STATUS OF THE **BL20-GH** FLEET

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STATUS OF THE **BL20-GH** FLEET

Post by FL9AC » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:52 am

ladies and gentlemen...here's the first few pictures taken of the unit in transit this morning in Croton West Yard. Notice the lettering and New Haven heralds are all reflective. A very cool unit to finally see in person :-D . Can't wait to hear it run and see how well they perform. Get your F-unit and geep pictures before it's too late!

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Post by Fred G » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:06 am

Very nice, FL9AC!
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Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:28 pm

Oooooo, shiny. Until CSX moves the outlawed freight that is blocking both ends of the yard, MN wont be able to take delivery of this engine...

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Post by kitn1mcc » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:01 pm

any plans for a public envailing
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Post by brnxvill » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:16 pm

What service will these units perform? And they DO look great !!

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Post by FL9AC » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:52 pm

the units are intended for both passenger and freight/worktrain service.

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:14 am

brnxvill wrote:What service will these units perform? And they DO look great !!
You might want to check this months-old discussion we've been having.

http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25930

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:16 am

kitn1mcc wrote:any plans for a public unveiling

Yeah. You just saw it! ;-)


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Post by abaduck » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:41 am

DutchRailnut wrote:
FL9AC wrote:the units are intended for both passenger and freight/worktrain service.
The later only if someone can find the bathroom on these things.
No Bathroom no worktrain/freight service as per FRA requirements.
I was told by reliable sources no Bathroom is installed.

For passenger use the car bathroom is the governing facility

And since MNCR has no frequent bathroom facilities the exeption is NOT met for work/freight service.

Interesting... I had assumed they were going to be used on work trains too. So are they going to keep geeps for this duty? Or F-units?

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Post by jersey_emt » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:45 pm

That's a sharp-looking loco; I like it a lot. Thanks for the photos!
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Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:43 pm

Let's keep this thread for deliveries/status. If you want to discuss the functionality of the locos, let's keep that here:

http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25930

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Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:38 pm

Got to ride in the 125 today when we pulled it from the west yard. The first MNR crew to touch it. Had that new car smell up until we stepped into it. Nice seats and AC too.
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Post by Alcochaser » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:48 pm

Did it have a Toilet?

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Post by kitn1mcc » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:56 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:
kitn1mcc wrote:any plans for a public unveiling

Yeah. You just saw it! ;-)


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Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:13 pm

Alcochaser wrote:Did it have a Toilet?
Nope, but that's ok there's trees along the ROW. :wink:
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