Motive Power update

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Re: Motive Power update

Postby Steve F45 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:11 am

i saw that also on the facebook group. Awesome news to hear. Can't wait to see 3634 and 3618 doubled up together again and pulling freight.

Still wanting to find out if the tunnel motors that went for rebuild are keeping their carbodies.
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby cnj1524 » Wed May 06, 2015 7:30 am

Do the SD45's still retain their 20 cyl. engines
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby bk77 » Sun May 10, 2015 1:02 pm

Havent seen or heard any recent news on the 3600's. Have they/are they going back into service?

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Re: Motive Power update

Postby Steve F45 » Mon May 11, 2015 4:36 am

3618 is up and running and was being used as the shop switcher sometime last week.
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby bk77 » Sun May 17, 2015 4:14 pm

Steve F45 wrote:3618 is up and running and was being used as the shop switcher sometime last week.


I gotta say thats a mighty big shop switcher, lol! Thanks for the update...
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby Steve F45 » Tue May 19, 2015 2:53 am

3634 has not been put back in service yet. Still in pieces. I saw some pics from what looked like a magazine of one of the tunnel motors in Washington State getting an ECO rebuild. Does not look like it will be coming back a tunnel motor. It has new rear steps fabricated in place of the ladder steps.
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby bk77 » Wed May 20, 2015 8:28 pm

Steve F45 wrote: I saw some pics from what looked like a magazine of one of the tunnel motors in Washington State getting an ECO rebuild. Does not look like it will be coming back a tunnel motor. It has new rear steps fabricated in place of the ladder steps.


Thats makes sense if it's getting a 12 cyl. 710 like CP's SD30's... that opens up a LOT of room to cut back the car body to allow more to walk around the back and put in regular steps that are much more user friendly.
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby Steve F45 » Thu May 21, 2015 8:36 pm

The pics were grainy but the entire long hood was off the frame, just where the blower housing is and electrical cabinet and cab were on the frame. They are rumored to be finished and released by August i believe i read.
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby Snowmojoe » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:34 pm

There are photos and video on the NYSW facebook page showing 3618 working today (up in Binghamton I guess but I don't know for sure.) I guess it's actually back in service.
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby Leo_Ames » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:25 pm

What was wrong with the 3042? I know it had issues with one of its trucks a number of years ago, possibly why it went OOS to start with. But it was noted as being stored pending future expansion plans not too long ago.

Don't usually see a GP40 get cut up these days.
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby deandremouse » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:56 pm

Leo_Ames wrote:What was wrong with the 3042? I know it had issues with one of its trucks a number of years ago, possibly why it went OOS to start with. But it was noted as being stored pending future expansion plans not too long ago.

Don't usually see a GP40 get cut up these days.


Well all I know is it was picked of parts last time I saw it before it was torched
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby bk77 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:20 pm

Any word on the 2 tunnel motors that went to the west coast for the ECO rebuild?
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby D.Carleton » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:34 am

bk77 wrote:Any word on the 2 tunnel motors that went to the west coast for the ECO rebuild?
Yes: https://www.facebook.com/altoonaworks/photos/a.389322700636.358874.222359370636/10156594376895637/?type=3&theater
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby tj48 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:35 pm

I see the unit has those large radiators like Norfolk Southern's ECO units. The back porch looks larger, wonder if the rear of the long hood shorten?
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Re: Motive Power update

Postby Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:50 pm

Seriously, they couldn't include fixing the nose sheet metal to the scope of the project? Get rid of the gyralight cradle, possibly relocate the headlight, and remove those raised patches welded over the front class light cutouts.

21st century behind the cab, rent-a-wreck (still) ahead of the cab.
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