PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

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PAR SD40-2s (MEC 600 series and 3400 series)

Postby Skullitor » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:39 pm

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Power is NS2615/9959 followed by HLCX6225/6415/6407/6410/6408/6403. The first of the leasers is an SD40-2 in Helm blue-red, the next one's a rebuilt SD45 in Huntington red, the 7-10-8 are all ex-Trona SD45-2s in patched Trona paint, and the finale is a blue-red SD45 rebuild.
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Re: New Pan Am Engines On NS 22K Today.

Postby obienick » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:52 pm

Are these more leasers, current leaser replacements, or have they been purchased from HLCX?
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Re: New Pan Am Engines On NS 22K Today.

Postby Skullitor » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:55 pm

obienick wrote:Are these more leasers, current leaser replacements, or have they been purchased from HLCX?

I'm told Pan Am Purchased them.
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Re: New Pan Am Engines On NS 22K Today. 7/15

Postby Mcoov » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:59 pm

I'm suspicious of the SD45s. Pan Am got rid of their last one only a few years ago.
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Re: New Pan Am Engines On NS 22K Today. 7/15

Postby lirrelectrician » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:23 pm

They are not Pure SD-45s. They were rebuilt to SD40-2 standards with a 16 cylider 645 engine instead of the 20 cylider. They do however have the SD45 flared radiators. PAR 601 is one such example already.
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Re: New Pan Am Engines On NS 22K Today. 7/15

Postby Skullitor » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:49 pm

lirrelectrician wrote:They are not Pure SD-45s. They were rebuilt to SD40-2 standards with a 16 cylider 645 engine instead of the 20 cylider. They do however have the SD45 flared radiators. PAR 601 is one such example already.
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I think your correct,Mike. I'd be shocked otherwise. :wink:
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Re: New Pan Am Engines On NS 22K Today. 7/15

Postby Guilford Guy9887 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:02 am

Are there any pictures up and where exactlly are they?
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Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

Postby MEC407 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:49 pm

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Re: Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

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Re: Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

Postby Guilford Guy9887 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:26 am

so are they in the northeast yet or elsewhere
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Re: Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:11 am

it states this under one of pictures:
MOAY delivers new power rumored to be destined for PAR.
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Re: Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

Postby atsf sp » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:09 am

When was 6225 sent out to be able to come back in? It has been working PAR rails for a while now.
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Re: Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

Postby Skullitor » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:24 am

atsf sp wrote:When was 6225 sent out to be able to come back in? It has been working PAR rails for a while now.

UPDATE FROM GARY "THE BOSS" YOUNG.
In a message dated 7/15/2010 11:07:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, AustinTram@aol.com writes:
Tell the rail.net I said HLCX 6225 is not one they are supposed to buy. It has been sent to NS to run off HP hrs for PANAM. It is already being leased by PANAM for year now. Gary
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Re: Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

Postby Skullitor » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:16 am

Skullitor wrote:
atsf sp wrote:When was 6225 sent out to be able to come back in? It has been working PAR rails for a while now.

UPDATE FROM GARY "THE BOSS" YOUNG.
In a message dated 7/15/2010 11:07:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, AustinTram@aol.com writes:
Tell the rail.net I said HLCX 6225 is not one they are supposed to buy. It has been sent to NS to run off HP hrs for PANAM. It is already being leased by PANAM for year now. Gary


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PanAm has two more engines coming here. HLCX 6427, HLCX 6429. There in Chicago. The other three HLCX 6404, HLCX 6413 ,HLCX 6416 are now being leased by PanAm and it is said being bought by PanAm Gary Young.
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Re: Pan Am acquiring more SD40-2s

Postby roberttosh » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:25 pm

You'd think with all these "new" locomotives rolling onto the property, the power situation would have somewhat stabilized, yet just today was told by someone in the Trans Dept that the power situation is real bad right now (as is the crew situation). Was also told that a lot of this new 6-axle power is in pretty bad shape and that some of these units may be canibilized pretty quickly to keep the other ones going.
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