NS 4099 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in East Spartanburg , South Carolina , USA.  This was taken along the Columbia District/W Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Jaden Howard  uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 05/15/2023. This photograph of NS 4099 was taken on Sunday, May 14, 2023. All Rights Reserved.
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Around the S curve

By: Jaden Howard


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Around the S curve - Reroute NS 371 at East Spartanburg SC on The W Line


Railroad

Norfolk Southern

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4099

Line/Subdivision

Columbia District/W Line

Location

East Spartanburg , South Carolina , USA

Date Taken

May 14, 2023

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May 15, 2023

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Around the S curve - Reroute NS 371 at East Spartanburg SC on The W Line


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— Jaden Howard

Hi I'm Jaden And I'm just a Railfan That Railfans Both Carolinas I See CSX Norfolk Southern and Amtrak

About the Locomotive Class

GE AC44C6M

The GE AC44C6M is a refurbished Dash 9 locomotive from GE Transportation Systems that has 4,400 horsepower (3,300 kW) of AC-traction. Since September 2015, GE (now Wabtec), American Motive Power, Inc., and Norfolk Southern Railway's Juniata and Roanoke Shops have been doing AC44C6M rebuilds. The AC44C6M replaces the Dash 9's DC traction motors with alternating current GE 5GEB13B7 traction motors while keeping the 16-cylinder 7FDL-16 prime mover that was previously used in the core locomotive. The rebuilds still contain the original Dash 9 units' underframe, engine, and radiator compartments, but they have new wide-nosed cabins, a new front hood section, and a new inverter cabinet. The cost of converting a vintage Dash 9 locomotive into an AC44C6M is only 50–60% of purchasing a brand new Tier-4 Compliant locomotive. In comparison to an un-rebuilt Dash 9, the AC44C6M is found to have an improvement of 17% in fuel efficiency, 30% improvement in reliability, and a 55% improvement in haulage capability according to Wabtec.

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NS 4099 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in East Spartanburg , South Carolina , USA. This was taken along the Columbia District/W Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Jaden Howard uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 05/15/2023. This photograph of NS 4099 was taken on Sunday, May 14, 2023. All Rights Reserved.


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