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[DRGW] GP7 and fuel tank roland.levin@bredband.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-17 19:59:47
[DRGW] Re: GP7 and fuel tank nzntrains@yahoo.c....au [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-18 03:24:37
SV: [DRGW] Re: GP7 and fuel tank 'Roland Levin' roland.levin@bredband.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-18 09:21:43
Re: SV: [DRGW] Re: GP7 and fuel tank Steven Seguine rgsteve@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-19 02:33:55
[DRGW] Re: GP7 and fuel tank William Canelos sharronbillc@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-19 18:35:25
Re: [DRGW] GP7 and fuel tank Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-19 16:48:34
Re: [DRGW] GP7 and fuel tank Jim Griffin drgwlpd@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-19 21:39:32
Re: [DRGW] GP7 and fuel tank Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-19 18:14:31
Re: [DRGW] GP7 and fuel tank dcdewitt@charter.n... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-20 16:56:35
[DRGW] Re: GP7 and fuel tank William Canelos sharronbillc@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-10-20 15:18:32
[DRGW] Re: GP7 and fuel tank Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-11-01 12:15:20
[DRGW] Re: GP7 and fuel tank William Canelos sharronbillc@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-11-02 03:01:19
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<br class="yui-cursor"><div class="ygroups-quoted">Roland<br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">Only direct resource I have (since no one has yet responded) is the &#39;RGMHS Rio Grande Source Data Vol 2&#39; which includes &#39;Folio 10&#39; folder for document identified as &#39;General Description- Diesel Electric locomotives&#39; dated Jan 2 1963 Issued by Chief Mechanical Officer&nbsp; John Ayer Jr. <br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">These are the mechanical engineering drawings w technical specs and paint indicated.</div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">Sheet 15-A of Folio 10 (Issue date Jul 1 1961) gives 1500 HP Road Switchers EMD GP7 Fuel Oil capacity 1200 gallons for units 5100- 5113 (Nov 1950- Jul 1952 ).<br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">Sheet 15-D Folio 10 (Issue date Jul 1 1961)&nbsp; gives 1750 HP Road Switchers EMD GP9:</div><div class="ygroups-quoted">units 5901- 5924- 1200 gallons (May 1955) and <br><div class="ygroups-quoted">units 5931- 5954- 1600 gallons (June 1955- Jul 1956).</div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">Your assertion appears correct. Nothing else on the roster except switchers had less than these, so I guess 800g may be based on an &#39;Eastern&#39; road that didn&#39;t wander far from sustenance ;-}.</div><div class="ygroups-quoted"> <br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">Trust this helps, <br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div> </div><div class="ygroups-quoted">regards,</div><div class="ygroups-quoted">Dave W <br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">Auckland New Zealand.<br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">++++++<br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">---In DRGW@yahoogroups.c..., &lt;roland.levin@...&gt; wrote :<br><br><div id="ygrps-yiv-301188890"><p><span>Hi,</span></p><p><span>The size of GP7 fuel tanks have been discussed on the list several times. All agree that GP7 and the first batch of GP9 had a smaller tank and that the second batch of GP9 had a larger tank.</span></p><p><br></p><p>The size of the smaller tank has been stated as both 800 gallons and 1200 gallons. The larger tank seems to be 1600 gallons.</p><p><br></p><p>Atlas latest release of DRGW GP7 has a 800 gallons tank. All the photos I have seen indicates that the smaller tank was 1200 gallons.</p><p><br></p><p>Is there any official documentation from Rio Grande where the size of the tanks is stated?</p><p><br></p><p>Best regards</p><p>Roland Levin</p><p>Stockholm, Sweden</p></div></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">&nbsp;</div>



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