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Date: 09/17/23 19:53
Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: tq-07fan

I caught the G&W owned Indiana and Ohio Railway or I&O CSX Interchange Job returning from Queensgate this afternoon at NA Tower. NA Tower is where the former B&O Ohio Division and the former Big 4 split along with the connection for passenger trains coming off the Toledo Sub. Today it is I&O Midland Sub and the NS Dayton District. The plan is for IORY to repaint all these one by one.

Jim




Date: 09/17/23 20:37
Re: Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: irhoghead

Your opinion may vary, but as a long time locomotive engineer, I would not be thrilled getting SD40-2s replaced with these things. Not any day of the week.



Date: 09/17/23 21:07
Re: Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: P

Oh gee. Ugly orange painted in a different ugly orange.

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Date: 09/17/23 23:45
Re: Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: pdt

irhoghead Wrote:
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> Your opinion may vary, but as a long time
> locomotive engineer, I would not be thrilled
> getting SD40-2s replaced with these things. Not
> any day of the week.

Why?   Cause when u open the throttle, you never know when its going to decide to respond. ?



Date: 09/18/23 01:07
Re: Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: coach

GE's seem better for full throttle, long-haul runs.  Whenever I'm around them, and listen to them, they seem slow to throttle up.  Older EMD SD-40's seem far more responsive, and given most shortlines do not do fast, hard running, GE's seem a poor choice.  I thought there were lots of used SD-40's out there?  Maybe their prices have gone up?



Date: 09/18/23 18:04
Re: Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: stlrailfan

irhoghead Wrote:
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> Your opinion may vary, but as a long time
> locomotive engineer, I would not be thrilled
> getting SD40-2s replaced with these things. Not
> any day of the week.
100% agreed also as a engineer I hate dash 9's
Mark



Date: 09/19/23 03:00
Re: Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: SALGUY

irhoghead Wrote:
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> Your opinion may vary, but as a long time
> locomotive engineer, I would not be thrilled
> getting SD40-2s replaced with these things. Not
> any day of the week.

As a former NS engineer, I'll take these units over a SD40-2 anyday of the week, provided i dont have any set outs, or pickups to make.   They are simply more comfortable.  If youre going to be oit there, you may as well be comfortable. 



Date: 09/20/23 11:31
Re: Indiana and Ohio Railway's New Used Power
Author: callum_out

They have about 1 1/2 times the tractive effort of an SD40-2 on a similar amount of fuel, numbers matter on big trains.

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