What will happen to the heritage units when they are retired

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What will happen to the heritage units when they are retired

Postby scp173 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:31 pm

Someday, like all locomotives they will probably be replaced with newer ones, do you think some heritage units will be scrapped? Or will they all be preserved? Or will none survive? What do you think?
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Re: What will happen to the heritage units when they are ret

Postby cnj1524 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:25 pm

probably a good 20,25+ years before retired,then sold to another road or remanned
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Re: What will happen to the heritage units when they are ret

Postby Noel Weaver » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:09 pm

EMD "F" units can last a long, long time. Norfolk Southern has maybe the best railroad shop facility in the country and that is a big plus too. I think these "F" units might outlive most of us here.
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Re: What will happen to the heritage units when they are ret

Postby Tadman » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:01 am

Well said - this is a 30+ year question. Look at the SD40 fleet that is still running strong 45 years later on class I's.
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Re: What will happen to the heritage units when they are ret

Postby GWoodle » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:48 pm

scp173 wrote:Someday, like all locomotives they will probably be replaced with newer ones, do you think some heritage units will be scrapped? Or will they all be preserved? Or will none survive? What do you think?


Someday they may be repowered with all new yellow Cat engines.
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