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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Bob Collins, Sep 14, 2003.
Who, what is the LMX and where might you reasonably expect to see one of their units?
LMX is a locomotive leasing company. You will likely see their units anytime a railroad has a power shortage.
Most likely you will find their locomotives on a shortline operation.
I had a chance to purchase an HO model painted in the LMX colors, but wasn't sure it reall "fit in" with my UPRR and CNW loco power.
What time frame are you modeling? The reason I ask is that until recently all of the LMX units (100, GE, B39-8E's) had been leased to the BN. Their lease just expired in the last couple of years so if you are running present day you will have no problem having them on the UP/CNW. Thats not to say that some didn't wander.
Is LMX the same as LMS?
We used to see a lot of their locos on the CNR in southern Ontario. They were usually blue (Approx. Conrail blue).
Now that you mention it, I think I've seen LMX units on some of the U.P. trains going in and out of the Industry yard.