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Date: 02/05/24 23:42
SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: Texican65

Hi guys,

Other than the handful of SD60M’s left in service on the BNSF…are there any others operating on any other class 1’s today in 2024?

Thanks very much,

Tex



Date: 02/06/24 01:11
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: JasonCNW

UP rebuilt a few into what they call SD59M's and those are out in California. Been at least a year since ive seen a straight SD60M on a road freight and I couldent tell if it was online or just heading to a deadline somewhere.

Wisconsin & Southern (i know not a class 1) got a few from UP and they got repainted and have been put to work.
JC

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Date: 02/06/24 05:02
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: NSDash9

pdt Wrote:
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No, the last of the NS SD60M and SD60I units were retired in 2019.


Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



Date: 02/06/24 05:33
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: sarailfan

CP has their 5 ex-Soo units, I think one is stored and the other 4 in service.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 02/06/24 09:17
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: DLM

This made me think about about when they were first built.  The year was 1984.  Hard to believe they and I are that old.



Date: 02/06/24 09:51
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: Evan_Werkema

Texican65 Wrote:

> Other than the handful of SD60M’s left in service on the BNSF

The most recent BNSF roster book from Withers (2019-2020) and the roster on TheDieselShop.com show BNSF with 77 SD60M's.  Have they sidelined a bunch since then?  I know they were using them mostly as local or heavy switcher power.



Date: 02/06/24 09:59
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: Texican65

Evan_Werkema Wrote:
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> Texican65 Wrote:
>
> > Other than the handful of SD60M’s left in
> service on the BNSF
>
> The most recent BNSF roster book from Withers
> (2019-2020) and the roster on TheDieselShop.com
> show BNSF with 77 SD60M's.  Have they sidelined a
> bunch since then?  I know they were using them
> mostly as local or heavy switcher power.

Gosh I’m not sure Evan…I’m gone out on the road too much to really see what’s going on locally in the terminal anymore.

I do know that I used to see the 60M’s floating around every week, pretty regular on the LVJ-EVE/EVE-LVJ…but that train has had solid sets of 75’s and 60B’s the last several months.

The BNSF 1419, SD60M, was a regular around here…and there’s the 1453…rotting to the rails at the now abandoned and boarded up Interbay roundhouse.



Date: 02/06/24 13:08
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: funnelfan

BNSF is using a lot of SD60M's on local and regional trains in the PNW. UP seems to have retired most of their SD60M's and are also retiring SD70M's as well. Around Nampa, ID where pairs of SD70M's had been typical power on the locals are now seeing them replaced by SD40N's

Ted Curphey
Ontario, OR



Date: 02/06/24 13:28
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: funnelfan

DLM Wrote:
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> This made me think about about when they were
> first built.  The year was 1984.  Hard to
> believe they and I are that old.

While the SD60 was first produced in 1984, the SD60M did't enter production until 1989 with the 3-window cab front that was replaced by the 2-window version in 1990. After 1993 the SD70M replaced the SD60M.

Ted Curphey
Ontario, OR



Date: 02/06/24 15:49
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: Q-GP30

Pretty much every day on the Galesburg to West Quincy Local, there is at least one, sometimes two SD60M’s many times with a SD40-2 or GP60B in the middle.

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Date: 02/06/24 16:27
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: FiestaFoamer

Texican65 Wrote:
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> Evan_Werkema Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Texican65 Wrote:
> >
> > > Other than the handful of SD60M’s left in
> > service on the BNSF
> >
> > The most recent BNSF roster book from Withers
> > (2019-2020) and the roster on TheDieselShop.com
> > show BNSF with 77 SD60M's.  Have they sidelined
> a
> > bunch since then?  I know they were using them
> > mostly as local or heavy switcher power.
>
> Gosh I’m not sure Evan…I’m gone out on the
> road too much to really see what’s going on
> locally in the terminal anymore.
>
> I do know that I used to see the 60M’s floating
> around every week, pretty regular on the
> LVJ-EVE/EVE-LVJ…but that train has had solid
> sets of 75’s and 60B’s the last several
> months.
>
> The BNSF 1419, SD60M, was a regular around
> here…and there’s the 1453…rotting to the
> rails at the now abandoned and boarded up Interbay
> roundhouse.

Personally, I'm curious about a couple of green ones that have been in the PNW the last few years, 1469 and 1473. Most recent photos show them working out of Pasco, but not sure if they are still active. I shot one of them on the ROOEVE in 2020, can't remember which. 
 



