• Contest winners tour GE's Erie plant

  • Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.
Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

Moderators: AMTK84, MEC407

  by MEC407
 
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. An invitation to go behind the gates of Erie's largest employer and take a ride on what's made inside.

Who could say no to that?

Not Bonnie Hess, Clarence Rupp, Frank Tokarczyk and Mike Whipple. Their names were chosen at random from among more than 10,000 entries from people who wanted an inside look at GE Transportation.

The winners and their guests -- each were allowed three -- were ushered past the security guards at the entrance of GE Transportation on Saturday morning for a tour of the 100-year-old plant.
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Slide show with audio:

http://216.128.12.36/slideshows/getour/index.html

  by uhaul
 
I would have entered to win, but oh well.

Go Red Sox

  by Allen Hazen
 
That was FUN! Thanks for posting the links!

  by Sam Damon
 
Touring GE's Erie plant is an awesome experience, even with all the outsourcing that has gone on over the years.

Thanks to a pal, I got to tour the plant while Amtrak's P40DCs were on the assembly line. It's pretty amazing to be around lots of "big stuff." I cherish the memories to this day.

  by mp15ac
 
Back in 1990 GE opened the Erie plant to tours for the NMRA national convention being held that year in Pittsburgh, PA. It was a very indepth tour, covering constuction from beginning to end. I even caught a glimpse of the XP24/U25B demo remains sitting near the paint shop.

Great memories!

Stuart