Laharpe Shops

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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:16 am

Looks like they picked up an ex-CN GP9R
jrgerber wrote:Six units on the KJ in this video, are some of these units headed elsewhere especially the SW units?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU4ojPd ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby Bulby » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:22 pm

AARR wrote:Looks like they picked up an ex-CN GP9R


That's 4101, it spent many years in the deadline awaiting shop attention. She got all new power assemblies, and various other work. She's a good runner, if known for not playing well with the GP20s (4101 has a more modern load regulator, and loads faster).

jrgerber wrote:Six units on the KJ in this video, are some of these units headed elsewhere especially the SW units?


The 2 switchers were being brought back to the shop after taking a train down to Keokuk with 2018 the previous Tuesday. The other 4 GPs had to dig out cars on the Lomax line, so the switchers got assigned to help 2018 and 2032 on the Keokuk locals for a few days. They and 2018 came up the hill DIT.
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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby jrgerber » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:47 am

Thanks Bulby , one of the SW units look like the one that was assigned to the Napoleon Defiance and Western.
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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby Bulby » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 pm

jrgerber wrote:Thanks Bulby , one of the SW units look like the one that was assigned to the Napoleon Defiance and Western.


The one that had been assigned to the ND&W was 107, now assigned to Mississippi Central.
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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby jrgerber » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:10 am

Thanks, it will be interesting to see what happens to the Miss Central (the original line) and Alabama RR which I believe are both being used for car storage, not much in the way of on line customers. They may be going the way of the portion of the old Alabama and Florida.
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