BNSF sells SD70MAC units to NS???

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BNSF sells SD70MAC units to NS???
Posted by eolafan on Sunday, January 07, 2018 6:38 PM

I just heard yesterday that BNSF has sold a number (6?) stored Grinstien Green SD70MAC units to NS...anybody know if this rumor is fact or fiction? Thanks in advance.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, January 07, 2018 7:35 PM

Have been quite a few coming to Ns.I think they were sold to PREX and then leased by NS.

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Posted by beaulieu on Sunday, January 07, 2018 7:51 PM

JoeKoh

Have been quite a few coming to NS.I think they were sold to PREX and then leased by NS. 

They were acquired by Progress Rail and are being leased to NS while Progress Rail is upgrading 50 NS SD70 locomotives to SD70MACs.

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Posted by eolafan on Sunday, January 07, 2018 7:54 PM

Thanks for the info...do you know if they will stay in BNSF paint or go to black NS paint?

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Posted by NorthWest on Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:08 PM

14 PRLX units are being leased to NS, of which 13 are in Grinstein Green and 1 in BNSF H3 though all are patched. They will likely stay in the colors they are now.

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Posted by rrnut282 on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 8:51 PM

About a week ago, I saw an NS train with about 14 BNSF Grinstein Green units in tow heading South toward Cincinnatti.

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Posted by caldreamer on Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:22 AM

What was the reason that these units were retired and sold?

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:02 PM

NorthWest
14 PRLX units are being leased to NS, of which 13 are in Grinstein Green and 1 in BNSF H3 though all are patched. They will likely stay in the colors they are now.

I didn't see the number range in LocoNotes -- do you know what it is, as I think I saw one several units back in a long locomotive consist yesterday evening heading west through Collierville.  (Did not get the unit number as the locomotive directly in front of it was BNSF 789, still vividly and delightfully in warbonnet colors!)

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Posted by NorthWest on Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:17 PM

Former BNSF 9551-9564.

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Posted by Entropy on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:15 PM

NorthWest

Former BNSF 9551-9564.

 

You can recall the thread about the SD70MACe units, there's different orders of MAC's, 9400-9571 were non isolated cabs and jacket water aftercooled 16-710G3B-EC, combine that with their years service and mileage they're less desireable, it seems the most desireable MAC's are the ones BNSF upgraded and higher numbers, 9700s, 9800, etc. The MACe thread explains in more depth. 

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