NS 4456 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in Clarksville, Pennsylvania, United States.  This was taken along the NS Mon Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Ben Sutton uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 01/18/2023. This photograph of NS 4456 was taken on Saturday, March 12, 2022. All Rights Reserved.
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Mon Valley Winters

By: Ben Sutton


Description

Mon Valley Winters - NS 4456 leads empties across Ten Mile Creek in Clarksville PA in a wintery Mon Valley scene.


Railroad

Norfolk Southern

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4456

Line/Subdivision

NS Mon Line

Location

Clarksville, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Taken

March 12, 2022

Date Uploaded

January 18, 2023

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Description

Mon Valley Winters - NS 4456 leads empties across Ten Mile Creek in Clarksville PA in a wintery Mon Valley scene.


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About the Author

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— Ben Sutton

I often shoot against the grain, out of the norm. I really enjoy a nice, rainy dreary and gloomy day. I shoot what I see and shoot outside the box.

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 4456 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in Clarksville, Pennsylvania, United States. This was taken along the NS Mon Line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Ben Sutton uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 01/18/2023. This photograph of NS 4456 was taken on Saturday, March 12, 2022. All Rights Reserved.


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