CSX 5879 (CSX Q141-28) Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
A rolling rust heap and two rent-a-wrecks squeal around the curve into Ideal, GA. All three of these units have been retired.
Date: 3/30/2005 Location: Ideal, GA   Map Show Ideal on a rail map Views: 1296 Collection Of:   Joe Hill
Locomotives: CSX 5879(B36-7) MPEX 5000(MK-50-3) HLCX 6086(SD40M-3)    Author:  Joe Hill
CSX 5879 (CSX Q141-28)
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  CSX in Central GA pt. 2
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Tim Huemmer General Great photo 3/30/2005 8:33:02 PM
Gregg Pullano General That "rolling rust heap" is right at home on that train...hauling pigs and stacks were what they were built to do for the Seaboard. 2/19/2007 11:59:22 AM
Gregg Pullano General And I agree, Nice shot 2/19/2007 11:59:40 AM
David Stewart General Great catch & Nice shot!! 6/22/2009 2:26:34 PM
Robert Lukens General Beautiful Shot 1/6/2015 2:24:36 PM
Mike Maskel General NICE SHOT 11/16/2018 2:18:55 PM
Richard Piotter General That middle locomotive was a true one of a kind. An SD50M-3, originally Dakota Minnesota & Eastern 5000, later a lease unit as MPEX 5000. It was made from a cabless ATSF SD45B, and a spare cab from Morrison Knudsen's MK5000C line. They made 7 cabs, but only assembled 6 units. The MK5000Cs had issues with their Caterpillar engines, and were rebuilt with EMD engines and renamed as the MK50-3. I very often see DME 5000/MPEX 5000 photos mislabeled as an MK50-3. It's correct type is SD50M-3 3/17/2020 11:39:15 PM

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