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Date: 01/29/05 15:45
Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: EMD100469

Out on a wintery day here in Wichita. Wasn't the best day to be taking pics but...hey, the lady that gave me permission to take these was in good spirits so I couln't pass it up.

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Date: 01/29/05 15:50
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: EMD100469

SKOL GP-30




Date: 01/29/05 15:52
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: EMD100469

One of a kind, still hanging out in Wichita





Date: 01/29/05 15:54
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: sp8192

Is that GP30 and high hood SD45 some of their every day power??? If so, WOW!! I love it...



Date: 01/29/05 15:55
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: EMD100469

These GP's are in sad shape. Looks like there being canabalized...I could be wrong though.




Date: 01/29/05 16:05
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: trainmaster

IMHO the South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad is one of the best kept secrets in trainwatching. It is a very interesting to railfan. They have a variety of older motive power, interesting operations, and the employees are generally friendly. I have spent many a pleasant day watching them at Coffeyville and Cherryvale, KS.



Date: 01/29/05 16:07
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: EMD100469

I belive that the high hood SD showed up sometime over the summer. They have a fleet of GP-30's that are painted black and yellow along with some GP-38's that they usually run.

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Date: 01/29/05 16:12
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: EMD100469

Sorry about the quality of this one, shows the K&O paint. The SKOL and K&O are seperate railroads owned by Watco

http://www.watcocompanies.com/railroads.htm




Date: 01/29/05 16:45
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: srman

My guess is that SD45 is ex.Southern RR since their
number series was in the 3100-3169 bracket.



Date: 01/29/05 18:04
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: britchie

Can someone explain the LeTourneau drive system, I have not seen any mention of this before.



Date: 01/29/05 20:06
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: upkpfan

britchie,
LeTourneau engine is the url for info to your question. I seen the same engine about 3 years ago. upkpfan



Date: 01/30/05 13:49
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: oddballsdecals

EMD100469 Wrote:
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> One of a kind, still hanging out in Wichita

From Steve Edwards:

Copied from

http://www.depotnews.com/RoadNews/0207RNWS.htm

Letourneau Power

On June 29th, Watco at Wichita, KS received a special engine for the Kansas & Oklahoma to test for 60 days. The engine is the former Republic Locomotive Works RD20 now lettered as LETX
20. The engine still has the 16 cylinder Detroit Diesel that produces 2000 horsepower. It is still painted black but now has white lettering on the side of it for Letourneau Drive
Systems. Letourneau claims that the engine can produce more tractive effort than a GP38 that also produces 2000 HP. The locomotive will be used on the K&O lines for the next two months
for evaluation by Watco.


Tom Stolte





Date: 01/30/05 16:16
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: EMD100469

I seen that article before that this locomotive was going to be tested on K&O. It said in there for 60 days, I'm wondering if the K&O is going to purchase this unit or if they just extended the testing of it. It's been well over 60 days.

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Date: 01/30/05 18:07
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: upkpfan

Has that engine ever moved since I saw it about 3 years ago? upkpfan



Date: 01/30/05 20:52
Re: Kansas and Oklahoma RR in Wichita, KS
Author: kog751

EMD100469 Wrote:
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> These GP's are in sad shape. Looks like there
> being canabalized...I could be wrong though.

Both of those GP30's (SKOL 4417 and SKOL 2211 if I'm reading right) look (the numberboards have been plated over) to be in line for conversion to slugs or Remote Control units. Wichita has been doing slugs so far (mothers have been SKOL/SEK/WAMX GP35s), though.





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