Leo_Ames wrote:One post EHH change, while already in the works before his demise, is the elimination of all EMD 710 engined power.
The SD60 family have just been retired en masse, the SD80MAC's went even before Harrison entered the picture, the SD70ACe's are now all gone, and the SD70M's and remaining SD70MAC's are on the hit list and may not see 2018 out.
Haven't heard of the three GP60's being at risk, but CSX isn't going to stock 710 parts just for three oddballs. With the C40-8W's leaving quickly (The entire group of former Conrail units just went, with further mass retirements planned for 2018), CSX looks set to soon be the first US/Canadian Class 1 to not own a single Dash 8 or EMD with a 710 engine under the hood.
It will all be Dash 9/AC4400CW's and newer GE's on road freights, with 4 and 6 axle 1970's era EMD's holding down the other assignments (The SD50's are threatened, but not long ago were considered a solid platform with rebuilds underway, so a reprieve may happen there with Hunter out of the picture).
I haven't heard anything about the SD70Ms and MACs going. Some may be in storage, but nothings been confirmed yet. Then again, CSX is becoming really unpredictable with these things.
CP and KCS don't have any Dash 8s. BNSF and UP still have a few, but they're mostly found on locals or in storage lines. No 710s would be weird though, but...
Don't forget the 13 SD33ECOs (classified as SD40E3) that CSX took delivery of early last year. They have 12-710 engines, and I doubt that they will be retired anytime soon.