NS 4162 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in Cassandra , Pennsylvania, USA.  This was taken along the Pittsburgh Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Brandon Fiume uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 12/30/2022. This photograph of NS 4162 was taken on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. All Rights Reserved.
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Sunset in Cassandra

By: Brandon Fiume


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Sunset in Cassandra - As the sun sets on a cold winter evening, the Norfolk Southern Manifest Train barrels through Cassandra, PA with its bright headlights piercing through the falling snow. The snow-covered landscape and the orange and pink hues of the sunset create a stunning backdrop for the powerful locomotive. The train's determination to continue its journey is a reminder of the resilience and strength of transportation, even in the harsh winter months. As it chugs along, it leaves behind a trail of memories and a promise of new adventures to come.


Railroad

Norfolk Southern

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4162

Line/Subdivision

Pittsburgh Line

Location

Cassandra , Pennsylvania, USA

Date Taken

December 28, 2022

Date Uploaded

December 30, 2022

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Stunning image, Brandon. Certainly one of the best I've seen.



Description

Sunset in Cassandra - As the sun sets on a cold winter evening, the Norfolk Southern Manifest Train barrels through Cassandra, PA with its bright headlights piercing through the falling snow. The snow-covered landscape and the orange and pink hues of the sunset create a stunning backdrop for the powerful locomotive. The train's determination to continue its journey is a reminder of the resilience and strength of transportation, even in the harsh winter months. As it chugs along, it leaves behind a trail of memories and a promise of new adventures to come.


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Stunning image, Brandon. Certainly one of the best I've seen.



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— Brandon Fiume

I capture motion in my photography by using slower shutter speeds that illustrate the speed of gigantic trains as they move across the country. I experiment with new photo techniques, such as pacing trains with my drone.

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 4162 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in Cassandra , Pennsylvania, USA. This was taken along the Pittsburgh Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Brandon Fiume uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 12/30/2022. This photograph of NS 4162 was taken on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. All Rights Reserved.


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