- CSX has purchased fifty new SD70AC's from EMD Canada. Good choice rather
than G.E. units, but I would have stuck with conventional DC power.
I was able to show one to my son yesterday when my family brought
Christmas dinner to the yard for me since I worked both Christmas eve and
The cab had the pleasant odor of a brand new car and the seats were
great. They have small consol controls in front of the engineer which
has been standard since the wide cabs have been out, but EMD is reverting
back to traditional control stands on the left of the engineer. They
have found that most engineers prefer controls on the side and a throttle
that feels like something more than a joystick.
So, there were no "coats on the bed" because I spent my Christmas in a
dirty train yard.