• Status of the GP7s and GP9s

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by thebigham
 
^Bill Gingrich's roster says GP9 #54 was scrapped in December.
  by KSmitty
 
newpylong wrote:is 54 scrapped? I had that unit for almost 6 months on a local... Was a good engine.
It was removed from Bill Gingrich's monthly locomotive summary a few months back, leading me to suspect it is gone. I'm sad to see it gone, was my first cab ride!
  by jaymac
 
On 04-05-2012, the 72 was still half the hump switcher. The other and westerly half was the 347. Will Big G gray ever qualify as a heritage paint scheme?
  by MEC407
 
jaymac wrote:Will Big G gray ever qualify as a heritage paint scheme?
It would be fun to see the original early '80s version, with the candy stripes on the pilot.
  by newpylong
 
If they were smart they would try to erase every memory of the Big G.
  by jaymac
 
The Big G was getting close to erasing itself. PAR/S -- NewBlues aside -- would be even more severely compromised without other people's power and other people's money. The folks who worked through the contractions and diminutions and disrespect definitely don't need reminders, but the outside world tends to have a short memory.
  by BR4
 
As I was leaving Portland today, I thought I heard the 45 switching Rigby. It sounded like the conductor
said, "45, ok to back up." Don't know if I missed the first number of the unit. or it really was 45.
  by MEC407
 
Might've been 345.
  by bm1838
 
Has anyone seen any of the GP9s running in the last week. I know 72 is constantly reported on the hump switcher, but all the other 9s are up in Maine, and there haven't been any posts or pictures in the last month of any of them.... I know in January I caught the 51 and 71 running on SAPPI3

Cory
  by ferroequinarchaeologist
 
Along the same lines (no pun) we have this from Railway Age

710 repowers targeted for older GP38-2s (and GP9s and SD-40s - ed)
Tony Kruglinski

Progress Rail Services' EMD subsidiary has targeted North America's 3,300 existing EMD GP38-2 locomotives (originally built between 1972 and 1986) for repowering with EMD's more modern 710 "ECO" line of diesel engines.

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blo ... -Sacb-4DLY
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  by MEC407
 
It costs a million bucks to do ONE of those repowers. That's the same amount PAR would spend on acquiring an additional 8 to 10 SD40-2s. I can predict with great certainty which option PAR would choose to spend a million dollars on, and it's not the option with ECO in its name. :wink:
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