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MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby jt42cwr » Sun May 29, 2011 12:48 pm

Hi,

I'm aware five GP39's are with MBTA, but can anyone update this thread with the status of the remaining locos?

GP40WH-2
51 - MBTA
52 - ?
53 - ?
54 - ?
55 - ?
56 - ?
57 - ?
58 - ?
59 - MBTA
60 - ?
61 - MBTA
62 - ?
63 - ?
64 - ?
65 - ?
66 - MBTA
67 - MBTA
68 - ?
69 - ?

GP39H-2
70 - ?
71 - ?
72 - ?
73 - ?
74 - ?
75 - ?

Thanks.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 30, 2011 11:22 am

MBTA only has GP40's from MPI(marc)
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ns3010 » Mon May 30, 2011 1:05 pm

51- MBTA
52- MBTA (Parts)
53- MPI Boise
54- Active
55- MPI Boise
56- Active
57- Active
58- Active
59- MBTA
60- Active
61- MBTA
62- MPI Boise
63- MPI Boise
64- MPI Boise
65- MPI Boise
66- MBTA
67- MBTA
68- Active
69- Active
70- Active
71- Active
72- Active
73- Stored
74- Stored
75- Stored

Active means in service with MARC. Units marked as "stored" are stored at the Riverside shops.

This is to the best of my knowledge, and may not be 100% accurate. Additions and corrections are welcome.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby jt42cwr » Tue May 31, 2011 12:23 pm

Thanks Joe.

Any updates always welcome.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ns3010 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:13 pm

Anytime.

You should probably check out this website. His information is usually pretty accurate, and matches up with mine. (wink, wink) ;-)
http://passengerrail.webs.com/marc.htm
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby Amtrak7 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:54 pm

10 old engines still in service? I thought they were all supposed to be gone.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ns3010 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:51 pm

I'm surprised that there are that many in service as well. Units marked as active were last known to be active, while some units were seen in a deadline at Riverside. If they are not seen in service in a while, unless they are seen in the deadline, then there is no way to know if they really have been retired, or if they just have not been seen in a while.

Here's some pretty recent videos (none of which are mine) of most of the recently active units:
56
57
58
60 and 71
68
69 (at 4:10)
70
72

The only one that I can't find a recent video of is 54, but here's a picture (not mine) of it just over a week ago.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ChrisU » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:22 am

Are all of MARC's GP39/GP40 locomotives going to be retired?
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ns3010 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:19 am

I think that the 39's will be saved for non-revenue service, but I could be wrong.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby HokieNav » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:36 pm

The 39's will remain in revenue service.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ChrisU » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:31 pm

Thanks and what is going to happen to the GP40WH-2s are there any other railroads looking to buy them?
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ns3010 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:07 pm

They are now owned by MPI, who is looking to sell and/or lease them. Five of them (and a sixth, as a parts units) are leased to the MBTA. A small handful are still running on MARC. The rest are sitting around waiting for something to do.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ChrisU » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:14 am

Thanks,are the ones still running on MARC going to stay running on MARC?
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby HokieNav » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:57 pm

Not the 40's.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ChrisU » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:39 pm

Oh
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