CSX Locomotive Roster News, Updates & Information Thread

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The SD38-2 and SD38-2S fleet is typically used in hump yards as hump power.
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SD80MAC wrote:The SD38-2 and SD38-2S fleet is typically used in hump yards as hump power.
I figured as such.
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The 2450s seem to be at Waycross according to a photo site, one might be at Selkirk, NY still

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The SD38 units on CSX came via the Conrail split, and were originally mated to MT-6 former Alco yard slugs for use in hump service. I think most of the MT-6 units have been reassigned to other yard power. The five original SD38-2s came from the SBD/L&N.

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The straight SD38s from Conrail are long gone. In addition to the 5 ex L&N SD38-2s, CSX also has a small fleet of derated SD40-2s now called SD38-2Ss.
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SD80MAC wrote:The straight SD38s from Conrail are long gone. In addition to the 5 ex L&N SD38-2s, CSX also has a small fleet of derated SD40-2s now called SD38-2Ss.
What did they do take the turbocharger out of the SD40's to derate them?
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Nope, they’re still turbocharged, just like the GP38-2S units. I believe they detune them by dropping the RPMs, or just limiting power at higher notches.
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Anyone know how many YN2's are left?

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TPW4055_BNSF2184 wrote:Anyone know how many YN2's are left?
Go back in those thread to the prior update. Not much has changed since.
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After 30 years, is CSX starting to methodically unwind its Road Slug program? I’ve noticed a few 6400-series GP40-2s in Michigan without their semi-permanently coupled RDSLUG partner. Or have there just been some major failures in the slug department which just have been deemed not worthy of repair? It seems like slugs used to find occasional/regular assignment on locals in Michigan but not anymore.

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I believe all of the former GP30 RDMTs have been stored and are in the process of being retired along with most or all of the GP35 RDMTs. I’ve heard various reasons for their retirement (PTC could not be retrofitted or would be too costly/complicated to retrofit) but I think the biggest reason is they are OLD! I think the only active road slugs are the newer ones rebuilt from GP38s and GP40s.
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any new updates?? been since April. just curious

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i'm going to ask again, what happened to the updates? i know csx has done alot of rebuilding and retiring. 7231 was seen at the Erie plant testing via a you tube video. 7219 is on the road.

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YN2 SD40-2 seen at Hudington Shops as of September 1st. Number unknown
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