Were GE's Throw Away's ?

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Re: Were GE's Throw Away's ?

Postby MEC407 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 pm

Hi Spike, I considered that possibility too; on the other hand, there are other railroads that run along salt waters that haven't had the same problem -- or if they did have rust, it took 10-15 years to show up. It only took 3 years for the paint to start bubbling on the FECs, and within 4-5 years there was visible rust.

Looking at recent pics of the FEC GEs, which are now four years old, I'm not seeing any rust or any paint bubbles yet.
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