Ohio Central GP40 sold to MBTA?

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Ohio Central GP40 sold to MBTA?

Postby MEC407 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:28 pm

A few months ago, there was a report that MBTA bought a GP40 from Ohio Central. Allegedly it was headed to Guilford's repair shop in Waterville, Maine for repairs (and possibly paint), and then back to the T. I haven't seen or heard anything about this unit in a long time, so I was wondering if anybody knew what was up with it.
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:55 pm

OHCR 3247 went to Waterville, Maine for repairs and paint. Should be released next week. Talk is it should be coming back to Boston by this coming Friday.

Paint scheme is the reverse of the usual T commuter road power.

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Postby MEC407 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:18 pm

The other question that some people asked is: why didn't Ohio Central do the repairs and paint, and then ship the unit directly to T? OHCR is certainly capable of both. Perhaps Guilford owed T a "favor" and T decided to take them up on it?

*curious*
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Postby efin98 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:22 pm

It was probably cheaper for the T to pay for it to be done up in Maine rather than over in Ohio.
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Postby MEC407 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:22 pm

efin98 wrote:It was probably cheaper for the T to pay for it to be done up in Maine rather than over in Ohio.


If the unit came from Ohio, why would it be cheaper to have it done in Maine?
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Postby efin98 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:46 pm

MEC407 wrote:
efin98 wrote:It was probably cheaper for the T to pay for it to be done up in Maine rather than over in Ohio.


If the unit came from Ohio, why would it be cheaper to have it done in Maine?


Just because it comes from there doesn't mean it's less costly to have GRS do the repainting. Ohio Central is a smaller operation and may not have the time, space, or willingness to work on someone else's equiptmen(even if they owned it previously).
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