NS 4431 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in Marceline, Missouri, USA.  This was taken along the BNSF Marceline subdivision on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Blaise Lambert uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 05/31/2023. This photograph of NS 4431 was taken on Sunday, May 28, 2023. All Rights Reserved.
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"The hometown of Walt Disney"

By: Blaise Lambert


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"The hometown of Walt Disney" - BNSF Q-NYCLAC with an NS leader passes by the ATSF depot which is now a museum for Walt Disney who was born here in Marceline MO


Railroad

Norfolk Southern

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4431

Line/Subdivision

BNSF Marceline subdivision

Location

Marceline, Missouri, USA

Date Taken

May 28, 2023

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May 31, 2023

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"The hometown of Walt Disney" - BNSF Q-NYCLAC with an NS leader passes by the ATSF depot which is now a museum for Walt Disney who was born here in Marceline MO


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— Blaise Lambert

Railfan from the Midwest region farming trains from mainly Southern Illinois with god tier photos on my camcorder. Feel free to browse my great collection and variety of photos!

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.

Photo Blurb

NS 4431 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in Marceline, Missouri, USA. This was taken along the BNSF Marceline subdivision on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Blaise Lambert uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 05/31/2023. This photograph of NS 4431 was taken on Sunday, May 28, 2023. All Rights Reserved.


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