Posted by Sean E Gulden on January 7, 2011 
It'll be back, all GE's burn at some point in their lives. It's simply cosmetic damage.
Posted by larrym on January 7, 2011 
Nice picture,Super Chief.It is unfortunate that GE locomotives' tendency to catch fire in the same area of the long hood extends to the passenger locos too.Instead of using the name Genesis for their new line of locos,they might of considered calling them Zippos after the lighter. That's what GIs in WW2 called the Sherman tanks which had a similar issue.
Posted by Conrail Fan on January 7, 2011 
Got toast?
Posted by cmdrflake on January 7, 2011 
This unit is done. The frame sustained damage that rendered it unfit for service. GE units have a habit of catching fire when unburned fuel vapors get into the turbocharger after going through the entire exhaust cycle. GE has been told to rectify this--or else-- by the EPA.
Posted by Andrew Hamblyn on January 7, 2011 
GE's burn because the high pressure fuel lines between each power assembly can split spraying atomised high pressure diesel vapor over the exhaust piping. Happens across the globe.
Posted by Christopher LF on January 7, 2011 
"cmdrflake: This unit is done. The frame sustained damage that rendered it unfit for service." 112 is not "done," other units have suffered this type (and worse) damage only to be repaired and returned to service.
Posted by Nick ODell on January 7, 2011 
This unit will definitely be repaired at Beech Grove and put back into service. Engine #8 that rear ended the train in Chicago some time ago is sitting out on a flat car in the back lot there, and they are talking about possibly fixing even that one.... it is WAY worse off than 112. Personally, I think 8 is a gonner, but if they can pull it off, it will be nothing short of amazing.
Posted by Jay Hawthorne on January 8, 2011 
Scrapped or not, it's time for new units.
Posted by K100DS on January 8, 2011 
Is it just an optical illusion or is the locomotive sagging a bit in the middle?
Posted by Robert Olson on January 9, 2011 
technically GE's are not Broken in ..... until one catches fire of some sort......Thanks for sharing
Posted by Bicot (Marc Caya) on January 11, 2011 
Indeed, it looks like it's sagging. As a reference for the eye, look at the lines formed by the concrete blocks on the yellow wall behind it...
Posted by Will Gant on January 24, 2011 
The M4 Sherman was nicknamed the Ronson by the Germans after the American Lighter that was "Guaranteed to light the first time" GE's seem to have a similar problem, I guess I'll start calling all of them Zippo's from now one. It seems to be sagging in the middle....
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