"I am not saying that the SD-70's will or will not go to the Florida EastOr, they just won't lead. FEC used several ex SP six axles from LTE a couple of years ago, and they just buried them in consist.
Coast but in order for this to happen some things will have to occur.
Cab air conditioning is a must on the FEC, all of their engines are so
equipped and they are not used as leaders without this in working order.
They will also need to be equipped with FEC cab signals and automatic
I think what kingfish is looking into legally is whether I&O can "sublease" the units to the FEC, that's kind of like you renting your house to someone then they move out and rent it to some crackheads. You'd definitely have a say in that as the owner, and no would likely be the answer. However, with FEC and RailAmerica now under the umbrella of Fortress Investments, it would seem to be OK. If anything, FEC is better equipped to handle these units, and they will likely be better maintained there.