Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

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Re: Retirements and Disposition of CR Equipment

Post by trains18 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:46 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Believe the Geeps have Gen-set HEP units
I'm not saying all the GP40's are getting rebuilt yet, just those 4 getting rebuilt because they have been out of service for at least 4 years and are in good enough shape to invest. Same thing with the F40PHM and 2C's which are also worth investing. The original F40's are not worth investing, the controls inside are all useless, the shell is rusted, and it's just not worthy to today's technology. They should have started rebuilding them before the winter of 2015 hit. The mbb's in seaview are rotten to the point where the floor is badly crumbling, wood rotting, seats worn, they don't operate smoothly anymore. The first generation mbb's such as 1500, 1502, 1503, 1504 and such will most likely be retired. Only time will tell when they will be retired aside from 1516 which was retired after 1532 was scrapped. 1525 was a really long time ago along with 1710 so I wont go into that.

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