I picked up these two Lionel SD70ACe's yesterday from McCormick Hardware. We made a train day out of it. Ran our of time to go by Conway, but made it to Corner Field Railroad Museum. I think they look awesome and I was surprised and happy that they were changed O-36 and didn't use the fixed pilot truck. Works better for my layout that way when I run a couple engines together. My ES44AC's don't like my O72/54 curved switches lashed up together. Bad news though, I had some trouble with the front coupler activating on some of my curves and the rear motor not running at the same time on UP1943. Took it off the track a couple times and eventually everything worked except for the front coupler which no longer works. Something got hot inside because I can smell it. Needless to say 1943 is going to need some warranty work! Also, be aware of the bar that is above the coupler, it moves and can get stuck underneath the body and not let the truck to move freely. NS1111 had no problems and ran awesome! Smokes real well.