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Old 04-07-2006, 08:04 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by dodi4200
is this yellow locomotive in the first pic was working for UP first then sold to FEC?
Correct. FEC locomotives 701-720 are SD40-2's purchased from Union Pacific. These brought 6-axle extended range dynamic breaking to a state that doesn't have any mountains. (Note that the second unit in the photograph does not have any dynamic brakes (fans over the middle of the car body) and the rear unit, a 4-axle has only standard dynamic brakes.

FEC will be receiving four new SD70ACe units around September. These new units are for traffic growth (and fuel economy) and the yellow units will continue working. Some of the lease units (LTEX) will undoubtably disappear if they haven't already.
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