SPAX 80

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Re: SPAX 80

Postby South Jersey Budd » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:11 am

Found some online. Not my photos.
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Re: SPAX 80

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:36 pm

Might have been built on a MP-15 underframe.
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Re: SPAX 80

Postby glennk419 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:21 pm

It's definitely built on an EMD frame with Type B trucks, SW/MP cab and EMD fuel tank. It also sports an Alco RS-3 type cooling fan. Talk about the ultimate hybrid.
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Re: SPAX 80

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:27 pm

Reminds me of NJT's MP20 switchers rebuilt from GP40FHs, though they have nothing of their GP40 character left since stripped and built new from frame/platform up.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: SPAX 80

Postby deandremouse » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:31 pm

Just like NYNJ Rails it looks like they built them off an early GP Frame (GP9/10/11 something like that)
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Re: SPAX 80

Postby South Jersey Budd » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:55 pm

80 was tested today pulling a push pull set to Frazer Yard and return. The manufacturer had to repair a few defects found in previous test runs. Not sure if it passed this time and is "officially" accepted by SEPTA.
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