Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

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Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

Postby XC Tower » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:27 pm

Does anyone know the whereabouts of these units which were traded for the former Conrail SD80MAC's? Are they in yard or local service?



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Re: Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

Postby Knucklehead » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:06 pm

XC Tower wrote:Does anyone know the whereabouts of these units which were traded for the former Conrail SD80MAC's? Are they in yard or local service?



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Did NS get all of the CSXT SD-80MAC's?
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Re: Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

Postby mmi16 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:33 pm

My understanding is they are being used in and around the Huntington locomotive shop until they fail - then they will be placed in line for the SD40-3 rebuild program.
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Re: Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

Postby mikey cruz » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:15 pm

why would they half paint and box car logo them then?
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Re: Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

Postby ekt8750 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:04 pm

mikey cruz wrote:why would they half paint and box car logo them then?


It's a patch job. I'm pretty sure they don't want their competitor's logo on their equipment.
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Re: Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

Postby mmi16 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:58 am

mikey cruz wrote:why would they half paint and box car logo them then?


I suspect it isn't paint - Vinyl lettering, I suspect the NS logos that were removed were also vinyl. Vinyl - easy, quick and cheap.
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Re: Former NS SD40-2's Question(s)

Postby WVU » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:33 pm

These units were never put into service by CSX. They were sent to Wabtec Motive Power in Boise Idaho to be made into SD40-3 Units.
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