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Date: 07/06/19 19:13
CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincinnati
Author: approachmedium

NS brought into the Gest St. yard 9 new Tier 4 EMD locomotives numbered 8900-8908.
NS interchanged them with CSX via the loop track along with about 15 auto-racks from
the Gest St yard. They look showroom fresh after their trip down from Progress Rail last
evening down to Cincinnati.

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Date: 07/06/19 19:40
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: Trainhand

I can smell the new paint. Looking at their order, there was a shop foreman who would make the hostler bust them up and put them in numerical order.



Date: 07/06/19 20:06
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: engineerinvirginia

Trainhand Wrote:
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> I can smell the new paint. Looking at their order,
> there was a shop foreman who would make the
> hostler bust them up and put them in numerical
> order.

i am fearful that they will be rolling disaster areas, but I am eager to try one in the lead soon....I am sure they will get rotated onto my territory eventually if they don't self destruct!



Date: 07/06/19 20:32
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: NYSWSD70M

engineerinvirginia Wrote:
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> Trainhand Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I can smell the new paint. Looking at their
> order,
> > there was a shop foreman who would make the
> > hostler bust them up and put them in numerical
> > order.
>
> i am fearful that they will be rolling disaster
> areas, but I am eager to try one in the lead
> soon....I am sure they will get rotated onto my
> territory eventually if they don't self destruct!

Now there is an open mind!

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Date: 07/06/19 21:27
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: Roadbed

How long has it been since the previous delivery of EMD units to CSX? It seems like quite a while.



Date: 07/06/19 22:11
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: The-late-EMD

If CSX like them I bet that'll spark a few sells.

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Date: 07/07/19 00:27
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: exhaustED

Nice videos, those T4s look sharp!



Date: 07/07/19 05:36
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: NYC6001

Nice. I think the color looks good, but I still miss that classic EMD look that went away after the UP SD70M. 



Date: 07/07/19 05:55
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: KV1guy

If they go down like testing out west.....they're as good as scrap.

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Date: 07/07/19 06:49
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: NYSWSD70M

KV1guy Wrote:
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> If they go down like testing out west.....they're
> as good as scrap.
>
> Posted from Android

..and from a fact basis, what can you tell everyone about went on out west? What went on, what were the conclusions, what are the modifications being done, how might the CSX units differ.



Date: 07/07/19 08:24
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: CSX602

Here you go anti-GE people...
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4690276

Seems the issues have included software, fuel efficiency and engine cooling to name a few... enough that UP put the largest fleet into storage, NS cancelled their order, and CN is now trying them out for 3rd time and still isn't sold on them...   Unfortunately they don't have the sales base and GM backing any more to slash the pricing like they did on the SD70Ms to get any sales.

PS.  Have heard two different theories on the 8900 series numbering...   One is there's plenty of room for additional units (after the 9000 series Dash 8.5 units are gone) if they turn out to be successful...  The other theory is so that that they can be retired at same time as the 9000 series units.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/07/19 09:02 by CSX602.



Date: 07/07/19 08:44
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: cr2581

Hopefully Progress Rail went over these units with a fine tooth comb before delivering them. Past history with new EMD products on CSX has not been good. The less than successful SD70ACe experiment a few years back paved the way for thousands of GEs ...... you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 07/07/19 08:56 by cr2581.



Date: 07/07/19 09:00
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: Lackawanna484

There's also the mandate for ultra low sulphur diesel fuel on the way. I'm curious to see how if it works this time...

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Date: 07/07/19 10:06
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: DevalDragon

So where are these locomotives going to be tested for a few weeks before they get put into storage? And where will they be stored?



Date: 07/07/19 10:14
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: exhaustED

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> So where are these locomotives going to be tested
> for a few weeks before they get put into storage?
> And where will they be stored?

I suppose you think that's funny. If you're so smart why don't you tell us where...?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/07/19 10:16 by exhaustED.



Date: 07/07/19 11:26
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: approachmedium

I heard they are leaving Cincinnati for Jacksonville late Sunday afternoon. 
They’re currently parked adjacent to hump tower data center and can be seen from Western Hills viaduct.






Date: 07/07/19 14:09
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: Walla183

cr2581 Wrote:
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> Hopefully Progress Rail went over these units with
> a fine tooth comb before delivering them. Past
> history with new EMD products on CSX has not been
> good. The less than successful SD70ACe experiment
> a few years back paved the way for thousands of
> GEs ...... you never get a second chance to make a
> good first impression.

You realize the "CSX sd70ace experiment" was almost 15 years ago with pre-production units? Build dates of 2004... A lot has changed since then with technology.

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Date: 07/07/19 16:13
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: cr2581

>You realize the "CSX sd70ace experiment" was almost 15 years ago with pre-production units?

Pre-production not withstanding, I'm sure CSX knew what they were getting at the time ......... what matters most is they failed to impress ......... and given the fact that UP chose to park the majority of their fleet for performance related issues, who's to say these can't be considered pre-production locomotives ?  Time will tell.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 07/07/19 16:30 by cr2581.



Date: 07/07/19 16:26
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: engineerinvirginia

NYSWSD70M Wrote:
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> engineerinvirginia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Trainhand Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I can smell the new paint. Looking at their
> > order,
> > > there was a shop foreman who would make the
> > > hostler bust them up and put them in
> numerical
> > > order.
> >
> > i am fearful that they will be rolling disaster
> > areas, but I am eager to try one in the lead
> > soon....I am sure they will get rotated onto my
> > territory eventually if they don't self
> destruct!
>
> Now there is an open mind!
>
> Posted from Android
you get that way after 22 years of having your fears confirmed daily.



Date: 07/07/19 17:26
Re: CSX Takes delivery of 9 factory fresh Tier 4 EMD Locos Cincin
Author: CSX602

approachmedium Wrote:
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> I heard they are leaving Cincinnati for Jacksonville late Sunday afternoon. 

With one of the issues on UP reported being engine cooling issues, somebody at CSX must be thinking let's send them to Florida in July and see how they do...

Unlike the newer EMDs of the past, I don't think these will be maintained at Cumberland....  [sad]
 



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