GP-30-How many still in regular service?

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GP-30-How many still in regular service?

Postby ex Budd man » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:42 am

Last week I saw a CSX GP-30 in tandem with a GP-40 and I wondered how many were still in use and who may be using them.
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Re: GP-30-How many still in regular service?

Postby tj48 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:37 am

Was it a powered GP30 or a slug set : http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=999516
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Re: GP-30-How many still in regular service?

Postby ex Budd man » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:27 am

I really coldn't say, it was the trailing unit and I couln't tell whether or not it was under power.
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Re: GP-30-How many still in regular service?

Postby RickRackstop » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:05 pm

tj48 wrote:Was it a powered GP30 or a slug set : http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=999516


Yes its a slug. Note that their are no radiator openings or roof top fans.
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Re: GP-30-How many still in regular service?

Postby scottychaos » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:01 pm

The last operating GP30's on CSX were retired in the mid-90's..
If you have seen a CSX "GP30" out on the road in the past 15 years, its a slug..

I think there are now no GP30's remaining in Class-1 service.
BNSF had some (rebuilt, of course) running up into 2009..but I think they are all now retired.
(maybe a few still running..anyone know?)

A few soldier on in shortline service..

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GP30 http://tinyurl.com/35t3vsr

GP30M http://tinyurl.com/24uh96q


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Re: GP-30-How many still in regular service?

Postby v8interceptor » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:29 am

scottychaos wrote:The last operating GP30's on CSX were retired in the mid-90's..
If you have seen a CSX "GP30" out on the road in the past 15 years, its a slug..

I think there are now no GP30's remaining in Class-1 service.
BNSF had some (rebuilt, of course) running up into 2009..but I think they are all now retired.
(maybe a few still running..anyone know?)

A few soldier on in shortline service..

Sorted by date, newest first:

GP30 http://tinyurl.com/35t3vsr

GP30M http://tinyurl.com/24uh96q


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BNSF has a significant number of rebuilt GP30's still in operation:

http://www.thedieselshop.us/BNSF.HTML

These include units rebuilt to "GP39M" specs (which included replacing the as- built generator with an AR10 alternator and a DASH 2 electrical system) as well as ATSF rebuilt GP30u's. Both versions use 645 power assemblies in the original 16-567 crankcases....
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Re: GP-30-How many still in regular service?

Postby MEC407 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:51 pm

Here's something I never thought I'd see: a GP30 genset switcher! Photo by Richard Barnes Jr.: http://www.pbase.com/rbarnes11/image/148077002
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