IC IC's only SD45

HemiAdda2d Oct 16, 2019

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  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    I was bored and looking at ICG's unique SD40A (an SD40 on an SDP45 frame to get a huge fuel tank--ICG was the only buyer and rostered under 20 of the long units) and found a photo of their only SD45, #7000. Any reasons why they onlybought one? They served the coal industry, so those monsters would have been great in that service. Any reasons why they only rostered one (the first demo SD45 ever built, BTW)?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/trains/comments/ai1bic/icg_7000_the_only_sd45_ever_on_illinois_centrals/

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=337628

    She sure is striking in clean ICG orange.
     
  2. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    Because the C-636 produced the same horsepower and used less fuel?

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  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    An interesting discussion here. I never knew that the IC owned either of these models!
     
  4. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    That is random, they bought only one SD45, but six of the Alco C636's.
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  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    And so as to not shun GE in the six axle arena, they ten owned U33Cs, bought new in 1968. [Not my photo]

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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Didn't IC also have some C-630 units?
     

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