New prime mover? & a question

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New prime mover? & a question

Post by trainspot » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:56 pm

Shot this from the train today, is this going into one of the engines?

http://trainspot.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... id=5063820

And passing Richmond Hill in the lower tracks I saw a tank car & what looked like an older coach behind it. Can anyone confirm what it is? Thanks!

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Re: New prime mover? & a question

Post by ConstanceR46 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:19 am

the older coach is probably an American Flyer-type going to scrap at FICX

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Re: New prime mover? & a question

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Could be a salvaged Prime mover from 1 of the dead MP-15's.
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Re: New prime mover? & a question

Post by BuddR32 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:02 am

At one point in recent history, all the DE & DMs were getting new prime movers. I dont know if the project was completed, dropped or whatever, but some engines I know were replaced.

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Re: New prime mover? & a question

Post by Teutobergerwald » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:48 pm

What was wrong with the as-delivered EMD 710's ?
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Re: New prime mover? & a question

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:51 pm

after a few years they need overhaul, locomotive engines do not last for life of locomotive, they get overhauled every 5 to 6 years.
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Re: New prime mover? & a question

Post by gamer4616 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:27 am

trainspot wrote: And passing Richmond Hill in the lower tracks I saw a tank car & what looked like an older coach behind it. Can anyone confirm what it is? Thanks!
Retired M3 coach modified for use as part of a low-adhesion/alcohol train.

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