When was NYSW 3634 painted?

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When was NYSW 3634 painted?

Post by blockline4180 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:20 am

Anyone have a rough idea as to when the 3634 was originally repainted into yellowjacket?? I have aa softcover book with a picture of it in NYSW paint by 1990.. Was it repainted a few years earlier then that?

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Post by washingtonsecondary » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:10 pm

I think 3634 was rushed to paint pretty quick once it was aquired. It was used on all the big-wig trips so thats why it got the special treatment. I think it was mid 1987, but I could be wrong.

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Post by RichM » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:17 pm

Wasn't this numbered 6370 at first?

It was painted in late 1986 around the time the new connector was installed at Sparta Junction.

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Post by MP366 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:19 am

Sort of off topic, but then again not....

3634 was repainted for the second time in late '06 or early '07 at AMP in Dansville. It was idling away last night at CSX's yard in Rochester, NY awaiting pickup. Oddly, it was sublettered as an "SD45-2" under the numbers on the cab. I don't know if this signifies an upgrade or a painting mistake....

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Post by RichM » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:50 am

I believe the DASH 2 signifies that the electronics package has been upgraded to -2 specifications.

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Post by keeper1616 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:35 pm

Here are pictures I took of it today at noon in Rochester, NY
http://keeper1616.blogspot.com/2007/01/nysw-3534.html
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Post by Jtgshu » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:22 pm

She looks good!!!! The SD45 is a classy looking loco - Im glad to see the Q rebuilding theirs instead of scrapping them

I wonder if they will try to pick up any more from the MRL (some of the ones they had before they sold them to the MRL!) or CN and give up on the Cartier Alcos???

Would love to see more REAL '45's (20cylinder, 3600HP) running around here!

I wanna run a '45 sooner or later!!! :-) - at least the NJT GP40's sort of look like '45's like GP45's!!! Thats probably as close as Ill get!!! oh well
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Post by trainfreak » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:32 pm

It certainly looks a little bit icy up there!
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Post by blockline4180 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:39 pm

Jtgshu wrote:She looks good!!!! The SD45 is a classy looking loco - Im glad to see the Q rebuilding theirs instead of scrapping them

I wonder if they will try to pick up any more from the MRL (some of the ones they had before they sold them to the MRL!) or CN and give up on the Cartier Alcos???

Would love to see more REAL '45's (20cylinder, 3600HP) running around here!

I wanna run a '45 sooner or later!!! :-) - at least the NJT GP40's sort of look like '45's like GP45's!!! Thats probably as close as Ill get!!! oh well

Yes, the NJT GP40PH-2's, in my opinion look a lot like miniture SD45's since they have that extended flared radiator!
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Post by Steve F45 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:50 pm

At first i didn't think it was painted, just power washed. But the second pic definitely shows the painting. The #'s are just like the last few painted units. They dont match the original font nysw used. Even the # boards are new. I wonder why 3618 wasn't painted when it was up there.

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Post by amoreho1 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:16 pm

i thaught it was painted but i wasn't sure if'n it were. golly
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Post by deezlfan » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:52 am

The first picture shows quite a bit of rust streaking already. Hope the paint job holds up awhile. A couple of clean yellowjackets pulling a long freight is a great sight to behold....
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Post by amoreho1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:36 pm

i see. the hand rail on the conductors side hasn't been fixed

i dont see any. rust, only ice on it in on any picture
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Post by Steve F45 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:49 pm

its definitely been repainted or atleast touched up. like i said the #'s and NYSW herald are different from the last time. Also look at the bottom near the walkway, the gold/blk slants are gone in favor for the reflective orange tape.

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Post by rcbsd45 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:07 am

Here's the info on the F45's and SD45's and their original numbering. Hope this helps.

Have newer pics of the 3634 under a seperate topic i posted re: a quick trip to Binghamton NY 1/20 - 1/21/2007

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BN # NYSW #

6475...................... 3610(never renumbered, used as parts unit)
6480....................... 6362, then to 3612
6486....................... 6364, then to 3614
6489....................... 6366, then to 3616(proposed, but never renumbered)
6500.......................3618
6503.......................3620
6509.......................3622
6513.......................3624
6514....................... 6361, then to 3626
6515.......................3628(proposed but never renumbered)
6521.......................3630
6525.......................3632
6542.......................3634
6640.......................3636 (F45)
6644.......................6370, then to 3638 (F45)
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