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  by MetraF40C607
In the latest addition of Trains Magazine, they have an article in it about KCS using the F40Cs on their mainline for freight service. I don't quite remember how long it was, because I read it Sunday at my friends house. Anywho, just figured i'd let you guys know.

  by AmtrakFan
9 Months they will be leased.

  by Milwaukee_F40C
Trailing units only, because in order to lead they need porches with steps at each end, and they can't be used for switching because of the wide carbody. Then there's the toilet thing...

Everyone already knows this stuff anyway. :-)

  by MetraF40C607
Chris, you hit the nail right on the head. :wink: