CMQ Motive power

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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GP20D's and AC44's aren't exactly comparable power and certainly won't be used in the same service. It's likely that the GP20's are holdovers until another motive power deal is delivered upon.

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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I agree on that. Sorry ment I’m my last post that the GP20D’s would more then likely end up on the Bangor and Newport Subdivision with B23-7 (2003 and 2004). This would free up the GP38-3 / GP38M-3 and GP35U to help the SD40F and SD40-2 on the Millinocket, Moosehead, Stanbridge and Sherbrooke Subdivision.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

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Or maybe even more likely, they're being stored at Derby.

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Keep those damn leaf blower '20Ds outta NMJ! 2003 was paired with 2558 this past week on the Searsport and Brownville runs.

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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There are two AC4400's at CAD rumored to be for the CMQ...

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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Not rumored, they are for the CMQ.

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1002, 1006

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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Potentially more once the CP lease on the other CEFX units expires in May. We'll have to wait and see how they work out.

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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Yesterday 1006 was reviled to the public. Looks great in a CMQ paint scheme based off of the BAR E7 paint scheme. One thing that I noted from Kevin Burkholder Facebook live stream of the revile was that CMQ is Leasing 4 more GP38 from CITX on top of the AC4400CW.

Info from Kevin Burkholder Facebook stream.

Kevin Burkholder photo of CITX 1006
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Re: CMQ Motive power

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He had nothing to do with the design of the paintscheme, only working on its implementation. He certainly knows how to sell his brand.

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Although he did design the corporate scheme for the GP's/Barns; he based it off the old CP scheme.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

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I'm aware of that, I was speaking strictly of the paintscheme on the AC44's. The principal design work was done outside the company and then handed off for completion. Mr. Burkholder himself had nothing to do with the design of the newest version of the CM&Q scheme which will cover the AC44 fleet. Only the implementation, working with CAD to take the design from technical drawings to completion.

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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Who is painting the CMQ loco's Derby ? If so what a talented bunch. A few of the red barns were absolutely scabrous and they looked factory fresh after a trip to the paint booth. I don't care for the modern GE's they sound like cabbage choppers although this one looks brand new also. FWIW

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Re: CMQ Motive power

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The SD40-2F's were painted at Derby, but by outside contractors. They did do a good job.
The GP38-3's were painted at the rebuild shop (CAD did the first one, then the contract was moved to a stateside rebuilder for the other 3 units), and the quality seems ok, but they got a noticeably lighter shade of blue.
The AC44CW's were overhauled and painted at CAD.
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Re: CMQ Motive power

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KSmitty wrote:the contract was moved to a stateside rebuilder for the other 3 units
American Motive Power, Dansville, NY, was it not?
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