Luther Brefo wrote:
Actually it makes perfect sense. Don't believe everything you read in Railpace. If you want a part of something but not the whole, you have the option to negotiate for the part you want. While this may not always happen, it is an option. Many shortlines begin by buying the railroad and no necessarily inheriting the motive power with the deal. When NYGL sold out earlier this year or was it late last year, they sold the line sans motive power. This is why the NYGL RS-3, E8 and GP9, made it out without being a part of the deal. GWI has a plan of its own.
And don't believe everything you read on Railroad.net either . . .
That's why when I responded I was careful to note that I could not find any confirmation of the OC loco sale to GWI. I don't believe the NYGL example is a good one in this case. The line was what, maybe two miles long, and powered by what are essentially museum pieces. The OC was a large regional with a fleet of 2nd and 3rd generation EMD and GE power. If they were purchased, they may actually contain some of the youngest power on the GWI roster other than the MP15's.