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Reading and Northern GP30s
« on: March 20, 2016, 08:12:21 AM »
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Are these still in Santa Fe paint?  Any idea on when to see them?

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 08:33:27 AM »
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No, They have been repainted into a Reading color scheme.
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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 08:38:15 AM »
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No, They have been repainted into a Reading color scheme.

Which is still really hawt!
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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 10:57:51 AM »
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Any idea on when to see them?

You can find them when there is a need to pull freight. :trollface:

Just kidding. As already posted, these have been painted. But, if you fancy this scheme, SMS Lines in New Jersey has some ex-ATSF motors in this paint (Super 7's I think).
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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 03:10:48 PM »
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I always liked the paint scheme, plus it's neat to see 60s-70s era equipment in original paint.

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 04:16:28 PM »
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No need to go out of state.  Head north of LaPlata to the stone plant as they have an ex Santa Fe GP30 they got from LTEX still in original colors.

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 04:59:26 PM »
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LETX has or had a whole bunch of them down the street:
https://picasaweb.google.com/ErieChris333/LordstownSpaceCenter
They have since put a fence/gate up  :P

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 02:25:57 PM »
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They're not GP30s. They're GP39RNs. Someone there is very particular about that!

And, believe it or not, they're actually available from Atlas:
http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/ATL-40002473-N-EMD-GP30-RBMN-2531-DCC-p/atl-40002473.htm

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 10:36:44 PM »
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Great Smoky Mountains RR got one, but it is listed as a GP30... not sure if LTEX down graded it or if it is just listed incorrectly. Either way, would be great to have one in N scale and give it the paint-out look.

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2016, 11:47:58 PM »
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They're not GP30s. They're GP39RNs. Someone there is very particular about that!

Yeah but they started as GP30s. You can get lost fast in rebuilt designations, though I admit in some cases the distinction is important.

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2016, 08:28:40 AM »
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Yeah but they started as GP30s. You can get lost fast in rebuilt designations, though I admit in some cases the distinction is important.

Oh yeah, absolutely. In this case though, there's some real back story to it. I forget enough of the details to not want to get into it, but suffice to say, if an R&N crew calls them a GP30, they're gonna get an earful.

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Re: Reading and Northern GP30s
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2016, 01:14:35 PM »
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I caught those things on the NS pull to the RBMN when they were still wearing their Santa Fe paint. Pretty neat to see.

Although if you want to find an even more nifty Santa Fe engine, come down to Westville, NJ to the Sunoco refinery and hope to catch a glimpse of the old Santa Fe U-boat that works in there. SMS owns it.
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