Saturday, March 28, 2009

NS Dash 9 on the move...

Looked what came and parked in front of our EMS station for a little while. A "Dash 9" locomotive. All the locomotives in this series except one late night no shot, were Dash 9 type. Heavy haulers they are and very loud! They are bigger and stronger than the SD40's from the previous post..
Power type Diesel
Builder GE Transportation Systems
Model C44-9W
AAR wheel arr. C-C
Gauge 4 ft 8½ in (1,435 mm)
Trucks GE HiAd
Wheel diameter 42 in (1.07 m)
Length 73 ft 2 in (22.30 m)
Width 10 ft 3 in (3.12 m)
Height 16 ft 0 in (5.03 m)
Locomotive weight 394,000 lb (179,000 kg)
Fuel capacity 5,000 US gal (18,900 L)
Prime mover GE 7FDL16
Engine type 45° V16, four stroke cycle
Aspiration turbocharged
Alternator GE GMG197
Traction motors GE 5GE752AH
Transmission Alternator, silicon diode rectifiers, DC traction motors
Power output 4,400 hp (3,300 kW)
Locale North America

...pulling hard in a rainstorm heading north towards Tifton Ga.
Late night freight bond for Jacksonville Fla..

...coming on down the line...
...silent sentry....
Soaked Stallions...


Michele said...

Well well well.... looky there! You guys could not be situated in a better spot, hey? Awesome. You can see the power in its massive body... geeze... what a sight. Outstanding photos.

Rick said...

I was just about to send you an email so you would know about this series...LOLOL!Glad you liked them..