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Date: 05/03/15 18:29
Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: kschmidt626

Today the Iowa Pacific #4137 led a complete Iowa Pacific train from Janesville, WI to Chicago (I think).  There were originally some issues with Iowa Pacific #4137 not loading.  But after some troubleshooting the train left about 1pm.  The consist included two Iowa Pacific painted E units and one E unit still in the CN black and silver that apparently WSOR paint shop in Horicon, WI couldn't get to.  Here are some shots from the trip before it started raining to hard.  

Shot #1 - IP #4137 ease across Pearl St in Janesville just behind the 110 year old former Milwaukee Road roundhouse. 
Shot #2 - #4137 eases through the wye switch at Janesville with WSOR #4002 watching in the background
Shot #3 - The new Hoosier powers pass by in the about the only sun of the day. 

Keith 

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 05/03/15 18:32
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: kschmidt626

Here are some more shots from the Iowa Pacific move.  

Shot #4 - Iowa Pacific #100 in tow
Shot #5 - Still in CN business paint black and silver #101
Shot #6 - The entire train just east of Janesville, the sun is now gone. 

Keith  

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 05/03/15 18:35
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: kschmidt626

Last three shots from the day. 

Shot #7 - From a closed highway bridge just west of Avalon, WI  Iowa Pacific #4137 throttles up through the cut. 
Shot #8 - Getting up to track speed the train is headed eastbound towards Avalon, Walworth and beyond.  
Shot #9 - Grain Elevator in Avalon, WI SD40-2 switcher in the rain 

Thank You, 

Keith Schmidt 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22338037@N04/

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 05/03/15 18:53
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: MarkMeoff

WHat kind of locomotive is the 4137? Is it a kitbashed F40 or something?



Date: 05/03/15 18:57
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: kschmidt626

I believe it is a former New Jersey Transit GP40FH-2.  Thats alot of extra letters. Definitely an interesting locomotive.  

Keith

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI



Date: 05/03/15 19:16
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: SCKP187

Nice photos of a cool move. That equipment is really nice looking. Is the lead unit one of those that never idled down at station stops in order to keep the head-end power active?
Brian Stevens



Date: 05/04/15 08:40
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: ntharalson

kschmidt626 Wrote:
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> I believe it is a former New Jersey Transit
> GP40FH-2.  Thats alot of extra letters.
> Definitely an interesting locomotive.  
>
> Keith

I would agree with this.  NJ Transit took some F45's and kitbashed standard cabs onto them,
or maybe GP40's with F45 carbody's grafted on, I can't remember for sure.  And this answers
a question of mine from the other day:  What happened to the CN E units they got from the IC.
Sold to the Iowa Pacific, that's what.  

Thanks for posting.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 05/04/15 12:19
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: 576

ntharalson Wrote:
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> I would agree with this.  NJ Transit took some
> F45's and kitbashed standard cabs onto them,
> or maybe GP40's with F45 carbody's grafted on, I
> can't remember for sure.

This GP40FH-2 indeed started out as any other Geep until MK gave it the F45 cowling for NJT. The result makes for a rather unique commuter loco that I think would serve well in intercity passenger service.

Coindicentially, as for the F45's cabs, you can still see some of them in service on MARC's GP40WH-2; also a commuter Geep. That's how interchangeable these things are. XP



Date: 05/04/15 15:32
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: ns1000

GREAT stuff...!! Thanks for sharing.



Date: 05/05/15 08:39
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: ntharalson

576 Wrote:
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> ntharalson Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I would agree with this.  NJ Transit took some
> > F45's and kitbashed standard cabs onto them,
> > or maybe GP40's with F45 carbody's grafted on,
> I
> > can't remember for sure.
>
> This GP40FH-2 indeed started out as any other Geep
> until MK gave it the F45 cowling for NJT. The
> result makes for a rather unique commuter loco
> that I think would serve well in intercity
> passenger service.
>
> Coindicentially, as for the F45's cabs, you can
> still see some of them in service on MARC's
> GP40WH-2; also a commuter Geep. That's how
> interchangeable these things are. XP

Thanks for the explanation, and the reminder.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 05/05/15 12:11
Re: Hoosier Power Moves Through Southern Wisconsin
Author: NCA1022

I always thought that the IC should have painted their 4 higher-speed geeps 9200-9203 into the brown & orange scheme since they normally worked passenger trains.   They were regulars on the Chicago - Sioux City Hawkeye.  The lead unit in this consist give you and idea of what that woudl have looked like.    Not too bad really. 

- Norm
 



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