CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby nomis » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:30 pm

Mod Note: I split apart the livery posts for the new paint scheme for Locomotives and coaches into this thread: CT rail "xbox" Livery. Please post your thoughts on the scheme there.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby NH2060 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:37 am

6694 with a test train @ Springfield:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/652665/
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby granton junction » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:59 am

I do not get up to Connecticut to see the SLE service (New Haven - New London) frequently, but I would like to get some pix of the diesel trains on the SLE service. What is the status of this line so far as motive power that is currently used? Is there a plan to use MUs for this service eventually, and what would be the timeline for this? Thanks.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:33 pm

yes they eventually will use MU's (m-8's) when ?? should have been 3 years ago.
Prognosis, if and when Amtrak accepts m-8's, and if when the M-8's get full update on ACSES PTC system.
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 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:12 pm

Have any other rebuilt GP40s arrived since #6694?
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:33 pm

next unit is shipped, only 16 more to go.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby twropr » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:51 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:next unit is shipped, only 16 more to go.

Which unit? Has it arrived yet?
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby nomis » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:07 pm

6695 is the unit mentioned that shipped. Haven’t seen picture/video proof however.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby ebtmikado » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:08 am

CSX is currently moving it on its quickest route between the midwest to Springfield:
Indiana-Selkirk-Atlanta-Mobile-Jacksonville-Selkirk-Springfield.
Delivery is promised before Christmas, but no year specified.
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:39 pm

As normal,the Black Hole of Selkirk yard strikes again,as revenge to the late EHH's "precision railroading" ideas. :P
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Re: CtDOT/SLE GP40-2H STATUS THREAD

Postby Steamboat Willie » Mon May 07, 2018 7:20 pm

6695 is in New Haven.
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