CMQ Motive power

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Yes. That's the one

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A "breaking news" article in Railway Age states that these two GEs are the first AC4400s to be leased by a Class II or Class III railroad, but that's not true: Lake Superior & Ishpeming has been leasing AC4400s for the past seven or eight years.
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Are their any weight restrictions to running these two units back to back on the Moosehead? Will a spacer be required like the VRS SD70M-2's?

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No. The only weight related restriction on the Moosehead for main track is a 10 mph speedo over Onawa if there are loaded cars shorter than 44' that weigh over 220,000lbs.

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There was a post on Facebook earlier today that more ex-MMA units were moved to NM Jct for interchange to PAR.
Finally headed to LTE...Anyone got any numbers? CDAC 450 maybe one of them..

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Per reports elsewhere:
5016 xBN C30-7
5026 (or 28, last number was faded on side of unit in picture.) Another xBN C30-7
450 xCDAC F40 reuild
8202 xCR C39-8 in blue
2 unknown # B39-8's both in LMX gray, not that there was any question as both MM&A painted units were SoS at Derby.

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What does this leave at Derby?

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Should leave the Lac Megantic C30-7 5017 and the Railworld Test Bed (ex-Amtrak 273)

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There may be two more ex MMA units at Derby. Found a STB document a month ago (from September 2014) that CMQ purchase MMA 8544 and MMA 8561. I don’t know if they still at Derby or if they been resold, parted out, or scraped. This document also includes 2001-2006 and 22 which was later sold.

Also last I knew MMA 8583 was still sitting in Farnham yard after CMQ got it off the Stanbridge sub.
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Per report on another site - PanAm train MAWA through Newport, ME this afternoon with the following MMA units in consist:

5016
5026
8202
450
8553
8578

This should pretty much clean out Derby, no?

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Supposedly canned at Burnham.
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The 8583 was just scrapped at Farnham, Quebec this week.

The 5017 and the Railworld Test Bed (ex-Amtrak 273) should still be at Derby.

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All of them except the 5026 were on WAPO this morning, so they're all at Rigby now, except the 5026 at Wtvl. I imagine the 5017 will stay at Derby until the Lac Megantic trials are over.

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That "revile" looks pretty sharp! Hope the blue paint doesn't fade / get chalky looking like the old B&M paint.

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Video by Maine Train Chaser:

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