New Richmond Pacific units on the way!

John Barnhill May 1, 2011

  1. John Barnhill

    John Barnhill TrainBoard Member

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    Reports are Richmond Pacific is getting two new GP15-1s. #s are 423 & 424. Here is a link to a pic of 423. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2516119

    More stuff for me to hunt!! I'm gonna go broke this summer paying for the gas to find these, the new MET unit and the final Cal Northern genset I need. :D :D
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Better tell them to hurry up and deliver that stuff. :eek:

    Boxcab E50
     
  3. John Barnhill

    John Barnhill TrainBoard Member

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    Yeah, before gas reaches $6.00 a gallon. You gotta love that new paint scheme though!! Absolutely beautiful!!!! :D Reminds me of the SP Heritage SD70Ace but in blue instead of red & orange.
     
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  5. friscobob

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    That 423 looks to be an ex-Frisco locomotive, judging by the notch in the nose (where a Gyralite would be if it were a Frisco locomotive). The second one, not so sure, but I'm guessing ex-Conrail. I looked on the Diesel Shop roster for GMTX/LLPX diesels, and it doesn't mention either one.

    That paint scheme is rather sharp.
     
  6. John Barnhill

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    Yeah, got word that 423 is ex Frisco #108. Still working on the 424 history.
     
  7. pilpro

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    Hope to catch them here in Richmond soon! Need more pics of GMTX 424. Anyone figure out it's origin yet?

    Paul
     
  8. John Barnhill

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    Best guess is ex-Conrail. Beyond that, no info yet.
     
  9. John Barnhill

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    #423 is now on property. #424 is still on the way. Apparently California Northern #113 they were leasing is not on property anymore. Anyone know if it has returned to CFNR?
     
  10. pilpro

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  11. John Barnhill

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    Very Nice. Hopefully I'll be able to get down there soon. I'm actually waiting for the second unit to arrive as well though so I don't have to make two trips. :)
     
  12. brianzine

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    I work for the richmond pacific. Hopefully the 424 will be here soon right now were using the 423 and a leased sw1500 gmtx 128.
     
  13. Flash Blackman

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    I don't see the little "F" on the frame that tells the engine crew which end is the front. Did the FRA do away with that?
     
  14. Scott Sanders

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    Flash,

    The F is stil an FRA requirement, if you look closely in both pictures there is a red F on the side sill between the verticle hand rail and the first stanchion.

    Scott
     
  15. pilpro

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    Sw1200?

    Great to have you on here Brian. Are the sw1200s still in use? Haven't seen them around.

    Paul
     
  16. John Barnhill

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    I'm still waiting for the second GP15 to arrive before heading down for photos. :) Hopefully soon. Welcome aboard Brianzine. As for the leasor, I have heard it is ex UPY #1228, nee SP #2683.
     
  17. pilpro

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    424 Working Today

    I caught GMTX 424 today 8/1. Sorry for the cell phone pic.

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    Looks to be ex Conrail?

    -Paul
     

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  18. John Barnhill

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    I finally got down to Richmond yesterday and captured the 423. see my latest blog.
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  19. hotspur98

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    I live in Marin. Just saw this engine near 580. Where is the best places in Richmond to see this railroad?
    Thanks!
     
  20. Logtrain

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    I've always liked the Richmond Pacific paint scheme. I saw one loco in Tacoma after it was completed at Progressive Rail one time. Of course...............no camera with me.

    DOH!
     

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