That's true PVRX, though no better or worse then the C-424's that regularly hold down the same assignments. Except for running on Transit getting from line to line switchers are a much better choice for the work the M&E does.
I continue to find it incredibly ironic that for decades when the original M&E was a bustling, profitable railroad (before some members of management succumbed to greediness and shady deals putting it into bankruptcy) it got along with two 1,000 hp non-MU equipped switchers. Now when 3-5 cars is a 'big' freight job on the Morristown line, they're being pulled along by a 2,400 hp road loco with the throttle barely cracked. It's also interesting that 563 has been sent to Bayway with 557 rumored to be headed there as well - the 50% drop in HP not withstanding.
While I'm not thrilled with the black dip paint jobs, the SSB-1200's have looked much more 'at home' on the line. Don't get me wrong - I like the big ALCOs (and more HP is justified for going to Toy 'R Us on a heavy day), I would just like to turn the clock back and 14 or 15 drilling cars at Whippany for an hour or two.