by Engineer Spike
When I was working on BNSF, I had a SD9 which was rebuilt with a modern style cab, modern AAR control stand, 26L brakes, and electronic governor. It also had the modern wider stairs. I had another units which had the same modern style EMD cab, but it still had the original electrical cabinet, can style control stand, and #6 brakes. What is the story on that unit? Why did they go to all the trouble of the chop nose and new cab, but keep the #6? Does anyone know which unit this was?