Date: 02/06/24 19:38
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: goduckies

FiestaFoamer Wrote:
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> Texican65 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Evan_Werkema Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Texican65 Wrote:
> > >
> > > > Other than the handful of SD60M’s left in
> > > service on the BNSF
> > >
> > > The most recent BNSF roster book from Withers
> > > (2019-2020) and the roster on
> TheDieselShop.com
> > > show BNSF with 77 SD60M's.  Have they
> sidelined
> > a
> > > bunch since then?  I know they were using
> them
> > > mostly as local or heavy switcher power.
> >
> > Gosh I’m not sure Evan…I’m gone out on
> the
> > road too much to really see what’s going on
> > locally in the terminal anymore.
> >
> > I do know that I used to see the 60M’s
> floating
> > around every week, pretty regular on the
> > LVJ-EVE/EVE-LVJ…but that train has had solid
> > sets of 75’s and 60B’s the last several
> > months.
> >
> > The BNSF 1419, SD60M, was a regular around
> > here…and there’s the 1453…rotting to the
> > rails at the now abandoned and boarded up
> Interbay
> > roundhouse.
>
> Personally, I'm curious about a couple of green
> ones that have been in the PNW the last few years,
> 1469 and 1473. Most recent photos show them
> working out of Pasco, but not sure if they are
> still active. I shot one of them on the ROOEVE in
> 2020, can't remember which. 
>  


I saw them in pasco or at least a green and white one a few months ago haven't paid attention since then... not sure if it was running but it was by the yard office.

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Date: 02/06/24 22:30
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: cp1400

FiestaFoamer Wrote:
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>
> Personally, I'm curious about a couple of green
> ones that have been in the PNW the last few years,
> 1469 and 1473. Most recent photos show them
> working out of Pasco, but not sure if they are
> still active. I shot one of them on the ROOEVE in
> 2020, can't remember which. 
>  

1469 has been working out of New Westminster BC, in the Vancouver BC area, the last several weeks and for a short time was paired with 1473. I understand 1469 had a failure a few days ago and is being sent to Vancouver, Washington for repairs or ???

Here's the two of them together in Brownsville, BC Dec 28, 2023

cp1400



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Date: 02/06/24 23:12
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: YSLR131

I've seen some TriClops units in Roseville Yard's Deadline

Stephen Hjellum
Woodland, AL
Virtual CRCP Railway.



Date: 02/07/24 15:31
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: ble692

UP has 3 SD60M currently in service.

UP 2292 is at Itasca, WI
UP 2361 is at El Reno, OK
UP 2366 is at St James, MN

There are also 128 more SD60M in deadlines across the railroad.



Date: 02/07/24 23:05
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: dan




Date: 02/11/24 16:54
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: atx_railfan

Last May, UP sent six of them down from storage in Fort Worth on the MFWSA to San Antonio, with notes in the computer indicating they were being reactivated. Then they were sent back north on the MSAFW and put back in storage, just two days later. Haven't seen a 60M on the UP since.

Around that same time, my friend who is a UP conductor (at that time working out of Dalhart) had one on his train under power, trailing, but it was placed in storage not long after



Date: 02/11/24 17:07
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: Trainmanaustin

Texican65 Wrote:
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> Evan_Werkema Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Texican65 Wrote:
> >
> > > Other than the handful of SD60M’s left in
> > service on the BNSF
> >
> > The most recent BNSF roster book from Withers
> > (2019-2020) and the roster on TheDieselShop.com
> > show BNSF with 77 SD60M's.  Have they sidelined
> a
> > bunch since then?  I know they were using them
> > mostly as local or heavy switcher power.
>
> Gosh I’m not sure Evan…I’m gone out on the
> road too much to really see what’s going on
> locally in the terminal anymore.
>
> I do know that I used to see the 60M’s floating
> around every week, pretty regular on the
> LVJ-EVE/EVE-LVJ…but that train has had solid
> sets of 75’s and 60B’s the last several
> months.
>
> The BNSF 1419, SD60M, was a regular around
> here…and there’s the 1453…rotting to the
> rails at the now abandoned and boarded up Interbay
> roundhouse.

1453 is currently in the yard at Centralia and one of the units being used on 360.

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Date: 02/12/24 07:11
Re: SD60M’s remaining…?
Author: ns1000

atx_railfan Wrote:
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> Last May, UP sent six of them down from storage in
> Fort Worth on the MFWSA to San Antonio, with notes
> in the computer indicating they were being
> reactivated. Then they were sent back north on the
> MSAFW and put back in storage, just two days
> later. Haven't seen a 60M on the UP since.
>
> Around that same time, my friend who is a UP
> conductor (at that time working out of Dalhart)
> had one on his train under power, trailing, but it
> was placed in storage not long after


I'm not surprised by this. These older locos are not considered "fuel efficient". You have to keep the OR down and "save money" you know (as I laugh)....?!?!

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