LSRC SD50's

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R Bedell
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LSRC SD50's

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It was reported late last year, that LSRC bought six SD50's.

From the latest locomotive roster, I see 6351, 6352, 6354, and 6355 are renovated and in service.

What is the status of 6353 & 6356 ??

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Re: LSRC SD50's

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The final two SD50s for LSRC are still at Metro East Industries. Those two needed more work done.

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Thanks for the update.

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Same RR, but different question. My son saw on Facebook that LSRC was getting a GP40, 2 slugs and a switcher from NS---anybody seen or heard anything about this?

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Re: LSRC SD50's

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It has been my experience, that you have to take Facebook postings with a "grain of salt".

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joeyuboats wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Same RR, but different question. My son saw on Facebook that LSRC was getting a GP40, 2 slugs and a switcher from NS---anybody seen or heard anything about this?
Yes, LSRC recently bought 1 GP40-2, 2 road slugs and 1 MP15 from NS. They have arrived on the property but I don’t believe any are in service yet. One of the slugs will be paired with the NS GP40-2 and the other will be paired with LSRC 4325, from what I’m told.
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Re: LSRC SD50's

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Sounds good. :)

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Re: LSRC SD50's

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Well that explains quite a bit. I'd wondered what LSRC would have to send to another operation, not connected to the current operation (like when North Judson took their bid to replace Felix Powell's Chesapeake and Indiana a couple years ago). The current roster didn't seem to have room to spare for any sort of additional acquisition that would require enough power to run a couple switch jobs. Those SD50s are road power, not the kind of thing you move cars around in the yard with. Will they have a relative surplus of road power, for their current operation, once the other 2 SD50's are delivered?
SD80MAC wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:50 am
joeyuboats wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Same RR, but different question. My son saw on Facebook that LSRC was getting a GP40, 2 slugs and a switcher from NS---anybody seen or heard anything about this?
Yes, LSRC recently bought 1 GP40-2, 2 road slugs and 1 MP15 from NS. They have arrived on the property but I don’t believe any are in service yet. One of the slugs will be paired with the NS GP40-2 and the other will be paired with LSRC 4325, from what I’m told.

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If you like making profits, you really don't want to acquire things that you might have a future use for.

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