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New Modern Power for the Pasito Southern

General Electric AC6000CW.  GE demonstrator 6000.

We're entering the 1990's!

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Comment by Jennifer on July 20, 2013 at 11:30am

Thank you for your comments Jordanism.

The model seems to share some of the characteristics of the prototype you mentioned.  It's nearly too big for out layout and I believe will perform better on the club layout with wide curves.

It has a TON of power...  I suspect it'll work well with our SD60M.  Guess it's time to look at some modern freight cars and FRED for the last car, lol.

Comment by Jennifer on July 20, 2013 at 11:27am

Oops I just deleted my post.  d'oh.

Comment by Jennifer on July 19, 2013 at 9:51pm

Here's our BLI model.

Comment by Jordan on July 19, 2013 at 3:52pm

I had a CSX C60AC as my leader once. Way too much power for one locomotive. Every time I put it up a notch, it felt like it wanted to jump the rails and start skipping through the corn fields.

Comment by Jennifer on July 19, 2013 at 1:27pm

Indeed.   I want to say they became 4,800 hp with engines replaced?

From Wikipedia:

GE built 106 AC6000CWs for Union Pacific with the older, proven 7FDL engine, rated for 4,390 hp (3,270 kW). These units were originally supposed to be converted to the 6,250 hp (4,660 kW) 7HDL engine after the problems were worked out with the engine, but this never occurred. GE considers these units as AC6000CW "Convertibles," while UP classifies them as CW44/60ACs or AC4460CWs.

The AC6000CW ended production in 2001, although Union Pacific's 75xx series remains in daily use as of 2010, mostly on rock and gravel trains in Texas. Union Pacific designates these units as C60AC, CSX as CW60AC.

Comment by Jordan on July 18, 2013 at 5:55pm

It's too bad the real AC6000's were a flop, though I do hear that the 6000hp GEVO's aren't half bad.

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