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chessie
December 23rd, 2010, 03:06 AM
CSX is embarking on a program to rebuild their SD40-2's and has created a new class and numbering scheme: units start with 4000 and have a new cab and are classified as SD40-3's. I have seen some photos, but does anyone else have photos or details on the rebuild program?

YoHo
December 23rd, 2010, 03:30 AM
The cabs look like the NRE genset cabs. I don't know why they are replacing them. I assume it is space/layout thing.

chessie
December 23rd, 2010, 12:08 PM
I am not sure why either.... but I think they have much better crash protection than the standard cabs they came with.

SteveM76
December 24th, 2010, 07:17 PM
The SD50's and SD40's are being rebuilt to incorporate Positive Train Control. They have been updated with LCD screens and electronic air brakes. The cabs are totally redone with insulation and the horns have been moved to the middle of the long hood

chessie
December 25th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the additional information! I am in favor of anything they want to do that keeps the older EMD models around. :smile: I saw an SD50-3 last week. They are hard to tell (externally) from the SD50's and SD50-2's, with the exception of those cab A/C units.

chessie
February 12th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Supposedly, there are quite a few of these out and about! They are already up to # 4008. Still waiting to see if they'll come my way...

Harold

jagged ben
February 12th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Pics over on the Atlas forum...

Atlas Model Railroad Co. - Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 10/11 (http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=64473)

chessie
February 21st, 2011, 02:19 AM
Thanks. I don't go to the Atlas forum, but have seen some online at the various railfan photo sites....

Harold

chessie
April 7th, 2011, 10:11 PM
I caught my first SD40-3 on a train this week! It was # 4005. Hopefully I can get pictures posted tonite. :)

Harold

friscobob
April 7th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Why do I think "Lego" when I see those cabs? :tb-wink:

Oh well, as long as these beasts are being rebuilt for a longer life, it's all good.

BnOEngrRick
April 8th, 2011, 05:15 AM
CSX is going to make 300 SD40-3s at the rate of 30-40 a year. That should get most, if not all, the original SD40-2s.

BnOEngrRick
April 8th, 2011, 05:17 AM
The SD50's and SD40's are being rebuilt to incorporate Positive Train Control. They have been updated with LCD screens and electronic air brakes.

And not one letter of information on how to use the new screens. I guess CSX doesn't believe in Educational Memos anymore.

Flash Blackman
April 8th, 2011, 11:10 AM
From RailPictures.net. (http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/7/7/7677.1294615327.jpg)

Is that a Dark Future GP30 #22 behind it? Probably not.

shamoo737
April 8th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Flash, its a road slug.

OC Engineer JD
April 8th, 2011, 01:14 PM
A slug with a GP30 body. :)

chessie
April 8th, 2011, 06:55 PM
Here's a picture of one of the GP30 slugs: CSX 2300 works with 6912 (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1522665)

CSX used various cores (bodies) for the slug program, including GP30/35/38/39/40's.

I didn't get the pics of the SD40-3 uploaded last night, but might by the end of the weekend.

Harold

chessie
April 25th, 2011, 01:44 AM
I finally posted some pics of the SD40-3... I wish it had been leading, but it was not: CSX 4005 (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2507130) This view shows the cab and nose better

chessie
April 25th, 2011, 01:46 AM
This shot is a side profile shot that better shows the cab and number boards... CSX 4005 (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2507129)

chessie
April 25th, 2011, 01:48 AM
This shot better shows the long hood: CSX 4005 (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2507128)

chessie
April 25th, 2011, 01:51 AM
This shot better shows the rear end and electronic parking brake enclosure: CSX 4005 (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2507126)

chessie
April 25th, 2011, 01:52 AM
Here was my first glimpse of the unit... what threw me was the black number boards: CSX 4824 & 4005 lead train G865-06 northbound (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2507125)

Gats
April 25th, 2011, 04:39 AM
This shot is a side profile shot that better shows the cab and number boards... CSX 4005 (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2507129)

Does this look a little Dash-8ish?

SteveM76
April 25th, 2011, 06:58 AM
"Crashworthy cabs"

chessie
April 25th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Does this look a little Dash-8ish?

I think so... Funny, but I have seen more standard cab Dash 8's in the past 3 months than the whole entire year prior....

mmi16
May 9th, 2011, 10:06 PM
4000 has been a operational PIA....breaking down constantly

BnOEngrRick
May 10th, 2011, 04:44 AM
I had the 4010 the other day and it had several issues.

chessie
May 11th, 2011, 03:16 AM
I haven't seen any/many of them, so I assumed they are a "work in progress"....


Harold

GP30
May 14th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Spotted one in Grafton, WV last week parked nose to nose with a GP38-2 and all of the long hood doors open. I was driving by, didn't get a good read on the number, 4002 maybe?

chessie
July 12th, 2011, 03:08 PM
I caught another one a couple of weeks ago: http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2621331

chessie
July 12th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Side view: http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2621330

chessie
July 12th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Rear view... I guess that is the parking brake on that stand? http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2621329

igoldberg
October 29th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Some of the slugs units built on GP30 and GP35 bodies come through Gettysburg. They come over the Catoctin Mountains from Hagerstown yard. They service the industries and small yards here in Gettysburg and in Hnover going to and from York. The trains have anywhere from three to five units depending on weight, A number of which are the 8600 series SD50 and SD50-2's.

chessie
November 21st, 2011, 12:12 AM
I have heard of sightings as high as # 4025, so CSX must be turning them out!

mmi16
November 21st, 2011, 09:23 PM
I have heard of sightings as high as # 4025, so CSX must be turning them out!

Numbers upto 4029 have been assigned as of this date.

Logtrain
November 21st, 2011, 09:56 PM
That is one UGLY looking cab on those 40-3s. But hey you know, it is a kitbashers DREAM! I might just have to try and tackle this one.

VIARailfan
November 23rd, 2011, 06:31 AM
^
Agree ugly!!!! But Might cut up a 40-2 and a Dash 8 and give one a shot.