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Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« on: December 04, 2016, 10:24:17 PM »
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A 5 minute PR promotion showing the assembly of a GE ET44 Tier 4 locomotive

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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 03:53:20 PM »
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... Or, "How to Build a Fathead."  :trollface:
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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 08:47:15 AM »
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My N scale GE diesel fleet will remain models of the good Erie, PA, built U-series and successors.  The union busting Texas shop GEs with Mexican made radiators doesn't seem right.  We all lose when low wages and limited employee benefits become the norm.

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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 09:50:25 AM »
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Kind of like Canadian production moving to low-cost Indiana?  :facepalm:

I liked the video, but mind you , I like GEVOs so it was neat to see them made.  I was surprised there were no hard hats, but mind you car plants don't have them either.  It must be some kind of special rule. 

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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 07:57:41 PM »
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Is the Erie plant still in operation? 

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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 11:57:39 PM »
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Erie builds some locos and all the engines iirc.

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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 02:18:40 AM »
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I've been in a couple of these, and they smell like new cars.

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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 02:15:11 PM »
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They should've called them the ET-44SCABs.

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Re: Building a GE ET44 Tier 4
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 08:20:06 AM »
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Is the Erie plant still in operation?

Erie builds some locos and all the engines iirc.

The GEVO prime movers come from Grove City, PA which is about 60 miles south of Erie.  Basically it's a straight path north up I-79 to Erie.  A somewhat longer path to Fort Worth.

Based on what I see in the Loconotes Yahoo group it seems that Erie makes a few domestic locomotives, but is mainly producing those destined for export and the kits that are sent to other countries for assembly there.

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