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Date: 03/09/13 21:31
New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: train544

Hi Guys
New CSX units arrive Willard Ohio and then dispatch out on Q 635s
Here are 2 pics of the new units at Willard Ohio as CSX 3079 arrived today and the sideview of the CSX 3080 arrived Friday at Willard
Tom Boylan






Date: 03/10/13 04:56
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: jmbreitigan

Nice catch Tom. Could you smell the new paint : )
John



Date: 03/10/13 05:38
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: bigmc83

You KNOW they're new when the wheels aren't even rusty! Great pics

-Sean



Date: 03/10/13 06:14
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: NWRailfan

These ES44AH's and the previous CW44AH upgrades are the best thing to happen to CSX in a long time. If that company could ever do one thing right it was this power



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/13 04:08 by NWRailfan.



Date: 03/10/13 08:01
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: KV1guy

NWRailfan Wrote:
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> These ES44AH's and the previous CW44AH's upgrades
> are the best thing to happen to CSX in a long
> time. If that company could ever do one thing
> right it was this power


Why is that?



Date: 03/10/13 08:33
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: Vanakatherock

Nice, new GEVOs. Now, if only they would order up some new SD70ACe's.

Great photos.



Date: 03/10/13 08:59
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: msp1985

I don't see CSX buying new EMDs anytime soon and I don't blame them. Ride in some of these new GEs and you'll see why.

Posted from Android



Date: 03/10/13 09:51
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: Typhoon

Vanakatherock Wrote:
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> Nice, new GEVOs. Now, if only they would order up
> some new SD70ACe's.
>
> Great photos.

I hope not. Keep those junk EMDs off the roster.



Date: 03/10/13 10:45
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: NWRailfan

KV1guy Wrote:
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> NWRailfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > These ES44AH's and the previous CW44AH's
> upgrades
> > are the best thing to happen to CSX in a long
> > time. If that company could ever do one thing
> > right it was this power
>
>
> Why is that?


Look at msp1985's comment and thats part of it. The other is that CSX took the time to spec out a special heavy duty locomotive. These are so well suited to CSX's territory and operations and they are a perfect fit and excel in their duty's. People wonder why CSX recently got rid of 15 SD70MAC's, well because these units made them obsolete overnight. They are absolute pulling brutes, have great dyno's, they're quiet unlike those junk ACe's another un-informed fan wants and trust me I was just like him before I started working on the railroad several years back. At the time I thought the SD90 series was the coolest thing on the rails, then I had to come back to reality when I was around them every day and loathed them and realized the huge gains GE has made and totally eclipsed the current EMD product. A few times people have asked if the ACe's out of Muncie are any better, really that question cant be answered until CAT sinks some serious R&D money into EMD to correct the problems.



Date: 03/10/13 15:27
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: ExtraSouth

NWRailfan Wrote:
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> These ES44AH's and the previous CW44AH's upgrades
> are the best thing to happen to CSX in a long
> time. If that company could ever do one thing
> right it was this power


I agree with you 100%!!



Date: 03/10/13 16:29
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: shadetree

I really can't speak to the improvement of the ACe's. I do know NS's are heavier and they hold the rail better, always a plus. That has been EMD's issue for years IMHO.

Eng.Shadetree



Date: 03/10/13 17:09
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: Soo6058

Unfortunately CSX is beginning tests on the SD70MAC out of Corbin. EMDX 1204/1205 are already there, and EMDX 1202/1203 are enroute. They are going to test on the Stilesboro trains. (They operate Corbin to Stileboro, GA).

Soo6058



Date: 03/10/13 17:56
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: M640

No,no,no on the MAC or ACE junk, myself and fellow hogs where I work out of hate those damn things! The MAC's are useless at holding the rail and unreliable, the ACE's while better performers have terrible cabs, second only to the 4000 rebuilds.



Date: 03/10/13 19:13
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: msp1985

Soo6058 Wrote:
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> Unfortunately CSX is beginning tests on the
> SD70MAC out of Corbin. EMDX 1204/1205 are already
> there, and EMDX 1202/1203 are enroute. They are
> going to test on the Stilesboro trains. (They
> operate Corbin to Stileboro, GA).
>
> Soo6058

I had 1203 and 1204 3rd and 4th out in my consist on a Q606 last week. They were enroute to Waycross and were DIT...

Posted from Android



Date: 03/10/13 19:22
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: msp1985

And going back to the original topic, the only thing in my opinion the new CSX GEs are missing is the BNSF/UP style handrails. Would those really be the expensive if an upgrade?

Posted from Android



Date: 03/10/13 22:37
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: NWRailfan

shadetree Wrote:
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> I really can't speak to the improvement of the
> ACe's. I do know NS's are heavier and they hold
> the rail better, always a plus. That has been
> EMD's issue for years IMHO.
>
> Eng.Shadetree


Thats what I'd like to see and run and test for myself Shadetree. I agree with you on the weight and NS has some sort of high adhesion software in those similar to what's in CSX's and NS's ES44AC's. The stock ACe's I've run- CSX, UP, BNSF, KCS and MRL units just don't make the cut as far as I'm concerned.



Date: 03/11/13 03:10
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: Hookdragkick

Thank you.

Posted from Android



Date: 03/11/13 03:37
Re: New CSX Engines 3079 & 3080 Willard Ohio
Author: Hookdragkick

msp1985 Wrote:
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> And going back to the original topic, the only
> thing in my opinion the new CSX GEs are missing is
> the BNSF/UP style handrails. Would those really be
> the expensive if an upgrade?
>
> Posted from Android

I've never really noticed till you said something. Even the CP opted for the more " ergo " handrails. Now that I'm aware and curious, I must test both styles next time I happen to catch a foreign motor in AZ.



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