COMMENTS - MARCH 2021
General Electric manufactured the P40/P42 series
of diesel locomotives at Erie, Pennsylvania, during the period 1993-2001. Amtrak purchased 44 P40's, 207 P42's, and 18 dualmodes (the latter with New York State support for Empire Services). Even the newest ones are now 20+ years old and are eventually due to be replaced by Siemens Chargers.






2021 RAILFANNING AT ESSEX MONTANA

We will have a seasonal camper at Essex, near the Glacier east entrance in 2021. If you are interested in renting, please hit us up with a message from the green page link. Handy to Issac Walton, watching trains on the High Line. Very nice commercial RV park with amenities. Assuming all is well with the border, shuttle between East Glacier and VIA 1/2 may be possible by appointment.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

For our new viewers, perhaps who just found this page, here is our mission: To track as well as possible the movements of Amtrak's ancient P42 Genesis locomotive fleet, along with those few even older P40's that are still active at Amtrak. From time to time we may also have some general comments about the future of transportation in North America.

UNREPORTED AND/OR SITTING RECENTLY

Besides our known actives, and known defunct, there are a few that are in limbo for whatever reason. These are "wonder units" which have not been reported moving. We've really knocked down the list of siding queens. Here's what's left right now:

100 - Last report at Boston January 5

133 - Sitting at Albuquerque since January 13, 2021.

RECENT SUPERLINER SLEEPER ASSIGNS

Over the past month, most of the Superliner sleepers have been accounted for.
Here are the missing or uncertain ones.

(Caps are locations of known prior wrecks.)

X believed scrapped. S believe shopped.

Apparently there are a dozen at Beech Grove, presumably for routine maintenance or overhauls. A dozen more are unaccounted for. Following are the shopped and missing ones at the end of February 2021. Please fill in the blanks for us if you have info:

32004X - HYDER 1995 - Big Bend (never applied)
32005 - Biscayne (never applied)
32009 - George M Pullman
32010X -1982 FIRE
32012 - STIMULUS REPAIR - Crater Lake (never applied)
32016 - LISSIE - Waterton Glacier (never applied)
32018 - HOME VALLEY - Grand Canyon (never applied)
32022S - Shopped 2-13/14, 2021
32023X - NOV 2003 DEBRIS WRECK
32024X - HUTTO 1998
32034- ?
32035X - BOURBONNAIS 1999
32036X - FLORA 2004
32043S - Shopped OCTOBER 18, 2020
32044S - Shopped 9-20-20
32046X - KENSINGTON 2002
32047- ?
32049S - Shopped 1-10-21
32053 - ?
32055S - Shopped 8-9-20
32056 - ?
32061X - HYDER 1995
32064 - ?
32066 - ?
32067S - Shopped 11-8-20
32068 - ?
32071S - Shopped 10-11-20 - Arizona
32074S - Shopped 12-27-20 WAS SEVILLE 2002 - Colorado
32081S - Shopped November 1, 2020 - Illinois
32082S - BAINVILLE - shopped at Beech Grove since June 8, 2020 - Indiana
32084X - SEVILLE 2002 - Kansas
32096X - NODAWAY/KENSINGTON 2002 - Nevada
32097 - ? New Hampshire
32099 - ? New Mexico
32100X - SEVILLE 2002 - New York
32102S - Shopped 12-16-20 - North Dakota
32104 - ? Oklahoma
32115 - ? Washington
32118S - Shopped 1-10-21 - Wyoming

32500 - AT53-22 - Palm Bay
32501 - AT53-22 - Palm Beach
32502 - AT in February? - W. Graham Claytor
32503 - AT52-22 - A. Phillip Randolph
32504 - AT52-22 - Palm Springs








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