It is a shame to see them go at such an early age. I was told the Gensets where very undependable. Its obvious that they look like switchers, but thats all they can do. I was told these cannot be lashed up to a road consist as they would normally fail en route, or was not capable of handeling the load when switching from one engine to another on the frame versus the conventional switcher. They normally were used for industry and yards but would break down often. As eco friendly as they may be, they were fuel hoggers, and the maintenance to keep up to eco standards were expensive. The eco friendly computers would bog down the prime movers. This was another "shop queen" for most railroads. But if you have the money, and you have some light to moderate switching in the industries and rail yards of your railroad, this would be a "good" locomotive for the job.