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Lake State Acquiring 6 SD70M Locomotives

May 13, 2022

Michigan regional railroad Lake State Railway has acquired its first wide cab locomotives.

It picked up six SD70Ms once operated by Union Pacific. UP leased the units and has returned them.

The first of the SD70Ms, No. 6431, was recently repainted by Metro East Industries in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Lake State has an all-EMD motive power fleet to cover its 375 miles of track. Most of its locomotives are 40-series four and six axle units.

The SD70Ms will be Lake State’s first units to be equipped with positive train control.

Norfolk Southern Buys 3 Susie Q SD70Ms

July 18, 2014

The latest used locomotives to join the Norfolk Southern motive power fleet are three former New York, Susquehanna & Western SD70Ms.

Built in 1995, the locomotives wear the Susie Q’s yellow-and-black paint livery. The locomotives also have seen service as lease units to CSX and on short line Indiana & Ohio.

Road numbers for the SD70Ms on NS will be 2797-2799, right below the recently acquired SD75Ms.

NS will perform renumbering and minor repairs to the SD70s at its shops in Altoona, Pa. NS does not expect to repaint the three units before placing them in service.