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Old 07-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default End of Alcos on the road jobs at the A&M coming

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 3 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.
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