Reminds me of what you read in the news: "According to a knowledgeable source who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media....."
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Summer 2019 likely to be the last for short line's six-axle Montreal Locomotive Works units
By Stephan M. Koenig | May 15, 2019
ERIE, Pa. — Famed Alco railroad Western New York & Pennsylvania will soon replace its venerable six-axle Alco diesel-electric locomotives with more modern equipment.
A source close to the railroad tells Trains this week that Summer 2019 will likely be the last for the larger Montreal Locomotive Works diesels — built in Canada, but patterned after American Locomotive Co. designs.
The railroad will be taking delivery of eight former CSX Transportation AC46CW locomotives to replace them in June. Six of the CSX locomotives will be in service while two will serve as parts supplies for the active units....
XC Tower wrote: ↑Thu May 23, 2019 10:42 am Thank you for the info on the GE's....Speaking of a glut of them, there are more behind the plant here in Erie than I ever recall seeing!....The East Erie Commercial's yard is nearly full of CSX, UP, and NS units!....I know that GE is rebuilding so for the UP and NS, but there seems like too many for that....GE has decided to provide ongoing product support for Dash 8's, unlike past practices. They're actively refurbishing them and selling or leasing them out to regionals and shortlines, labeling them as GE Certified after going through a refurbishment and series of checks. This pool of power is where those sales candidates come from, while others are being used as parts sources to support GE customers still running Dash 8's.
Question regarding WNYP's "new" old GE's: Could GE supporting the purchase and use of their older units? Is there any technical support offered to perspective purchasers?