@Putnam Division posted:
Mel.......great post. I don't think the "Toasters" get the respect they deserve.....they followed a tough act, the venerable GG-1, and lasted over 30 years with a great record of service.
In my experience commuting on Amtrak Regionals the toasters were more reliable in their last few years of service than the newer HHP8s. I havent seen an HHP8 in forever on the NEC.