P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby EM2000 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:23 pm

That's basically what Steamboat was trying to say. I have never heard of a RR having air brake instructions for what notch to start off from a normal stop that MUST be adhered to. Usually it's more of a guide as train handling is up to the Engineers discretion. He was only trying to say it's improper to release the brakes then notch up to grab the train.
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:12 pm

MN has mandatory train handling instructions, so has Amtrak for example.
add the GRFE instructions and the notch 1 or 2 goes out the window..
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:46 pm

Currently CDOT 228 is being prepped for its trip to Erie and Altoona.
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby runningwithscalpels » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:20 pm

So that will leave 231 as the lone ranger of unrebuilt engines, right?
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby FL9AC » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:05 am

Well I believe 220 is still out at Erie but officially on the property yes CDOT 231 is the only non-rebuild left.
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby gregorygrice » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:21 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:Currently CDOT 228 is being prepped for its trip to Erie and Altoona.


PMMO dropped it off at Croton East about an hour ago.
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby MetroBostonRailways » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:41 am

What changes are made to the P32AC-DMs once they are rebuilt?
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby gregorygrice » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:27 am

MetroBostonRailways wrote:What changes are made to the P32AC-DMs once they are rebuilt?


I believe Dutch explains it a couple pages back.
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby FL9AC » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:50 pm

MetroBostonRailways wrote:What changes are made to the P32AC-DMs once they are rebuilt?


All rotating assemblies (main engine, generator, blowers, etc are changed out as well as software changed to make them Tier 0 emissions compliant. After that everything is given a nice shiny paintjob at Altoona by NS forces. It's basically a brand new locomotive inside and out.
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:05 am

The Genesis was tier 0 compliant when delivered, under EPA rules it stays tier 0 compliant till retired or if major changes are made to engine plant.
after overhaul the Genesis received a smaller turbo, why ?? only God and CMO knows, but it is still tier 0 compliant, but just a sh*tload slower !!
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:23 pm

225 is suppose to be released from paint shop in Altoona after wreck repairs from Spuyten Duyvil wreck .
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby MTASUPT » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:28 am

Anybody have any pictures of the 225 in transit?
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:36 am

If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby FL9AC » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:39 pm

225 back from evaluation/repaint after the Spuyten Duyvil accident. Should be back in service withina week or two.
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Re: P32AC-DM Rebuild Questions

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:50 pm

last Genny being prepped for its scheduled overhaul, CDOT 231 should be heading out soon.
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