CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby NH2060 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:39 pm

Considering the nature of their upcoming rebuild and the fact that the DOT doesn't seem ready to get get rid of them for quite awhile perhaps their service lives could potentially rival those of the FL-9s or -dare I suggest- the F-10s? The earliest of the 6 already have nearly 42 years of service under their belt ;-)
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby Terminal Proceed » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:38 pm

OK ENOUGH ENOUGH of this!!!!! I am locking this thread and some of you will be receiving suspensions. If you don't like it tough. I will confer with Jeff on this. This is a moderated forum - and yes the moderator works 12 hour days on the railroad and doesnt need to come home to bunch of whiney, sniveling railfans who can't control themselves. THIS IS A MODERATED FORUM. As such, we create TOPICS AND THREADS. We STAY ON TOPIC and it DOES NOT GET DISCURSIVE. WE DONT POST IRRELEVANT DRIVEL.
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:04 pm

As in the other thread, apologies for the collateral damage. It looked like there were some really good responses to the thread hijack.

Also as in the other thread, do not respond to off-topic thread hijacks and argumentative troll-like posting. Just report them. If there's good stuff and we know it fast enough, we can split it out. Otherwise we have to slash and burn. It takes too much time to go through four pages of posts and find what's worthwhile.

This is a "Status" thread on GP40's for SLE. Some of the talk has to be at least tangentially related (i.e. MBTA's retiring fleet and so on as replacements). I hope I didn't delete that talk. Let's resume that discussion, and leave SLE expansion to Westerly and DMU's to the stars for other topics.

Thanks for your patience.
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:55 pm

Any gp40-2's running this week
Hope to see 6697 on 1640 and 6698 on 1644 tomorrow
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:51 pm

Both 1640-1644 had the gp40-2's
6697 on 1640 couldn't see 1644's
Glad it wasn't the p40's
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:34 pm

Saw 6696 yesterday on train 6937 sle at Clinton
Looked really clean I guess cDOT must maintain these engines pretty well
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby runningwithscalpels » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:50 pm

Whoda thunk based on what the P40's look like...
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Not sure if this belongs here but does new haven have a car wash like Stamford yard
Because every time sle sets run jeeps that I see they are usually really clean
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:02 pm

no there is no car wash in New Haven, just Stamford on New Haven line.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:11 pm

Thanks didn't know that
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:37 pm

Any sle gp40-2's around recently
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby MNR's #1 Conductor » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:59 pm

fl9m2004 wrote:Any sle gp40-2's around recently


6696 made an appearance about a week and a half ago, spotted it in NH.
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:47 pm

Was it coming in on a train or in yard
Because every time I go to new haven which is about 3-4 times per year
I've seen them sitting there in yard
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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:01 pm

well its hard to hide them elsewhere ...
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Status of the SLE GP40-2Hs

Postby fl9m2004 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:45 pm

That's true they could always have them all in the shop at once and leave the cars that are with them outside
Does CDOT do their engine stuff there in New Haven
The last time I was in New haven I got a really good shot of 6698 on 3634 right before he pushed out toward New London
Hopefully these engines will be around for quite a long while
Any on the 1926-1973-1640 recently or do they not come down to Stamford from Bridgeport that often
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