• SD40-2’s to GE Erie Plant for Rebuilding?

  • 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.

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  by XC Tower
 
Hello,
I was told yesterday of a report that GE had purchased 15 SD40-2’s from LTEX for rebuilding with GE prime movers....Wondering if anyone had heard anything similar?....I know how rumors can gain steam.
As of today (Aug 27th), I was told that there were no SD40-2’s to be seen parked behind the plant.
Thank you for any help on this.


XC
  by NorthWest
 
GE/Wabtec has an 'ET23' program going, with a confirmed order for Pacific Harbor Line.

These locomotives will be older, repowered locomotives with inline GEVO-6s certified for Tier IV.

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/case-case-determ ... ocomotives

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/sites/default/fi ... .23.20.pdf

There has been some speculation on additional rebuildings, but nothing concrete yet.
  by XC Tower
 
Thank you so much for the information!
I wasn’t aware that a Gevo in-line six cylinder existed which produced 2400 horsepower plus being Tier 4 compliant (if I read correctly)...Very Interesting.....It seems quite possible that a re-engined SD40-2 with one would work....Now, we’ll just watch the plant and test track to see if the report is true....I was told the first unit was sent in July by LTEX to GE Erie...
My thanks once more!


XC
  by eolesen
 
Curious as to why they chose the EMD frame for this vs a Dash 8 or something else GE built and widely available in dead lines...

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