Thursday, January 4, 2024

New Years Day Update on GP-9 1741/72

 Happy New Year from the 470 Railroad Club! As the saying goes , out with the old, and in with the new! Today Wayne Allen and Cory removed and installed new components to the #11 power assembly in GP9 72. The cylinder was tested with low compression a few months back. After disassembling, it was determined the liner was badly scored up. Today the piston and liner were both removed. Broken rings is believed to be the cause of this damage. The new liner was installed, the piston was requalified with new rings and reassembled . The cylinder head was reinstalled and retorqued as well. The dates on the components removed was 1978 if that gives you an idea of how long this stuff lasts! The next major project will involve replacing 100 feet of traction motor leads that were damaged from a fire at the end of its career on Pan am. Thanks to those who continue to support us through donations! We hope to have 72 ready for testing this year before painting .

On the Hoist-1

On the Hoist-2

From the Nose