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ClydeDET
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« on: Oct 3rd, 2009, 3:49pm »
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Saw a couple of BNSF Gensets shoving a cut of cars into the big Port of Houston yard off South Wayside yesterday. First time I've seen any in service. We had turned off S. Waysude onto Market to get onto the old Beaumont Highway, and the gates were down foir the move. Could kick myself for not having shoved the camera into the car, since we also saw some KCS and BNSF trains plus some run-through NS power bewteen Houston and Liberty, Along with the "ususal" UP stuff. Very active line, of course.  
 
The KCSs locos were all in the heritage-inspired colors and looked good, as did a long string of KCS covered hoppers with a heritage-inspired livery.


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 9th, 2011, 11:34pm »
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Northrup Gruman Shipyard in Newport News, VA is about to get this 1GS7B, a 700hp Genset built by National Railway Equipment(NRE).
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 12:36am »
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What do you mean "genset"??  Is it a locomotive, a slug....??

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 6:39am »
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on Jan 12th, 2011, 12:36am, kjohn wrote:       (Click here for original message)
What do you mean "genset"??  Is it a locomotive, a slug....??
Here is a link to a PDF from NRE about their offering:
 
http://www.nationalrailway.com/1GS-7B_Spec%20ad.pdf
 
These things come in several different configurations, but the idea is the same; replace the large prime mover and generator with one or more smaller generator packs.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 5:20pm »
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on Jan 12th, 2011, 6:39am, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Here is a link to a PDF from NRE about their offering:
 
http://www.nationalrailway.com/1GS-7B_Spec%20ad.pdf
 
These things come in several different configurations, but the idea is the same; replace the large prime mover and generator with one or more smaller generator packs.
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And only run as many of them as needed, with the ones operating running at the most efficient power range. Supposed to save fuel, put out less pollution, etc..


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« Reply #5 on: Feb 19th, 2012, 6:39am »
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Looks like CSX has 27 of these in several different configurations. Here we find #1321, a 3GS21B-DE, at Locust Point Yard in Baltimore, MD on 2/13/12.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 4th, 2015, 11:55pm »
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They are in the Army now. Looks like The Army is trying several different configurations of Genset locomotives. USAX #6516, a 3GS21B-DE built by NRE, 6/13, rests on a CSX spur near Lee Hall, VA. (Why it needs a rest is a whole other story.) Caught on 2/16/15.
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 19th, 2015, 5:10pm »
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Caught CSX #1316, a 2GS14B-DE in Cumberland, MD at 0820Hrs on 4/18/15.
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Metro-North Railroad #402, a BL14CG by Brookville sits outside the Metro-North Croton Harmon Locomotive Shop on 1/1/16 at 2000Hrs. Metro-North Railroad #205, a P32AC-DM lurks in the background.
 
Some info about the BL14CG:
"Featuring two 700hp low-emissions engines, the 1400 horsepower BL14CG features BROOKVILLE’s unique modular CoGeneration power packages. Other locomotive features include a welded heavy-duty frame, wide cab design, regenerative braking, and a state-of-the-art locomotive control system."
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