NS 4051 is a class GE AC44C6M and  is pictured in Arcadia, Virginia, USA.  This was taken along the NS Hagerstown District/line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Robby Lefkowitz uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/12/2022. This photograph of NS 4051 was taken on Saturday, October 29, 2022. All Rights Reserved.
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Arcadian Adventure

By: Robby Lefkowitz


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Arcadian Adventure - NS 12Zs RDPU heads north through the famed N&W CPLs at Arcadia, VA as the train heads into the siding to wait on incoming SB 11Z


Railroad

Norfolk Southern

Class

GE AC44C6M

Road Number

NS 4051

Line/Subdivision

NS Hagerstown District/line

Location

Arcadia, Virginia, USA

Date Taken

October 29, 2022

Date Uploaded

November 12, 2022

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Arcadian Adventure - NS 12Zs RDPU heads north through the famed N&W CPLs at Arcadia, VA as the train heads into the siding to wait on incoming SB 11Z


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About the Author

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— Robby Lefkowitz

From when I was six years when my dad first introduced me to Horseshoe Curve and other places on the NS Pittsburgh line, to now as a 20 year old, I have always loved trains. This summer I became interested in photographing them with a camera

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 4051 is a class GE AC44C6M and is pictured in Arcadia, Virginia, USA. This was taken along the NS Hagerstown District/line on the Norfolk Southern. Photo Copyright: Robby Lefkowitz uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/12/2022. This photograph of NS 4051 was taken on Saturday, October 29, 2022. All Rights Reserved.


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