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Re: GE vs WH in SMEE Fleet

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jan 13 22:11:12 2022, in response to GE vs WH in SMEE Fleet, posted by Q65A on Thu Jan 13 10:53:19 2022.

The GE cars had a very slight (less than a second) delay in taking power once the t/o advanced the controller according to an old time TSS trainer I once had.

In my experiencs the GE cars had more dead motors than the Westinghouse cars.

Biggest difference I found was in the R27/30 fleet. In the mid to late 1980's the GE R30's (8250-8411), due to propulsion issues, were selected to be the rebuilt Redbirds. The Westinghouse ones (8412-8569) were not rebuilt but were painted red till retired. The R27 GE's were the first to be retired with the Westinghouse ones remaining active with a few being painted in the Redbird scheme right before retirement......the best looking scrap we ever had!


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