How to turn a GP9 into a NRE Genset

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How to turn a GP9 into a NRE Genset

Post by torikoos » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:02 pm

For those who are interested how to bring new life to an old girl. (sort of...)




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Re: How to turn a GP9 into a NRE Genset

Post by BrianMoore » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:47 pm

Thanks, Koos. Excellent.
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Re: How to turn a GP9 into a NRE Genset

Post by torikoos » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:36 pm

It's is a little typical of the programs of this kind, in that it is 'sensationalised' to a degree, but if that gets more people interested in trains, then hey, they might just become 'cool' again for a larger audience :-)
This episode is a few years old however, I've spotted a few California Northern Gen sets under construction, all of which have been in service for for a while now.

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Re: How to turn a GP9 into a NRE Genset

Post by Gloriousnse » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:11 pm

I suppose turning into a genset is better than turning into a river?
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Re: How to turn a GP9 into a NRE Genset

Post by BrianMoore » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:49 pm

Gloriousnse wrote:I suppose turning into a genset is better than turning into a river?
http://www.nilesdepot.org/niles/wreck.html
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Re: How to turn a GP9 into a NRE Genset

Post by torikoos » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:41 pm

Yes I've seen those, a shame those weren't armour yellow (sorry Mike R :-) )
All joking aside, I do like the UP paint scheme and it's history, I just don't like the fact that there have been so many mergers, and UP tends to completely absorb all old paint schemes. At least with the ATSF and BN merger, a new paint scheme emerged, somewhat indicating the roots of the new company in places (more ATSF than BN I guess) , and there's very little Scarlett and Grey remaining...
I wouldn't have liked it the other way around either , no more armour yellow, but perhaps a little less so than what's currently the case...

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