Norfolk Southern: Beefing Up The H.P. On It’s Dash 9s

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The C40-9 and its wide cab variant was more or less a de-rated C44-9 that was built specifically for the Norfolk Southern from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s.

Now, in addition to the the second-hand power purchases to fill the power vacuum, NS has been beefing up the H.P. on many of its GE diesels, most notably the ES40DCs and the Dash 9s as seen here by numbers #9416 & #9873 who’s had the power ratings increased to 4,400 making them true C44-9Ws.

Norfolk Southern is increasing the horsepower of its GE diesels….

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