NS 4467 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania, United States.  This was taken along the Pittsburgh Line on the Norfolk Southern Railway. Photo Copyright: Adam Klimchock uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/24/2022. This photograph of NS 4467 was taken on Thursday, November 24, 2022. All Rights Reserved.
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NS 22M; Loyalhanna, PA; November 24, 2022

By: Adam Klimchock


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NS 22M; Loyalhanna, PA; November 24, 2022 - NS 22M rolls downgrade and by the factories and industries east of Latrobe, PA. The track in the foreground is an old siding and industrial track which both haven't been used in a long time.


Railroad

Norfolk Southern Railway

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4467

Line/Subdivision

Pittsburgh Line

Location

Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Taken

November 24, 2022

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November 24, 2022

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NS 22M; Loyalhanna, PA; November 24, 2022 - NS 22M rolls downgrade and by the factories and industries east of Latrobe, PA. The track in the foreground is an old siding and industrial track which both haven't been used in a long time.


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— Adam Klimchock

I grew up in Derry, PA on Norfolk Southern's Pittsburgh Line. I shoot anything on that line, especially between Torrance and Greensburg. I collect slides as well, and am a big Penn Central fan.

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 4467 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania, United States. This was taken along the Pittsburgh Line on the Norfolk Southern Railway. Photo Copyright: Adam Klimchock uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/24/2022. This photograph of NS 4467 was taken on Thursday, November 24, 2022. All Rights Reserved.


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