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Date: 09/06/21 16:20
NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: globalethanol

It doesn`t happen often anymore, but last night I heard H44 (Allentown-Abrams turn) head west through
Emmaus with the sound of EMD 645`s and a Leslie RS3L horn. After seeing the 19G earlier with half of
H44`s regular power (SD60E`s) heading to Enola DIT, I figured on a good chance of 40-2`s again tonight.
I got trackside early and no sooner heard 44 call a "clear" at CP. Burn. Power was NS 3364 ex Conrail
6418 and NS 3337 ex Conrail 6367 steppin` on the gas and sounding great at Emmaus, Pa.
(MP.29 Reading Line).

Happy Fanning,
twl

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Date: 09/06/21 16:22
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: globalethanol

I saw my first new Conrail SD40-2 in 1977 when I was 20 years old. Now I`m 63 and still
seeing them. Yikes!

twl




Date: 09/06/21 16:56
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: perklocal

Just Fabulous Tom !  We definitely grew up with these SD40-2s and it is amazing that they are still able to make a few cameo appearances and strut their stuff out on the Main. The earliest ex-Conrail SD40-2s are headed for their 45th Birthday. Great catch pal. I told you that you're not done yet !



Date: 09/06/21 17:22
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: globalethanol

correct, keep the batteries charged. I heard the NS 6100 going on the cement job on Friday.
tom


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Date: 09/06/21 17:43
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: jgilmore

Nice photo and video Tom. I saw my first CR SD40-2 in 1978--around age 10 in Detroit, but a boy without a camera! Good to see 'em still pulling along...

JG



Date: 09/06/21 18:05
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: dschlegel

You nailed it Tom!

While I’m a few (17) years younger than you I grew up with Conrail SD40-2’s pulling hard on the Reading Line.

That horn takes me back for sure!!

Dan

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Date: 09/06/21 21:57
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: OHRY

You're welcome.

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Date: 09/07/21 01:45
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: globalethanol

good job

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Date: 09/07/21 04:14
Re: NS H44 w/Antique Power
Author: inrdjlg

At least one of the Decatur & Eastern Illinois SD40-2's (in SD45 carbodies) has one of those horns.  I'll hear it often from work when DREI's train comes into Terre Haute to interchange with CSX in the old Conrail Duane Yard.  I remember when I used to get tired of all the Conrail Leslie horns, but now the DREI's horn sounds like a dinosaur calling!     



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