SD70M-2s

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AmtrakFan

FEC has ordered 4 SD70M-2's

Post by AmtrakFan » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:33 pm

Group,
I have learned that FEC Is ordering 4 SD70M-2's.

ACLfan

Post by ACLfan » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:06 am

Guess that they must have liked the two demo units that were on recently on the property.

ACLfan

NorfolkSouthernSean

Post by NorfolkSouthernSean » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:04 pm

They ordered 4 SD70M-2 for third quarter 2006 delivery. They are to be numbered 100-103. They have two more on order for delivery in mid 2007.

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:11 am

I wonder who will be the first one, to post pictures of the new units, here? :wink:

U-Haul

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Post by U-Haul » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:54 pm

When will these units start arriving? What paint scheme will they have?

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Post by Noel Weaver » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:10 am

The period that I heard some time back was "third quarter 2006". We are
in that period now but I have heard nothing and seen nothing as yet.
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Post by fire5506 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:52 pm

I heard from an engineer that it was moved back to the 4th quarter. Maybe I'll be back to work before they come online.
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Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:31 am

If you get tired of watching, you could head over to the jetty, for some killer flounder fishing.......... :wink:

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Post by Noel Weaver » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:13 am

According to the Trains publication "LOCOMOTIVE" the new SD-70M-2's
will be numbered 100-103.
I still have not heard anything as to just when we might see these new
units.
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Post by Nova55 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:42 pm

Units are on there way to paint as we speak...

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Post by Nelson Bay » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:58 pm

GA Says:
If you get tired of watching, you could head over to the jetty, for some killer flounder fishing..........


NB Says:
Seems the flounder have stopped biting.... getting some great (2-3) pound whiting however)

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:51 am

You did try the "thumb" on the jetty, the beach side, about 30 feet out, from the main jetty? A deep hole right there, from the current, and the flounder lie there, in a big long row. Catching almost 40 in a single hour, every cast gets a hit, when you get the right edge, of the hole.............. :wink: Oh yeah, How about those SD-70's!!!! (back on topic..... :P )

BillyDee53

Post by BillyDee53 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:11 am

There are images of the new paint at the Atlas website. Go to the HO forum. Paint job is supposedly a direct copy of the Alaska RR scheme...kind of a medium, metallic blue with yellow band and yellow pinstripes. Cab sides and ends are yellow, and everything below the frame is silver.

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Post by dutchboy » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:12 pm

Wow those are going to be big units on the road. Im from NY but have seen the FEC many times on vacations. Is there a reason why their painted like that? When i first saw the picture I was kinda disapointed in the paint.. Where does the yellow come from???

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