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GE Locomotives Shipment Continues

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It's been a busy weekend at the Port of Erie as crews loaded up another 10 GE locomotives for shipment to Africa. This is the second GE shipment of 10 locomotives this year, bound for Africa. The experienced work force here and the huge crane allows the port to handle this type of very heavy load. The wheels for the narrow gage locomotives were loaded up as well. 

The big ship arrived at 3:00a.m. Saturday and crews put in two 12 hour days to move the locomotives on board. This and other domestic shipments have been keeping Erie Sand & Gravel, which operates the port, very busy.

“Well it has kept our employment very stable. We've actually hired a few extra people to help out,” said Tod Eagleton, of Erie Sand & Gravel.

All that ice on the Great Lakes last winter also helped the Port of Erie, when some large freighters returned to Erie for unexpected repairs.
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