atsf sp wrote:A lot of their engines were the EMD demonstrators.
WRONG! DEEX fleet is mostly GE Power mostly U30C's about 10 or so I think there were a few EMD SD40's only 2 are left. There is a 79 minuet video put out by Green Frog Productions called "Detroit Edison Coal Trains from Coal to Kilowatts" that explains the operations of the railroad, the types of units that they operate and the movement of Coal to there power plants.
DEEX often always sends one of its units out with who ever there host railroad is like lets say Conrail or BNSF they do this so when train gets dropped off at the power plant the host roads power is removed as DEEX will not allow it to pass threw the dumper when spotting the first car. DEEX units run in idle and are mostly tag alongs when going to and from the coal mines and are not set to run as head end power this is why they are seen as the vary last unit trailing in the train it also makes the unit easier to get to once dropped off at the power plant as its still connected to the train once the host roads power is removed.
I don't rember but I think DEEX has a small car and Loco shop but could be wrong I'll have to rewatch the video this weekend if I have some free time to refresh my mind.
DEEX Loco fleet below: