Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by crij
Hello all,

Does anyone know the history of the roof tank GP9 IIRC that Metro north has? I think the unit number is 750, it is the only diesel unit that I have seen in MN paint with the air tanks on the roof. IIRC only one or 2 railroads used this configuration to increase the fuel capacity, I think they were referred to as torpedo GPs.

Thanks for your help,


  by DutchRailnut
MNCR 750 ex Conrail 7508 exx NYC 5935. GP-9 567c engine 1800 hp Boiler equiped, restricted from track 3 & 4 in park avenue tunnel.

MNCR 543 ex Conrail 5432 exx NYC 5770 GP-8 567B engine 1500 hp
800gallon fuel tank.