hey Michael ... at quick, first glance, these new "green" genset locos look like old RS-2's or RS-3's (especially without my glasses) ... pulling empty coal hoppers toward the Orange Port Terminal? Regards, Wally
I haven't seen an RS in years. Good job. Greetings. L+F.
hey wmr36104 ... but you know this isn't a old RS-type, right?? For some info about this modern "genset" power, check out the comments under Michael's photo at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/77657695 ... Regards, Wally
Wally, I was going to ask you about this one, when I drove by that train like in the middle of nowhere, I thought that it was abandoned, the hoppers were full of gravel and look old and rusted, there was a whole bunch of boxcars on the rail next to it all opened and covered with graffiti, I thought to myself wow! must be a sign of the economy and the company went broke, decided to turn around about 5 miles later and by the time that I got to the locomotive, I heard like a compressor running ad some air valve, so this thing is fairly new then ,....right. After looking at it, I realized that it wasn't abandoned but some of the rails around sure had some rust on top of it :)
hi Michael ... good to hear from you ... yup, looked closer and saw gravel in the hoppers ... and what I know about gensets, Gulf Coast Rail Services, and Orange Port Terminal Railway, I only learned from traipsing around in Google ... but it looks like (I infer) that at least some of these new gensets are total modern rebuilds of older core unit/frames, rather than entirely new manufacture ... Regards, Wally
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