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bk77 wrote:I recently read the 3012 and 3014 are getting sent out to Progress to be rebuilt into "Eco" units (I assume similar to the CP SD30eco's). Any truth??Its 3012 and 3016, 3014 is not involved at this time.
scottychaos wrote:Very interesting. I'm a bit surprised they didn't include the 3010 as its reportedly sat for a few years now with a blown prime mover, but I'm sure they have their reasons for sending those other two. Regardless, it is cool to see they're investing in upgrading their own motive power. Thanks for the update!bk77 wrote:I recently read the 3012 and 3014 are getting sent out to Progress to be rebuilt into "Eco" units (I assume similar to the CP SD30eco's). Any truth??Its 3012 and 3016, 3014 is not involved at this time.
The two units left Binghamton last week, headed out toward Buffalo on NS, the 3016 was set out on a siding in
Canasaraga NY, for unknown mechanical issues, where I caught her yesterday:
The 3012 has continued west, and was spotted going through Illinois a few days ago.
It is believed they are destined for Progress Rail's Mayfield Kentucky facility, to be converted to ECO units.
This is where CP's 6-axle ECO's are being built.
although the railfan community doesnt seem to be completely certain..
that is *probably* correct at this point, but I wouldnt call it 100% confirmed yet.
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