Status of the GP7s and GP9s

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:26 pm

gokeefe wrote:What does Pan Am have left for GP7s?
The 7's were sold off years ago...zero left. It's just the two GP9's now. I think even the stripped hulks of some of the other parts-cannibalized GP9's that were sitting in Waterville for years have been carted off at this point.

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by oibu » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:17 am

THREE Gp9s, unless something happened to 72 recently.

Only two are heritage units. Although I would kind of say that in 2017 any GP9 still working for the present ownership of its original buyer, in a paint scheme that hasn't been applied to any locomotive in about a decade, and without any major modifications to either physical or mechanical configuration since it was built, qualifies as a "heritage unit" too!

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by 690 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:42 am

Two. The 72 is done for (aux gen and fire), and is being stripped of parts to keep the 52/77 going. Also, the 72 was the only surviving GP9 without a major rebuild, both the 52 and 77 had been rebuilt by the B&M on the early 80s with 645 power assemblies and other upgrades. 77 is LUGO right now at Waterville.

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by oibu » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am

When did that happen? I don't recall hearing about it.

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by 690 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:34 am

A couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by oibu » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:03 pm

Well that is a bummer!

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by MEC407 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:02 pm

690 wrote:77 is LUGO right now at Waterville.
77's vacation was apparently short-lived, per this photo by Wayne Johnson taken on Saturday:

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by thebigham » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:33 pm

According to the PAR roster posted at the GuilfordRailSightings Yahoo Group, #72 was retired in November.

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by ereuter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:04 pm

I visited Heber Valley Railroad today, the buyer of the 3 GP9s. I had a nice talk with the executive director, and he said they expect them to ship out next week.

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by b&m 1566 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:57 pm

what happened to all the post from this year?

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by Mikejf » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:52 am

They are in the Pan Am Heritage Locomotives discussion.

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:14 pm

Ahhhhhh yes, thank you.

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Re: Status of the GP7s and GP9s

Post by thebigham » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:51 pm

Bill Gingrich reports that 51, 62 and 71 were scrapped at Waterville in September.

72 is still in Waterville awaiting shipment to Utah.

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