Csx cw60ac

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csx 381

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Does anyone on here know what csx is doing with there 6000 hp fleet? I have seen notes in the computer that say do not store for BA-- fleet reduction--unit is a heavy ac. I am guessing they are making the CW60AC into a CW60AH. Unit with this note in particular is 660. there are a bunch of other CW60AC that say something like already been to AMP send to corbin for ba storage 5003 has that note. There are several other cw60's with notes similar to this. I imagine the first one is slef explanatory; but a lot of others seem like going to storage. Just curious wondered if anyone on here knew. saw other threads like rail traffic getting slow maybe has something to do with that.
thanks
csx 381
 

CSX 700

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Does anyone on here know what csx is doing with there 6000 hp fleet? I have seen notes in the computer that say do not store for BA-- fleet reduction--unit is a heavy ac. I am guessing they are making the CW60AC into a CW60AH. Unit with this note in particular is 660. there are a bunch of other CW60AC that say something like already been to AMP send to corbin for ba storage 5003 has that note. There are several other cw60's with notes similar to this. I imagine the first one is slef explanatory; but a lot of others seem like going to storage. Just curious wondered if anyone on here knew. saw other threads like rail traffic getting slow maybe has something to do with that.
thanks
csx 381
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 later units built to the heavy, High Tractive Effort specification.

More than likely these units are being placed into storage due to lower traffic levels. This has happened in the past. Due to higher fuel consumption these are among the first stored.

Bryan Jones
Brooks,KY
 

maersksealand3329

Son of a Conrail fan
I remember shooting CSX 5016 in extremely fresh paint trainling no less in Lima, Ohio last year. The cab side was labeled CW60AH, which I thought was weird.
 

csx 381

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looks like they are reclassing them. i know they have gone through several changes over the years, without getting into to all that, they are already changing there class in the computers at work. they are definately going to be CW60AH instead of CW60AC. i believe the heavies tractive effort is 160000 and the CW60AC tractive effort is 166000. even though the CW60AC goes higher in tractive effort the heavies are rated at a higher tonnage. i believe the 6,000 hp units were just that 6000 hp units i dont think they had what it takes to be a heavy. thus it looks like they are converting them to the ah designation instead of having the ac designation. i have seen notes on several cw60 ac in the past that say "not a heavy" in the remark section. I was just curious what "ba" storage is?
 




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