LTEX Dash 8s

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papio

Active Member
Most likely the reporting marks are under the cab's side windows and can't be seen because of the camera angle.
 

ECIRailfan

New Member
That makes sense. I wonder what LTEX will do with these...they don't really fit in with Larry's other 567-powered locomotives.
 

brad_in_omaha

Active Member
There is a whole line of those sitting in Council Bluffs. I am guessing they have been there close to a year now. However they are still marked for the Union Pacific.
 

kenw

5th Generation Texian
-8s would seem a bit long in the tooth for any domestic use, lease or not. Older GE’s often wind up in Brazil /South America. Used to see blocks of -7 units being moved to Port of Houston; many came out of Mexico by the looks of their original marks. RRF member PedroP often posts pics of them after they arrive there. Many were modified to reduce axle loading with 4 axle trucks. For the trip to the port, they were usually re-marked with Krylon. My guess says any -7 units worth anything are already gone so now they're buying the -8s.
 

CSX 700

New Member
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 returning to service.
There was never any truth to any of the B40-8's being sold to CSX, that rumor was started by someone with a longtime reputation for starting blatantly false rumors. Also none of these units have been sold for export.
Aside from the group of units purchased by LTE, the majority of the B40-8's and C40-8's sold at the auction were purchased by a known scrapper. 2 B40-8's were sold to dealer Western Rail Inc for lease/sale to a shortline and will likely be the only GE's from the auction to turn a wheel in revenue service again.

Bryan Jones
Brooks,KY
 




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