NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

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Re: NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

Postby nysw136 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:15 am

4052 is reportedly back in leader status and aimed to lead SU-99 out of Jersey tonight.
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Re: NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

Postby Steve F45 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:38 pm

4052 lead 4050 and 3634. Train left at 5pm and was in Franklin,Nj within an hour with 59 cars. Just watched a video.

Kudos to Kingfish and his men for getting these beasts up and running and leading again! Now get to work with 3636!!! lol
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Re: NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

Postby Steve F45 » Mon May 02, 2011 3:46 pm

King, any idea on why the 70m's haven't lead since that 1 time? If they are facing west on the 100, they spin the lead loco and put it in front of the 70m's. Do the crews not like them?
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Postby rcbsd45 » Wed May 04, 2011 3:45 am

I believe there were FRA compliance issues as well as some mechanical issues.
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Re: NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

Postby ErieLimited2914 » Wed May 04, 2011 5:57 pm

Steve F45 wrote:King, any idea on why the 70m's haven't lead since that 1 time? If they are facing west on the 100, they spin the lead loco and put it in front of the 70m's. Do the crews not like them?


Two of them didn't have radios in them when they were brought back.
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Re: NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

Postby Steve F45 » Thu May 05, 2011 7:21 am

ErieLimited2914 wrote:
Steve F45 wrote:King, any idea on why the 70m's haven't lead since that 1 time? If they are facing west on the 100, they spin the lead loco and put it in front of the 70m's. Do the crews not like them?


Two of them didn't have radios in them when they were brought back.


and from what I understand most of those issues with the cab interior have been fixed as they have lead since beeing back. But everytime a 70m was the trailing unit facing west on a SU-100 and would've led that nights 99, they would take the lead unit from the 100 and spin it on the turntable and put it as the leader for the 99.
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Postby atsf sp » Thu May 05, 2011 3:18 pm

Tuesday, all three were in Binghamton. 4050 and 4054 were at the shops and 4052 was second in a onsist with 3016 and 3012. http://jwdp.rrpicturearchives.net/showP ... id=2521993
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Re: NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

Postby nysw136 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:53 pm

Noticed today that two SD70's, (4054 is one), are parked OOS on under the Route 363 bridge. No idea where the other unit is. They haven't been used in several weeks from the best I can tell.
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Postby waldwickrailfan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:28 pm

nysw136 wrote:Noticed today that two SD70's, (4054 is one), are parked OOS on under the Route 363 bridge. No idea where the other unit is. They haven't been used in several weeks from the best I can tell.


4050 is somewhere on the Northern Division, working. 4052 and 4054 are in Binghamton
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Postby nysw136 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:08 pm

Checked this morning and all three SD70M's were parked in Binghamton by the shops.
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Postby Engineer Spike » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:42 pm

I have seen them by the Bing. shop. Now they are over tied up with the oos ex TPW GP20s.
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Postby Angus202 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:39 am

Amongst the talk in the CEFX SD60 thread there's mention of rebuilding the 70's as well. 8 SD60s would replace the current leasers and the 70M's, anyone see these locos moving around lately? Truth?
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Postby NYSW3022 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:44 am

The SD70's are deadlined in bingamton.
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Re: NYSW SD70M Official Thread (Please Read)

Postby D.Carleton » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:27 pm

Word is the SD70s are heading to Norfolk Southern. Frankly, I don't know why this didn't happen sooner.
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Postby tj48 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:21 am

4052 ready to begin her 2nd life as NS 2798.
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