GE PH37ACmi Class 70 70012 query

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talltim
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GE PH37ACmi Class 70 70012 query

Post by talltim » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:46 am

Fairly famously, GE loco 70012 for Freightliner was dropped while unloading it from the ship in the UK. It suffered a bent frame and sat at the docks for a good while before being shipped back to US. Does anyone know what happened to it back at GE? was it stripped for parts or rebuilt in any way?
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Re: GE PH37ACmi Class 70 70012 query

Post by NorthWest » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:44 am

Once the frame is bent, it is pretty much impossible to fix it properly. 70012 was probably stripped of any usable parts and scrapped.

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Re: GE PH37ACmi Class 70 70012 query

Post by Irongrave » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:14 am

It came back to Erie and had quite a bit of work done to it as a test sled. GE didn't have a demo or spare in the US for testing and trouble shooting. I knew a few people who were working on it before my wife transferred from GE trans to GE Healthcare.

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