• SD60s on the P&W

  • 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.
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Moderator: MEC407

  by Pj
 
Small point, IIRC GE Transportation bought out/aquired Harmon some time ago. All new equipment that is/was Harmon will now say GE Transportation/Global Signalling - at least on my RR that is what happened.

Not to say that old stuff is still out there, but the general rule is to not to reuse the older equipment. Our older ultra-cab equipment took up a good size of the nose area, now its a nice small box.
  by JohnJ
 
Caught two of them this afternoon in the lineup at Cedar Hill.
  by MEC407
 
DutchRailnut wrote: I believe MNCR is more concerened with Height of these units 16'2" as per EMD Specifications.
yes you can lower fans by few (maybe 4) inches and even horn , but your still at or exceeding the height of MNCR timetable which is 15' 6" with no exceptions.
At this point we know that P&W did lower the fans and move the horn, but what else did they do to comply with the MNCR height restriction?
  by MEC407
 
According to the GATX web site, their SD60s are 15 feet 7-1/8 inches in height, and weigh 368,000 pounds.

Source: http://www.gatx.com/wps/wcm/connect/GAT ... ives/SD60/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by fl9m2004
 
I saw 2 of them today near the south entrance to cedar hill yard both facing south
Also the gatx hopper cars from FPCH where there
Not coupled to engines but saw about 15 of them
Seen from interstate 91 on both sides
Also engines where not there when I returned south
  by csx8851
 
Forget the trunks, look at the paint job. Very nice indeed!
  by BandA
 
Snazzy. Will these be shared by the two railroads? Do radial trucks mitigate the track stress, make it like it's only 4 axles?
  by MEC407
 
P&W will be using it for half of the year and VRS will be using it for the other half.
  by gregorygrice
 
Finally got around to chasing the thing and caught it at two locations. I was supposed to catch it Tuesday night but something caused them to not come down till after 2AM.

Here's the GMTX #9000 in it's 7th night of revenue service: http://youtu.be/TnotXpHSnoo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Enjoy!