Old 07-16-2009, 06:03 PM   #26
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The u.p has 100's a day in the shop at north platte and Hinkle. You said DME has 8-10 bad order-- to me that sounds about the average for running a railroad! You also have to put in perspective 15 day, 30, 92, 365, and 1104 day inspections on locomotives! To me that sounds pretty low on failures and a lot on inspections, economy, and when you talk to the crews you have to realize every crew dislikes their power and it is never good enough. Are you saying DM&E should be running new 2.5 million GEVO"S? And for what reason would that make any sense to get rid of a 3000 h.p. engine when 20 years ago they were called the ALCO line with only 1000 to 1800 h.p. motor's.
I'm sure that he factored in 92 day inspections with his "bad ordered" observation........
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:51 AM   #27
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I'm sure that he factored in 92 day inspections with his "bad ordered" observation........
Maybe that guy will get the hint that there is a lot more into railroading than taking pictures while wondering if he is gonna get yelled at by his wife while sneaking off to get pictures.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:22 PM   #28
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I have been on every DME locomotive has since sept. 5 1986. Where were you?
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What did commenting on an almost 1 year old thread accomplish besides opening the door to the resident troll? I mean, I could see posting something up to 6 months after the last post in a thread, but 10 months and no, I can't emphasize that enough, new content. What are you trying to prove, how great you are by slamming somebody who had completely forgot what we where talking about. I clicked on this thread not even realizing it was one I had started. If that doesn't show how old it was, nothing well.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:17 PM   #30
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What did commenting on an almost 1 year old thread accomplish besides opening the door to the resident troll?
So he corrects you and now he's the resident troll? Interesting.
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No, the troll part was directed at you, not at him. As I said in my previous post he opened the door to the troll, which would mean that he is not the troll.
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What sort of circus is this?
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No, the troll part was directed at you, not at him. As I said in my previous post he opened the door to the troll, which would mean that he is not the troll.



ME a troll on RP?



That's rich.
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The CN isn't getting rid of the DMIR units just for fun. They are in serious need of extensive mechanical work so I can't blame them for getting rid of them.



I was referring to the 5400s. It's not much, but they are the only CP engines that interest me.
No they werent. The DMIR had some of the best shops in the Midwest.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:00 PM   #36
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Let me play!

DME 6361, your definately wrong that the ex MILW SD40-2's are "some of the newest built" because it couldn't be further from the truth. If you would look into something for once maybe you'd like smart....that sounds familiar. EMD started SD40-2 production in 1972, and it lasted until 1981 in the US. In Canada it was the mid 1980's before the GMD plant quit producing them. So if the Milwaukee SD40-2's were built from 1972-1974 as you said, than they would be the first and second phases, correct? Not so new, I believe.

Oh, and I wasn't even born in 1986.

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ICE DME power is not bad but they take a big hit comes time to plow snow as the air filters fill full of snow and melts setting off ground relays and then its time to bake them in the shop till they dry out.
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Just my voice, but I would say the make or model doesn't really matter but how good of condition it is kept in. The quality of service and condition the locomotive is the real point that matters. Remeber guys we got steam engines over 70 plus years old running on small tourist lines throughout the United States. I don't think a locomotive can get to old if it is kept in good condition.
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