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Lima Locomotive Company

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Since the DT&C merger, this company has become a completely independant company and will still make and upgrade locomotives.

We offer:
C42-7W
C42-7A
SD60TM-3
SD60M-3
SD40-3W
SD50M
SD89MAC
CTE4400C
GP50-2
GP40M-4
Upgrades:
SD40-3
SD50-3
SD50-2
SD60-2
SD38-3
SD35E
GP40R
GP40-3
GP40M-3
GP9-2
GP9-3
GP15-2
GP15-3
C41-8W
C42-8W
C39-9W
C37-8W
C35-8W
B39-8W
B40-8W
B41-8W
B42-8W
B44-9W
Roster:
C39-9W - 3050 - 3065
SD89MAC - 1 - 5
C35-8W - 6
C37-8W - 7 - 14
B44-9W - 15
C42-8W - 6088 - 6095
C42-7W - 5775 - 5799
C42-7A - 5800 - 5809
GP40R - 67 - 69
SD50M - 4565 - 4570
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Buuuuuuuuuuuut MQT will do the SD & GP series for cheaper :D
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MQT3001 wrote:Buuuuuuuuuuuut MQT will do the SD & GP series for cheaper :D
I disagree there good sir! :lol:

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DT&I wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:Buuuuuuuuuuuut MQT will do the SD & GP series for cheaper :D
I disagree there good sir! :lol:
Then you;d be lying to say you guys do it cheaper.....
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MQT3001 wrote:
DT&I wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:Buuuuuuuuuuuut MQT will do the SD & GP series for cheaper :D
I disagree there good sir! :lol:
Then you;d be lying to say you guys do it cheaper.....
Well we do a higher quality job due to having EMD and GE employees at work here.

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DT&I wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:
DT&I wrote: I disagree there good sir! :lol:
Then you;d be lying to say you guys do it cheaper.....
Well we do a higher quality job due to having EMD and GE employees at work here.
We do too :lol:

We have tons of parts and the rights to EMD parts manufacturing (you & I chatted about that a few months ago). You must get your EMD parts from EMD if you can recall that. That allows us to cut corners and save our customers money.
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Well I guess its either quality(me) or low costs(you) lol lets see how everyone decides. :D

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A C42-7W Demo Unit

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Well you guys have the rebuilds but AW has a trick up it's sleeve. :twisted: A soon to be released announcement by Eastern Locomotive Leasing.
DT&I is the C42-7W an upgraded C30-7?

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TCtrainguy17 wrote:Well you guys have the rebuilds but AW has a trick up it's sleeve. :twisted: A soon to be released announcement by Eastern Locomotive Leasing.
DT&I is the C42-7W an upgraded C30-7?
Yes, itss basically to increase lifetime and performance, and also safety.

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I presume the C39-9W is an upgraded C39-8? If so what do you do it? We are looking for something for our C39-8's as an alternative to a rebuild by GE.

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TCtrainguy17 wrote:I presume the C39-9W is an upgraded C39-8? If so what do you do it? We are looking for something for our C39-8's as an alternative to a rebuild by GE.
Upgrades:
Safer "W" cab
108,680 LBF
Longer Lifetime
Tier 4 standards
Larger Fuel Capacity
Replaces GE 7FDL16 with GEVO16
Added 20,000 LBS for more tractive effort.
Replaces "DC" traction motors with GE 755AC Traction Motors for better performance on heavier loads.

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So it's an AC traction locomotive? What is the horsepower? You do realize the GEVO-16 is rated at 6250hp right? It's what CSX rebuilt their AC6000CW's with. The GEVO-12 replaced the 7FDL16, they reduced the number of cylinders.

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TCtrainguy17 wrote:So it's an AC traction locomotive? What is the horsepower? You do realize the GEVO-16 is rated at 6250hp right? It's what CSX rebuilt their AC6000CW's with. The GEVO-12 replaced the 7FDL16, they reduced the number of cylinders.
Yes but we can change how many cylinders function. Basically its a GEVO-12 with 4 extra cylinders for emergencies. But then again doing all the work to make a GEVO-16 fit is too costly, probably using a GEVO-12 is best.

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Okay so what will a single unit cost?

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TCtrainguy17 wrote:Okay so what will a single unit cost?
65,000 a piece. A good deal for a pretty much good as new loco. And BTW I'll have a pic up here in a couple minutes so you can see what they look like.

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Very nice. Management will decide whether to go with Lima or GE sometime tomorrow.

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TCtrainguy17 wrote:Very nice. Management will decide whether to go with Lima or GE sometime tomorrow.
Ok let us know! :) We already have 15 Demos built but 13 of them are being tested by the INRD.

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DT&I wrote:Well I guess its either quality(me) or low costs(you) lol lets see how everyone decides. :D
Uh we have the same if not better quality than you at a lower price. Marquette Doesn't need to make money off it, so we can charge bottom-basemeent prices. Basically, the upgrades' price pays for parts & labor, and that it. Most of our mechanics are veterans, and our program was built to employ as many veterans as possible. Several of our mechanics have 30+ years of experiance, and can tell what's wrong just by the way the darm thing vibrates!
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