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Chris333

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Gensets for scrap already?
« on: March 13, 2018, 06:02:42 PM »
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Looking around on Google maps I see LTEX is adding more to their Lordstown, OH facility. Most everything there looks like older retired locomotives, but I spotted a line of UP locos that look like newer gensets:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.1847091,-80.8670204,85a,35y,39.43t/data=!3m1!1e3

Are these already "old"?

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Re: Gensets for scrap already?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 06:22:05 PM »
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Didn't meet their promise, so my edu-guess is anything needing major repair is being sold off. I do know the crews hated 'em.

The UP of old was not shy about retiring "new concepts" early if they weren't rousing successes, so I guess that heritage carries on.
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Re: Gensets for scrap already?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 09:00:43 PM »
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I think some of the Railpower/ GreenGoat gensets (as pictured in your link) also had battery fire issues compared to the NRE ones which have been staying out there for now.
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