Engine platform in Altoona

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Engine platform in Altoona

Post by atsf sp » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:35 pm

I was in Altoona on August 15, 2009 and I saw this engine platform behind the Juniata shops. I was wondering if anyone could identify it. Could it be a new SD40E? Does anyone know what number this is or was? It is the beige engine without a hood.
http://jwdp.rrpicturearchives.net/showP ... id=1717664
http://jwdp.rrpicturearchives.net/showP ... id=1717662
http://jwdp.rrpicturearchives.net/showP ... id=1717661
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Re: Engine platform in Altoona

Post by NSDash9 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:26 pm

That would be one of the RP-E4C slug rebuilds from a GP38.


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Re: Engine platform in Altoona

Post by atsf sp » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:33 am

Do you know what number it will be?
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Re: Engine platform in Altoona

Post by NSDash9 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:36 pm

There is no way to know from those pictures.

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Re: Engine platform in Altoona

Post by atsf sp » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:58 pm

Now looking at the build dates on the new RP-E4Cs, would this platform have been 707 or 708? If this was taken in August,could 707 have been fully completed for September? Or would this have been the 708 done in October?
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Re: Engine platform in Altoona

Post by atsf sp » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:13 pm

For this unit to be 707 would it have been added a hood and painted in time for late September? When was "Spirit of Conrail" transformed into the 708? If anyone could give an educated guess to this units number, please do so.
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Re: Engine platform in Altoona

Post by Kaback9 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:02 pm

atsf sp wrote:For this unit to be 707 would it have been added a hood and painted in time for late September? When was "Spirit of Conrail" transformed into the 708? If anyone could give an educated guess to this units number, please do so.
When I was out there in June last year the "Spirit of Conrail"'s Long Hood was on a flat car being moved into the shop.
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Re: Engine platform in Altoona

Post by atsf sp » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:40 pm

I have a few new ones.
# and types if possible
All taken on the 16th of August
Rebuild
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2208862
Tear down
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2208864
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