Dash 9 locos converted to AC traction (AC44C4M, AC44C6M)

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Re: AC44C4M (Dash 9-44CW converted to AC A1A)

Postby MEC407 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:15 am

According to Sean Graham-White of LocoNotes, the following BNSF Dash 9s have been rebuilt as AC44C4Ms thus far:

600
603
604
608
609
614
616
618
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Re: Dash 9 locos converted to AC traction

Postby MEC407 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:13 am

Apparently Norfolk Southern is getting in on the fun too. They've rebuilt a few Dash 9s with AC traction. Theirs, however, retain traditional C trucks and have six traction motors, and are designated AC44C6M. Dash 9-40Cs 8799 and 8879, and Dash 9-44CW 8900 have been done so far. Thanks once again to Sean Graham-White for the information.
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Re: Dash 9 locos converted to AC traction (AC44C4M, AC44C6M)

Postby MEC407 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:21 am

NS just released AC44C6M #4000, in a special (and possibly D&H-inspired?) paint scheme. This unit was originally built as a standard cab Dash 9-40C, and it received a new GE-built safety cab as part of its rebuild.

Photo by Casey Thomason: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=558395
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Re: Dash 9 locos converted to AC traction (AC44C4M, AC44C6M)

Postby 161pw165 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:13 pm

The link states the photo has been removed.
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Re: Dash 9 locos converted to AC traction (AC44C4M, AC44C6M)

Postby MEC407 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:29 pm

I just noticed that. Apologies for the dead link; apparently the photo has been deleted. I'm not sure why. As soon as another photo is made public, I'll post the link.
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Re: Dash 9 locos converted to AC traction (AC44C4M, AC44C6M)

Postby MEC407 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:17 am

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