MARC GP40 & GP39 status

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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby Amtrak7 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:15 pm

According to this Youtube video, 68 is the only GP40 left:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7b3niy1_r0
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby Kevin.D » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:34 pm

I thought one of the GP39s had its HEP power plant removed, and was to move on to one of the state-owned freight shortlines in the eastern peninsula. Since the state owns the locomotives that were not traded in, it should be free to move them around to any state-owned trackage operated by a contract operator, right?
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby realtype » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:51 am

Kevin.D wrote:I thought one of the GP39s had its HEP power plant removed, and was to move on to one of the state-owned freight shortlines in the eastern peninsula. Since the state owns the locomotives that were not traded in, it should be free to move them around to any state-owned trackage operated by a contract operator, right?


That sounds about right. The original plan was to eventually use them for freight service.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby bmcdr » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:15 am

As of this morning, 51 and 66 are here at Boston Engine Terminal, drained and stored. The report shows them as being prepped for return to lessor.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ChrisU » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:16 pm

Any GP40s or GP39s still in service because I will be going to Baltimore soon and I would like to catch one.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby realtype » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:47 am

NJTArrow2 wrote:Any GP40s or GP39s still in service because I will be going to Baltimore soon and I would like to catch one.


The GP40's have all been retired for a while now. The only place you'll see them running is with MBTA in Boston. :-) All of the GP39's should be in service though. Those are run on the shorter 3 car trains on the Brunswick and Camden Lines, as well as on midday Penn Line trains.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby octr202 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:42 am

And we're down to one (66) in service up here, although 51 and 59 are still stored on the property and I believe could be put in service if needed. 61 and 67 have been sent somewhere, I guess Boise or somewhere else for storage.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ChrisU » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:24 pm

Thanks,so which train on the Camden Line is my best bet to see one?
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby realtype » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:45 pm

NJTArrow2 wrote:Thanks,so which train on the Camden Line is my best bet to see one?


Well since the GP39 are usually run on 3 car trains (but sometimes 4 cars trains as well), its possible a GP39 could be on one or two of a number of Camden Line trains. I haven't taken the Camden line in a good while, but if the train lengths are still the same a GP39 could be on any Camden train except for the following:

845
847
849
846
850
852

There's a very small chance one of the above may have one if there's a power shortage, except for 849/852 which uses 5 cars and will never use a GP39. Another thing is that trains are very often double headed on the Camden Line (especially on 853 and the other reverse flow trains) since the diesels are maintained in Baltimore, and in that situation any train could have a GP39.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby ChrisU » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:18 pm

Thanks for the information,don't they or they used to store GP40WH-2s in Riverside?
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby realtype » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:51 pm

NJTArrow2 wrote:Thanks for the information,don't they or they used to store GP40WH-2s in Riverside?


Sorry the late response. Yeah, they did at one point after they started to leave service, but I think they've all been handed over to MPI now.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby Matt_S » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:55 am

It appears that GP40 68 may have been used in passenger service this last Friday. Caught a glimpse of it reversing out of Camden Yards (although didn't see what it had behind it) at around 6.10pm.
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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby twropr » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:51 pm

Matt_S wrote:It appears that GP40 68 may have been used in passenger service this last Friday. Caught a glimpse of it reversing out of Camden Yards (although didn't see what it had behind it) at around 6.10pm.


I believe it was also used on Sun. the 11th to haul Amtrak trains thru the limits where ET was out due to the fiasco with the Bush River Bridge.

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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby realtype » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:38 am

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Re: MARC GP40 & GP39 status

Postby jcepler1 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:47 am

I've seen it over the past few weeks sitting in Odenton MOW yard, I assume it is being used as a protect locomotive.
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