That "Wheeling Feeling?"

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by MilesWestern, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

  2. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Could be because they just don't have the ambition to repaint it. Their Brewster shops have an EPA-compliant paint booth that they never seem to use. It could also be because their chairman is a former Rio Grande exec, too.
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

  4. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    The tunnel motor units were simply the best SD40-2s available on the market at the time. Other than their strange looks and modified air intakes they are exactly like a "normal" SD40-2. That's why B&LE, DM&IR, and KCS also ended up with fleets of them even though they don't have any tunnels to speak of. Even if an SD40-series unit isn't available, it's still more economical to rebuild an SD45 into one than purchase new power. A lot of the SD45s that are in lease fleets, namely CEFX's, have been rebuilt to SD40-3 specifications and only look like an SD45.
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Brian,R.J.Corman also has tunnel motors..Numbers5353,5361,5372,5409,8307
    8336,8569 and 8718 and has 3 SD40-2s numbers 3438,3478 and 3944.
  6. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    the W&LE bought several ex Rio Grande locomotives. I see them every once and a while when I drive through on I-76. I like their new Rio Grande inspired paint scheme too :D
  7. REflectiveMAN

    REflectiveMAN New Member

    Wheeling owns 8 former D&RGW locomotives

    GP35 3045
    GP40-3 301,302,303
    GP40 3080, 3087
    SD40T-2 5391, 5413

    mind you, the 300 series numbers are not the orignal DRGW numbers. They were 3000 and 3100 series units before being rebuilt by the wheeling.

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