• P&W Locomotive Fleet

  • Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
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Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
Official Website

Moderator: MEC407

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  by MEC407
 
MEC407 wrote:Here she is:

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=228906" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here are two more shots:

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=4424115" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=4424120" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Also, the caption of the NERAIL photo is incorrect. This unit is not the former FEC 101. 101 and 103 went to VTR. PW received 100 and 102.
  by Lmiller
 
Why have they never painted and renumbered the 582 ? Looks like, well, won't say it , ,, sticks out like a sore thumb !
  by ebtmikado
 
Lmiller wrote:Why have they never painted and renumbered the 582 ? Looks like, well, won't say it , ,, sticks out like a sore thumb !
Time, money and equipment availability come to mind...

Lee
  by MEC407
 
If they're lacking time/money/equipment, how were they able to do 4301?
  by Lmiller
 
MEC407 wrote:If they're lacking time/money/equipment, how were they able to do 4301?
My point exactly !
  by GP40MC1118
 
The New England Railroad Expo in Worcester Tuesday might have been the motivation
for the 4301 getting repainted.

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  by DutchRailnut
 
maybe 582 is not much of performer ? could it be P&W wants to unload it ??
  by Slushbucket
 
Perhaps now with 4301 online, 582 can finally get its turn in the paint shop?
  by boatsmate
 
My understanding from conversations with other on other boards that the reason the 582 never got painted was because of needs for the engine, and the availability of crews in the paint shop to work on the engine. it takes at least 6 weeks to prep and paint, and the P&W has not had the time (last winter was the all the snow) this year was painting the 4301. so maybe now that they have more power it might get painted sometime down the line.
  by MEC407
 
Photo by Mitch Cobb:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=575253" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by woodeen
 
has been modified to fit on the Northeast Corridor
What was needed to modify; lower the height somehow?
  by gregorygrice
 
woodeen wrote:
has been modified to fit on the Northeast Corridor
What was needed to modify; lower the height somehow?
Height slightly reduced by removing things from the top such as the horn which was moved to the side.
  by MEC407
 
It also looks like the radiator fans were sunken down a bit, and notches cut in the plow (for third rail territory).
  by Backshophoss
 
For better or worse,there are parts of the MN catenary that still sag when the weather gets warm,the cleaner
the roof is,the less chance of getting zapped by 12.5 kv wire that's sagging.
P&W has/had units get zapped by the catenary during the summer months,fan housings and roof panels showing the scars.
  by johnpbarlow
 
On a somewhat related note, it looks like 3901's horns were recently relocated to the side of engine plus the marker lamps were removed and covered. I would post photographic evidence but I get an error message "Sorry, board attachement quota has been reached."
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