Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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ConstanceR46
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by ConstanceR46 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:57 am

The MCG on these guys was just as reviled as Xbox is today, once.

I think it looks pretty good.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:53 pm

my translator is broke , could you elaborate ??
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by andrewjw » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:15 pm

When the old paint scheme (McGuiness, MCG) came out it was reviled (disliked), just like the new paint scheme (xbox) is today.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by Train2009 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:25 pm

This past Fri 8/2 at 12:32 PM I caught the PTC test train with P32AC-DM #208 with 1 Shoreliner II and one Shoreliner I cab car headed northbound past Philipse Manor.

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by D.Carleton » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:53 am

DutchRailnut wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:19 pm
4 or 5 out of 12 BL20gh are at a overhaul company in Boise Idaho, one of things being done is replace the Rolls Royce/MTU 12/4000 diesel with a new Cummins. two units should have been back, but they have trouble with controls .
MTU has a decent reputation so this is something of a surprise. Does anyone know what Cummins plant is going into the rebuilds?

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:29 pm

QSK60 V16 2250 hp I believe
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Post by D.Carleton » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 am

DutchRailnut wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:29 pm
QSK60 V16 2250 hp I believe
Thank you for that. Interesting plant. The MPI MP54AC uses two QSK60s. The soon-to-be-released testbed fashoned from an ex-L&N GP35 is using a QSK50. And of course the Charger was built around the QSK95. Even so the QSK60 has a good railroad track record so it should be a good performer.

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