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One has to wonder if they would actually try to track down a B unit (EMD/GMDD or MLW) so that they would have an A-B-A set. Granted, they are a business first. However, foolish railfans can dream.

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Anyone have an idea if there is any timeline for returning 1400-1401 to service?

1400-1401 need some serious work. That plus there are several units at GUE already out of service that they need, so don't hold your breath....

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One has to wonder if they would actually try to track down a B unit (EMD/GMDD or MLW) so that they would have an A-B-A set. Granted, they are a business first. However, foolish railfans can dream.

Edit:

Anyone have an idea if there is any timeline for returning 1400-1401 to service?

Things at OSR always change just like any railroad so god knows when.

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Can someone explain this situation in more detail? Would the go train go into the siding and then need to back out after letting the maple leaf pass?

Is that cross over a manual one? Do all crews that operate trains in the corridor have a set of keys for the manual cross over? Or would they dispatch someone to the site to throw the switch?

I was looking for a railway map of the area but wasn't able to find it other than google earth which inst as detailed.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=404856&nseq=76

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Rebuild what? It's already in service.

Dan

I must have misunderstood the caption on the photo. Thought they were going to do more work on it.

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I must have misunderstood the caption on the photo. Thought they were going to do more work on it.

Ahhh.

Don't think it's necessary for this unit, beyond some bodywork. They have 2 other units that are in need of a lot of work before they can enter service, however.

Dan

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I must have misunderstood the caption on the photo. Thought they were going to do more work on it.

Body work and a repaint one day probably. It's one of the modernized ex-VIA 6300's rebuilt in the 1980's (just like the two RLK's and CP 4100's), so it's not necessarily some stock 50's clunker on its last legs. It was luckier than the other two, which sat around Goderich being picked over for parts for years before OSR bought them.

But those two were lucky that they were bought recently, as GEXR is now scrapping some of their OOS equipment at Goderich.

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Body work and a repaint one day probably. It's one of the modernized ex-VIA 6300's rebuilt in the 1980's (just like the two RLK's and CP 4100's), so it's not necessarily some stock 50's clunker on its last legs. It was luckier than the other two, which sat around Goderich being picked over for parts for years before OSR bought them.

But those two were lucky that they were bought recently, as GEXR is now scrapping some of their OOS equipment at Goderich.

Cool, thanks for that. Finally have an excuse to go to Woodstock again. :)

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It boggles my mind that GO Transit can operate a 12 car train with one MP40 locomotive but down south they have two MP36 Locomotives pulling less than 5 Bi levels. Waste of gas and equipment if you ask me.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=439743&nseq=163

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=435437&nseq=20

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=402785&nseq=76

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=397956&nseq=93

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It boggles my mind that GO Transit can operate a 12 car train with one MP40 locomotive but down south they have two MP36 Locomotives pulling less than 5 Bi levels. Waste of gas and equipment if you ask me.

http://www.railpictu...439743&nseq=163

http://www.railpictu...=435437&nseq=20

http://www.railpictu...=402785&nseq=76

http://www.railpictu...=397956&nseq=93

How is gas being wasted?

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Wow they actually have orders for these. I'm surprised they purchased a product that doesn't even exist yet.

Considering an MP40PH is capable of reaching 108Mph, would the sprint only be for high speed applications? Considering the fact that we dont have speed limits higher than 100mph in Canada i would think we wouldn't see that many orders for these. Maybe in the NE Corridor or other high speed corridors.

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It boggles my mind that GO Transit can operate a 12 car train with one MP40 locomotive but down south they have two MP36 Locomotives pulling less than 5 Bi levels. Waste of gas and equipment if you ask me.

http://www.railpictu...439743&nseq=163

http://www.railpictu...=435437&nseq=20

http://www.railpictu...=402785&nseq=76

http://www.railpictu...=397956&nseq=93

I think AMT takes the cake with a total of THREE secondhand fuel-hungry locomotives on an eight-car trainset of multilevel cars!

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That i think can be forgiven because the power is not as reliable, and they might need that extra power. But two MP36-PH to pull 4 Bi-levels is kinda a waste of equipment. Why not put them on each end and eliminate cab cars?

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