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    Mega UP power move

    None of those were headed to scrap. All were destined for East St.Louis,Illinois for auction that just took place on October 22. The auction included 54 various UP MP15DC's, MP15AC's and MP15N's as well as 50 C40-8's. Bryan Jones
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    BNSF SD70MACs at Progress Rail

    These units are there for electrical upgrades. The original Siemens inverters and associated equipment are being replaced with Mitsubishi inverters like those used in the SD70ACe. There should be either 6 or 8 SD70MAC's receiving this upgrade this year. Bryan Jones
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    LTEX Dash 8s

    These units are indeed owned by LTE. They purchased a number of B40-8's and C40-8's at a recent UP auction. They are being offered for sale and lease, though I'd expect most to ultimately end up as scrap as most have not operated in several years and would likely require extensive work before...
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    BNSF Renumbering some Dash 9's?

    thats a former ATSF GE C40-8W recently returned to service after having been in storage for a long period of time. Bryan Jones Brooks,KY
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    The A&M is no longer going to be All ALCO

    Not really a "wait and see thing", it was confirmed by the A&M chairman to Trains Magazine for its News Wire. The new units are indeed SD70ACe's and are former EMDX demo units #1201-1203. The units are currently being prepped at the Progress Rail shops in Mayfield,KY. Bryan Jones Brooks,KY
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    Ex ICE GP40-2's on the Toledo Sub

    the former ICE GP40-2's are on lease to CSX. There should be a total of 8 of these HLCX units on CSX. We've had a pair of them bouncing around the Louisville,KY area the past 2 weeks. The lease is due to a shortage of 4 axle power on CSX currently. Originally there were 10 units in this...
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    CSX SD40-2 number 8354. Need information.

    The SD40-3 program is currently on hold, though should resume at some point. They do continue to overhaul and upgrade SD40-2's in-kind however. Another rebuild program which will center around 4 axle power is apparently in the works. Bryan Jones Brooks,KY
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    NEW UP ES44AC Locomotives iding at Erie, PA. 2-14-09.

    there is nothing to be confused about. REPAINTED locomotives do not get the flag. A few did whem it was first adopted but it was then decided that only BRAND NEW units would get the flag. This is still the current policy. Only BRAND NEW locomotives get the flag. This is why you see it on new...
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    Post Your Lucky Numbered Diesels Here

    yes, NS, does have an SD60 #6666. CSX has an AC6000CW #666. Bryan Jones Brooks,KY
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    CSX SD40-3 Question?

    yes, the SD40-3 program is still taking place though there haven't been any completed for a while now. There are several cores sitting at Huntington which are in the rebuild process waiting for completion. Plans are for 300 units to be completed. As for the cab, the original cabs and short hoods...
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    Csx cw60ac

    The CSX AC6000CW's were already heavy units as built and meet the High Tractive Effort criteria that they have specified. No real need for them to be reclassed from CW60AC to CW60AH. In the case of the AC4400CW fleet its another story because there are typical factory specified units and then...
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    Caterpillar - Owner of EMD Locomotives

    yes, locomotives are being outshopped from the new facility in Muncie,Indiana. Bryan Jones Brooks,KY
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    Railroad slides. Original or not?? Question.

    During since May 2001 when I began shooting slide film I have shot roughly 20,000 slides. During that same time period I bought and/or traded roughly another 5000 slides. My mentor has shot roughly 75,00 slides over the last 28-30 years that he has shot slide film. I do know others that are well...
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    BN/BNSF GP39E/M Engines - Number of Cylinders?

    they retained the original 16-567 blocks and upgraded them with 645 power packs, the end result being rated at 2300hp. Bryan Jones Brooks,KY
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    M&ET Units in Rochelle IL

    Railpower RP20BD gensets, MET #2003 and 2004. 2 additional units are under construction at the NS Juniata Shops. Bryan Jones Brooks,KY is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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