Big Macs coming to MMA?

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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby CN9634 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:14 pm

They are not owned by MMA but were rather under contract with MMA for work.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby MEC407 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:19 pm

Understood. :) When I wrote "they" I meant Ozark Mountain and/or whoever owns them.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby BandA » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:27 pm

Is MMA's shops still working on stuff for themselves or others?
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby CN9634 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:41 pm

The person who owns them ran out of financing.

This is the person/company involved: http://www.railsolution4u.com/

From what I was told, a big idea with little feasibility
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby MEC407 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:39 pm

A RailWorld employee posted on LocoNotes that the units are being prepped for shipment to Chicago for scrapping.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby CN9634 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:38 pm

Two are currently at NMJ. Presumably for routing over PAR.

EDIT: Correction, all 4 are at NMJ.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:18 am

Are they still moving under ALCX reporting marks?

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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby riffian » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Another board reports they're moving under JLCX reporting marks. Reported to be out of Northern Maine Junction, now.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby MEC407 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:39 pm

Per multiple reports on the GuilfordRailSightings Yahoo Group, the SD90MACs are on their way out of Maine on Pan Am train POED.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby CPF363 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:21 pm

Regarding the SD90s that were on the MM&A, which one of the three are these engines; the SD9043MAC, a 4,300 HP locomotive with the 265H engine; 6,000 HP SD90; or the SD90MAC-H II.

If these have the 6,000HP locomotives, could they be converted to 4,300 HP engines? Are the frames, electronics and trucks of question in addition to the engines themselves?
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby MEC407 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:27 pm

6000 HP with the 265H.

It wouldn't be impossible to re-engine them with 4300 HP 710 engines, but Union Pacific found it economically unfeasible to do so, and they've got pretty deep pockets, so I can't imagine that it would be worthwhile for many other railroads or rebuilders.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby Dick H » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:19 pm

POED with the 90MACS has been tied down at Dover waiting for
a recrew for seven hours as of 10PM. Unknown when they will head west.
Here's a photo at Dover. One 90MAc looks like it has already
started being parted out. Thanks to Christopher Shannon for
the photo.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20131 ... 831286.jpg
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby CN9634 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:52 pm

They're pretty much junk... but MMA did get at least two running and tested them between Derby and South LaGrange a few times. I don't think they hauled any freight.
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby drcrf93 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:24 pm

Got these units on video yesterday afternoon on POED. They didn't stay at Rigby long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJHjrNTM ... DgQLSS0hNg
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Re: Big Macs coming to MMA?

Postby thebigham » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:13 pm

^Thanks!

Anything else left at the derby shops that could be shipped off?
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