RailPictures.Net Photo: HLCX 665 Helm Financial Corp. (HLCX) EMD GP40-3 at Bogota, New Jersey by Robert Pisani
 
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Helm Financial Corp. (HLCX) (more..)
EMD GP40-3 (more..)
NYSW MC Yard (more..)
Bogota, New Jersey, USA (more..)
May, 1993
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HLCX 665 (more..)
NYSW HAN-2X (more..)
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An extra Hanjin double stack train passes the west end of Susquehanna's "MC Yard" at Cross Street in Bogota. Powering the train is an unusual mix of leased power in the form of HLCX 665, a former C&O GP40 rebuilt as a "GP40-3CLC" and GATX SD40-2 7369. Blue and yellow GATX leased SD40-2s were commonly seen on NYS&W road trains in the 90s. The Helm leasing unit was unusual, and obviously brought out the railfans (as seen at left). HLCX 665 is one of a series of GP40s rebuilt for Amtrak service with "pass-through" HEP. These units were an interim measure to relieve a power shortage. While most units were painted in Amtrak "phase III" paint, 665 and sister unit 666 were added later to cover for other units that were failing prematurely. They seemed better equipped for freight service, as seen here.
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