CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:11 am

http://m.railwayage.com/index.php/mecha ... channel=35

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) on March 6 awarded NRE a five-year contract to overhaul six EMD GP40-2H locomotives that are part of the state’s fleet and operated on the Metro-North-dispatched Shore Line East service.
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NRE said one of the key factors in ConnDOT’s decision to award the contract to NRE is “the fact that NRE will produce more than 90% of the locomotive content in house. This was a key factor in NRE guaranteeing delivery of the locomotives within 450 days of receipt from ConnDOT.”
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby twropr » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:59 am

Three GP40-2H units are supposed to be shipped out to NRE at Mt Vernon, IL for rebuilding; when the first one comes back the next will go out.
CTDOT is still negotiating the contract for rebuilding the P40s.
Another item to be on the lookout for - CTDOT has begun testing M8 MUs between New Haven and Old Saybrook on the Shore Line so that they can begin SLE service once the diesels are moved over to CtRAIL service.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby ebtmikado » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:24 pm

The M-8s were tested NHV-NLC beginning the night of Feb. 28, continuing on Mar. 1
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby jt42cwr » Thu May 11, 2017 1:25 pm

The #6695 has gone to NRE for rebuild. Can anyone confirm the other two unit numbers that accompanied it?
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby Steamboat Willie » Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 am

The 6696 has been prepped to be sent out leaving only 6697 and 6699 active on the SLE roster for the GP-40's.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby twropr » Thu May 18, 2017 2:17 pm

jt42cwr wrote:The #6695 has gone to NRE for rebuild. Can anyone confirm the other two unit numbers that accompanied it?

6694 and 6698
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby jt42cwr » Thu May 18, 2017 2:59 pm

Ta v much
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby jdb » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:09 pm

Overhaul of GP-40 locomotives cancelled ???

http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/Bid ... ?CID=42860
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby chrisf » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:20 pm

That contract has already been awarded with locomotives already shipped out. It's pretty unlikely that it's been cancelled now.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:05 pm

That looks like a botched entry. This is the one for the geep overhaul:
http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/ContractDetail.aspx?ID=17915
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:35 am

this week the 4 units CDOT purchased from NJT were on move in New Haven yard (towed) possibly to get readied to be send for overhaul.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby twropr » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:this week the 4 units CDOT purchased from NJT were on move in New Haven yard (towed) possibly to get readied to be send for overhaul.

I couldn't find 4800-4803 on the CDOT roster - have the numbers been changed?
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:13 pm

not yet
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

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