Monday, April 22, 2024

Resolution of Ground Relay Issue on GP-9 1741

Today an ongoing ground relay issue was resolved in 1741. Mark Gray assisted with Cory Fothergill and Wayne Allen fixed an issue by hi-potential testing the electrical system on 1741. All traction motors tested fine, and the main generator was cleared of issues by correcting a terminal stud that had become no longer insulated. That being said 1741 is fit for service mechanically and electrically. The transition system was tested and will be tested in the field down the road. Ryan Fothergill continued to repair damaged foot boards on the locomotive and Jim Hamlin helped remove rusted out metal for work to continue.