Laharpe Shops

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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:16 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 8:22 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 4:47 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 8:32 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 9:10 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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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby Bulby » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:13 pm

Bulby wrote:Right now at Laharpe is the following units (all O.O.S.):

PREX 100 (NW2): stored dead, has water leaks in the block
PREX 102 (RS3m): stored dead, traction motor leads cut by vandals.
KJRY 471 (GP8): stored in the shop awaiting wiring work, getting attention as time allows
PREX 1298 (SW1200RS): lettered as CS01, Stored dead in the shop due to missing windows.
PREX 1352 (SW1200RS): stored dead with bad main generator and traction motors
PREX 1610 (GP16): stored dead awaiting shop time
PREX 1751 (FP9A): stored dead
PREX 1754 (FP9A): stored dead
PREX 2029 (GP20): parts unit
PREX 2050 (GP20): parts unit, crankshaft failure, stored in shop with many parts stripped
PREX 2057 (GP20): parts unit
PREX 3048 (GP20): parts unit

Operational but around the shop:
PREX 149 (SW1500), PREX 1357 (SW1200RS), PREX 1611 (GP16), and PREX 2041 (GP20)


List updated to reflect recent changes in the deadline. Wiki page will be updated when I feel like it.

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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby jrgerber » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:20 am

Nice photo in Train's December 2017 issue on page 19 showing SW1500 PREX 1500 with a new paint job done at the Kolbe IL shop. How many shops for locomotive repairs does Pioneer have?
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Re: Laharpe Shops

Unread postby Bulby » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:50 pm

jrgerber wrote:Nice photo in Train's December 2017 issue on page 19 showing SW1500 PREX 1500 with a new paint job done at the Kolbe IL shop. How many shops for locomotive repairs does Pioneer have?


Really just Laharpe. Some Pioneer Railroads have engine houses but no real shops.
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