Ferromex power in NY

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Ferromex power in NY

Postby roadster » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:23 am

Sunday evening I noticed an Esatbound BNSF grain train tied down on track 3, at CP 429, Depew, NY. The power was 2 Ferromex engines on thye point. A GE with an EMD trailing. Tonight the train was tied down on the siding at Fonda, NY, behind the Dollar General. Nice and unusual paint for NY. Good luck, to catch em before it's recrewed.
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Re: Ferromex power in NY

Postby lvrr325 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:05 pm

24 hours to get from Buffalo to Fonda, must not be a high priority train...
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Re: Ferromex power in NY

Postby CamJay » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:10 pm

This train is headed for Ayer MA & there was no hurry to move it along as Pan Am's mainline East of E.Deerfield yard was OOS until this morning.
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Re: Ferromex power in NY

Postby scharnhorst » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:19 am

both of these units up here for some service work at GE or did the Mexican Gov. run out of cash and now leasing them out??
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Re: Ferromex power in NY

Postby roadster » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:25 am

Well, that explains, why it was tied down in Fonda. The units happen to be assigned to a BNSF grain train as pool power. Nothing more significant than that. Isn't FerroMex a sub of KCS now?
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Re: Ferromex power in NY

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:38 pm

I won't go into great detail, but it's been several years since Mexico privatized it's rail system by selling it in big chunks to other carriers, including KCS, which is why TFM and Ferromex units show up as run-throughs once in a while - and why you see some units in KCS grey with TFM lettering.
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Re: Ferromex power in NY

Postby MP366 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:58 pm

Ferromex is owned by Grupo Mexico, a private holding company. Their locomotives seem to be built to BNSF standards, hence the reason you typically see them on BNSF trains and occasionally run throughs such as the G344 that went to Ayer.
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