• F45 3636 Out of Service

  • Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.
Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here: NYSW.COM.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, NJ Vike

  by rcbsd45
 
F45 3636 suffered a significant mechanical failure recently and is currently out of service. This had been the only F45 east of the Mississippi in regular revenue service. Apparnetly, the turbo went, and in a chain of events, the prime mover seized and the engine is no longer running. As far as i know, no determionation has been made as to the future(if any) for this locomotive. on another note, the high hooded SD40, # 3020 should see a return to service in the future. Apparently the repairs it needs are significantly less than the 3636. as usual... stay tuned....

  by Angus202
 
Wasn't aware a failed turbo could cause the PM to lockup, what fate... Didn't this loco receive a newer 645 from another OOS SD45 in order to return to service just a few years back?

  by rocketman
 
sounds like it ran out of oil

  by uhaul
 
That is quite the bummer! Since I am pretty sure that. NYSW 3636 was the last F45 in active service. Haven’t MRL 390 and 392 have been have retired by now? Too bad it went the way I did.

  by Sid Farkus
 
You know if Mr. Rich was still with out this engine would be back. He did everything to keep that locomotive running. I guess now it will only run on model railroads :wink: .

  by nysw3636
 
First of all, NYSW 3636 was OOS for SEVERAL years before her comeback in 2006, so Walter Rich did not do everything to keep her running. All he did was hold on to her for possible resurrection. Second, I believe uhaul is correct in saying that the 3636 was the last F45 in active service. MRL 391 and 393 were scrapped in 2007. MRL 390(former NYSW 3638) and 392 are now in Progress Rail hands in Chicago(I believe). Not sure if they still survive...

  by washingtonsecondary
 
Susquehaniewikiwokiwani wrote:You know if Mr. Rich was still with out this engine would be back. He did everything to keep that locomotive running. I guess now it will only run on model railroads :wink: .
It is a piece of equipment. They fail over time and need to be replaced. I will never understand sedimentality over iron.

  by scottychaos
 
washingtonsecondary wrote:
Susquehaniewikiwokiwani wrote:You know if Mr. Rich was still with out this engine would be back. He did everything to keep that locomotive running. I guess now it will only run on model railroads :wink: .
It is a piece of equipment. They fail over time and need to be replaced. I will never understand sedimentality over iron.
you may not understand it, thats fine..
but its the reason why 90% of us are even here, on these forums, and are railfans at all..

"sentimentality over iron" is what its all about..

Scot

  by Noel Weaver
 
Whether Walter Rich is with us or not, the Susquehanna is a business.
They are not a railroad museum nor a museum operation. If you want to
see that engine preserved, start obtaining support, eslpecially financial.
The engine is basically obselete and it is quite likely that it is all done.
Now is the time for some of you to put your money where your mouth is.
Noel Weaver
  by uhaul
 
while it is not a sentimentality over just iron per say, but railfans are sentimental to the shapes, stories, paint schemes, and whatever railroad oriented shape or purpose iron takes on.
  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
uhaul wrote:while it is not a sentimentality over just iron per say, but railfans are sentimental to the shapes, stories, paint schemes, and whatever railroad oriented shape or purpose iron takes on.
What the heck does that even mean, Terry? Geez......
  by Steve F45
 
just a guess, but maybe he was saying how railfans are sentimental to anything rail related? especially when its something rare like 3636 beeing that there aren't many f45's with the original 20cly let alone a rebuilt f45.
  by ANDY117
 
If you want to see it so bad, just go down by the shops and take photos to your hearts content. It's not that hard to see.

And apparently it isn't a crew favorite, from talking to most of them. It's loud, and rather uncomfortable.
  by Steve F45
 
GOLDEN-ARM wrote:I guess saying "I like F-45's" was too hard?
it could've but i usually just ramble on and so on. :-D