Lets hope not. We have a lot of engines that have been ''stored'' for 4 to 5 years. Including SD9's. They have a pretty good second hand market, BNSF sends them all to NRE. With the downturn in the economy there is going to be some bloodletting in the locomotive leasing market. In turn we may see an upsurge in locomotive scrapping. We still have some SD9's ''laid up good order'' and they re-activate them from time to time. However I nave never seen a locomotive ''laid up pending expiration'' make a return.
What a long strange trip its been.
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:40 pm
And just out of curriosity, how many units of both predecessor railroads remain unpatched?
After many moments of silence I will fill the air with the sound of buttons being depressed on a keyboard as I type this post. 200 new SD70ACes are being ordered and they are to take over the number slot turf of the SD60Ms. Hard to believe that the first SD60M (UP 6085 now UP UP 2240) will be 19 years old next month. www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=214543