PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:41 pm

That should read: There is a rumor....Not "this is a rumor"!!!!

The 503 & 616 are still languishing in Rotterdam awaiting CSX to resolve
the meltdown in and around Selkirk...

The 507 is still bad-ordered at E. Deerfield...

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby atholrail » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:41 pm

Caught the 507 sitting in Deerfield last week...
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby CN9634 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:39 pm

345 is going. You will be seeing a lot of house cleaning going on at Waterville in the future...
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby BowdoinStation » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:38 am

The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby KSmitty » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:30 pm

BowdoinStation wrote:The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?

To Pauducah for rebuild.

Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby gokeefe » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:11 pm

KSmitty wrote:Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...


Sweeping cinders between ties in the yard tracks? :-D lol...
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:47 pm

Might be a cleanout of the deadlines,strip off useful parts,then scrap the remains for recycling.
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby 690 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:00 pm

KSmitty wrote:
BowdoinStation wrote:The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?

To Pauducah for rebuild.

Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...


This has got me thinking - the other locomotives sent are already at -2 standards... will the 345 be rebuilt to -2/-3 standards, or just rebuilt, and kept as is, a straight GP40?
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby KSmitty » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:11 pm

690 wrote:
KSmitty wrote:
BowdoinStation wrote:The 345.. Going to be repaired or going to locomotive heaven ?

To Pauducah for rebuild.

Not sure what the rest of CN's statement about other house cleaning means...


This has got me thinking - the other locomotives sent are already at -2 standards... will the 345 be rebuilt to -2/-3 standards, or just rebuilt, and kept as is, a straight GP40?

Ive been told all in kind rebuilds. GP40 to GP40 -2lw to -2lw, etc...
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby MECFAN » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:14 pm

507, 503 and 616 are going to Paducah for rebuild. Wait and watch...


Just wondering if there is any news on this project and did the 507 ever leave Deerfield.
Since they were supposed to rebuild five and three have been done (518, 519 and 515) are there any in the shop at Waterville being rebuilt
at this time.
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby GP40MC1118 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:45 pm

The 503 & 616 are in Paducah and will be coming back.

The 507 & 345 are stuck in East Deerfield, but going there too.

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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby thebigham » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:54 am

What about these two?

#500 has been oos for 8 years.

#513 has been oos for 12 years.

I wonder if these will be scrapped/rebuilt?

Thanks to Bill Gingrich for his excellent roster info!!!

EDIT: From this pic, it looks like they are scrap material:

http://samayotte.com/PAR_Waterville_8.l ... _2481A.jpg
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby KSmitty » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:02 pm

500 & 513 are supposed to go to Pauducah. See if that happens or not.
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby MECFAN » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:21 pm

Per a post on the Pan Am forum the 513 has been loaded on a flatcar and the 500 moved to be loaded. Anybody up that way that can check it out???? Would like to catch that passing through Rockingham!!!!
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Re: PAR GP40-2Ws (MEC 500 Series)

Postby thebigham » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:23 am

^Thanks for the news!
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