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 Post subject: Surviving TP&W Locomotives
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:47 pm 

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Hi,

Recently I've been collecting a lot of slides and negatives of TP&W locomotives. Seeing all of the different units gets me wondering, how many are left? Obviously there's the two Centuries, the 400, and at least one Geep I was able to track down to a shortline in Pennsylvania. Are there any others?

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 Post subject: Re: Surviving TP&W Locomotives
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:18 pm 

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TP&W received 11 GP38-2s in 1977-78, seven are still on the BNSF roster (2376-2382), and the others ended up with KCS via a leasing company, I'm not sure where those are now. TP&W's GP38-2s are easy to spot because they didn't have dynamic brakes. David Balko photo, 8/16/2017 at Galesburg:


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 Post subject: Re: Surviving TP&W Locomotives
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:51 pm 

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Based on another roster I now think there were only 10 TP&W GP38-2s, the remaining three are still on KCS' roster (1921, 2002-2003), 09/24/2017 at Houston TX, Andrew B. photo:


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 Post subject: Re: Surviving TP&W Locomotives
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:29 pm 

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In 2012, BNSF sold several dozen GP30/35 rebuilds to Larry's Truck electric. BNSF 2458 (TP&W GP30 700) was one of the ones shipped to Lordstown. Subsequent to that date, BNSF reacquired some of them. I do not know if BNSF 2478 was one of them, or whether or not another purchaser acquired it. If not, it should still be there.

The three TP&W GP35s (900-902) are still out there also.

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 Post subject: Re: Surviving TP&W Locomotives
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:12 pm 

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Searching earlier this month when I first saw this thread and went looking to find the status of the GP30, the 2458 wasn't one of those reacquired in the couple of old threads that I read through about the transaction.

I imagine it survives though and quite possibly has a new home at this point. These were in good shape and it's the 4 axle GP's and EMD end-cab switchers that are the locomotives that usually escape LTE in one piece (Unlike their typically way overpriced SD's).


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 Post subject: Re: Surviving TP&W Locomotives
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:38 pm 

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GP30 BNSF 2458/ TP&W 700 may originally have been a Pennsylvania Railroad unit as I recall, ending up on the TP&W when PRR owned half of the TP&W (with the Santa Fe owning the other half).


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 Post subject: Re: Surviving TP&W Locomotives
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:16 pm 

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No, it wasn't. She was outshopped as a TP&W locomotive.

She was built 4 months after the last PRR GP30, her builder's number is 28534 versus the 28108-28159 range for the Penny's 52 units, she doesn't have the extended cab that PRR's order had, and the sand fillers are different.


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