Motive Power update

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by bk77 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:56 am

From what I've heard SD70's are actually pretty trashed and the cost of repairs actually exceed what they are actually worth (I believe I was told one is in need of a new main gen.) They were pretty much ran into the ground their whole lives and I don't believe ever received a major overhaul.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by scottychaos » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:11 am

Susquehanna F45 survivor update!
It appears that NYSW 3638, aka MRL 390, the ex-NYSW F45 that has been with Montana Rail Link since 1993 has been saved! :)
although it is not yet known by who, or what the plans for preservation are:

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.ph ... 4&start=30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://www.facebook.com/dynarail" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sister unit MRL 392 is being scrapped..She did serve with NYSW for a time in the late 80's! but as a leased unit.
the fate of the other NYSW F45, No. 3636 in Utica, is still uncertain.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by ANDY117 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:05 pm

3010 and 3618 have been removed from the dead line at BD, but I'm not sure where they went. The 3 GP20s are still sitting behind Whitney Ave behind the trees, and are barely visible from the highway.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by Steve F45 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:49 am

hoping they are getting put in service!

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by O-6-O » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:54 pm

Just two days ago I saw the 3636 between the 3040 (highhood) gp 40 and another GP (number I can't remember ,black paint) on the lead east out in Utica......like they were getting ready to

head east.
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Re: Motive Power update

Post by Steve F45 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:47 am

i think you meant 3020 highhood and 3042 the other gp40.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by bk77 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:33 pm

scottychaos wrote: Sister unit MRL 392 is being scrapped..She did serve with NYSW for a time in the late 80's! but as a leased unit.
the fate of the other NYSW F45, No. 3636 in Utica, is still uncertain.
Dynarail posted on 7/2 on their FB page that they had inquired about the 3636. Unfortunately, the cost of shipping it coast to coast, and its poor condition (MANY parts missing) just didn't make it worth the $$$ and is set to be scrapped in July. A darn shame as I always loved the F45's and their beastly yet classic look. Luckily as you posted, the old NYSW 3638 does have a future.... which interestingly has still been hush-hush as to who/where its going (at least I haven't been able to find any info other than its been saved by a private party).

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by scottychaos » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:29 am

Word on the street is the three NYSW SD70's have been sold to NS, and will likely take part in a NS rebuilding program:

http://www.nsdash9.com/roster.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by thebigham » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:20 pm

ANDY117 wrote:Per some posts on the Yahoo groups, the 3 GP20s have been sold for scrap in Binghamton. Get your pictures now!
They were being scrapped this week in Bingo.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by riffian » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:37 pm

Any updates on the stored, out of service units? Reported on this thread on May 15 that the 3 units at Utica (3020, 3042 and 3636) had been "moved to Water Street for scrapping", but nothing since. No word either on the three units (3010, 3618 and 3634) stored in Binghamton. Any information on the location and/or disposition of these units would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by rob216 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:32 am

Here is former NYSW 1804 in the new ESPN colors.
https://www.facebook.com/10927404581249 ... =1&theater" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Motive Power update

Post by ANDY117 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:12 pm

The SD70Ms are by the shops are in Binghamton right now. The other units (3010, 3618, 3634) are around the shops as well. There's nothing left of the GP20s that I could see form the highway.

The SD70Ms are not renumbered as of last night when I drove by.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by scottychaos » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:43 pm

Sad news from Wellsboro PA..NYSW 240 is being scrapped..
she is about half gone today, will probably be completely gone tomorrow.
Surviving NYSW Alco RS1's drops from three units down to two.

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by thebigham » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:10 pm

From Facebook:

the SD70Ms have officially left the property and are on 30T for Enola

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Re: Motive Power update

Post by thebigham » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:06 am

From Facebook:

"Per the yahoo groups
Hope you got your photos of the three Musketeers in the dead line at Utica.

As of this morning 3042 is being cut up in place... Probably 3636 next and finally 3020.

Thank you,
Keith"

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