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Posted by: Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan Posted on: Oct 15th, 2005, 8:54pm
Hey all heres a topic just about the best EMD built roadswitchr ever...............
Posted by: Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan Posted on: Oct 15th, 2005, 9:08pm
hers a reading GP-30
Posted by: Charlie_O Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 12:19am
I pretty much missed the golden age of the GP30, with its distinctive silhouette and workhorse reputation.
 
I still enjoy photographing the few survivors I can find.
 
Posted by: DannyR Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 12:58am
It's my favorite of the four axle EMDs.
 
Excellent photos, all.
Posted by: SSW9389 Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:45am
On lease to Cotton Belt in Texas.
Posted by: SSW9389 Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:47am
Flagstaff, AZ
Posted by: SSW9389 Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:53am
Henry McMahon photo from the EMD Open House 10/62.
Posted by: SSW9389 Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:54am
Another Henry McMahon photo.
Posted by: Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 5:52pm
NIce pics guys, thanks a whole lot
Posted by: Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 5:55pm
The 501 pics are mine and i hope you like um all the 501 was built in 1965 by EMD and was used on the pennsylvaina Railroad and went to the WMSR in 1995 but after the PRR it was used on Conrail...............The pic above and all of the 501 pics were taken on the 2nd of oct 2005 the 501 was shut down case of hot metal pices down in the fans and the prime move was smoking. THe crew got it started up but it is know out of service for the 2005 season beacuse of a caboose hit a swithch derailed and wrecked about 5 feet in the engineer's sine of the cab.
Posted by: Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 6:39pm
the damage has be substained her in this high lighted area...............  
yellow-major
black-minor
Posted by: Miketherailfan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:13pm
Ah the GP30, the most unique Geep ever built IMO. Here are a few examples....
Posted by: Miketherailfan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:14pm
The uniqueness is the hood.....
Posted by: Miketherailfan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:15pm
Some come in classy paint schemes.
Posted by: Miketherailfan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 7:16pm
And sometimes, they smoke it!
Posted by: Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 8:30pm
WOW!
Posted by: Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 8:35pm
chessie pic from dead pap.............
Posted by: ENR3870 Posted on: Oct 16th, 2005, 8:53pm
One of only 2 GP30's ever owned by CP, seen here with a GP35 switching a barge on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway. Glenn Migneault photo.
Posted by: Spooler734 Posted on: Oct 18th, 2005, 9:25pm
on Oct 16th, 2005, 7:53am, SSW9389 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Henry McMahon photo from the EMD Open House 10/62.

 
Is that 6944? If it is I saw her when she was In Cumberland for railfest in 2000!
Posted by: Spooler734 Posted on: Oct 18th, 2005, 9:34pm
Heres the new and improved 502.
Posted by: Spooler734 Posted on: Oct 18th, 2005, 9:37pm
and now heres the 501!
Posted by: Alleghany Fireball Posted on: Oct 22nd, 2005, 1:17pm
Hey all notice the horn area around the #502 ravens and look at the reading on at the top of the page there the same loco!
Posted by: SSW9389 Posted on: Oct 22nd, 2005, 2:19pm
Your ex-Pennsy GP30 is a little older than you said. Production of the  908 GP30s was from March 1962 to November 1963. The demonstrator was built in July 1961.  
The Pennsy GP30s #2200-2251 were built between February and May 1963. See http://community-1.webtv.net/ajkristopans/ROADSWITCHERS567/page3.html for production data and serial numbers on the GP30s.  
 
on Oct 16th, 2005, 5:55pm, Baldwin J-1 4-8-4 fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The 501 pics are mine and i hope you like um all the 501 was built in 1965 by EMD and was used on the pennsylvaina Railroad and went to the WMSR in 1995 but after the PRR it was used on Conrail...............The pic above and all of the 501 pics were taken on the 2nd of oct 2005 the 501 was shut down case of hot metal pices down in the fans and the prime move was smoking. THe crew got it started up but it is know out of service for the 2005 season beacuse of a caboose hit a swithch derailed and wrecked about 5 feet in the engineer's sine of the cab.

