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

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

Postby sery2831 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:22 am

It's the new track into the Back Shop closest to the main parking lot at BET.
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby MBTA3247 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:15 am

Ah, Track 16. I have a whole series of photos showing it being extended into the Back Shop during the fall of 2006.
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby AEM7AC920 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:21 am

I would say it's also known as back 3
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby sery2831 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:58 am

I was going to say there is no such thing as Track 16, if you are going by the numbers on the doors... They don't even match on the other end of the building! It would be names Back 3 as said above if it wasn't dedicated to a very special employee that worked at BET for many years.

Now back to the topic!

I noticed the 2nd trick switcher was using a rebuild to switch last night...
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby LLPX2032 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:48 pm

I don't particularly care for the new switchers. I'd rather use the #904.
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:47 pm

EMD GP9 wrote:I don't particularly care for the new switchers. I'd rather use the #904.


whats so great about the 904 anyway? from what i heard, its falling apart, kinda like the MBTA
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby bmcdr » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:13 pm

The 904 is a very nice engine to switch with, and no, it isn't falling apart (it was rebuilt 2 years ago). As I get older (36 years with the RR) I find that I like having things around me that remind me of days past, the chant of its non-turbocharged 567 is like music to my ears, most of you that log on to this site are young, you'll understand when you get to be my age.
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby daylight4449 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:25 am

bmcdr wrote:The 904 is a very nice engine to switch with, and no, it isn't falling apart (it was rebuilt 2 years ago). As I get older (36 years with the RR) I find that I like having things around me that remind me of days past, the chant of its non-turbocharged 567 is like music to my ears, most of you that log on to this site are young, you'll understand when you get to be my age.


well, i guess that will be a long time seeing i'm 14!
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby jwhite07 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:12 pm

Older than dirt, eh Hutch? :wink:
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby diburning » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:25 pm

I love the sound of the non-turo 567. It actually sounds like the engine is working hard!
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby daylight4449 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:10 am

diburning wrote:I love the sound of the non-turo 567. It actually sounds like the engine is working hard!

frankly, i prefer the sound of any locomotive working, rather than none at all!
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby mbta1051dan » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:18 pm

jwhite07 wrote:Older than dirt, eh Hutch? :wink:


A Genuine American Classic - the 904! ;)
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby dash7 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:11 pm

p42thedowneaster wrote:Introducing the 3GS21B
Wow with a name like that...
Doesn't exactly have that nice familiar ring to it like F40 or GP40MC....and 3G just reminds me of cell phone networks! I guess "genset" will do.

Ah well aside from the name and the oversize "T" logo I really like it! Its the best thing I've seen from them since the GP40MCs!

Can they not pull a regular service commuter train with these?


hi, i think NRE nomenclatureis that
3= 3 gensets
GS=genset
21= 2100HP (3 X 700hp)
B=b trucks
not really imaginative huh?
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby diburning » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:27 pm

The oversized T logos have been fixed. The designation is correct. They are used as work units, but they do not provide HEP although they do have receptacles to run HEP through them. Also, looking at NRE's graph on their website, the genset locomotive has very little tractive effort at higher speeds, so it would not be ideal for running a commuter train which run at a higher speed than a general freight/rescue move.

The point of the gensets is lower emissions. An EMD SW1500 uses less fuel and provides better tractive effort than a genset. MBTA probably would not have purchased them if it wasn't for the federal grant.
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Re: NREX Switchers 3248/3249 Thread(New MBTA CR switcher rumor)

Postby daylight4449 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:39 pm

diburning wrote:The oversized T logos have been fixed. The designation is correct. They are used as work units, but they do not provide HEP although they do have receptacles to run HEP through them. Also, looking at NRE's graph on their website, the genset locomotive has very little tractive effort at higher speeds, so it would not be ideal for running a commuter train which run at a higher speed than a general freight/rescue move.

The point of the gensets is lower emissions. An EMD SW1500 uses less fuel and provides better tractive effort than a genset. MBTA probably would not have purchased them if it wasn't for the federal grant.


than next grant they better get some new commuter locos!
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