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.
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/
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