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Originally Posted by Andrew Lawrence:

       

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i thought i had read somewhere that one of the G's sit had its transformer's... if there was a possiblitly of one running again it would be that one... it would still never happen, though would cost way too much money...

 

but you never know... people dump millions into restoring old planes, look at that P-61 out at reading, its over 80% new parts.




It comes up every so often on a railfan forum I participate in, to much groaning and consternation.   The ultimate truth is Yes, you could put enough modern electronics inside a gutted GG1 carbody to make it run off of a catenary (or a generator car for that matter) but the ONLY reason the Gs we're retired in the first place was because they all had stress fractures appearing in the frames.  Which, Yeah, you could probably machine a new frame, but if you have all new electronics and a new frame, have you restored a GG1 or killed one and put it's skin on some Frankenstein's monster you built?
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