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Photo of G&U gets some new power!
G&U gets some new power!

On Sunday morning, 1/24/21, CSX Q426 delivered 2 leasers to G&U's North Grafton yard from Precision Locomotive Leasing for purposes unknown (to me). Facing us is PNLX 2107 which started life as a MoPac GP50 back in 1980. UP absorbed MoPac and, in 2006, UP had MPI in Boise ID rebuild a slew of these GP50s into Cat-powered 2000hp MP20GP-3 units. PNLX acquired the unit from UP in 2019-2020 and repainted it this past June. Coupled to 2107 out of sight is ex-CN GP40-2LW 9619. Interesting times for the G&U!

Photographed by John Barlow, January 24, 2021.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, January 25, 2021.
Railroad: Grafton & Upton.

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MBLX is Mobil.

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2021-01-25 08:49:23

They got new power because they acquired the Milford Secondary from CSX so they can serve Blue Linx, and Garelick

Posted by Dominic Catrambone on 2021-01-25 10:31:00

I wonder if this means that they are soon getting approval to take over the Milford Secondary from Milford to Franklin? I've heard that this would lead to them shunting CSX freight and would require more units.

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2021-01-25 11:34:26

I missed your comment Mr. Catrambone, have they actually gotten the approval now?

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2021-01-25 11:36:46

Apparently have had approval since October 14. Up

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2021-01-25 14:15:57

There is an article in a local newspaper that service from Milford to Franklin will begin in early February.

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2021-01-28 08:29:10

Precision Locomotive Leasing has said that these units are only at the G&U for installation of PTC equipment before going to work on Metro-North.

Posted by Will Murphy on 2021-01-30 16:35:01

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