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Scrapping EMD SD40-2 Locomotives

Postby PistoneScrapProcessing » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:10 pm

I have been wanting to post these pictures for a while of an ongoing project we are currently undertaking. I will post the link to my flickr account. There will be more to come. I am just to busy to take more pictures of them and its pretty monotonous work to. Enjoy the pictures if you love trains then you will love the pictures. ... 802111335/

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Re: Scrapping EDM SD40-2 Locomotives

Postby toolmaker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:00 am

Not many railfans enjoy viewing the demise of a classic locomotive including me. But your pictures are interesting to view. Are any parts recovered and put back into service? It appears everything down to the trucks are cut up and headed to the melter. Thanks.

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Re: Scrapping EDM SD40-2 Locomotives

Postby mikey cruz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:24 pm

@ Piston (don't take this the wrong way) = picture your favorite car or a car you really like, now picture your guys cuttin it up.....................that's pretty much the feelin. I will say though you did document this well, I'm surprised they didn't remove the ditch lights, couplers or even removin the trucks and puttin shop trucks on that loco. Considerin HLCX leases loco's they should think before they chop.
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Re: Scrapping EDM SD40-2 Locomotives

Postby Bright Star » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:41 am

The supply of SD-40-2's far exceeds demand for same in the second hand market. No surprise that some are being cut.

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Re: Scrapping EDM SD40-2 Locomotives

Postby MEC407 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:37 pm

I would assume that the 645s, traction motors, and assorted other 40-series parts are being salvaged...? There's still a pretty good market for those parts.
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