Im trying to read what is on the pilot about the FRA waiver - from what I can make out, the unit is restricted to either yard or trailing service, and can't lead out on the main I guess - I think it says maximum 9 inch endplate.
Im surprised they even repainted it, and didn't retire it - a straight SD40 still running 40 plus years on a class 1 is pretty rare these days! especially with the slowdown recently.
Even thought it was repainted which is a shame, it does look great! The loco looks like it just came from the factory, and it looks like they even painted the INSIDE of the cab as well! She hasn't looked that good in 40 plus years! haha
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