Just a quick note: The user "Victor" mentioned on here a while back that shop forces were following EMD maintenance instructions for long term storage with the F40C's. For those of you who haven't seen those instructions, that process is extremely detailed and thorough - the purpose of those instructions is to preserve and protect the vital components of the locomotive against deterioration while sitting stored. That being said, that type of work wouldn't be done to store the F40C's for just a month or so. But....that type of work also wouldn't be done if there wasn't any sort of intention of possibly ever using them again down the road. Before that sets off any rumours, keep in mind the word "possibly", not "definitely." And also keep in mind that the preservation of their internals could have other benefits (using/selling their parts, selling the locos to another owner, etc.), not just returning the locomotives to Metra service. But in either case, it doesn’t sound like they're being left to rot for the time being.