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Light Power with a 6 Axel Genset and an SD40-2
03-25-2012, 09:11 PM
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Light Power with a 6 Axel Genset and an SD40-2
Caught it today in the UCR Botanical gardens.

I had seen it 6 hours earlier going south with a string of baretables.

Zach


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03-26-2012, 01:05 AM
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RE: Light Power with a 6 Axel Genset and an SD40-2
Never seen a 6 axle genset that I can remember. Are those rare?

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03-26-2012, 06:40 AM
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(03-26-2012 01:05 AM)penguingeneral Wrote:  Never seen a 6 axle genset that I can remember. Are those rare?

BNSF has NRE six axles, those are mainly used in the LA area though.

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03-26-2012, 08:01 AM
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(03-26-2012 01:05 AM)penguingeneral Wrote:  Never seen a 6 axle genset that I can remember. Are those rare?

They work Commerce and Hobart. Usually with a 4 axel in tandem. Been around for close to 2 years now.

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03-26-2012, 08:58 AM
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RE: Light Power with a 6 Axel Genset and an SD40-2
(03-26-2012 08:01 AM)chris_wlkr Wrote:  
(03-26-2012 01:05 AM)penguingeneral Wrote:  Never seen a 6 axle genset that I can remember. Are those rare?

They work Commerce and Hobart. Usually with a 4 axel in tandem. Been around for close to 2 years now.

I see. The only times I'm there I'm flying on Amtrak so it's hard to count the number of axles.

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04-05-2012, 11:38 PM
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RE: Light Power with a 6 Axel Genset and an SD40-2
Looks like they could have been the same two that were in San Berdo on the 24th. They pulled outta the yard sandwiching two box cars and headed east. They got a couple of streets east of E Street, tied down, and the two man crew headed into a building there next to the tracks. Pretty non-descript building. All it said on it was Training Facility. They both had the RCU control boxes with 'em. I waited for quite a while because I wanted some more shots of the Snoot, but they took too long and I got bored.

   

   

   

   

   

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04-06-2012, 06:49 AM (This post was last modified: 04-06-2012 06:51 AM by Z-trains.)
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(04-05-2012 11:38 PM)trainsonthebrain Wrote:  Looks like they could have been the same two that were in San Berdo on the 24th. They pulled outta the yard sandwiching two box cars and headed east. They got a couple of streets east of E Street, tied down, and the two man crew headed into a building there next to the tracks. Pretty non-descript building. All it said on it was Training Facility. They both had the RCU control boxes with 'em. I waited for quite a while because I wanted some more shots of the Snoot, but they took too long and I got bored.


Thanks for the update. The one '40-2 is not the one you saw, but has been perpetually showing up as the power for the SANJAC, along with a GP50.

Strangest thing happened on Tuesday. The SANJAC was tied down near the summit of the Box Springs, up at the crossing with Poarch.

Why would they do that on a hill?

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04-06-2012, 09:08 AM
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RE: Light Power with a 6 Axel Genset and an SD40-2
Night crew doesn't much care for the day crew?
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04-06-2012, 12:26 PM
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(04-06-2012 09:08 AM)erielackawanna Wrote:  Night crew doesn't much care for the day crew?

Guess so.

That was the only time I have ever seen that specific GP60M on the SANJAC.

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