I'm not sure. Those guys did note they were somewhat displeased with the abilities of this machine compared to a real locomotive.
I talked to these guys a couple months ago. Apparently the old switch engine was getting really hard to find parts for.
It's weird seeing those cars around here now hauling scrap. ITFX reporting marks if I remember right.
@Maersk.146 No kidding, I just noticed that. I need to get out there this spring to shoot once it greens up and I'm not running up and down it.
@Maersk.146 I was afraid there would be some generic new concrete stuff put in here but it looked to me like an old set of girders relocated from somewhere.
@Maersk.146 At least it was dramatic, and caught on video from multiple angles.
@Maersk.146 There doesn't seem to be many left some days.
@Maersk.146 That's pretty true!
@Maersk.146 Allegedly, they're going to start doing more business with the railroad. MFA bought Orrick Farm Service a couple years ago (which had been spun off from MFA in 1982). They're vastly being outdone by Ray-Carroll Grain Growers in that region, so I imagine they're trying to get some of that market share back.
@Maersk.146 We were out at Sheffield. Pounding across the diamond made the whole ground shake even 100 feet away.
@Maersk.146 There's no rhyme or reason to how they apply these. Some engines have all the antennas on the roof and the gear in the nose, others have it in this new box. It's like they flip a coin on which ones get it.
@Maersk.146 They're nothing to write home about, that's for sure. They all half flat wheels on the idler axle, too. That's annoying at speed.
@Maersk.146 I don't know man, but they're in pretty rough shape. Pretty much since GM sold it off it's been aimless wondering around the industry without much direction.
I was in Illinois on the former IC when I saw they were getting out of town late and in good light. Glad somebody nailed it!