Tag Archives: Diesel

Still Serving: EMD’s GP38-2 “Workhorse”

The blue & gray lightning striped livery of the Delaware & Hudson was a railfan favorite. Today only 2 remain and soon, they too will be covered in Canadian Pacific’s bright red paint. #7303 rests at Taylor Yard just two days before the Norfolk Southern takeover of the yard and the line.   Even though […]

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Canadian Pacific #8876 (The Vancouver Olympics Unit) At Enola Pa.

Canadian Pacific #8876 (Vancouver Olympics Unit) At Enola Pa.

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Norfolk Southern’s SD70ACU

Norfolk Southern has released the first two of its rebuilt SD70ACU locomotives. The program, which began in 2015, is the latest for the railroad to upgrade older and less reliable locomotives in its fleet. The program draws from the 100 former Union Pacific SD9043MACs acquired second hand from EMD. The rebuild program features a complete […]

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ALCO Heaven…. Or Winter Hell?

Down on Scranton, Pa’s South side sits, what could be argued, is the greatest collection of ALCO diesels on planet earth…. Some awaiting their next call to duty and others silently rusting in peace…. The Schenectady, New York locomotive builder exited the locomotive manufacturing business for all time in 1969, but not before leaving behind […]

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So That’s What That Was: Non-Standard Canadian Pacific Paint Scheme

<<<< Last Canadian Pacific GP40-2s #4650 and #4653 (both ex-Boston & Maine) heralded a new paint scheme unlike anything ever seen on CP diesels and when I first saw it back in 2015, the first thought that came to my mind was, “What’s up with that?” Apparently, this comes about in that there was a […]

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NS Standard Cab Dash 9-40Cs…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

Dash 9-40Cs #8859 & #8771 bring Train 458 (@ M.P. 671) down into Taylor Yard on September 8, 2015…. Unknown to me at the time, Norfolk Southern company photographer Casey Thomason was at Taylor Yard (2) miles away and photographed this same lashup as it worked the yard.   When it comes to locomotive rebuilding […]

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So That’s What That Was: CP And UP Horsepower Hours Owed To NS

<<<< Last    Next >>>> In past posts I’d commented largely on the influx of Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific power plying the rails off Norfolk Southern. Specifically, the Sunbury line. Well, it seems that this anomaly was the by-product of horsepower hours owed to NS by the other two roads. If you’re not familiar […]

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EMD SD60M And SD60I…. What’s The Difference?

I know I’m not the only one who’s ever gotten a little confused over this subject, so I’ll do my best to clear up any confusion in this post…. But ever since the days of Conrail there’s been some confusion about the SD60Ms and SD60Is and whether or not there’s a difference between the two. […]

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Canadian Pacific’s Ex-Soo Line SD60s…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can!

Canadian Pacific to sell off its ex-Soo Line SD60s…. While this isn’t exactly news at this point it IS new news to me…. Canadian Pacific currently has all of its remaining ex-Soo Line SD60s up for sale. How fast they’ll go has yet to be seen however if you’ve been following this site then you […]

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Locomotive Spotlight: General Electric Dash 9-44CW as the Norfolk Southern D9-40CW

General Electric C44-9W as Norfolk Southern D9-40CW Just as the SD40 and all of its many variants came to symbolize EMD’s conquest and domination of the diesel locomotive market in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, so is the case today with the GE C44-9W, the most successful 21st century diesel locomotive to date. The popularity […]

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