Housatonic Locomotives

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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by Maybrook fan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:14 am

Dick H wrote:HRRC has leased PAR GP40-2 #345 due to a power shortage.
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I saw some CSX open hoppers in this video. What material and to what customer are these used for ??

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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:00 pm

PanAm unit has been returned, as for open hoppers most likely Ballast for HRRC track work ?
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by FLRailFan1 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:40 pm

Track work?? Amazing...Are they ripping up the track as track work... :P
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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:49 pm

HRRC does lousy trackwork,that makes PAR'S patchwork look "good" :P
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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by Trainman14 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:41 am

I remember when the HRRC had 7-8 engines, Its now down to 4. The 3602 from what I have understood, may be done for. Its to bad those 2 HH 38 are "parts donors"

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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by NaugyRR » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:42 am

Nothing really radical has changed in their fleet. The 9935 was usually up on the BSRM even when it was in service, and 7324 and 1802 were sold. The 35's usually cycle in and out of the shop, although I think 3600 is on shop trucks awaiting overhauled trucks. Don't forget their shop is only a two-engine house with only a few guys manning it, so shop cycles are going to take a bit.
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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by Trainman14 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 pm

I forgot to add that 3602 broke a crankshaft. That’s probably why it won’t be running any more.

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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by Trainman14 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:36 pm

So, I just read on face book, that all but one GP-35 the 3604 is the only running engine this railroad has active........... Oh well.

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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:52 pm

gp35's in any kind of fashion are not known to damage crankshafts, so question is what do those john deere tractor mechanics do wrong ???
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Re: Housatonic Locomotives

Post by Trainman14 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:24 pm

Latest update, 3602, appears to be done for as well as the 22, and now the 3600 is supposedly retired. CSX is loaning a GP38-2 2651 to the housy.

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