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The "New" Lake State Power...
Posted by RandallG
on 1/19/2019, 6:16 pm
The SD50-2 units acquired from CSX are 2477, 2490 and 2498 - for those keeping track. The SD50-2's were not rebuilds, but rather they were simply derated from 3600 to 3000 hp. This was done to conserve fuel and "improve" reliability. I've talked to a number of engineers down where I live on the old C&O near Hawks Nest, WV, and they make no bones about the fact that they were/are often problematic. Not EMD's best effort. Hopefully, LSRC has better luck with them down the road.