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Date: 12/26/14 18:45
What's The Next Move For The FEC's SD70M-2's?
Author: JMorhaus

Just was wondering if Florida East Coast was keeping there SD70M-2's since being replaced by the new ES44C4's, or were they being leased elsewhere?



Date: 12/26/14 18:53
Re: What's The Next Move For The FEC's SD70M-2's?
Author: toledopatch

FEC's leases for those locomotives expire in the spring. Where they'll go next has been the subject of much speculation and a bit of false-rumor-spreading. The most popular forecast is that CSX will lease them from whoever their actual owner is, but I'll truly believe it when it happens.



Date: 12/26/14 19:42
Re: What's The Next Move For The FEC's SD70M-2's?
Author: FEC2000

Lease on the FEC 100-103 expire in January 2015 the FEC 104-107 in May 2015. Only thing for sure right now is a bunch of the SD40-2s are going on a lease to CSX until traffic on FEC increases.



Date: 12/26/14 20:07
Re: What's The Next Move For The FEC's SD70M-2's?
Author: Vanakatherock

toledopatch Wrote:
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> FEC's leases for those locomotives expire in the
> spring. Where they'll go next has been the subject
> of much speculation and a bit of
> false-rumor-spreading. The most popular forecast
> is that CSX will lease them from whoever their
> actual owner is, but I'll truly believe it when it
> happens.


A couple of the CITX SD70M-2's the FEC recently had, 140 & 142, were power on a Q457/458 earlier this week per a post on a FB group with photo evidence.



Date: 12/26/14 20:19
Re: What's The Next Move For The FEC's SD70M-2's?
Author: FEC2000

>
>
> A couple of the CITX SD70M-2's the FEC recently
> had, 140 & 142, were power on a Q457/458 earlier
> this week per a post on a FB group with photo
> evidence.


Yes the CITX 141 is still on FEC property for repairs before it is returned. Apparently CITX is leasing all three to CSX.



Date: 12/28/14 17:03
Re: What's The Next Move For The FEC's SD70M-2's?
Author: CR4114

I can tell you that NS is acquiring 189 units through early next year...181 of them are already accounted for...

100 ex-UP SD90MAC's
50 new SD70ACe's
12 ex-CSXT SD80MAC's
9 ex-BNSF SD60M's
7 ex-BNSF SD75M's
3 ex-NYSW SD70M's

That leaves 8 units unaccounted for...which just so happens to be exactly how many SD70M-2's has and is letting go.

Also another thing is that NS's ex-BNSF SD75M's were originally slated to be numbered 2779-2785...right behind NS's own SD70M-2's. They were changed to 2800-2806 though, leaving the 2779-2786 slot open for these units to be numbered with the rest of the SD70M-2's on the roster.



Date: 01/03/15 02:37
Re: What's The Next Move For The FEC's SD70M-2's?
Author: Smithy81a

FEC2000 Wrote:
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> >
> >
> > A couple of the CITX SD70M-2's the FEC recently
> > had, 140 & 142, were power on a Q457/458
> earlier
> > this week per a post on a FB group with photo
> > evidence.
>
>
> Yes the CITX 141 is still on FEC property for
> repairs before it is returned. Apparently CITX is
> leasing all three to CSX.

Are 104-107 still in service? Has there been any SD70M-2/ES44C4 combinations during to changeover?



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