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Date: 11/19/23 15:36
More SD90's on the move
Author: ross

Another power move south out of Dunsmuir with five 90's headed to Sparks again. Past Redding cam @1434hrs. Holding at Draper for a couple NB's as of 1530hrs.



Date: 11/19/23 15:45
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: TCnR

Adios again.

Sounds like they have enough for one more move of five or so locomotives, unless we missed a move. The yard is tough to see these days, too much going on with piles of dirty dirt, MoW security issues and the occasional Siskiyou County Deputy patrol. Even saw a California State car checking for water quality.

Oh and the guys without homes working the fishing lines at the south end campground.



Date: 11/19/23 16:02
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: ross

Move is now stuck behind at train vs ped ahead of it in Red Bluff.



Date: 11/19/23 18:15
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: ble692

There are five SD9043AC on today's power move out of Dunsmuir. Behind the two working units are UP 3765, 3698, 3748, 3746, 3684. These should have been the last of the stored units there in Dunsmuir.

All total there were 23 SD9043AC stored in Dunsmuir and moved out in four different power moves to Sparks, NV this month...

EDNSPE 09: UP 3561, 3556, 3546, 3619, 3744, 3650
EDUSPE 14: UP 3771, 3557, 3706, 3695, 3739, 3503
EDUSPE 16: UP 3509, 3640, 3692, 3580, 3668, 3577
EDUSPE 19: UP 3765, 3698, 3748, 3746, 3684



Date: 11/19/23 18:18
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: CCMF

Is there a scrapyard in Sparks ?
 

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 11/19/23 18:21
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: ble692

CCMF Wrote:
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> Is there a scrapyard in Sparks ?

No. From there they are put on a convenient eastbound towards North Platte, NE.



Date: 11/19/23 18:27
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: RabbitHogger

These units are on the move Progress Rail in Raceland Kentucky.



Date: 11/19/23 18:52
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: mojaveflyer

Will these units be rebuilt into a lower horse power unit that's more reliable power or going to become Hondas and razor blades?

James Nelson
Thornton, CO
www.flickr.com/mojaveflyer



Date: 11/19/23 19:13
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: ble692

mojaveflyer Wrote:
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> Will these units be rebuilt into a lower horse
> power unit that's more reliable power or going to
> become Hondas and razor blades?

Anything is possible, but the more likely story is they will be harvested for any usable parts and then it will be time break out the acetylene torches.



Date: 11/19/23 21:22
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: brc600

Did Canadian Pacific buy anymore to rebuild?

ble692 Wrote:
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> mojaveflyer Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Will these units be rebuilt into a lower horse
> > power unit that's more reliable power or going
> to
> > become Hondas and razor blades?
>
> Anything is possible, but the more likely story is
> they will be harvested for any usable parts and
> then it will be time break out the acetylene
> torches.



Date: 11/20/23 03:26
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: exhaustED

mojaveflyer Wrote:
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> Will these units be rebuilt into a lower horse
> power unit that's more reliable power or going to
> become Hondas and razor blades?

They were 4400hp units, not 6000hp.

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Date: 11/20/23 05:26
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: Android

exhaustED Wrote:

> They were 4400hp units, not 6000hp.

Acutally, the HP is in the name  SD9043AC.    That's 4300 HP.
 



Date: 11/20/23 06:38
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: DRGWK59

Unit #'s 3706, 3739, 3557 were thru Cheyenne WY on Friday morning Nov. 17 about noonish.  East bound!  They were the only units I got numbers from.

David Ketchum
Cheyenne WY



Date: 11/20/23 07:35
Re: More SD90's on the move
Author: exhaustED

Android Wrote:
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> Acutally, the HP is in the name  SD9043AC.   
> That's 4300 HP.
>  

Point being they were standard horsepower units… but thanks awfully for the correction.

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