I was told we have shut down and stored over 1700 (RAIL ROAD ENGINES) since Jan 1.2016 system wide, and may shut down a lot more for long time storage.
I was reading your alerts where the railroads are storing their engines. Here is some pictures of our yards in Gillette. They have taken all of the fluids out of the engines and taken out the batteries for long time storage. We have rows of them here. I was told we have shut down and stored over 1700 since Jan 1.2016 system wide, and may shut down a lot more for long time storage. I didn't count them, but I bet there are at least 200 here in Gillette for long time storage. 2 years ago as a railroad we were 500 engines short and couldn't get enough of them. Our coal industry here has also taken a big hit. Our tracks are empty now compared to 6 months ago. Gillette is being hit hard with the oil and coal going down.
Jan 26, 2016