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 Post subject: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:00 pm 

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Any one need 3ft gauge diesels? States they plan on retiring most of the Alcos and GE shovel noses. Article linked Below.
https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/g ... annel=news


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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:09 pm 

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Interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
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Is there any organization that could possibly preserve any of the old locomotives?


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Nice to hear that both (and maybe a 3rd!) steam engines have a future. Also nice to know about the historic wooden passenger car fleet.


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Figured this was coming with the recent change of ownership.


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The Durango & Silverton was looking for 3-foot diesels back when the fire was scorching the mountains around Durango. From what I understand, they are having 2 new diesels built for use during high fire-risk periods. Perhaps they might want a couple backups if the price was right.

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The GE's were just completely rebuilt inside and out with new components. Surprised to hear they're on the hit list.


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LeoA wrote:
The GE's were just completely rebuilt inside and out with new components. Surprised to hear they're on the hit list.
I had heard that they were not preforming up to expectations. That is probably why three of them were just sent south for upgrading.

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I'd like to see the Alcos in Rio Grande black and gold.

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BigBoy 4023 wrote:
I'd like to see the Alcos in Rio Grande black and gold.


Pretty sure that LGB already did that for you.


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The method of converting full-size B-B units to B-B+B-B has been done for meter-gauge service, 36" isn't much narrower.

Brian Norden wrote:
LeoA wrote:
The GE's were just completely rebuilt inside and out with new components. Surprised to hear they're on the hit list.
I had heard that they were not preforming up to expectations. That is probably why three of them were just sent south for upgrading.


That's not surprising, I have yet to hear of an 'eco' upgrade that was worthwhile with the exception of EMD's.

CD


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