CSX to buy GE Erie palnt?

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CSX to buy GE Erie palnt?

Postby Ira » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:56 am

Has there been any talk about CSX purchasing the GE Transportation Erie plant. Rumors are saying theat. CSX is looking to open a rebuild and service plant and Erie's plant was the one in question. Any comments?
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Re: CSX to buy GE Erie palnt?

Postby mmi16 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:02 pm

CSX is not known for putting additional people on the payroll for other than actions directly responsible for moving trains and generating revenue. Over the years many shops and maintenance facilities have been closed.

I can see CSX contracting with someone that is operating a rebuild plant, but CSX will not add people to the payroll for that activity.
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Re: CSX to buy GE Erie palnt?

Postby Ira » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:04 am

Thank you.
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Re: CSX to buy GE Erie palnt?

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:26 pm

Believe GE Erie is still active for warranty work,a few MBTA HSP-46's are at the plant,MN still has a couple
of P32 DM's there for rebuilding.
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Re: CSX to buy GE Erie palnt?

Postby MEC407 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:41 pm

It's still active for a lot more than just that. Export locomotives, hundreds per year, are built there. The newer plant in Forth Worth is only used for domestic production.

There may come a time when GE sells Erie but it's not going to happen right now.

The trend in US railroading right now is for railroads to contract this stuff out to private companies. It would be very odd for a railroad to make such a huge and expensive commitment to keeping it in-house by literally purchasing a locomotive factory.
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Re: CSX to buy GE Erie palnt?

Postby Noel Weaver » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:10 pm

I can't possibly see anything like this happening. It sounds more like a "railroad rumor". I remember them from years ago, mostly they were things that were next to impossible to happen. If you have a casual conversation with a railroader, believe only half of what you hear. Rumors fly high with railroaders.
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