• EMD SD60 series official thread (covers all variations)

  • Discussion of Electro-Motive locomotive products and technology, past and present. Official web site can be found here: http://www.emdiesels.com/.
Discussion of Electro-Motive locomotive products and technology, past and present. Official web site can be found here: http://www.emdiesels.com/.

Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM

  by AmtrakFan
 
Some of these units were/are on BNSF a lot as of late. Terry this is a good sight to look up things www.ole.net/~rcraig/

  by Robert Paniagua
 
Robert I am going to have to agree with Nip on this. Terry C abuses any forum he is on. He was supplied with the information about the ex-C&NW SD60s by me back in October:

Oh wow, I guess I'll have to "join the majority" with you, I guess I'll have to say that TerryC is starting to become a bit of a troll by posting so-called "spam".........

  by mu26aeh
 
how do you think he has 350 posts

  by ANDY117
 
By trying really hard? I happen to do my own research on Google. terry, if you already have the answers, don't ask for them a dozen times.
  by MPX
 
TerryC wrote:What railroads or companies are ridding themselves of SD60's?

Keep asking keep learning
http://trainiaxindex.cjb.net/


The Indiana Railroad recently acquired some of SOO Line's SD 60s
  by MEC407
 
Some photos of this unit were recently posted on railroadforums.com. Check 'em out:

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/att ... 1231649377

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/att ... 1231649377

Here's what I've been able to gather so far:

* The unit was originally one of the SD60MAC demo units;

* The location in these photos is CEECO (in Washington state, I presume?);

* According to Sean Graham-White of LocoNotes, the unit is still owned by EMD and has been at CEECO for several months, undergoing various modifications.

In terms of external modifications, the photos speak for themselves. In terms of internal modifications, your guesses are as good as mine.
  by Cascade Northern
 
CEECO (Coast Engine and Equipment Company) is located in Tacoma, Washington. It is about a quarter of a mile from Tacoma Rail's yard. I was there about three months ago, and the unit was inside, still in its original paint with just about every hatch open and a crew digging around inside. From what I remember, the unit was being done for EMD, but I had a hard time hearing the guy as he talked fast and quite.... The work they did required the long hood to be extended, which is why in the photo it extends over the back platform. I, unfortunately, don't remember what the change was that required the extension.
  by tomjohn
 
I know that locomotives can be rebuilt many times. However, looking at the photo's here the locomotive doesn't resemble a SD60MAC to me.It looks a lot like a SD70M-2 or the Gull Winged SD70 ACE /Ic,SD70M-2that went to Australia.

Tom
  by MEC407
 
tomjohn wrote:However, looking at the photo's here the locomotive doesn't resemble a SD60MAC to me.
That's because it's not a SD60MAC anymore; they've added all sorts of stuff to make it into something completely different.

Rumor has it that this unit is a test bed for new technologies that EMD is developing.
  by tomjohn
 
MEC407 wrote:
tomjohn wrote:However, looking at the photo's here the locomotive doesn't resemble a SD60MAC to me.
That's because it's not a SD60MAC anymore; they've added all sorts of stuff to make it into something completely different.

Rumor has it that this unit is a test bed for new technologies that EMD is developing.


OH! What sort of project are they working on now!

Tom
  by atsf sp
 
MEC407 wrote:
tomjohn wrote:However, looking at the photo's here the locomotive doesn't resemble a SD60MAC to me.
That's because it's not a SD60MAC anymore; they've added all sorts of stuff to make it into something completely different.

Rumor has it that this unit is a test bed for new technologies that EMD is developing.
Then what is it in class?
  by MEC407
 
You'll have to ask someone at CEECO or EMD!
  by MEC407
 
Probably because it's a test unit and because the frame would need to be lengthened in order to accommodate those items. But that's just a guess on my part. The folks at CEECO and EMD must know, but they aren't talking... :wink: