Location of the 3247

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Location of the 3247

Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:37 pm

Took a drive over to B.E.T. this afternoon, and did not see the #3247 anywhere. (Only checked the north side). Perhaps it was inside, or on the west side of the building.. Anybody seen it over the last few days?
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:00 am

someone said it needed repairs done to it, do it was inside BET a couple days ago
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Postby CSX Conductor » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:51 pm

Yes Matt, thanks. I spoke with one of my friends on MBCR and he told me it was there for traction motor repairs. :wink:
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Postby CRail » Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:20 pm

nice equipment eh? Not even put in service and its in for traction motor repairs?!? NICE!
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Postby octr202 » Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:58 pm

Quick! Someone check GRS's records and see if it was making turns across Maine while it was up there! Sure seemed to be in the shop a long time just for paint... :wink:
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:15 pm

hahaha, they were probably using it for local freights :wink:
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Postby ST214 » Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:04 pm

All i know is i hope that the paint lasts longer than Guilford's own units. I saw one today that was painted this summer, and the paint is already peeling off. Paint is missing.
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Postby MEC407 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:29 pm

ST214 wrote:All i know is i hope that the paint lasts longer than Guilford's own units. I saw one today that was painted this summer, and the paint is already peeling off. Paint is missing.


Depends on whether they sandblasted and primed before painting, or just painted over the old paint.

Assuming that GRS sandblasted the 3247 and then primed it before applying the new paint, it should last for a very long time.

Do you happen to remember which Guilford unit you saw with peeling paint?
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Postby ST214 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:04 pm

Can't tell you, as it was missing #'s too. All i know was it was one of the 370's.
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Postby MEC407 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:31 pm

ST214 wrote:Can't tell you, as it was missing #'s too. All i know was it was one of the 370's.


In that case, they probably just painted over the old NS paint (which had already been partially painted over with the Guilford orange stripe)... which would explain the premature peeling.

Some of the Guilford repaints done by D&H's Oneonta shop in the '80s were pretty horrible. The orange stripe turned pink within a year or two!
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:26 am

according to NETransit, 3247 is back in service
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Postby hebron_hapt » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:17 pm

I got very close to this unit (literally - I was touching it, checking out the paint job) while it was parked at Fairgrounds. it was a very well done paint job. Interesting that the numbers under the left side window aren't together - some protrusion keeps the last digit to the right of the first three.
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:46 pm

The 3247 is still inside BET as of this afternoon second track in from the
parking lot. It's being worked on. The purple appears to be a little lighter
than the other units, but it looks pretty good.

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Postby CSX Conductor » Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:44 am

That's why it looked like the same one that is on some of our locomotives I guess.

Thanks Dave.
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Postby CRail » Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:50 am

how much longer before it starts rescuing south side geeps and streches?
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