From the Susquehanna Yahoo email group:
2400 and 2402 have been sold (which we already knew) and left for Buffalo.
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trainfreak wrote:From what ive heard the alarm bells dont sound if there is an issue with the ALCo's if they have an EMD leading.That may or may not be true. The wheel slip alarm light, (not in any way, connected to a bell) though, is mandated to function, in multiple units, by the FRA. ANY wheels sliding, or locked, anywhere in the consist, of multiple units, must, by law, transmit that info, to the controlling locomotive. Hence, my wondering, why the engineer, didn't notice that the axle was locked, or, that the wheels were sliding................................
roadster wrote:It's always possible that the bell in the leader may have been defective, or atleast it's audability may have been severely reduced due to wear, abuse, neglect. When in the cab of an older conventional cab EMD wearing hearing protection, the engineer may not have heard the alarm for the above possibilities along with the cab noise.
Marty Feldner wrote:The 3672, still in Warwick, had its bad axle changed out today (Friday). Supposed to be picked up and towed back to Little Ferry sometime overnight.wish someone would've gotten pics of that.
The attempt to lift and block up the axle a few weeks back (pictures posted by Mainetrain) didn't work. The following Saturday that attempt was removed; the Saturday after that, the pilot plow and front steps were removed, hand brake chains disconnected, and pedestal tie bars under the bad axle removed. Today a Pettibone-mounted crane was brought in to lift the front of the unit for the axle switchout.