RailPictures.Net Photo: GECX 609 General Electric Transportation Systems C39-8CF at Erie, Pennsylvania by Kevin Burkholder
 
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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
July 27, 1992
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More archives digging today: In 1992, one of many visits to the GE Transportation System's facility in Erie, PA, resulted in being shown (and having posed) the GE Coal Fueled C39-8CF, 609. The unit was originally constructed as GE's only C36-8 and was converted just before this view in 1992 to be run on coal slurry - a combination of coal dust and water - in place of diesel. The plate on the cab side identified the participants of the program as the Department of Energy, Norfolk Southern and GETS. The unit underwent a short stint of testing on Norfolk Southern, but few photos exist of this unit. The cab side has the following information on a clear sheet of plastic: US Department of Energy Morgantown Energy Technology Center _____________________________ Sponsored by: GE Transportation Systems Norfolk Southern Corporation Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority New York Energy Research and Development Authority Be sure to check out more photos at http://steelwheelsphotography.com
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