Thanks Bill. You're absolutely correct, although I had been under the impression that those D&H GP39-2s were leased, and wondered if it was the lessor who specified where to have them rebuilt. Do you happen to know if that's the case?guilfordrailfan wrote:Not the first, but it's been a VERY long time. When Guilford bought the D&H in January 1984, the D&H 7600 GP39-2's were beat to s#!t even though they were some of the newest locomotives on the roster. So, Guilford decided to have them rebuilt in-kind by Morrison-Knudsen and they came back later in 1984 as B&M 350-369. That, to the best of my knowledge, is only other time Guilford / Pan Am sent locomotives out for contract maintenance. Also, if you count painting, Guilford contracted the painting of MEC 500-519 prior to their delivery in 2000-2001 since Waterville paint shop was closed at the time. However, no maintenance work was done on them - painting only.MEC407 wrote:I do believe this is the first time in the history of the company that they've done that.
The 500s were initially painted into Guilford colors by Ebenezer Railcar Services of West Seneca, New York.