NS 4002 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in New Florence, Pennsylvania, USA.  This was taken along the NS Pittsburgh Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Marc Lingenfelter uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/24/2022. This photograph of NS 4002 was taken on Sunday, August 20, 2017. All Rights Reserved.
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DC/AC at some Gs

By: Marc Lingenfelter


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DC/AC at some Gs - Special painted AC44C6M 4002 is heading west through Conpit Junction, as it is seen going by the EB Signals which are NYC Style G types they were installed in 1994.


Railroad

Norfolk Southern

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4002

Line/Subdivision

NS Pittsburgh Line

Location

New Florence, Pennsylvania, USA

Date Taken

August 20, 2017

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November 24, 2022

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DC/AC at some Gs - Special painted AC44C6M 4002 is heading west through Conpit Junction, as it is seen going by the EB Signals which are NYC Style G types they were installed in 1994.


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— Marc Lingenfelter

34 years old. Moved from Long Island New York to Altoona PA in 2009. Visited the NS Pittsburgh Line years before moving. I have become a fan of Steam Engines over the last 5 years or so. And the Union Pacific Steam engines are a big hit on my list. Exploring the country little by little when I have time.

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 4002 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in New Florence, Pennsylvania, USA. This was taken along the NS Pittsburgh Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Marc Lingenfelter uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/24/2022. This photograph of NS 4002 was taken on Sunday, August 20, 2017. All Rights Reserved.


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