Thus far, I've tried to stay quiet on the subject but I'm only human, and can only listen to people whine for so long. It has become obvious to me that several people do not understand what retirement of a unit means. My suggestion is we all watch Lion King for a dumbed down version of how the cycle of life works and how we can directly relate that same principle to this subject matter. Just like life, locomotives get old and die, I know thats hard for people to grasp but lets try to cope. The F40c was not a reliable unit in its last days. Many had serious problems with the engine block and one caught fire midroute. As for the constant bitching about how terrible the MP36's are. SHUT THE HELL UP! They're fuel friendly and conform to all modern FRA standards. Much like a child, One can not expect to have the same expectations as an experianced unit/person/whatever. If you're having trouble understanding this I will be happy to set the record straight, PM me.
The F40c was a unique unit. We've beat that into the ground.
THE F40C IS A RETIRED UNIT!
(For those who need clarification as to what this sentance means.)
THE-Used before singular or plural nouns and noun phrases that denote particular, specified persons or things
F40C-n.- 6-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between March and May 1974.
IS-pron.-Used to refer to
A-indef.art.-Used before nouns and noun phrases that denote a single but unspecified person or thing
RETIRED-v.-To withdraw, as for rest or seclusion
UNIT-n.-An individual, group, structure, or other entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.
If you have any updates on 611-614 I (as I'm sure others also) would like to hear them. As for the personal attachment some feel they have made with these units, go to NRE or E. St. Louis, bring a few pennys and a big U-haul, Nobody wants them. If thats not an option, They're are clinics that will listen to you. Stop ranting about this pipedream return of the F40c's. Not gonna happen.