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Thread: NS Modern Pack v1

  1. #11
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    From 2014

    CSX has essentially standardised on 432,000lbs as the weight of their modern road power since the AC4400s (#475 iirc and full scale orders of heavy CW44AHs starting with the 500s) and NS has also since been buying it's ES44ACs and SD70ACes at the same 432klbs weight.
    Cheers
    Derek

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    Southern Railway, not NS, acquired some SD-45s but not many as there were issues with
    the long crankshaft in the diesel prime mover. It tended to twist. Neither SR or NS ever
    had F or FP-45s. I was assigned by the test department to ride the demonstrator SD-45s
    from Alexandria, VA to Spencer and did so taking notes on fuel consumption etc. Really
    nice to take a clipboard & pencil out on the running boards at 60mp, open the side door
    and read a flow meter as it jiggled around.

    J. H. Sullivan

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    Jerry: reminds me of a conversation I had somewhere along the line. Railroaders in general are fine with railfans or hobos but if you really want to make them nervous, show up at a yard and pull out a clipboard and start writing.

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