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SUBWAY WORK ENGINES
New York City Transit
GE45Ts

Early one Sunday morning in December 2001, we were at the Times Square Station on the 8th Avenue line of the NYC Subways and saw a crew doing track work with the two GE45T (1977) locomotives seen here.  This sort of thing is the reason why a railfan should always have a camera on hand.

A crew foreman was kind enough to escort us through the construction area of the platform and permit these photos to be taken.

According to a correspondent on the Yahoo groups NYCSubway list, these diesel electrics, built by general electric to MTA specifications, Pull a load of about 85 tons. They are used mostly for work trains but sometimes are used to pull  R36s (Redbirds) to the CI complex (New York City Transit Complex at Coney Island) for repairs and are used for SBK (Bush Terminal, South Brooklyn Scrap Yards) operations.

 Those with more information on these locos may click e-mail below or are invited to join the NYCSubways dicsussion group at http://groups.yahoo.com/
group/NYCsubway/

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