Moderator: Benjamin Maggi
As for parts, you say that GE still makes everything that's on them -- I sure hope that you have a good parts catalog for a 44 tonner! Ever try doing business with Logan? Unless you know what the part number is, don't even bother picking up the phone to call them (their people in customer service are worthless). Like I said before, trying to find parts for those old Cat engines in the 44 tonners is next to impossibleThey actually do have the parts books and indexes for the 44 tonners and 65 tonner. I agree...if you don't know exactly what you are looking for it is tough to get stuff from Logan. When I say every part is available, it may not all be from GE per say. They do still however make all of the relays, contactors and gens/motors. If not available new, there are several qualified rebuilders around the US.
Isn't the rail on the exBuffalo & Susquehanna line the original rail laid down in 1905-1907?I do believe that to be correct, with the exception of what has been replaced through the years. I know the west most Main Street Crossing was upgraded to 100 pound along with the switch and siding that went into Drakes in the early 80's.
RS-3 wrote:Frankly I think a nice little S-1 or S-3 would be the best solution. A good solid over-build reliable engine and I don't think parts and help are that hard to come by, especially in New York.Once upon a time there was talk about putting the ex-SB Alco S-2 that's been sitting at Arcade Jct to use on the A&A, but weight restrictions killed that idea. Unless they can upgrade their track, they're pretty much limited to the GE center cabs, or something like an Alco HH 600 HP switcher.