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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:53 pm 

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Nothing a little welding can't fix. Concern yourself with the lack of esthetic taste instead. What self respecting diesel engine or generator would want to be in that space?

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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 am 

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So, any word on the final status of the other A and B units that the R&N did NOT acquire?

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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 pm 

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The never-very-reliable railfan rumor mills have stated/speculated that the other two units failed to attract bids, and/or did not meet some unspecified reserve.

I am very, very skeptical of this suggestion. But if true, there's a possibility that they will either be offered in a future auction, or negotiations COULD be under way between the Reading & Northern and NS for the other two. It's also possible that the party I mentioned earlier might revisit the question, once they have more time to draw up budget line items or whatever. (I was told they tried to put in a token lowball bid with their moral equivalent of "petty cash from the drawer," but didn't think that would have stood a chance of winning and skipped out as a result. If the "no bids" is true, they're kicking themselves right now....)

And, of course, someone else could have won and is keeping their mouths shut until they actually arrive......


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:38 am 

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And the answer is: (via Altoona Works)

10G departed Altoona earlier tonight with former NS 275 in tow (renumbered from 4275 earlier this year). It’s on its way to new owner Reading and Northern.
271 and 276 have been sold to the Aberdeen Carolina and Western.

https://flic.kr/p/pqCJb6


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:07 pm 

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Joshua K. Blay wrote:
271 and 276 have been sold to the Aberdeen Carolina and Western.
https://flic.kr/p/pqCJb6

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... short-line


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:24 pm 

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What's going on with the AC&W? Do they have a large sum of money they need to burn off? Last year they leased at least NINE CSX AC6000 locos. Those are thirsty locomotives (they burn 200+ gallons of fuel per hour in notch 8). Is business that good for them?


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:36 pm 

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I thought they already had three or four F units?


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:54 pm 

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PaulWWoodring wrote:
What's going on with the AC&W? Do they have a large sum of money they need to burn off? Last year they leased at least NINE CSX AC6000 locos. Those are thirsty locomotives (they burn 200+ gallons of fuel per hour in notch 8). Is business that good for them?


These locomotives went to the ACWR shop for contract work on behalf of Progress Rail, not for use by the railroad.


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:56 pm 

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LeoA wrote:
I thought they already had three or four F units?


They do (3), but they were in pretty rough shape and were being worked as a "time permitting" restoration. I believe the prospect of being able to have a full A-B-B-A set and a spare unit, plus acquire two in good working order was too good of a deal to pass up.


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk Southern Surpluses Rebuilt Executive F's
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:51 pm 

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A January 11, 2020 photograph by Daryl Rule of newly-repainted Reading & Northern #270:
Railpictures #722403


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