Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
CraigZ

SD40-2 goodness - three of them working hard

Recommended Posts

That characteristic EMD howl can be heard as Norfolk Southern train P61, a local, is working hard climbing out of the Yadkin River valley at Spencer, North Carolina.  The train just left the large NS yard at Linwood, NC.  Video shot by a friend of mine on 15 April

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7rXu1JFEH6jWTUwSHJ2LXBLRzA/view

 

Now if they were just high nosed SD40-2s... :)

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That does sound wonderful...the horn, not so much though :)  But that distinct V16-645 rhythm is there in its glory. 

 

The SD45 and SD45-2 sounded, to my ear, even better...their 20 cylinder engines had a very distinct cadence that was clear over the howl of the turbocharger...living in SCL land I heard them regularly. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It all sounds glorious, but am I the only one who's wondering where that track heads off to through the trees?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow...? they're working hard ! I love sd40s...look superb and sound animal on 8.

There's a cracking clip of 3 of them opening up on YouTube, sorry can't seem to do the link on my tablet , but if you type in "sd40 portage " it should come up , it's two CP and one lease ....if you watch it put your headphones on and turn up the volume....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it me, or is each of them on different trucks? The leading unit, 3346, appears to be on Flexicoils, while the other two have HTC (?) trucks, but the middle one has three brake cylinders, the rear unit only two. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it me, or is each of them on different trucks? The leading unit, 3346, appears to be on Flexicoils, while the other two have HTC (?) trucks, but the middle one has three brake cylinders, the rear unit only two. 

 

All Conrail SD40-2s had flexicoils from new. I'm guessing being NS that it is a former Conrail unit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All Conrail SD40-2s had flexicoils from new. I'm guessing being NS that it is a former Conrail unit. 

Correct...NS 3346 is ex Conrail 6387; NS 6123 is ex N&W 6123 with the iconic N&W triple clasp brakes; NS 3261 is ex Southern 3261, rebuilt/defaced with a low nose.

 

Me, I like my SD40-2s looking like this :) :

 

post-751-0-54758500-1495287232_thumb.jpg

My photo in Raleigh, NC in 1985...

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.