• 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

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  by jaymac
 
"Controlled" because it probably was a deliberate attempt to burn out accumulated uncombusted fuel and lube oil in a location where secondary fires weren't likely to happen. GEs are more likely to need to be decoked than EMDs unless the EMDs have bad rings or seals and haven't been worked hard in a bit.
A few years back, I was on I-290 by Union Station and GRWO was working hard around the curve and also doing a good Vesuvius impression. Increasing the spectacle was that it was at night, like the photo.
Check MEC407's avatar for a daylight GE eruption.
  by MEC407
 
Somehow we need to find a way to [re]introduce the word "locomotive" into the vocabularies of news reporters everywhere. I cringe and giggle whenever I read articles about railroad incidents because locomotives are always referred to as "train cars," "rail cars," "engine cars," etc. :P
  by johnpbarlow
 
The Worcester Telegram article also claims this was a "scheduled" controlled burn so perhaps P&W does this every Sunday evening? If so, I'll try to make the next fireworks! :wink:

Good thing this wasn't an ethanol train!
  by DutchRailnut
 
The GE's have a loadbox setting , by throwing a toggle switch you can load engine and generator to max by sending power to dynamic brake grit ,
it cleans Turbo and lets mechanics check engines performance, and yes for a while it will burn excess fuel until Turbo cleans out.
  by Dick H
 
Looks like this six axle leaser #9000, which was a shared lease with the VTR at one time,
is leaving the P&W property for parts unknown. Photo by Alan LaPierre.
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  by johnpbarlow
 
Saw very clean P&W Super 7 B23-SS7 #2215 sitting dead at Palmer on the CSX-NECR-MC interchange track on Saturday 6/16/18. Rumor has it that this unit is shipping out to G&W's Ohio Central operation - is this the case?
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  by NHV 669
 
GMTX 9000 spotted second in tow on an NS train headed through Chattanooga, TN, four hours ago.
  by ShortlinesUSA
 
I can affirm that, as I photographed it sitting at the south end of the yard, still wearing the special P&W/VRS scheme. It is now on lease to NS.
Last edited by MEC407 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:08 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by DogBert
 
When did P&W get C-40-8s? Spotted 4050 & 4052 leaving Queens today.
  by gregorygrice
 
Months ago. 4 were bought from NS, none have cab signaling yet.
Last edited by MEC407 on Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:49 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by DogBert
 
Danke. I clearly missed that memo.
  by jbvb
 
Is P&W #150 (ex-New Haven Terminal 25 ton GE) still on the property? I heard it was for sale a year or so ago.
  by jbvb
 
Google's aerial photo of the P&W engine terminal shows #150 at the North end of the track that runs west of the enginehouse, but I can't see it in Street View.
  by NHV 669
 
4301 and 4302 have made it to their new home on the Central Oregon & Pacific, still wearing P&W lettering.
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