Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Postby BR&P » Mon May 13, 2019 7:12 pm

Reminds me of what you read in the news: "According to a knowledgeable source who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media....."
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Postby jurtz » Wed May 15, 2019 10:17 am

A confirmation from the Trains news wire. You will need to be a Trains subscriber to read the article. But it basically says this summer will be the last for the 6 axle Alcos, with the four axle Alcos remaining in service. The article cites "A source close to the railroad".

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/05/15-summer-2019-likely-to-be-the-last-for-short-lines-six-axle-montreal-locomotive-works-units
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Postby thebigham » Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... SCWlnOMEbU

Summer 2019 likely to be the last for short line's six-axle Montreal Locomotive Works units
By Stephan M. Koenig | May 15, 2019

ERIE, Pa. — Famed Alco railroad Western New York & Pennsylvania will soon replace its venerable six-axle Alco diesel-electric locomotives with more modern equipment.

A source close to the railroad tells Trains this week that Summer 2019 will likely be the last for the larger Montreal Locomotive Works diesels — built in Canada, but patterned after American Locomotive Co. designs.

The railroad will be taking delivery of eight former CSX Transportation AC46CW locomotives to replace them in June. Six of the CSX locomotives will be in service while two will serve as parts supplies for the active units....
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Postby nessman » Wed May 15, 2019 10:58 pm

Interesting... they do have a lot of power on the WNYP... how much traffic are they pulling nowadays?
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Postby thebigham » Fri May 17, 2019 10:24 am

Posted on facebook an hour ago:

"Ol-1 southbound by Portville an hour ago with 630, 643, 685, 638 and 637 in that order heading to Driftwood for stone loads."
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Postby XC Tower » Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm

Has the WNYP cited any reasons for the choice of the former CSX GE AC46CW's to replace their ALCO's? Would the ALCO-GE relationship of the past come into play? Years ago, in Corry, PA, I recall talking
with an WYNP engineer in one these ALCO six-axles which was stopped for some reason, who told me that the ALCO's and GE locomotives had many of the same characteristics.....
Thanks in advance.


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