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Anyone know what the future is for the 3 SD-9’s in Schellville?

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Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 4, 2019 at 11:09pm

Jackson:

I well know that GE was not the supplier of these SD 9 but they built very similar units using very similar materials for motor-generator transportation. 

Do you live in our Bay Area?  If so you must understand the environmental regulations that are placed on ocean seaports.  Scrap yards are not a preferred resident.

I remember now that the rail surplus/scrap yard is in Turlock.

Comment by Graeme Ceballos on September 4, 2019 at 10:40pm

I wonder how much one would be for the condition its in right now. 

Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 4, 2019 at 10:05pm

I'm not an expert on the rail scrap yard location but there is one located somewhere in the Great Central Valley.

Petaluma is close to sea level and as such is classified as a seaport.  Having worked for GE in the 1970's I can only imagine how those locos are loaded with toxic materials and would be very expensive to be fully eliminated.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on September 4, 2019 at 9:41am
Most likely scrap that is if NWP is prepared to have them hauled to the rail boneyard.

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