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Date: 11/28/12 22:14
Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: shed47

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board will be accepting bids until 12/11 on the purchase and removal of their two GP9's JPBX 500 and 501. Now is your chance to grab a couple of SP first generation veterans:
http://eznotice.com/notices/3931895

The pair have seen very limited use on work trains and as rescue power in recent years with MP15's 503 and 504 getting almost all the assignments. Three photos from the past few years show the 500 at speed between San Carlos and Redwood City, out on the Dumbarton line, and in Burlingame.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/12 22:33 by shed47.








Date: 11/28/12 22:36
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: NH2006

Counting my pennies...



Date: 11/29/12 01:39
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: coach

Donate 'em to the new NWP--help us taxpayers.



Date: 11/29/12 08:35
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: Pickering104

NWP needs a couple more Railpower Gensets, not GP-9 junk!



Date: 11/29/12 09:20
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: oilcan

For the sake of posterity they should go to Niles, and repainted scarlet and grey, but that's only my opinion.



Date: 11/29/12 09:36
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: cchan006

oilcan Wrote:
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> For the sake of posterity they should go to Niles,
> and repainted scarlet and grey, but that's only my
> opinion.

Brightside Yard (NCRY) is crowded, so I don't know if there's room there, but a scarlet & grey high-nose Geep run by the Iowa Pacific in Santa Cruz would have been my choice.



Date: 11/29/12 14:29
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: coaststarlight99

Just out of curiosity, what does a GP9 go for these days? I have no clue what the ballpark range is.



Date: 11/29/12 15:10
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: shed47

coaststarlight99 Wrote:
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> Just out of curiosity, what does a GP9 go for
> these days? I have no clue what the ballpark range
> is.

Sterling Rail's website is a good place to start looking but you may have to search around a bit for specific models:
http://www.sterlingrail.com/classifieds/index.php



Date: 11/29/12 16:48
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: coaststarlight99

Thanks!



Date: 11/29/12 18:25
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: DNRY122

Looks like the price range is about $120,000 to $180,000. That Sterling on-line catalog has an amazing variety of locomotives--everyting from "critters" to SD-40s.



Date: 11/29/12 20:56
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: outpost

cchan006 Wrote:
a scarlet & grey
> high-nose Geep run by the Iowa Pacific in Santa
> Cruz would have been my choice.


Now yer talkin' !!!!!



Date: 12/01/12 09:25
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: MarkMeoff

DNRY122 Wrote:
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> Looks like the price range is about $120,000 to
> $180,000. That Sterling on-line catalog has an
> amazing variety of locomotives--everyting from
> "critters" to SD-40s.


Really, REALLY???

Let's see...

Thousands and thousand of miles and hours on them.
Rebuilt at least 3 times in their life.
Rode hard and put away wet on Caltrain with minimal maintenance.
501 has a bent frame.
They do NOT meet current tier whatever standards and can only be operated under limited use.
Little historic value seeing as how SP GP-9s are hardly a rarity.
Fuel hogs.

I'll give em' scrap price, which is about $200/ton.
Not that I'll scrap em, I'm just sayin that's what they're worth.



Date: 12/02/12 16:50
Re: Caltrain Disposing of Their GP9 Duo
Author: DNRY122

I presume that the Sterling price is the "asking price"; whether it's "firm" or "WTH" (Willing To Haggle) I'll leave to others--I'm not in the market for a locomotive right now.



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