GG1 and N6b Temporary Move Photos from the
National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) - Harrisburg Chapter

 

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GG1 4859, owned by the Harrisburg Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, is moved for the first time since 1989 from its display location under the Harrisburg Amtrak Station trainshed to make way for construction. Shoved by Amtrak P32-8 514 past Harris Tower on April 5, 2014, Amtrak workers pay special attention to the running gear as the locomotive negotiates a turnout to the Market Street Running Track. (photo © by Fred Wertz)
Following the repositioning of 4859 and cabin car 980016, Amtrak erected a crossed-tie barrier to protect the equipment during routine train moves it makes on the Market Street Running Track. There is live catenary over the two pieces. The tracks appearing above the equipment in the photo are all Norfolk Southern and comprise Harrisburg Interlocking. Yard leads diverge above the main lines, which are directly adjacent to the equipment. (photo © by Michael Frechette, Michael Baker Corp.)
The contractor is beginning to provide wrapping protection to sharp metal parts. Tape protects parts of the wheel and coupler, while heavier protection goes on the pantographs and cabin car cupola. Note how close the equipment is to the NS Main track. (photo © by Michael Frechette, Michael Baker Corp.)
Closeup of abrasion protection. (photo © by Michael Frechette, Michael Baker Corp.)
The contractor used a high lift to reach upper parts of both pieces of equipment. During the wrapping process, worker protection was provided by both NS and Amtrak flagmen, and the overhead catenary was deenergized. (photo © by Michael Frechette, Michael Baker Corp.)
This view shows how a propane-powered heating device was used to “shrink” the fabric around the equipment. (photo © by Michael Frechette, Michael Baker Corp.)
Here is a close-up of the fabric used to protect the equipment.
Photo of finished product from the east side taken from NS property by an NS employee. (photo © by Dan Cupper)

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