Anyone know of a rail museum with a GEVO?

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Anyone know of a rail museum with a GEVO?

Unread postby J3rsdm5 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:38 pm

One where you can go in the cab as well? The old friend Google wasn't any help this time. Bonus points for a UP Flags N Flares livery. :D
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Re: Anyone know of a rail museum with a GEVO?

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:02 pm

I’m not aware of any GEVOs that have been retired yet. The ES44DCs are the oldest model I think and only by a decade. SD40s and Geeps from the 60s, 70s, and 80s are still in regular use, so I wouldn’t bet on seeing one anywhere any time soon.
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Re: Anyone know of a rail museum with a GEVO?

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:18 pm

There are no preserved Gevos and there likely won't be for the next 20-30 years.
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Re: Anyone know of a rail museum with a GEVO?

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:44 pm

A museum in Pennsylvania near Erie recently acquired a GE -8, from NS I think, but I don't know the model. I think this is the same museum that got the cosmetically restored Chessie B30-7 as well.
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Re: Anyone know of a rail museum with a GEVO?

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:43 pm

IRM has a UP B40-8 with a 1988 build date.. that's probably as new as most museums get currently. There aren't F40PH's as well which are in that "range" but most of those are older.
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Re: Anyone know of a rail museum with a GEVO?

Unread postby SousaKerry » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:23 am

IRM had the last pair of unpatched CNW dash8's on loan for awhile from UP but last I heard they were taken back and put into service again. Given the longevity of -8 and -9 locos so far with very few being retired yet, it will be a long, long time before a GEVO makes it down the asset sheet far enough that a big railroad would consider donating one. Unless a major flaw develops with the units that makes them difficult and expensive to maintain don't hold your breath.
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