CSX Locomotives eliminated from active roster.

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CSX Locomotives eliminated from active roster.
Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:08 PM

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CSX Locomotive Roster Update As of 01 Jan 2018

Welcome to 2018! For this beginning-of-year update, covering changes we were able to find and confirm in December, we’ve got the largest raft of retirements we’ve ever reported at once, at nearly 200! We’ve been able to confirm the remainder of the 7300 series and all of the SD70AEs as gone. Additionally, we’ve learned that SD60s of all three variants are beginning to be retired, with plans to wipe the whole fleet soon – so any out there still running are on borrowed time – at least as CSX power.

Therefore in this update we’ll cover the retirements of the 7300s, the SD70AEs, and the SD60/I/Ms. Yes, while the SD60s are not yet all gone, our numbers will reflect this change as one move now, since tracking them each individually just isn’t feasible. Note that the SD70AEs are confirmed as going back to Progress, and the GEs are going to Larry’s Truck, in some sort of deal with GE for what to do with them next. Some are showing up as GECX lease units, but note that LTE/GE have amassed hundreds of C40-8s and C40-8Ws from CSX, UP and NS, with more on the way – potentially the rest of CSX’s Dash8s could serve their last miles in 2018.

Also one SW1500, the 1105, which was previously used as a training unit at the REDI center in Georgia, has been retired off the roster and sent via sale or lease to the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

All Roster Changes since 01 Dec 2017
1105 SW1500 Retired/Leased to Lehigh Valley, YN3
1141 MP15 YN3 Repaint
1143 MP15 YN3 Repaint
4831 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4832 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4833 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4834 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4835 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4836 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4837 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4838 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4840 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4841 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4842 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4843 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4844 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4845 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4846 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4847 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4848 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
4849 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3B
4850 SD70AE Retired, Sold to Progress Rail, YN3
5120 CW44AH YN3 Repaint from Fire Damage
7300 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7301 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7302 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7303 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7304 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7305 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7306 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7307 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7308 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7309 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7310 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7311 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7312 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7313 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7314 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7315 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7316 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7317 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7318 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7319 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7320 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7321 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7323 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7324 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7325 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7326 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7327 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7328 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7329 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7330 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7331 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7332 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7333 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7335 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7336 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7337 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7339 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7340 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7341 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7342 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7343 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7345 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7346 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7347 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7348 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7349 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7350 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7351 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7352 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7353 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7354 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7355 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7356 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7357 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7358 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7359 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7360 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7361 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7363 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7364 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7365 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7366 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7367 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7368 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7369 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7370 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7371 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7372 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7373 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7374 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7377 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7378 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7379 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7380 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7382 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7383 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7384 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7385 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7386 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7387 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7388 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7389 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7390 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7391 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7392 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7393 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3
7394 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
7395 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN3B
7396 C40-8W Retired, Sold to GECX, YN2
8700 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8701 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8702 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8703 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8704 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8705 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8706 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8707 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8708 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8709 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8710 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8711 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8712 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8714 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8715 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8716 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8717 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8718 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8719 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8720 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8721 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8722 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8723 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8724 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8725 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8726 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN2
8727 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8728 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8729 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8730 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8731 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8732 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8733 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8734 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8735 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8736 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8737 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8738 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8739 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN2
8740 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8741 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8742 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN2
8743 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8744 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8745 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8746 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8747 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8748 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8749 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8750 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8751 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8752 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8753 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8754 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8755 SD60I Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8756 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8757 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8758 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8759 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8760 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8761 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8762 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8763 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8764 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8765 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8766 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8767 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8768 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8769 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8770 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8771 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8772 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8773 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8774 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8775 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8776 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8777 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8778 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8779 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8780 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8781 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN2
8782 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8783 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8784 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8785 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8786 SD60M Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3B
8787 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN2
8788 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8789 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3
8790 SD60 Retired, Sold to LTEX, YN3

Rebuild Detail:
None

Retirements:
Now 23 SW1500
Now 0 SD60
Now 0 SD60I
Now 0 SD60M
Now 0 SD70AE
Now 266 C40-8W

Current Paint totals, (pct), change:
YN3B: 1438 (34.95%), -24
YN3: 2066 (50.22%), -128
YN2: 610 (14.83%), -47

Built for totals, (pct), change:
CSX Transportation: 2893 (70.32%) -29
Seaboard System: 505 (12.28%) -1
Conrail: 275 (6.68%) -166
Chessie System: 408 (9.92%)
Other [not from CSX tree]: 28 (0.68%) -3
Misc Predecessors: 5 (0.12%)

Builder totals, (pct), change:
General Electric: 2108 (51.24%) -89
Electro-Motive: 1378 (33.50%) -110
CSX in-house: 235 (5.71%)
Other: 393 (10.00%)

YN2 EMDs Remaining: 27

Average Fleet Build Date*: 1996.31 (+0.13)
Total Units on Roster: 4114 (-199)
Total Available Horsepower: 14,842,100 (-781,200)

 

*Build dates use whole years on the roster. Margin of error +/- 0.25 year

         

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:59 PM

What is a SD70AE? The CSX designation for a SD70ACe?
Regards, Volker

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 5:39 PM

Volker, it looks like you are correct that they are referring to SD70ACe units.

Here are a few recent pictures of CSX SD70ACe units and the numbers correspond with those in the posting.

In the captions, the SD70ACe units are referred to as "rare" due to them being a relatively small class, and "despised thundercabs"....

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/615575/

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/614657/

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/611537/

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/611165/

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/596277/

 

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 4:36 AM

Thank you for the photos.

I found a CSX roster on thedieselshop.us that showed SD70ACe with the numbers of the SD70AE but I wasn't sure.
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Posted by Bryan Jones on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 4:55 AM

VOLKER LANDWEHR

What is a SD70AE? The CSX designation for a SD70ACe?
Regards, Volker

 

In it’s internal system CSX classed it’s SD70ACe’s as SD70AE due to the 6 character limit in the computer system, a common issue on all railroads. The units were stenciled as SD70ACe on the actual locomotives though. Likewise CSX classes it’s SD70MAC fleet as SD70AC.

The SD70ACe was indeed a rare and unique model in the CSX fleet with only 20 units on the roster, CSXT #4831-4850. CSXT #4839 was retired and sold to LTEX in 2016 while the remaining 19 were just retired and sold back to Progress Rail.

 

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 12:32 PM

Thanks for the information.
Regards, Volker

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Posted by caldreamer on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 1:27 PM

Was this mass retirement EHH's idea before he retired or was it planned along time ago?

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Posted by VGN Jess on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:53 AM

Why were they called "Thunder Cabs"?

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:35 AM

Just a guess, but I would think it was started under EHH.

When he was at CP and downsized the locomotive fleet there, he parked a lot of the smaller classes like the SD9043MAC units (which may be all scrapped by now).

That results in efficiency of parts supply, training of repair staff, etc.

Again, just a guess.

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 9:57 AM

VGN Jess
Why were they called "Thunder Cabs"?

They are very loud in the cab.

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