• NS Donates SD60I to Penn State University

  • Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
  by Pensyfan19
 
This locomotive has been renumbered PSU 2020 and will be used for training for the university's Rail Transportation Engineering Program.

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... ness-class
Norfolk Southern has donated an SD60I locomotive to Penn State University, Altoona, for use in the school’s Rail Transportation Engineering program. A Penn State article notes the locomotive, originally built for Conrail in 1995, will not be operational, but will be used to teach students about locomotive parts and design, and to understand the basics of controls in the locomotive cab. “The locomotive is to our RTE students as a cadaver is to medical students,” Bryan Schlake, assistant teaching professor in rail transportation engineering, said in the article. “Our students will get to really roll up their sleeves and learn the inner workings of a diesel electric locomotive. I don’t know of any university in the country that can offer this type of in-depth education in locomotive function and design.”
Here is the link for the official article from Penn State: https://news.psu.edu/story/626919/2020/ ... na-program