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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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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:30 pm 

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Is there any organization that could possibly preserve any of the old locomotives?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:58 pm 

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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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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm 

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Figured this was coming with the recent change of ownership.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:20 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:18 pm 

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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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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:21 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:15 pm 

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

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:11 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:33 pm 

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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.

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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:21 pm 

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The locomotives, Nos. 90, 93, and 98, are part of a small fleet of General Electric-built shovel-nose diesel fleet dating back to 1954. The majority of the GE units on the roster had been previously rebuilt and re-engined with Cummins prime movers by contractors CEECO in Tacoma and Sygnet Rail in Tenino, Wash.

Nos. 90 and 98 will receive new high- and low-voltage wiring; installation of NRE N-Force microprocessor control systems; new electronic brake control; all new air plumbing; new control stand; complete truck rebuilding; Cummins engine upgrades; new battery charging system; and dynamic brake grid and blower improvements. Unit 93 will receive all new air brake plumbing.

All equipment is scheduled to return to Skagway ready for service by the end of April 2019.


Ten coaches in the 300-series went as well.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... -expansion


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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:36 pm 

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A pair of the Alcos in Colorado would add some more draw for railfans and diesel buffs, doing them up like the foobie LGB ones would make them not a foobie anymore!


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