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Date: 06/09/19 13:21
More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: KB5WK

Caught the LWY101 turn eastbound Sunday morning, June 9th.  Had nice clear skies for a change. Had to take advantage of the conditions.  The KCS 5021 east got a track warrant at Denton TX this moring at 8 am on the ALLIANCE sub to Wylie TX.  Caught up with the train at Lewisville TX near Hwy 121 and caught him again at Plano and Murphy TX. Had 4 new KCSM ES44AC engines. KCS will send them down to Mexico on a I-DASL intermodal train very soon.

1) MP 87 near Lake Lewisville.
2) Crossing Hwy 121 tollway at Lewisville.
3) Frankford Rd at Plano TX.
 








Date: 06/09/19 13:22
More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: KB5WK

1) White Rock Jct. Plano TX.
2) FM 544 Rd at Murphy TX.
3) FM 544 crossing at Murphy TX.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/19 13:23 by KB5WK.








Date: 06/09/19 13:25
More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: KB5WK

iPhone8+ video at Murphy TX.

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Date: 06/09/19 13:42
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Series!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 06/09/19 14:11
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: UP951West

Quality images ! Thanks for posting your EXTRA effort to capture images of this special movement.  --Kelly



Date: 06/09/19 18:19
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: SCKP187

Great coverage and videos.  Sure is a pleasure to see units brand new like that.
Brian Stevens



Date: 06/09/19 20:02
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: The-late-EMD

These will be band from use in your U.S. right?

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Date: 06/09/19 20:16
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: KB5WK

The-late-EMD Wrote:
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> These will be band from use in your U.S. right?
>
> Posted from Android

YES.  They will add these engines to a I-DASL train to St. Luis Mexico. 

I spoke to an engineer who had some new KCSM engines on his DASL train a few weeks ago out of Wylie. He said they told him 100 times not to start these engines.
 



Date: 06/09/19 20:25
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: SantaFeRuss

How much cheaper per unit are these ES44AC units vs ET44AC units KCS is receiving?

SantaFeRuss



Date: 06/09/19 21:13
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: Ritzville

Nice looking train!

Larry



Date: 06/09/19 23:46
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: needles_sub

Wow, new engines that can only run south of the border.
In past, all the railroads sent their junk south of the border.

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Date: 06/10/19 13:38
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 06/10/19 13:44
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: TCnR

Nice series, great colors. Had to look at the Video to see the details of the Export units, they look like Tier 4 radiators.

Why would they be Tier 4 units, or am I mis-identifying them?



Date: 06/10/19 14:35
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: exhaustED

TCnR Wrote:
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> Nice series, great colors. Had to look at the
> Video to see the details of the Export units, they
> look like Tier 4 radiators.
>
> Why would they be Tier 4 units, or am I
> mis-identifying them?

Only the lead unit is tier 4, the export ones further back are tier 3 GEVOs.



Date: 06/10/19 14:47
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: Txtrainman60

So WHY dont they ban the use of ALL KCSM units in the U.S? I see there junk up here all the time. Those new ones look nice now but they sure wont stay that way long in Mexico!


KB5WK Wrote:
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> The-late-EMD Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > These will be band from use in your U.S. right?
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> YES.  They will add these engines to a
> I-DASL train to St. Luis Mexico. 
>
> I spoke to an engineer who had some new KCSM
> engines on his DASL train a few weeks ago out of
> Wylie. He said they told him 100 times not to
> start these engines.
>  



Date: 06/10/19 16:58
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

Guessing since these units are new and slated for Mexico the KCS is saving on the sales taxes by putting them into service south of the border. The SP used to do the same thing years ago when units were purchased. The new units had to be operated out of California more than 50 % of the time to avoid the taxes.

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Date: 06/10/19 16:58
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: Fortyfooter

First shot is IMOD quality



Date: 06/10/19 18:00
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: MP555

SanJoaquinEngr Wrote:
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> Guessing since these units are new and slated for
> Mexico the KCS is saving on the sales taxes by
> putting them into service south of the border.

They cannot be used or put into service in the US as they are not Tier 4 compliant.



Date: 06/11/19 16:21
Re: More Power for the KCS Mexico
Author: ProAmtrak

Nice pics and cool video!



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