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Date: 09/14/14 17:22
Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie, PA
Author: FEC2000

Florida East Coast posted a photo of the first FEC ES44C4 on the floor at the GE Erie, PA FEC is set to receive 24 of these units starting at the end of October. They are said to be delivered in the "Champion" paint scheme. First one is scheduled to leave the Erie plant around October 15, 2014 The all EMD rule at FEC is coming to an end!




Date: 09/14/14 17:27
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: jmbreitigan

Nice catch Jeff.
John



Date: 09/14/14 17:32
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: FL9

Neat! Has FEC assigned a number series for these yet?



Date: 09/14/14 17:35
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: rbenko

Ug - more GE widecabs. The Champion paint scheme on them is like putting lipstick on a pig...

Just one fan's opinion.



Date: 09/14/14 17:38
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: FEC2000

FL9 Wrote:
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> Neat! Has FEC assigned a number series for these
> yet?


Jerry, no one has said what the numbers are going to be as of yet....



Date: 09/14/14 17:49
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: UPDetector

Huh FEC 1 so they're gonna be like CSX with there AC4400CW's with that number series nice



Date: 09/14/14 17:52
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: fatnrat

I guess they can't afford to have both SD70M-2s and ES44C4s.

Joe Tarantine



Date: 09/14/14 18:22
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: MDH

UPDetector Wrote:
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> Huh FEC 1 so they're gonna be like CSX with there
> AC4400CW's with that number series nice

Just as likely all that means is the 1st one of the FEC order - I wouldn't assume that'll be the FEC reporting mark. Like others though I'm certainly curious how they'll number them.

Michael



Date: 09/14/14 19:33
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: bnsfsd70

Those are going to look GREAT when they're done. Thanks for posting this.

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 09/14/14 19:44
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: glendale

bnsfsd70 Wrote:
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> Those are going to look GREAT when they're done.
> Thanks for posting this.
>
> - Jeff Carlson


Agreed.



Date: 09/15/14 01:45
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: JPB

I didn't know they came off the assembly line in unpainted brass! Maybe they'll have digital control and sound?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/14 01:47 by JPB.



Date: 09/15/14 05:23
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: Narr8rdanny

These, to me, will look far better than those hideous SD-70M noses.
Can't wait to see 'em running through St Augustine!

Danny Harmon
Tampa



Date: 09/15/14 06:23
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: fwwr5007

Will all the ES44s for FEC be built at Erie, or will any be built in Fort Worth?



Date: 09/15/14 09:19
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: FEC2000

All are coming from the Erie plant.



Date: 09/15/14 20:39
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: GTWMISteve

Can anybody provide us with a description of the Champion paint scheme?

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Date: 09/15/14 21:15
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: MitchGDRMCo

I'll let this sir's photograph explain.




Date: 09/16/14 10:31
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: GTWMISteve

Sorry but I guess I do not understand why FEC is getting rid of the SD70M-2s. CN and NS seem to like them.

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Date: 09/16/14 10:34
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: PeaBock619

I have a feeling one of the railroads will grab the SD70M-2s once FEC disposes of them.



Date: 09/16/14 10:50
Re: Florida East Coast ES44C4's on the floor at GE Erie
Author: Vanakatherock

PeaBock619 Wrote:
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> I have a feeling one of the railroads will grab
> the SD70M-2s once FEC disposes of them.


That's possible seeing as they're all leasers being returned once the GEVO's arrive. At least, I had heard the M-2's were all leasers.



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