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Snippy's pic of the 2695 looks like any other GP 35. The one difference...they rode on ALCO trade in trucks. Yep. Standard GP trucks NOT!

The whole series of 2600 (except a few GP-30s) were 35s. Examples include these:

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Snippy's original from the Chat thing

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Uke wrote:

Snippy's pic of the 2695 looks like any other GP 35. The one difference...they rode on ALCO trade in trucks. Yep. Standard GP trucks NOT!

The whole series of 2600 (except a few GP-30s) were 35s. Examples include these:


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How about the 2526?
Snippy has the builder's plate to that "GP35".

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Has that particular unit been wrecked, or disposed of? If no, Snippy could be considered a thief of LAMCO private property. All LAMCO employees be warned; Do not associate with the thief known as Snippy. He may be convicted of theft of railroad property, and knowledge of him, his crime, knowledge thereof could involve you as an accessory after the fact!



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Those were the good "old" days/years when railroads could trade in an ALCO POS for a
new EMD and still use the same trucks. Frisco had a bunch of GP35's with ALCO trucks.

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More info on Sippy's 'borrowed' builders plate from 2526...

GREENSBORO NC - e1981 - {Jim Phipps Photo} - LOCO IS GP30 THAT WAS WRECKED & reblt by EMD w/GP35 hood.

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The Alco trucks came from scrapping Alco RS-3s. That's why there are none preserved anywhere. Old Man Brosnan basically told EMD, "your new engines are the real shit. fuck it, you get all our business, trucks are expensive, these Alcos suck, scrap them and send the trucks back to us under a nice, new reliable locomotive. And, give us a big, fat fucking credit on the trucks."

There were, however, a lot of 30s and 35s riding on Blomberg trucks.

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Snippy wrote:

How about the 2526?
Snippy has the builder's plate to that "GP35".


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(Authentic Dust Removed To Expose Serial Number of Southren's very first GP30)

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-- Edited by Snippy on Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 03:49:08 PM

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After lots of truck work, the Alco/GE trucks suck! The only good part was the traction motors. GE built good/strong/indestructable motors! The rest of the trucks were scrap iron & steel!

EMDs two and three axle trucks were the best for user friendliness, and versatility. Ya couldn't hurt 'em! We repaired so many... We probably saved BN more $$$ by repairing trucks, instead of replacing 'em!

After the SF merger, trucks needing more than a spring or two, were scrapped for new, or good replacements. SF believed we spent too much time fixing locomotives than we should.



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