NS 4266 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA.  This was taken along the Meridian Subdivision on the Kansas City Southern Railway. Photo Copyright: Danny Johnson uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 01/16/2023. This photograph of NS 4266 was taken on Monday, January 16, 2023. All Rights Reserved.
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NS 4266

By: Danny Johnson


Description

NS 4266 - NS 4266 and a NS SD70ACe lead an Atlanta to Dallas Intermodal Train as it passes the signal at MP 137.7 on the Vicksburg Subdivision within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi


Railroad

Kansas City Southern Railway

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4266

Line/Subdivision

Meridian Subdivision

Location

Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Date Taken

January 16, 2023

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January 16, 2023

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NS 4266 - NS 4266 and a NS SD70ACe lead an Atlanta to Dallas Intermodal Train as it passes the signal at MP 137.7 on the Vicksburg Subdivision within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi


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— Danny Johnson

I am a Photographer from Vicksburg, Mississippi along the CPKC/NS Meridian Speedway. I grew up along the IC/ICG Chicago to New Orleans mainline near Wesson, Mississippi and began photographing trains there.

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 4266 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. This was taken along the Meridian Subdivision on the Kansas City Southern Railway. Photo Copyright: Danny Johnson uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 01/16/2023. This photograph of NS 4266 was taken on Monday, January 16, 2023. All Rights Reserved.


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