SSW9389, Thanks for the MRL units, I forgot all about them owning some. They are ex CSX and ATSF if I remember correctly. Something like 9 CSX and 3 ATSF.
After doing some calculating I think the active units should be as follows
Clinchfield - 16 of 18 units still active
Erie Lackawanna - 11 of 13 units still active
Seaboard Coast Line - I think that all 15 units are still around after looking through some numbers
Santa Fe - 8 converted to SD45-2B's - 5626, 5633, 5651, 5676, 5684, 5700, 5701, and 5703 - of these five are still on the BNSF roster.
- 5 wrecked by ATSF, thus leaving 77 straight 45-2's, of which 67 are still on BNSF roster.
- 5 of these units went to the Trona and then to Helm
- 3 to MRL
so this leaves 2 units unaccounted for.
Adding these up there are 80 of the original 90 units in service, not counting the 2 unaccounted for, although they could be part of the MRL roster, this I am unsure of though.
Recalculating these numbers and it should give 122 of 136. If I added something up wrong here or have something out of line let me know, or if anyone can track down the disposition of the Santa Fe units please post it, thanks again SSW9389.