6 FL9's at $420K are worthless without having ACSES equipment on them. $350K won't even buy you enough ACSES on board equipment to retrofit two locomotives. The math is pretty simple, loco not equipped with ACSES = no deal.
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Backshophoss wrote: ↑Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:01 am The weight debate is still in progress on the Dual-Mode Charger.What is the hold up there? Is the prime mover more powerful and as a result bigger and heavier causing the weight issues? Or is it the emissions technology? Other than that I would have expected the equivalents of all other components to have gotten lighter since the time the current engines were built due to progress in engineering and better materials.