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Date: 05/14/19 12:38
NS SD70M-2
Author: mopupengineer

Chris's great web page nsdash9 shows the SD70M-2 is one of the first models of units that gets stored.  Are the SD70M-2's that unreliable or is there another reason why they are one of the models that are placed in storage?



Date: 05/14/19 13:15
Re: NS SD70M-2
Author: ns1000

Traffic levels, PSR, RRs prefer AC powered locos over DC powered, and age.

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Date: 05/14/19 13:40
Re: NS SD70M-2
Author: PRR1361

And they are next on the list to be converted to AC, if not already started..



Date: 05/14/19 15:06
Re: NS SD70M-2
Author: NSDash9

PRR1361 Wrote:
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> And they are next on the list to be converted to AC, if not already started..

The SD70's are currently being converted to AC traction SD70ACC's, but the SD70M-2's are just part of the current "surge fleet" and are stored when not needed.



Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



Date: 05/14/19 21:09
Re: NS SD70M-2
Author: CSX602

They are called "thundercabs" (in reference to the noisey ride) and crews tend to dislike them...   Another reason they are unpopular and among the first stored.



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