sd80mac wrote:Thats odd.. I thought that most of them were scrapped with few sold to leasers who lease them to few shortlines which send them back to leasers. I think Indiana RR have 2 of them.The original UP SD90's, 8501-8521, have been rendered into rebar and razor blades.
What's the ACTUALY status of the sd90mac fleets? scrapped few, some or alot?? what leasers have them? what shortlines did actually bought them?
The second lot, 8522-8561 (and purportedly the original, 8500) were turned back to EMD at the end of their lease and have been seen around on short-term lease to various railroads. No true SD90's have been purchased or long term leased to any shortlines.
Who knows, if the SD90MAC to SD70ACe conversion is mechanically and financially successful maybe the rest of the lot has a future as 'kitbash' fodder.