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TomPM
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Posted - 03/26/2004 :  11:22:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Today as I was coming back from lunch I drove by Norfolk Southern's Abrams Yard in King of Prussia, PA. Sitting at the fueling rack was a locomotive I could identify. It looked like a low hood Geep. The paint scheme was a dark blue with a wide gold stripe along the side that came to a "V" on the front of locomotive.

Anyone have any idea what railroad it could be?

Unfortunately I did not have a camera with me of course.

Tom
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Roadforeman
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Posted - 04/12/2004 :  7:22:19 PM  Show Profile
Tom,
Was it an EMD? The paint scheme sounds like a former MPI lease engine.

Bob

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Roadforeman
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Posted - 04/12/2004 :  7:22:19 PM  Show Profile
Tom,
Was it an EMD? The paint scheme sounds like a former MPI lease engine.

Bob

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TomPM
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Posted - 04/12/2004 :  8:06:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Bob

Yes it was. It is the third picture in this link. I am not sure about the road number, however, but the paint scheme is a match.

http://www.trainweb.org/columbusrr/images/1199/9.htm

I was not able to get a photo of it the few days that it was around.[:-weepn]

Tom
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Edited by - TomPM on 04/12/2004 8:08:26 PM
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TomPM
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Posted - 04/12/2004 :  8:06:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Bob

Yes it was. It is the third picture in this link. I am not sure about the road number, however, but the paint scheme is a match.

http://www.trainweb.org/columbusrr/images/1199/9.htm

I was not able to get a photo of it the few days that it was around.[:-weepn]

Tom
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Edited by - TomPM on 04/12/2004 8:08:26 PM
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Roadforeman
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  9:45:49 PM  Show Profile
Tom,

That is a former Southern Pacific SD45, that was sold to MPI. They rebuilt it to SD40-2 standards. Now they are owned by Helm. We have several of them on lease right now.
Bob

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Roadforeman
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  9:45:49 PM  Show Profile
Tom,

That is a former Southern Pacific SD45, that was sold to MPI. They rebuilt it to SD40-2 standards. Now they are owned by Helm. We have several of them on lease right now.
Bob

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TomPM
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  10:46:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Thanks Bob for the information. I really wish I could have caught a photo of it. Something different than the black and white NS units or the rare Conrail blue. I drive by Abrams Yard going to and coming from work and sometimes lunch. My luck is that I only see something interesting when I don't have a camera or I can't pull over.

Tom
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TomPM
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  10:46:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message
Thanks Bob for the information. I really wish I could have caught a photo of it. Something different than the black and white NS units or the rare Conrail blue. I drive by Abrams Yard going to and coming from work and sometimes lunch. My luck is that I only see something interesting when I don't have a camera or I can't pull over.

Tom
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