GLC Acquiring SD35's?

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Re: GLC Acquiring SD35's?

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Steve B wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:48 pm
So did GLC acquire the SD35s because it needs additional power, or are they to replace the GP35s? And if replacement, is it because the SDs are in better shape or were extensively rebuilt, or GLC ultimately has settled on six axles for all future power? They're only a year younger than the GPs.
They need more power. The GP35s that are currently running won't be going anywhere anytime soon, not sure about the dead ones though.
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Per the GLC mechanic on another board, the Dead 35's are going to begin a program to upgrade them and rebuild them. my guess, and its only that, is to Dash 3 standards like the SD35s they just got.

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patrick wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:47 am
Per the GLC mechanic on another board, the Dead 35's are going to begin a program to upgrade them and rebuild them. my guess, and its only that, is to Dash 3 standards like the SD35s they just got.
They want to make them into GP39s like BN did with all of their GP30s and GP35s. De-rate to 2300 HP, new electrical systems etc.
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