I hope E8's are done again. I would love a Southern Green Crescent.
In my opinion Scott probably could keep re-running E5/6’s, E7, & E8/9’s in rotation & sell out every time. There’s too many good roads to collect & 3rd rail passenger diesels are the absolute best out there.
@GG1 4877 posted:
A future run of E8/9s is certainly a possibility in the not-too-distant future. If the factory needs a filler project this would be a good one. Hard to tell though when an opportunity like that might present itself. The SD7/9, FT, or FL9s have also been suggested as possible filler projects.
For me personally, I'd like to see NJDOT E8s that never ran in the first run as I grew up watching those run past my house. I opted instead for Amtrak, PRR, and the ATSF one pictured based on current trains I have. However, I saw lots of Paducah E8 rebuilds up into my early teens. I even remember the Crescent E8s running in their Southern paint in commuter service for NJDOT.
I would absolutely back-up-the-truck for E8's: CB&Q, Rock Island, GM&O, MoPac, B&O, UP, maybe an E7 Texas Special? I would be paying those off for a while! I already asked Scott about it so I won't bother him again. If you want E7's, E8's, or E9's, please let him know!