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MMA 758

Postby St-Jean Diamond » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:13 pm

I fell off my chair when I saw this one! http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=266702 One might think that with all those SD40-2s that have been sidelined in the past months, the MMA "MIGHT" be tempted of getting rid of those old and tired C30-7s? Especially the green ones...
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Re: MMA 758

Postby CN9634 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:59 pm

Thats fantastic considering I was under the impression this unit would be used for the Poland project. Now that its running I cant wait to catch it in action. Perhaps the other SD40's will jump out of Derby on some freights.
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Re: MMA 758

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:32 pm

Unless there has been a major change in motive power philosophy at MMA, I don't think the GEs will be going anywhere, at least not in large numbers. A few of the basket cases might get cut up, but I haven't heard anything about MMA getting rid of them all together. Granted, there are a lot of SD40-2s available for sale or lease right now, but many of them are every bit as tired and worn out as MMA's C30s. And let's not forget that a C30 gets about 5%-10% better fuel economy than an SD40-2.

So this brings the number of paint schemes on MMA to, what, 900? :-D
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Re: MMA 758

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Re: MMA 758

Postby Tadman » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:19 pm

It reminds me of the BAR "state of maine" potato boxcars. Much as I like Mr. Burkhardt's maroon/creme, the ex-BCOL r/w/b fits perfect here.
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Re: MMA 758

Postby CN9634 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:27 am

According to Rod Bushway's picture the 758 is headed to Canada.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=270544
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Re: MMA 758

Postby KSmitty » Sat May 23, 2009 11:54 am

is the 758 still the only SD-40 on MMA?
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Re: MMA 758

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