Old 01-14-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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My Grandpa was wondering how much a new train engine would cost and I was having trouble finding an answer for him. Any help would be nice.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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Trains magazine just had an issue devoted to this stuff... I don't have it in front of me, but, I seem to recall buying new was about 2 million, used locos started in the 200,000 range... but I might be completely wrong!
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While I dont know the price of a new locomotive, The price of used diesels has really gone up the past few years. This just shows that the railroad industry is booming right now.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:36 PM   #4
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According to the January '08 issue of Trains the prices are as follows:

BNSF ES44AC = $1.88 million
BNSF ES44DC = $1.65 million
UP ES44AC = $2.05 million

UP SD70ACe = $1.93 million

NS ES40DC = $1.67 million
NS SD70M-2 = $1.54 million

Green Goats = $800,000
Gensets = $990,000

SD40-2 = $200,000 and up
SD60 = $300,000 and up

Hope this helps,

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Old 01-14-2008, 09:14 PM   #5
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Thanks, yes that helps a lot.

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Old 01-14-2008, 09:29 PM   #6
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BNSF ES44AC = $1.88 million
UP ES44AC = $2.05 million
Wow, that yellow paint must be expensive!!
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:24 PM   #7
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Wow, that yellow paint must be expensive!!
Nah, that's not it since they buy it in bulk (and have been since forever) which drives the cost down.

However, I thought it used to be incalcuable, but I guess the cost of "boring" is $170,000...
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And air conditioning is an option on top of it all
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How much are those ex-Santa Fe B23-7s going for?


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Old 02-25-2008, 01:12 AM   #10
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If there’s a reader with a working knowledge of the federal tax code (and perhaps even a state’s tax code would apply as well), would they please give out with some estimates as to what it really does ACTUALLY cost a railroad re its bottom line per locomotive after write offs/write downs for things such as amortization, depreciation, etc.,. Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:25 PM   #11
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I heard that SP was selling its old SD9's for $1,500. I don't know if its true or not, but thats what I heard.
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I heard that SP was selling its old SD9's for $1,500. I don't know if its true or not, but thats what I heard.
Probably a bit on the low side unless the units were stripped. Scrap value should be higher considering all the copper and steel found on a locomotive.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:23 AM   #13
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I wonder if the reason UP units are more $$ is because of the extra shit like TIR's and the extra cab signal systems.


ATC is a PITA and takes extra hardware, software, and computer programming.
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