DE 423

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tahawus84
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DE 423

Post by tahawus84 »

This morning I saw 423 and it appeared that the number on the side of the engine was ground off and replaced. When I crossed over the tracks I saw that the engine has #423 applied in all the usual spots however behind the horn above the windshield it has number 507. What is the story with this unit?

WhartonAndNorthern
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Re: DE 423

Post by WhartonAndNorthern »

Per wiki:
DM30AC 507 suffered an electrical cabinet failure, but unlike 503, it was saved by being converted into a DE30AC locomotive. It was renumbered to 423 and has since returned to service.

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Re: DE 423

Post by 452 Card »

The DE roster ended at unit 422 when built. Now the list has the un-dual moded 507/423 as its addition. C'est la vie.
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BuddR32
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Re: DE 423

Post by BuddR32 »

WhartonAndNorthern wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:47 am
Per wiki:
DM30AC 507 suffered an electrical cabinet failure, but unlike 503, it was saved by being converted into a DE30AC locomotive. It was renumbered to 423 and has since returned to service.
507 didnt suffer an electrical cabinet failure. 507 suffered an entire firestorm failure, due to hitting a shopping cart if I remember right. The entire frame of the engine was compromised.

503's electrical switchgear failed and it was converted to a DE. The number, as mentioned is still visible behind the horn.

Patch Hog
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Re: DE 423

Post by Patch Hog »

BuddR32 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:09 am
WhartonAndNorthern wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:47 am
Per wiki:
DM30AC 507 suffered an electrical cabinet failure, but unlike 503, it was saved by being converted into a DE30AC locomotive. It was renumbered to 423 and has since returned to service.
507 didnt suffer an electrical cabinet failure. 507 suffered an entire firestorm failure, due to hitting a shopping cart if I remember right. The entire frame of the engine was compromised.

503's electrical switchgear failed and it was converted to a DE. The number, as mentioned is still visible behind the horn.
BuddR32 is mistaken.
503 was decommissioned after its fire.
507 rides again as 423 after its capacitor blowout.

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Re: DE30 423 renumbering from DM30 507 - 2013

Post by MACTRAXX »

Everyone - We have archived LIRR topics concerning both the retired 503 and the converted 423...

DE30 423 was converted back in 2013 from DM30 507 to a straight diesel removing its third rail capability.

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=151444
Topic: "DE30 Numbers" from 2013. On page 2 there is a close-up picture posted by W2YMM on 11/14/2013
of the front end of the then-recently renumbered 423 showing the 507 behind the front end horns.

DM30 503 has been sidelined and later retired after an accident and fire back in 2000.

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=11237
Topic: DM30#503 Meltdown (February/March 2005)

This should further clarify the differences between these two locomotives...MACTRAXX
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BuddR32
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Re: DE 423

Post by BuddR32 »

Patch Hog wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:40 pm
BuddR32 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:09 am
WhartonAndNorthern wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:47 am
Per wiki:
DM30AC 507 suffered an electrical cabinet failure, but unlike 503, it was saved by being converted into a DE30AC locomotive. It was renumbered to 423 and has since returned to service.
507 didnt suffer an electrical cabinet failure. 507 suffered an entire firestorm failure, due to hitting a shopping cart if I remember right. The entire frame of the engine was compromised.

503's electrical switchgear failed and it was converted to a DE. The number, as mentioned is still visible behind the horn.
BuddR32 is mistaken.
503 was decommissioned after its fire.
507 rides again as 423 after its capacitor blowout.
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