters compatible partswise with the existing GE fleet or are they truly oddballs?
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Re: New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

Postby MEC407 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:43 pm

I don't think they're any more or less compatible than, for instance, the B23-7s and the B39-8Es. Certainly there are some differences, but nothing insurmountable. I reckon the C39s have more in common with the Dash 7s and Dash 8s than the GP7s have in common with the SD40-2s.
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Re: New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

Postby KSmitty » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:57 pm

C39-8, B39-8 same thing only difference is axle count and trucks. They are essentially the same machine. Parts compatibility should be damn near 100%. The B23's are older, and different in many ways, electrics mostly, but share several mechanical parts...
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Re: New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

Postby fogg1703 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:31 pm

Thanks for the info.
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Re: New Power (C39-8s, SD40-2s, etc)

Postby nhmma » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:30 am

Is there any word (or pictures) on the SD40-2's?
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