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Date: 11/07/12 19:55
GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: RDG630

In the early days of Conrail several GP30's found themselves in passenger service.
First two photos at Lansdale, Pa pulling EMU's when the power went off on the former Reading side of SEPTA
Third photo was SEPTA's train #7 from Philadelphia to Reading with a former RDG GP30 subing for an ailing FP7 at Royersford, Pa








Date: 11/07/12 22:32
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: railstiesballast

If that was summer I feel sorry for the riders: sealed windows and no AC.



Date: 11/08/12 05:19
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: refarkas

Now those are rare shots! Congratulations on getting them.
Bob



Date: 11/08/12 06:29
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: Evan_Werkema

The 2183's horn must have sounded interesting with an S-2M on one side and an A-200-156 "blat" horn replacing the S-25 on the other.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/12 07:29 by Evan_Werkema.



Date: 11/08/12 07:21
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: RDG630

No problem with air conditioning, notice the pantographs are up. There was enough juice in the wires for that but not enough to power the trains.



Date: 11/08/12 08:50
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: MILW16

RDG630 Wrote:
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> No problem with air conditioning, notice the
> pantographs are up. There was enough juice in the
> wires for that but not enough to power the trains.


What about the third photo, though probably not summer? No overhead wires.



Date: 11/08/12 17:21
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: King_Coal

Push-pull. FP7A trailing.



Date: 11/08/12 18:07
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: MEKoch

Union Pacific had GP-30s with steam boilers. Some should post a pic.



Date: 11/08/12 19:16
Re: GP30's Pinch Hitting on Passenger Trains
Author: filmteknik

Even better: Those were GP-30B's with boilers!



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