Identify this beast. Commuter rail 1980s?

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Identify this beast. Commuter rail 1980s?

Postby kitchin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:03 pm

I saw a few of these old buzzies on flatbeds in the NS Lamberts Point yard in Norfolk, VA. I also saw some fresh Camrail cars, likely on their way to Cameroon from G.E.'s plant in Erie, PA.
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Re: Identify this beast. Commuter rail 1980s?

Postby Trainman101 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:23 pm

I’m guessing an an export locomotive.
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Re: Identify this beast. Commuter rail 1980s?

Postby Allen Hazen » Fri May 24, 2019 8:14 pm

Yes, almost certainly a GE export locomotive. Just what or for who I can't say: GE has used carbodies like this for a number of export types. (Including a fleet of locomotives for Egypt, and also -- obviously not this one! -- for the locomotives built in Kazakhstan.). Some of them have the innards of AC44 or Evolution types.
(It's clearly not when I look closely, but for a moment it reminded me of the carbody used on British Rail's electric locomotives of the 1960s and 1970s: paint it dark blue with yellow ends and it would look like a Class 86!)
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