GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby MEC407 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:05 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote:What's the rough count/ratio of active leasers vs. active homegrowns on the current roster? I can't find a power roster online that isn't years old or that only counts stuff they own...whether it's here or elsewhere, living or dead/mostly-dead @ Waterville. Since the current strategy seems to be more leasers going in and more of their own going out on lease, I'd just like to wrap brain about what very approximate quantities we're talking thus far.


atholrail wrote:https://xa.yimg.com/df/GuilfordRailSightings/201504+April+Pan+Am+locos.pdf?token=YEYuEJqh6-QgNzeGGBxJ4EZ78SzSfx8FufOqCSVMQRLaDYaaEdDl3g1TLcGhuKTnQCCH8igQruVUZBjuIa1Kkxv-UfVjcIzhY_j2nT2BJWli5LCaeBpDviFDEBBrwizGHPa51A9OLhCq2TYgdCu9wPS9A64oUH7NAYsUz-mqiyHd&type=download


Thanks for posting that link, atholrail.

I'm a little confused by the totals at the bottom, though. It shows 16 leased locomotives in service, but I see 19 in-service leasers listed in the body of the roster.

The total number of leasers, whether in service or not, is 27 according to the roster.
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby conductorvern » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:10 pm

for some reason the link doesn't work for me.
long live the Bangor and Aroostook!
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby GP40MC1118 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:40 pm

MEC 507 has been released from Paducah Shops.
Now showing "waybill reported" PAL/Paducah

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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby KSmitty » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:00 pm

345 has "GATX OWNED" now stenciled below and behind the "MEC" marks. It looks really nice, with fresh paint and shiny new side mirrors. Pauducah did a nice job!
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:30 am

Seen a photo of the 507 at Paducah and it looks great. Bell relocated.

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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby BM6569 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:31 am

After the 507 leaves, are there any more units left for PAR down there?
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:38 am

No....The 500 & 513 are supposed to be shipped on flatcars to
Paducah. One was loaded months ago, but remains at Waterville.

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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby MEC407 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:33 am

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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby MECFAN » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:35 pm

No....The 500 & 513 are supposed to be shipped on flatcars to
Paducah. One was loaded months ago, but remains at Waterville


Anybody heard any news / rumors on these two units. I had almost forgotten about them leaving.
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby csor2010 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:38 pm

MEC407 wrote:Photo by Jeff J. Bray:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/611144/


Oddly enough, GMTX 958 is apparently former NW 1342, which means it comes from the same batch of GP40s as MEC 370-380.

MECFAN wrote:No....The 500 & 513 are supposed to be shipped on flatcars to
Paducah. One was loaded months ago, but remains at Waterville


Anybody heard any news / rumors on these two units. I had almost forgotten about them leaving.


Here's what I could find on MEC 500:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4668763

The 513 has reports on it travelling on CSX as far as Ohio, but no photos or reports since then.
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:04 pm

They were both basically scrap trade-ins or parts donors at LTEX. Don't expect
to see them on the road ever again...

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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby MECFAN » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks for the reply guys.
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby MEC407 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:39 am

csor2010 wrote:
MEC407 wrote:Photo by Jeff J. Bray:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/611144/


Oddly enough, GMTX 958 is apparently former NW 1342, which means it comes from the same batch of GP40s as MEC 370-380.


Nice. That explains the new nose/windshields/numberboards/headlights.
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby 690 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:24 pm

The headlight and numberboards were literally cut out of the old short hood, and welded to the new cab front (and they didn't bother leveling it).
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Re: GATX (GMTX) & LTEX Locomotives on lease to PAR

Postby MEC407 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:14 am

Here's what a stock high-nose GP40 headlight/numberboard setup looks like:

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Maybe it's an optical illusion but the number boards on the 958 look smaller.
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