@Dave Nichols posted:
Do you think selling them had something to do with the air hoses and steps snapping off? Lol, Dave
I'm not a real RR person. I have to imagine that an air hose snapping off would not make the decision to sell an expensive engine?
I never heard about the steps or the air hoses. I did read about rough running, inside the cab. I believe these were test bed engines and later models were changed??? I'm also guessing there was some type of loco shortage right then and roads were searching for what they could get. The release may have been rushed? Way over my head and I'm just guessing until the pros answer.
I just read about the change of ownership to Cat while (after) the early ACes were produced.