NS acquiring 100 of UP's EMD SD9043MAC locomotives

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NSDash9
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NS acquiring 100 of UP's EMD SD9043MAC locomotives

Post by NSDash9 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:56 pm

Norfolk Southern has worked a deal to acquire, via EMD/Progress Rail, 100 of Union Pacific's EMD SD9043MAC locomotives. They will be numbered NS 7230-7329 and will initially be used to help with the current motive power shortage. Eventually, these units will be rebuilt, basically as SD70ACe's, but using the SD9043MAC carbody. A detailed roster page with the former numbers for these units will be posted to my website when they are confirmed:

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hemiram
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Re: NS acquiring 100 of UP's EMD SD9043MAC locomotives

Post by hemiram » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:00 am

Are these currently operational, or are they the 90's that are visible on the Golden Spike tower Bailey yard cam that appear to be having parts picked off them? Do you have any idea why the 90's had such short lives on UP? What was so bad about them? Just curious..Thanks

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Re: NS acquiring 100 of UP's EMD SD9043MAC locomotives

Post by guilford88panam » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:01 am

Is this for real?

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Re: NS acquiring 100 of UP's EMD SD9043MAC locomotives

Post by chrisf » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:50 am

guilford88panam wrote:Is this for real?
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/7230.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Looks real to me.

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