Sid Farkus wrote:
RichM wrote:The order for these four came from NYSW and whatever financing organization directly.
Then why did they return these in 2003 to CSX if NYSW owned them, or where they directly sold to P&W through NYSW?
The first 4 B-40s were not returned to CSX. They sat on the NYS&W property in and around Binghamton for 6 months or more after the 15 year period ended. They were then shopped and sent to the P&W.
It all comes down to the bean counters at NYS&W. By 2003 the B-40s were the only GEs on the roster and other than the last dabble with the ex-Cartier Alcos shortly after that, NYS&W was an all EMD outfit.
Getting back to your original post. Now all the remaining SD45s and the SD70s remain stored in Binghamton. From what I understand all the units need overhaul. The F45 -3636 is supposedly beyond repair or has been used as a parts source for the other SD45s. Have also heard that the F45 was not liked by some crews due to how loud it was in the cab.
I have recently seen that some suggestions that when engines are now completely rebuilt (not sure of the true definition of that) they need to comply with current environmental regulations for emmisions. So they may limit the railroad in what they could actually do with these units. It will probably be cheaper for them at this point to continue to lease other units and run them into the ground.