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Date: 01/22/06 16:39
GE Test Engines in Denver
Author: PZRMN

The GE test engines are in Denver as reported earlier. One is a 6000 hp unit that is part of a Chineese order, another is a Dash9, both in gray paint, the GE test car GECX 100 and a boxcar with parts.

Here is a shot of all of them together.

PZ




Date: 01/22/06 16:40
GECX 905
Author: PZRMN

GECX 905




Date: 01/22/06 16:41
Chineese Engine
Author: PZRMN

China Test Engine




Date: 01/22/06 16:42
GECX 100
Author: PZRMN

GE Test Car




Date: 01/22/06 16:45
Re: GECX 100
Author: Grande-Fan

Thanks PZ for posting those photos!

I sure would like to get up there and check them out
once the Moffat wreck clears up.

Nathan Z.



Date: 01/22/06 17:23
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: Schramman

Can someone PLEASE do a photoshop on this thing and put a regular cab on with the cowl. It would look pretty cool unlike this chinese sausage thing.



Date: 01/22/06 17:24
Interesting Cab
Author: cozephyr

Chinese unit has good cab visibility. Sorry to see they didn't paint it in China National Railway scheme. Note the Co-Co trucks. Good to see GE competing in the world locomotive market.





Date: 01/22/06 17:27
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: DRGW

PZRMN Wrote:
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> China Test Engine

Maybe it's all in what you're used to, but that is one UGLY engine!
Thanks for the pics....
-Wes



Date: 01/22/06 17:33
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: skinem

Curious hat the dash nine has a Santa Fe 'gullwing' cab.



Date: 01/22/06 17:34
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: MEKoch

How about four head lights. Did the SP design it??



Date: 01/22/06 17:59
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: highgreengraphics

I don't think that test car is their usual "Gemini" car, is it? Wasn't "Gemini" GECX 90? - - - - - - - - - JLH



Date: 01/22/06 18:09
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: clem

Where's the fuel tank for the Chinese engine?



Date: 01/22/06 19:11
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: frnocom

It might have been rebuilt from a wrecked unit. Such as the BNSF 4499 wrecked at Bellemont, AZ on 10/13/00, you get the picture.



Date: 01/22/06 19:19
Re: Chineese Engine
Author: DaveL

Good question, clem.....maybe GE is testing a REALLY NEW method of propulsion!!!

DaveL



Date: 01/22/06 20:15
Re: GE Test Engines in Denver
Author: redneckrailfan

PZRMN Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The GE test engines are in Denver as reported
> earlier. One is a 6000 hp unit that is part of a
> Chineese order, another is a Dash9, both in gray
> paint, the GE test car GECX 100 and a boxcar with
> parts.
>
> Here is a shot of all of them together.
>
> PZ


That Chinese unit is not one of the 6000hp locos, it is one of 78 3800hp C38AChe units for service in Tibet. Confirmed by Sean Grahm-White of the Loconotes list.

Bryan Jones



Date: 01/22/06 20:55
Re: GE Test Engines in Denver
Author: lowwater

redneckrailfan Wrote:
-
> That Chinese unit is not one of the 6000hp locos,
> it is one of 78 3800hp C38AChe units for service
> in Tibet. Confirmed by Sean Grahm-White of the
> Loconotes list.
>
Yeah, but where IS the gas tank????<g>

lowwater



Date: 01/22/06 21:28
Re: GE Test Engines in Denver
Author: 567Chant

Inquiring minds need to know... just EXACTLY what functions do the test cars serve/what instrumention are they equipped with? TIA
...Lorenzo



Date: 01/22/06 21:45
Re: GE Test Engines in Denver
Author: PZRMN

redneckrailfan Wrote:
> That Chinese unit is not one of the 6000hp locos,
> it is one of 78 3800hp C38AChe units for service
> in Tibet. Confirmed by Sean Grahm-White of the
> Loconotes list.
>
> Bryan Jones


Thanks for the correction and the info.

PZ



Date: 01/22/06 21:54
Re: GECX 905
Author: tracktime


> GECX 905

Hmm.. that GECX 905 with that gullwing cab looks VERY ex-ATSF, right down to the road number (not the lettering style, which is UP-esque). Any one have any clues as to the whereabouts of former ATSF 905?

Thanks to PZMRN for posting these awesome photos.

For those who asked, GECX 100 is a GE dynamometer/instrument car that dates back to at least the mid 70s of GE heritage, if not earlier. This photo is the first I've seen of this car in a primer-compatible new paint scheme!

To note, GE has another test car - the GECX 90 "Gemini" as well.
Anyone have more "dope" on either of the GE test cars?

Cheers,
Harry



Date: 01/22/06 21:58
Re: GE Test Engines in Denver
Author: tracktime

lowwater Wrote:
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> redneckrailfan Wrote:
> -
> > That Chinese unit is not one of the 6000hp
> locos,
> > it is one of 78 3800hp C38AChe units for
> service
> > in Tibet. Confirmed by Sean Grahm-White of
> the
> > Loconotes list.
> >
> Yeah, but where IS the gas tank????<g>
>
> lowwater

Seems that the fuel tank is hiding *behind* the air reservoirs on the side.


Since the Chinese units will soon be serving in Tibet, hmm.. maybe this set will head up onto the Front Range for some high altitude testing right around Moffat Tunnel (like similar test sets have done in recent years)?

Cheers,
Harry



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