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Where is 4643?

Postby ALP45DP 4515 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:58 pm

Hello, please don't flame me for this post, but I was reading on the forum and I saw that ALP46A 4643 has been OOS since superstorm sandy. Can someone confirm this?
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby CNJGeep » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:15 pm

Yes.
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby ALP45DP 4515 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:20 pm

Wow, I guess that means it will never run again and will likely be scrapped.
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:54 pm

Might be a warranty claim for the builder BBD Germany,as that unit was not yet accepted for service when Sandy hit.
Not sure if it was "written off" yet. might get stripped for usable parts before scrapping .
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby CNJGeep » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:42 pm

ALP45DP 4515 wrote:Wow, I guess that means it will never run again and will likely be scrapped.

Not necessarily. 6005 was a parts cars for over ten years before it was reactivated. Anything is possible.
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:59 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Might be a warranty claim for the builder BBD Germany,as that unit was not yet accepted for service when Sandy hit. Not sure if it was "written off" yet. might get stripped for usable parts before scrapping .
All ALP46As (4629-4664) were delivered and accepted between early 2010 and May 2011.
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby Zuccaraillo » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:46 pm

CNJGeep wrote:
ALP45DP 4515 wrote:Wow, I guess that means it will never run again and will likely be scrapped.

Not necessarily. 6005 was a parts cars for over ten years before it was reactivated. Anything is possible.

I recently saw 6005 in service on the NJCL on an AM rush train (probably 3224)
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby ACeInTheHole » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:36 am

4643 is back in service. I saw it last week.
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby ALP45DP 4515 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:54 pm

I saw it this morning and was quite shocked.
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:54 pm

NJT had an RFP out for cylinder head work on AL45-DP's prime movers,which are based off of Cat's biggest class 8 truck engine.
Maybe this was the first unit that had the work done!
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Re: Where is 4643?

Postby trainster78 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:36 pm

Yea 4644 returned to service a while ago, I saw it recently on the NJCL.
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