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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:57 pm 

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#3001 arrived Monday, this will apparently be the last unit in green and yellow as the WP&Y is switching to a black and red scheme, according to Trains Magazine (no paywall) https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... locomotive. Both images WP&Y RR:


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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:02 pm 

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A different view from the White Pass & Yukon Route Facebook page:
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PS Yes, that does seem to be a GATX tank car on the barge; probably going to the Alaska RR.

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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:33 am 

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WP&Y 107, which was sold to the Durango and Silverton, was lowered onto its trucks today in Colorado: (here's the location of a video http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,403050)


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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:12 pm 

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What is missing? MG?


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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:57 pm 

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Several items removed for the highway haul. The snow plow. The section of the hood with the dynamic braking grids and blower. Also air shutter box on the rear of the roof.

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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:04 am 

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Two of the new units were tested (apparently successfully) yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/WhitePassRailr ... 1024471315 Only relevant here because they are replacing 50+ year old Alcos and could potentially replace steam on certain other 3' lines.


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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:16 pm 

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PMC wrote:
Only relevant here because they are replacing 50+ year old Alcos and could potentially replace steam on certain other 3' lines.
The Durango & Silverton has announced that the primary use of the its diesels will be for maintenance of way use. The former steel-mill diesels will probably be replaced.

It is expected that during high fire danger the diesels will be used instead of the coal fired steamers. The D&S has converted one of its coal burners to oil and has another underway -- these and more conversions to come will reduce the possibility of hot cinders, etc. starting line side fires.

It would not be surprising that certain off-season and/or short-turn trains will be hauled by the diesels.

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 Post subject: Re: White Pass possibly acquiring new GE Locomotives
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Green and yellow is an excellent paint scheme. The black and red is crap!


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