BL-15 #50 - Repower

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Re: BL-15 #50 - Repower

Postby bikentransit » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:50 pm

Why did septa need gen sets to begin with??
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Re: BL-15 #50 - Repower

Postby NorthPennLimited » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:11 pm

Looks like 50 has been moved to the back of the shop with the retired ALCO and F unit gel train cab cars at Wayne Junction.

Hopefully SEPTA (and John Q taxpayer) gets their money refunded from the company that rebuilt 50.

What was wrong with this albatross of a locomotive that it never made it through one 92-day inspection period on the road? Was it the prime movers, running gear, electrical system, or just a lousy experiment?
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Re: BL-15 #50 - Repower

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:12 pm

It was on the Neshaminy Wire Train Thursday & Friday
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Re: BL-15 #50 - Repower

Postby South Jersey Budd » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:33 pm

Still on the wire train. Finally after a 4? 5? year rebuild, placed in useful service.
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Re: BL-15 #50 - Repower

Postby NorthPennLimited » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:38 pm

As of tonight, it was on the Wayne Junction wire train sitting on the stub track next to the substation.
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