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Old 07-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
Cameraman
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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
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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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