NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

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NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby sery2831 » Fri May 04, 2007 1:14 am

A green goat switcher that's in the area is rumored to be delivered to Readville in the near future. Here is a picture of it from the NE Rail photo archive.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... 815332.jpg

Not sure what the plan is for the loco, and if we are just trying it out or keeping it.
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Fri May 04, 2007 1:28 am

I had heard this around but that sounds great!!!!!

I hope John it happens and it will give you MBCR folks a relief for a bit on the switcher crunch :-D
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Postby 130MM » Fri May 04, 2007 7:30 am

Heard that, if it comes, it will be a demo.

Let's just say that it has clearance issues. It is almost 6" taller than an F40.

Talked to the rep at Worcester. The biggest problem with these locos is coming up with a frame and trucks. As you might expect EMD is not real keen on selling them the trucks. I guess all the ones built so far have used trucks from an existing loco.

That ex-Amtrak F40 is a good candidate for a conversion IMHO.

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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri May 04, 2007 10:17 am

I saw it yesterday from Hyde Park Ave, the "CONRAIL-BLUE" caught my eye.....but when I drove into the facility there weren't any good angles to get a pic.......got one with camera phone, but came out crappy of course. :(
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Postby Nova55 » Fri May 04, 2007 11:59 am

This isnt a Green Goat. Its an NRE Truck Engine Switcher ( Diesel. )
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Postby MBTA3247 » Fri May 04, 2007 4:25 pm

Initially the switcher will be used on a trial basis. If the T likes it, they'll either buy this one or order one (preferably the former).
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Postby skipperlaneboston » Fri May 04, 2007 4:48 pm

What type fuel does this use?

Ultra LS Diesel or biodiesel?
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Postby alex45 » Sat May 05, 2007 8:31 pm

I happened to catch the Readville switcher today at South Station. Here's a link
http://www.dailymotion.com/alx2925/video/x1wiht_mbta/1
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Postby sery2831 » Sat May 05, 2007 9:16 pm

What does that video of the readville switcher have to do with the demo engine?
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Postby MassBayMC1131 » Sat May 05, 2007 11:57 pm

Good question lol. I couldn't imagine seeing that thing in MBTA scheme, and I also don't think we will get it either. Why not just fix up something we have lying around in the dead yard?
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Postby MBTA3247 » Sun May 06, 2007 2:41 pm

MassBayMC1131 wrote:Good question lol. I couldn't imagine seeing that thing in MBTA scheme, and I also don't think we will get it either. Why not just fix up something we have lying around in the dead yard?

Because the stuff in the dead yard is, well, dead.
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Postby MassBayMC1131 » Sun May 06, 2007 3:45 pm

Well couldn't we just transplant a new engine into say an engine like 1006? I don't know the extent of the damages to the loco's in the dead yard but they don't look like they are beyond repair.
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Sun May 06, 2007 4:07 pm

I could have sworn 1006 got sent up the Pan Am Shops in Waterville, ME for a new prime mover to be installed? I know 1011 has been up their for a while
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun May 06, 2007 4:25 pm

The 1005 got sent to Waterville first, not the 1011. The 1006 is still roosting out back at BET with no plans for a reawakening.

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Re: 1005

Postby GP40MC 1116 » Sun May 06, 2007 7:07 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:The 1005 got sent to Waterville first, not the 1011. The 1006 is still roosting out back at BET with no plans for a reawakening.

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I knew it was one number off.. darn my memory!

Thanks Dave for the correction :-D
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