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 Post subject: Western New York & Pennsylvania 6 motor MLW's
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:16 pm 

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Hearing WNYP is about to retire the Alco (MLW) 6 motor fleet. These would be the ex Cartier M630s and 636s. Supposedly they are being replaced by GE's currently being rebuilt at the A&M. What is the planned disposition for these units?


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 Post subject: Re: Western New York & Pennsylvania 6 motor MLW's
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:38 pm 

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http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... -next-week (paywall):

"What does this mean for the big Montreal-built units across the system? Fans will be delighted to know that they will continue to run them basically as they are now until likely after Sept. 1. Though the new units are operable and ready to run, there are many hurdles yet to be overcome including mechanical and crew familiarization, and utilization tests before they will be the mainstay of the railroad fleet.

As for the big six-axle Montreal’s they will not be completely off the roster for some time. The railroad plans to place them for sale but will keep them stored serviceable with the intent that they should be ready if needed for service."


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