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Re: Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Railway

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:29 am

Kansas City, Chicago, and Eastern Updates - Saturday, March 10, 2018

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY

C40-8 FLEET UPDATE: Here is the current status of the C40-8 fleet:

Upgrades Completed - 6500, 6503, 6504, 6509, 6511, 6517, 6519, 6523, 6529, 6531, 6536, 6537, 6540, 6541, 6549, 6555, 6558, 6560, 6561, 6562, 6563, 6574, 6576, 6577, 6580, 6582, 6584, 6590, 6591, 6593, 6595, 6599

Stored - Undergoing Upgrade: 6510, 6524, 6568

Stored - Pending Upgrade: 6525, 6539, 6571, 6581, 6598

All other units are still in active service as normal C40-8s.

MORE NEW ACe UNITS: 20 more of the new SD70ACe units, 5806-5825, have been delivered throughout the month of February

LEASE RETURNS: 20 lease engines have been returned to their lessor. These units are four remaining NREX SD60s and all of the LTEX C40-8s. These units have been returned due to the new SD70ACe units coming online.

SERIOUS DERAILMENT ON THE PITTSBURGH SUB: On February 25th, 2018, a serious derailment occurred near Big Beaver, Pennsylvania, along the KCC&E Pittsburgh Subdivision. No locomotives were involved, but 32 freight cars derailed, some of which spilled hazmat onto the ground. A brief fire started as a result but was put out in less than an hour. Thankfully, nobody was injured or killed.
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