Here is an interesting article I saw on the economics and thought process that RR's use to determine weather to rebuild or buy new and what the requirements are to rebuilt a locomotive. Didn't know there where Federal regualations on how much they could use new vs rebuilt parts.
https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/l ... uying-new/
Locomotive identification, railfan locations, frequency information, etc. can be found here.
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