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Date: 03/14/19 07:33
First Wabtec units
Author: NKP715

Not a great photo with the pole line, but NS 4176 - 4175
were the first units out of Wabtec in Erie, as part of the
AC44C6M rebuild program.  Photo taken at Conneaut
Mar 12th; units were on the 14M




Date: 03/14/19 07:57
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: MEKoch

New builder's plate design??



Date: 03/14/19 12:27
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: richs

Just curious, why did NS commission Wabtec to do this as opposed to doing it in house at TMS/Juniata.
Rich S
 



Date: 03/14/19 13:24
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: ts1457

Looks like the strike at Erie has a temporary settlement, so maybe that is why the units got out:

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190308/deal-reached-at-wabtec-strike-ends-in-erie



Date: 03/14/19 13:31
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: NSDash9

richs Wrote:
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> Just curious, why did NS commission Wabtec to do this as opposed to doing it in house at TMS/Juniata.

NS worked a 5-year deal with GE for the rebuilding of 500 Dash 9's as AC44C6M's, 100 per year.  Of those, 50 each year to be rebuilt by GE (now Wabtec) and 50 by NS (this year 17 at the Roanoke Locomotive Shop and 33 at the Juniata Locomotive Shop).


Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



Date: 03/14/19 13:31
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: biff

Those two units went on H52 in the evening of the 12th, headed to Silver Springs NY where they ended up outlawing yesterday morning.

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Date: 03/14/19 13:35
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: NYSWSD70M

richs Wrote:
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> Just curious, why did NS commission Wabtec to do
> this as opposed to doing it in house at
> TMS/Juniata.
> Rich S
>  

NS is doing some units at both Altoona and Roanoke. They awarded GE (now Wabtec) part of the business. GE allocated part of it to FT Worth with the reminder going to Erie.

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Date: 03/14/19 16:36
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: Thoroughbred-Ed

Great Picture !

The location brings back many memories.

Work for N&W - Norfolk and Western - 1975 - 1980 in Conneaut, Ohio.
In 1980 the Conneaut dispatcher office was closed and moved to Brewster. 
That force me to work in Lorain, Oh.  but brought me closer to home town of Fremont.     

Ed  ( Eddie )  Durnwald
Fostoria, Ohio   



Date: 03/14/19 16:48
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: cornerfieldhobby

So my question is, GE was General Electric. For the term for Wabtec, will it be WB or WT?



Date: 03/14/19 17:11
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: Emmo213

cornerfieldhobby Wrote:
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> So my question is, GE was General Electric. For
> the term for Wabtec, will it be WB or WT?

Probably WAB like their stock ticker, and since it stands for Westinghouse Air Brake. 



Date: 03/14/19 17:13
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: Emmo213

Thoroughbred-Ed Wrote:
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> Great Picture !
>
> The location brings back many memories.
>
> Work for N&W - Norfolk and Western - 1975 - 1980
> in Conneaut, Ohio.
> In 1980 the Conneaut dispatcher office was closed
> and moved to Brewster. 
> That force me to work in Lorain, Oh.  but
> brought me closer to home town of Fremont.   
>  
>
> Ed  ( Eddie )  Durnwald
> Fostoria, Ohio   

Did you work at the lift bridge in Lorain or someplace else?



Date: 03/14/19 17:40
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: Milwaukee

I would enjoy calling them Westinghouse units.  That at least reminds me of the old electric Quill units that Milw had in the west.  

Emmo213 Wrote:
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> cornerfieldhobby Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So my question is, GE was General Electric. For
> > the term for Wabtec, will it be WB or WT?
>
> Probably WAB like their stock ticker, and since it
> stands for Westinghouse Air Brake. 



Date: 03/14/19 22:42
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: Thoroughbred-Ed

Work at South Lorain yard.  Later work
at RU Lift Bridge, Lorain,  3rd shift most of the time.

Then was laid off in early 1982 and was 
was transfer to Norfolk, Va.     

1990 was then transfer to Fostoria, Oh
where first started working June 1971. 



Date: 03/15/19 05:44
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: SD45X

Wascally Wabtecs.......

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Date: 03/15/19 14:37
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: mopac1978

SD45X Wrote:
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> Wascally Wabtecs.......
>
> Posted from iPhone

This reminds me of several years ago when Wabtec bought the Railway Electronics business from Rockwell Collins, naming it approriately, Wabtec Railway Electronics.  However, it just got stuck in my head as "Wabtec Wailway Wectronics"....



Date: 03/27/19 19:43
Re: First Wabtec units
Author: alamode

cornerfieldhobby Wrote:
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> So my question is, GE was General Electric. For
> the term for Wabtec, will it be WB or WT?

Will be GE Transportation for several more years.



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