• GE Dash 8 locomotive to be preserved in PA museum

  • 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 Allen Hazen
 
Well, I suppose 24 is a respectable age of retirement for a GE diesel on a Class 1 railroad, and I'm certainly glad that one will be preserved, but... somehow this hurts.
---Means ***I*** am getting old,
---This is the last batch of FDL-12 engined units on a U.S. freight Class 1, and I think the last 4-axle class in any number on a freight railroad: soon GE will be represented on U.S. main lines only by big, 4000+ hp, six-axle types
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CP seems to have broken the ice for the other big North American locomotive builder, buying a large number of 2000 hp 4-axle units for secondary service. When is somebody going commit for a big enough order for GE to build the GEVO-6 engined roadswitcher we have been fantasizing about for years? (I'd be less mournful about the retirement of the B32-8 if I thought their frames and trucks were going to be used for something worthwhile!)
  by MEC407
 
Brief blurb and photo of the 3563 at its new home: http://www.goerie.com/article/20130714/ ... retirement" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;