Detroit Edison

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Detroit Edison

Postby TerryC » Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:45 am

What is the history of the Detroit Edison (railroad)? Why did it cease to exist? Is the paint scheme copyrighted? (I am refering about Detroit Edison's locomotives)
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:28 am

Terry, what aspect of Detroit Edison are you talking about?

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Postby AmtrakFan » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:56 pm

Ok this may not be the right place does BN still have the PRB Detroit Edison Contracts because in the 90's we use to see A ton of Detroit Edison Trains withe DEEX Reporting Marks with BN Units and now I rarley see any? Does UP now have it?


Postby Tadman » Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:25 pm

This is purely conjecture, but if you look at the power on those shots you can date it to PC-era. At that time, most coal was from the east, not Powder River. As opposed to relying on unreliable PC junk power, DE needed their coal and needed it on time so they must have purchased their own power to make their supply chain reliable and on time. Now that the railroads can provide reliable power at far less cost, there's no reason for a small operation like DE to have their own locos.
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Postby snitkofj » Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:47 pm

5 of their SD40's went to the Big G in 1986. They were 003,004,006,014,017. The were lettered MEC 600-604
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