A few pics from today...some from north end of Delta Yard and two from south end of Delta Yard.
So is BNSF actually going to purchase more locomotives to help with this shortage or they just gonna lease and pull the old ones and put them back into service?
I like the 70MACs. They are loose and worn in, like an old sweater, which makes them comparable to a 600 or 700 series Dash 9. I prefer a GE cab over an EMD cab, but there is pretty decent visibility in the teardrop window cabs, especially compared to the new EMD cabs. They've been bumped down to general service, so it's possible to catch them on just about any train, instead of only seeing them on coal trains. I don't cringe when I see one in my consist or on the head end quite the way I do when I see a 75M or a Dash 8.
I saw a CSX standard cab Dash 8 show up at the roundhouse when I left the yard office tonight. I have a sinking feeling I'll be seeing that antique tomorrow...
For 2014: 275 new GEs and 100 or possibly 180 new EMDs. They don't really have any more stored mainline units to put back in service.
...someone on a youtube video a few years back said there were 200 or so MACs just sitting in storage along with 87 or something SD60Ms...is that accurate?
Not accurate at this date. There are only 23 SD70MACs laid up, right now. Some have had major failures that require time to get through a shop or are out of service waiting for a 2014 overhaul. There are 15 SD60Ms that are laid up.
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