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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:06 am 

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Great save guys!

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Spotted this morning(?) on NS train 10G in Altoona, photo via Facebook.

I'm guessing someone on the repatriation staff isn't a Conrail fan.
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Heck, she doesn't look much different from the old warrior that still services my workplace daily:


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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:51 pm 

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I've heard the unit is now operational again. Any truth to it?

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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:01 am 
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It is able to move under it's own power and is sometimes used as our shop switcher. At this present time it is not slated for revenue service.


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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 12:14 am 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS9Xwm0NQjw


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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:58 pm 

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I doubt that PRL/CR 7554 is ex-NYC, since no NYC GP9's had dynamic brakes. It's remotely possible that CR installed them during the unit's rebuild to a GP10, but not likely.


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 Post subject: DL&W - Lackawanna 959 / EL 1278 / Conrail 5460
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:51 pm 

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I stumbled on the saga of the salvation of DL&W 959 by pure chance this week and was electrified, because I knew I had a picture of the locomotive unlike anything else that exists. That was the locomotive from which my grandfather--engineer Eugene Vahey of Kingston, Pennsylvania--retired in the summer of 1955 after 53 years of railroading. This picture of his grandchildren (that's me in the goofy shorts outfit on the left) was taken just after he had swung down from the cab for the last time. Believe it or not, we also have home video of this event.

Can anyone tell me what the status of the restoration is? I think I can speak for my siblings and cousins in saying that we would be pleased to donate both photo and film to a permanent exhibit about the 959 at Steamtown or a similar site.

Jeremy Mulderig
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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:27 pm 

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I doubt that PRL/CR 7554 is ex-NYC, since no NYC GP9's had dynamic brakes. It's remotely possible that CR installed them during the unit's rebuild to a GP10, but not likely.


FWIW, ex-NH GP-9- 1 of 30.

Built with dynamic brakes, fyi-and steam generator.

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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:08 pm 

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It's quite likely that, in the course of its rebuild from GP-9 to GP-10, that the hood got swapped from another locomotive. I recall seeing an ex-NYC SW-8 that was overhauled at Juniata and received a cab from a PRR SW with those distinctive PRR marker lights.


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 Post subject: Re: Lackawanna GP7 saved
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:25 pm 

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Last that I heard Lackawanna 959 will be repainted in the spring.


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