GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby Conrail Blue » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:48 am

Have those units left oak island yet? Also does anyone know when the next unit or units will be shipped back home from Altoona?
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:18 am

1134 will be next to come home. I will assume that it is almost done by now considering it was sent out in early August.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:22 pm

The 1134 is on the way home....into Allentown, Pa. on NS...

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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby Conrail Blue » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:13 pm

I didn't get a chance to catch 1134 as it came trough my area since it was during the night time. How many more units are left to be worked on by NS in Juniata? Hopefully I can catch the next one.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:49 pm

The 1122 & 1131 just got to Altoona last week for HEP & main generator work

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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 pm

1125, 1130, 1135 & 1139 are all the units that have not received the new, less pleasurable-sounding HEP Generators.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby mbta1051dan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:14 am

ck4049 wrote:1125, 1130, 1135 & 1139 are all the units that have not received the new, less pleasurable-sounding HEP Generators.


Less pleasurable sounding???
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:02 am

The new HEPs sound like they are breaking down but the original ones sound way better.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby AEM7AC920 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:46 am

Easy to say when you guys don't have to work around them all the time... The new ones may not sound as good to you guys but they sure are reliable.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby mbta1051dan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:06 pm

Agreed AEM7AC, yes newer diesel engines in general may not sound as "pleasurable" to the ear to rail fans as older ones, simply because they are used to hearing the older stuff. For example, many foamers would much rather hear a GP40 or SD40-2 than a GEVO or Dash 9/AC4400. However alot of crews prefer the comfort, quietness, power, and reliability of newer GEs vs older EMDs, so it is another one of those railroader/foamer perspective conflicts.

Although there have been a few cases such as 1123's smoker HEP and 1132's fire in North Station, the CAT C-18 HEP generators have been very reliable, and don't sound too different from the older ones, IMHO. If anything, the CAT 3412s in the rebuilds have had more of their shares of problems!..
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:01 pm

1139 is being set up to go out to Altoona.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby diburning » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:28 pm

Slightly off-topic, but NS released a new promo video about the Juniata Shops.

There is a GP40MC in the video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7f3qnBPujs
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:56 pm

Speaking of GP40MCs 1134 is back at BET. It is on Diesel 4 facing South in the Diesel House at BET.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby ck4049 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:08 pm

1122 made it to Selkirk, on its way home! And 1139 was picked up by CSX B721 yesterday.
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Re: GP40MC Top-Deck Discussion

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:05 pm

Actually (and for the record), the 1139 was picked up by CSX Y101-16, not B721.

This was the first CSX move on the Grand Jct since the branch was restored to service.

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