Metro North GP8 #543 up for sale

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Metro North GP8 #543 up for sale

Postby Train2009 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:11 pm

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Re: Metro North GP8 #543 up for sale

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Noticed on the FRA cab card (included in the sale offer) a 1978 build date. 543 was originally NYC GP7 5770, with 6/1953 delivery date. Out of service date 5/31/09.
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Re: Metro North GP8 #543 up for sale

Postby DogBert » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:01 am

Link says 'sold or withdrawn' - anyone know which?
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Re: Metro North GP8 #543 up for sale

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:07 pm

last I heard its going to LTEX, in Ohio.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Metro North GP8 #543 up for sale

Postby TDowling » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:03 pm

Out of curiosity, how much did it sell for?
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