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chessie
March 9th, 2011, 01:59 AM
Norfolk Southern has been upgrading its fleet of SD40-2's with various improvements... including new cabs (in some cases, going from High nose to Low nose), short hood forward, cab A/C, and electronic parking brakes....

Harold

chessie
March 9th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Here's a photo of an ex-N&W unit.. repainted in the newest scheme with the upgrades:

NS 6131 shows off its latest updates (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2431625)

Harold

chessie
March 9th, 2011, 02:01 AM
Here's a close up of the cab, showing many of the upgrades:

NS 6131 shows off its latest updates (http://hhodnett.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2431626)

Harold

Triplex
March 9th, 2011, 02:22 AM
They don't look like CSX's, anyway: the new cab looks pretty much like an old EMD lownose cab.

chessie
March 9th, 2011, 10:02 PM
Yes, the cabs appear to be clones of the factory EMD cabs. I saw a picture of Altoona shops and they had a bunch of cabs lined up on the ground.

Harold

shamoo737
March 9th, 2011, 10:29 PM
They don't look like CSX's, anyway: the new cab looks pretty much like an old EMD lownose cab.

And its a good thing they dont. :D

Mopac3092
March 10th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Just goes to show, even after 40 yrs on the rails you can't kill a SD40-2. I just wonder how much duct tape was actually painted over instead of repairing the rust holes.

chessie
April 4th, 2011, 01:49 AM
I saw on the Altoonaworks website that NS has a new cab for the SD40-2's... it has a slanted windshield and protruding numberboards...

Harold

chessie
April 4th, 2011, 01:50 AM
Here's a link to the picture (I hope it works, it is ugly....): Incompatible Browser | Facebook (http://www.connect.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150541687520637&set=a.235469410636.283184.222359370636)

Harold

SecretWeapon
April 4th, 2011, 02:34 AM
I can't see any advantage to the w/s slanted that way.

friscobob
April 4th, 2011, 03:54 AM
The first time I assembled a Cannon & Co. EMD thinwall cab, it looked just like that.

chessie
April 4th, 2011, 05:56 PM
The first time I assembled a Cannon & Co. EMD thinwall cab, it looked just like that.

I know the feeling! :-)

Harold

chessie
April 4th, 2011, 05:57 PM
I can't see any advantage to the w/s slanted that way.

Supposedly it is to reduce glare off the low hood....

Harold