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Date: 06/19/22 08:42
BNSF GP60Ms
Author: sarailfan

I know much of the class has been rebuilt to GP60M-3, but I think a handful remain as relatively stock GP60Ms. Does anyone have a reference as to which are -3 and which are not? Unit by unit searches aren't helpful either as I see units known to be designated -3 still labeled by the photographers as stock Ms.

I saw the 128 at Sumas WA a couple months back, and some pictures appear to show a -3 on the frame, but I'm not certain (and like to get my records correct!)

Thanks all.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 06/19/22 09:09
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: MP555

GP60M:
BNSF 100, 130, 

GP60M-3:
BNSF 101-129, 131-158



Date: 06/19/22 09:27
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: PasadenaSub

Thanks for the information.  I had no idea that 2 were still unrebuilt, as I had just assumed the entire class was rebuilt around 2015-16.

Rich



Date: 06/19/22 11:30
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: callum_out

Rebuilds don't seem to come in bunches anymore, for instance UP is rebuilding GP38s at the same
time it's removing some from the roster. 

Out 



Date: 06/19/22 12:55
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: sarailfan

Thanks a bunch. Just the couple outliers then!

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 06/19/22 14:18
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: jst3751

callum_out Wrote:
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> Rebuilds don't seem to come in bunches anymore,
> for instance UP is rebuilding GP38s at the same
> time it's removing some from the roster. 

Well, if you have a group of 100 engines and say 12 of those for what ever reason would cost 2-3 times as much to rebuild as the others, you too would remove those from the roster. 



Date: 06/19/22 14:45
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: callum_out

That's a good point though you wonder how much a Class 1 truly values a 4 axle unit. It's tough for one rebuild to cost
2-3 times another in a specific class unless you're talking a wreck rebuild. 

Out 



Date: 06/19/22 15:04
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: PHall

Another point is owned vs leased.



Date: 06/19/22 17:31
Re: BNSF GP60Ms
Author: dan

with the glut of 6 axles on the market smaller units sometimes sell for a lot more at auction, roads look at that too



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