Saturday, January 10, 2009

Brookville Mining Equipment Co - Part 4

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr. Text, photos, and captions are his. This is Part 4 of 5 from a rail fan trip Kermit made to western PA and NY in December.

First stop on the way home was at the Brookville Mining Equipment Co's headquarters in Brookville, PA. After stopping at the office to request permission, we were welcomed to tour the property and photograph anything we wanted. Fresh outside were the four unit order by MTA- Staten Island, NY's BL20G units. Also found a 9-ton mine motor going through a mechanical shakedown prior to its acceptance by Eastern Coal Associates, WV.

These BL20G's are unique units. Powered by MTU-Detroit diesel on newly manufactured frames (only the trucks have been recycled from an existing application) develop 2000hp that meets or exceeds Tier 3 standards.

rear view of new MTA-SI BL-20G

Eastern Coal Associates 9-Ton Mine loco with MTA-SI 778

Brookville's multi-gauge turntable

MTA-SI's 776 - 777