New sighting

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by hi-f, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. hi-f

    hi-f New Member

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    I saw two units go by today on a container train thru Bellefontaine, Ohio, they were freshly painted in U.P. colors, but with "CEFX" below the cab windows and huge engine numbers. Who owns these?
  2. SOO < 1987 < WC

    SOO < 1987 < WC New Member

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    CEFX is a leasing company(CIT Finance) so those engines might have used to belong to UP, but now are being leased by them or a different company.
  3. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    They are former Union Pacific units that were purchased by CIT for their lease fleet. They just haven't gotten around to relettering them yet.
  4. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    After a few minutes I realized I had seen these units before. Here's a shot of two of them in Deshler. If you think these look bad, there are some even more ugly ones running around on the I&O. :rolleyes:

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  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I'm not sure they will be repainted. U. P. seems to be selling engines to leasing companies and then leasing them back. I don't remember the company or its reporting marks now, but there is a gp38 being used in switching in City of Industry here in So Cal that is marked just like those cefx units, but the U.P. paint is brand new.
  6. Hoghead

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    We have had a few of those out my way in service. It is amazing how well they polish up once they are washed by the new owners.