Posted by: Alleghany Fireball Posted on: Oct 24th, 2005, 6:34pm
nah, it says it o the buiding report!
Posted by: Alleghany Fireball Posted on: Oct 31st, 2005, 7:48am
Hey.......most Geeps came with single notes right? I mean when they werew built!
Posted by: RDG484 Posted on: Oct 31st, 2005, 12:23pm
Here's my favorite GP-30, No. 5513.
Posted by: RDG484 Posted on: Oct 31st, 2005, 12:24pm
And 502's sister in miniature:
Posted by: Alleghany Fireball Posted on: Oct 31st, 2005, 4:31pm
nice pics!
Posted by: Teen_NS_fan Posted on: Nov 1st, 2005, 9:23pm
My favorite GP30- Southern 2601 (Spencer, NC, April 30 2005)
Posted by: Spooler734 Posted on: Nov 1st, 2005, 11:11pm
Never did care much for the high nosed GP30 but looks aint everything.......
Posted by: Alleghany Fireball Posted on: Nov 2nd, 2005, 7:13pm
yea same here but Southern geep's were a sight to see
Posted by: icsd701000 Posted on: Nov 8th, 2005, 4:09am
Hey I have noticed that no one has mentioned anything about the GM&O gp 30s? They rode on alco trucks. Then served the IC. Anyone have any good pics
Posted by: espeefoamer Posted on: Nov 9th, 2005, 6:18pm
I always thought the GP 30s were cool,especially the UP GP30Bs. I considered the high nose GP30s to be among the ugliest diesels ever built.
Posted by: Pyronova Posted on: Nov 15th, 2005, 1:57am
on Nov 9th, 2005, 6:18pm, espeefoamer wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I considered the high nose GP30s to be among the ugliest diesels ever built.

 
 
I second the motion.
 
Posted by: Alleghany Fireball Posted on: Nov 15th, 2005, 7:36pm
on Nov 15th, 2005, 1:57am, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
I second the motion.
 

 
Im 3rd on that!
Posted by: Allegany Fireball Posted on: Feb 4th, 2006, 7:17pm
Here's some pics I took recentaly t the WMSR!
Posted by: Allegany Fireball Posted on: Feb 4th, 2006, 7:17pm
Another~
Posted by: Allegany Fireball Posted on: Feb 4th, 2006, 7:18pm
Posted by: Allegany Fireball Posted on: Feb 4th, 2006, 7:20pm
Posted by: Allegany Fireball Posted on: Feb 4th, 2006, 7:21pm
Notice the Ex- C&O NW-2 in the background!
Posted by: Allegany Fireball Posted on: Feb 4th, 2006, 7:22pm
The NW-2 is going to the Ohio Central in during the summer! another pic!
Posted by: Allegany Fireball Posted on: Feb 4th, 2006, 7:23pm
A off topic deal!  
Posted by: birdogman Posted on: Apr 6th, 2006, 12:24am
Those high nose GP 30's are very unique. They remind me of sheer brute force !    
Posted by: Teen_NS_fan Posted on: Apr 6th, 2006, 4:32pm
on Apr 6th, 2006, 12:24am, birdogman wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Those high nose GP 30's are very unique. They remind me of sheer brute force !    

 
    Yeah. They looked pretty sharp on hot Southern trains like 155 or 173, especially when they lashed 3 or 4 of 'em together.
Posted by: Adam17 Posted on: Jun 14th, 2006, 8:04pm
They certainly are Roadswitchers!
Posted by: Spooler734 Posted on: Jun 15th, 2006, 12:38am
WMSR GP30 501 ex Pensy 2249.
Posted by: firstbelt Posted on: Feb 10th, 2010, 12:49pm
Pennsy 2233 (probably not the original road#) in Lewisburg, PA, privately owned on West Shore RR excursion line.  I believe it went on to RR Museum of PA in Strasburg, repainted Conrail  
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1886452
 
Norfolk & Western 2906, I believe ex-Wabash unit, in Buffalo in company of some Alcos.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1846695
 
High-nose N&W 562 in Buffalo, 1976
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1848834
 
I got to know the chief mechanic at B&O's roundhouse in Rochester, NY, who let me wander around and take pictures while he worked.  B&O 6911 control stand
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1514253
 
Santa Fe 2740 rebuild in San Bernardino in 1985
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1819549
Posted by: locolover Posted on: Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:12pm
 i like this!haha
Posted by: CHESSIEMIKE Posted on: Mar 3rd, 2011, 8:47pm
on Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:12pm, locolover wrote:       (Click here for original message)
 i like this!haha
Well then, you might also like this:
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=BandO;action=display;num=1038092937
 
CHESSIEMIKE
Posted by: CHESSIEMIKE Posted on: Mar 7th, 2017, 9:24pm
While not a true GP30, it is a Road Slug now, it still looks the part. CSX #2320 waits a call to service in Richmond, VA.
CHESSIEMIKE