njtransitrookie wrote:By the way, who actually produces the GP-20 switcher on the market. It does contain an EMD engine, but what about traction motors ?The GP20D you are referring to does not contain an EMD engine -- it's a Caterpillar.
2005Vdub wrote:Why not create new GP series loco's?Because none of the Class I railroads need any at this point in time, and the smaller railroads wouldn't be able to afford them.
GOLDEN-ARM wrote:I ran/run both versions. The 6,ooo HP version is a pulling brute. With three of them, you have a very real possibility of pulling your train into pieces, at low speed/high throttle applications. Not sure why UP returned the 6,000 HP version, and they are now leased, so they are still in service. I "heard" that one of these equals seven Dash-9's!!!! RegardsDid you run them before they got shopped because of the rough ride? Those true 8500's werent around here long before that happened.