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Old 07-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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Default SD 70s really?

While I could see SD40-2s as a good replacement, 4 SD70s on a 139 mile railroad seems illogical.

I know they are getting a good deal, but really SD70s?? I could see WLE using theses more than A&M.

Sad part is this will not take long to accomplish. They don't have to build them!

, or Utah or someone with
Originally Posted by ShortlinesUSA View Post
The mystery of the EMDX SD70ACes, which have been heading for Paducah since ending their trials on CSX, has been solved.

Arkansas & Missouri will receive 4 of them in September, displacing the C420s from regular road service.

Trains apparently has the full story, for any of you who are subscribers. I did make a visit out there over Memorial Day, and the Monett Turn used a 5-pack of C420s. The turns to there and Fort Smith (night run) are routinely using 4-6 C420s, and the Fort Smith Turn still has to occasionally double grades on the south end.

Long story short, the road trains have outgrown the Centuries. Fuel consumption has to be a motivator, as well.

Last edited by Cameraman; 07-01-2013 at 11:37 PM.
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