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Date: 09/22/22 14:32
SD panel backs 2 rail projects for fed grants / "New" RCPE Locos?
Author: crazy_train_999

The following information was contained in this article - SD panel backs two rail projects for fed grants (keloland.com) - published Wednesday, 09/22/22.  Is anyone aware of the make / model of the "41 newer 1990s-era locomotives" mentioned below?  Is G&W planning to convert their fleet over from EMDs to Dash 8s that were sent through the GE / Wabtec "fluffing" program?  Just curious.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns the RCP&E line that covers South Dakota east to west. Jerry Vest, the company’s senior vice president for government and industry affairs, outlined the project to the state board. Replacing the 120-year-old roundhouse with a three-stall service center for locomotives will cost an estimated $23.25 million, according to Vest.But Vest also told the board the company is finishing a deal to buy 41 newer 1990s-era locomotives to replace 35 of the 1970s-era ones now in use and to provide six of the newer ones for a new shuttle-train customer.He wanted the board to give him more time, because the project’s consultants had recommended adding some of the newer locomotives into the grant application to make it more attractive. The grant’s eligibility provisions include subsidizing locomotives that reduce emissions. Vest suggested that the state board consider a total project of roundhouse and an unspecified number of newer locomotives that would total up to $40 million, with half to be covered by the grant. He said putting all 41 locomotives into the package would make the grant request too large.



Date: 09/22/22 15:49
Re: SD panel backs 2 rail projects for fed grants / "New" RCPE Lo
Author: NWrailfan

I would not be suprised in the least to see them gobble up some of these GECX ex BNSF H2 Dash 9's given they have history with the model now down on that other G&W property in AZ. The mentioning of the shuttle service makes me think the Dash 8's wouldn't be new enough for any necessary PTC and the ex BNSF units are DP capable.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 15:54 by NWrailfan.



Date: 09/22/22 15:57
Re: SD panel backs 2 rail projects for fed grants / "New" RCPE Lo
Author: callum_out

It's a known fact that G&W has close contacts with WABTEC so an influx of Dash 9s is hardly a surprise. Nice to see
something with the power to get up the hill to Wall.

Out 



Date: 09/22/22 18:01
Re: SD panel backs 2 rail projects for fed grants / "New" RCPE Lo
Author: stlrailfan

Could also be lease returned BNSF SD70MAC's
                                                        Mark Mautner



Date: 09/26/22 09:21
Re: SD panel backs 2 rail projects for fed grants / "New" RCPE Lo
Author: crazy_train_999

Thank you all for your input!  We'll see what they end up going with.



Date: 09/26/22 09:36
Re: SD panel backs 2 rail projects for fed grants / "New" RCPE Lo
Author: Lackawanna484

Are there any CitiRail units still on the For Sale market, or were they all taken?



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