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Blomberg trucks

Postby John_Perkowski » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:30 pm

Are any EMD B-B road units still in the catalog, or are they only producing C-C units now?
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Re: Blomberg trucks

Postby NorthWest » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:55 pm

The only thing that *might* still be in the catalogue would be ECO rebuilds, including nearly new units like the GP20-ECOs for CP.
They would ride on trade-in trucks, though.
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Re: Blomberg trucks

Postby John_Perkowski » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:42 am

Understood. I've noticed several of the rail support companies (HERZOG for one) use Blombergs as the power trucks on their units. I regularly see a 5 unit articulated container set that I think is used for working ballast. It has a carbody one one end covering the size of an older 567 series diesel, with a single Blomberg truck. The opposite end just has a small control cab.
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Re: Blomberg trucks

Postby bogieman » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:16 pm

EMD has produced some GPL15T 4-axle locomotives within the last few years for export to SNIM in Mauritania that are equipped with standard gauge GP swing hanger trucks that have a truck-mounted movable sand plow at the loco outboard ends. These were made with new truck frame and bolster castings from Bradken in Atchison, KS. If there is customer for new GP models, EMD could produce them, the casting patterns are in good shape.

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Re: Blomberg trucks

Postby NorthWest » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:02 pm

Here are a couple of pictures of the GPL15s:
http://railpictures.net/photo/282444/
http://railpictures.net/photo/281490/
The trucks are interesting! The units are clearly EMDs though every dimension seems nonstandard when compared to traditional EMDs... Very interesting. I wish more information and knowledge about export units was available.
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