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Date: 04/20/24 16:22
All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Prophoto

Engines are not supposed to sit alone in the middle of nowhere. But that happened to Amtrak's Engine No. 167 recently. It suffered a sticking parking brake that heated one of its wheels way beyond safety. The crew of the Southwest Chief's No. 4 had to set it out at the closest siding.

The engine was not easy for this layperson to find, until a helpful conductor told me where it was. Nor was it easy to get to. But it was worth the effort.

When I got there, the engine was idling which was disconcerting because no one was around. Thanks to one of the professionals who utilize this site I now know that Amtrak's engines can turn themselves on to prevent low air or eminent battery failure.

It was a lovely day to be out with a camera!


 








Date: 04/20/24 16:24
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Prophoto

One more.




Date: 04/20/24 17:45
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: amtrakbill

Nice pictures. Good find

Nice paint job waiting to be tagged

Posted from iPhone



Date: 04/20/24 18:11
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Pig-Mauler

Great photos with beautiful scenery.  I can hear the wind in the trees and the birds in the background.
 



Date: 04/20/24 18:14
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: dan

happened awhile ago still there?



Date: 04/20/24 18:36
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: texchief1

Really do like the last shot the best!

texchief1



Date: 04/20/24 20:26
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: bath_wildcat

As Peanut would say-polish a turd, its still a TURD!

Michael Fair
Royal Oak, MI



Date: 04/20/24 20:32
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: PHall

bath_wildcat Wrote:
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> As Peanut would say-polish a turd, its still a
> TURD!


You do know this is a P42 not a Charger, right?



Date: 04/20/24 20:46
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: ATSF1129

PHall Wrote:
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> bath_wildcat Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > As Peanut would say-polish a turd, its still a
> > TURD!
>
>
> You do know this is a P42 not a Charger, right?

I mean... He's not wrong... The Charger's still more reliable.



Date: 04/21/24 01:36
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Evan_Werkema

Thanks for the rare, rear-uncoupled view.  Interesting to see a couple of GE stickers back there on a freshly repainted unit rather than something with a Wabtec logo.

Run into any foxes while you were there?



Date: 04/21/24 03:52
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: dan

is that were it is!

Ge had some teething problems when they were fresh,  someone mentioned, not verified, not sure anything approaching these siemens thou

see how those chargers  hold up....  amtrak should have GE rebuild them when they offered..

amtrak sure doesn't mind leaving damaged equipment scattered about the west, for company that is always short

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/24 03:54 by dan.



Date: 04/21/24 06:12
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Peak45068

ATSF1129 Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > bath_wildcat Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > As Peanut would say-polish a turd, its still
> a
> > > TURD!
> >
> >
> > You do know this is a P42 not a Charger, right?
>
> I mean... He's not wrong... The Charger's still
> more reliable.

Let’s see if the Chargers are reliable after 23 years service and millions of miles…..

Posted from iPhone



Date: 04/22/24 06:53
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: PasadenaSub

Great photo opportunity - but can you tell us what state and location this is?  My guess would be New Mexico or Arizona, with the lack of double-track suggesting NM.

(The problems with the 167 were probably mentioned in past threads, but I didn't easily see scrolling through the last week or so of posts on the TO Passenger board).



Date: 04/22/24 07:23
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: westcoastrails

Peak45068 Wrote:
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> ATSF1129 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > PHall Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > bath_wildcat Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > As Peanut would say-polish a turd, its
> still
> > a
> > > > TURD!
> > >
> > >
> > > You do know this is a P42 not a Charger,
> right?
> >
> > I mean... He's not wrong... The Charger's still
> > more reliable.
>
> Let’s see if the Chargers are reliable after 23
> years service and millions of miles…..
>
> Posted from iPhone

I'll save my money. That's not a bet I'd be willing to make.



Date: 04/22/24 10:33
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Pig-Mauler

I've heard that it was moved to ABQ for repairs.



Date: 04/22/24 11:22
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: wabash2800

I'd say somewhere on the Amtrak only BNSF in New Mexico.  And if it went to Albuquerque for repair, I'm probably right.. I wonder how they got it there. Did BNSF send a unit to pick it up? Or did It run at a very restricted speed to get there? Was some work done at the location to hobble it back to Aklbuquerque?

I suppose since the unit has been moved, perhaps you can tell us where it was?

Victor Baird



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/24 11:23 by wabash2800.



Date: 04/22/24 11:26
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: dan

Fox



Date: 04/22/24 11:38
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Pig-Mauler

Amtrak sent an extra loco on 4(16) that was used as a road switcher to haul it back to ABQ. The extra loco, 202, returned to LA on 3(20).



Date: 04/22/24 12:00
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: wabash2800

Thanks. I guess I was right.

Victor Baird


dan Wrote:
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> Fox



Date: 04/22/24 12:21
Re: All By Its Lonesome: Newly Painted Amtrak Engine 167
Author: Lackawanna484

Lovely scenery, nice pictures.

Thanks



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