KCS units on NS

chessie Aug 18, 2000

  1. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I know the NS is short on power (and running off every available pool power hour), but here is a link to a picture of a KCS unit running through on NS today (unit 3 of 4 in this consist) in Durham, N.C. (at about 40 mph!)
    http://www.trainweb.org/ncrail/images/KCS.jpg

    Chessie
     
  2. tunnel88

    tunnel88 TrainBoard Member

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    Is that an early SD50?
     
  3. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tunnel88:
    Is that an early SD50?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I believe so; I am thinking that they received some of the first production SD50's.

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  4. Mankind

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    Isn't the EMD/KCS designation for their early SD50 testbed units SD40X? I remember Norfolk & Western got early SD50's built on SD40-2 frames and designated SD50S, and I remember seeing KCS's four units, 700-703, being called SD40X. Nice pic, those are some interesting looking units.

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  5. tunnel88

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    No sightglass, odd engine compartment top, different DB setup... And it looks shorter too.

    It'd probably be an interesting kitbash.
     
  6. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mankind:
    Isn't the EMD/KCS designation for their early SD50 testbed units SD40X? I remember Norfolk & Western got early SD50's built on SD40-2 frames and designated SD50S, and I remember seeing KCS's four units, 700-703, being called SD40X. Nice pic, those are some interesting looking units.

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    You're exactly right on the call! I checked in my back issues of Diesel Era; they ran an article on KCS in v2#2 (March/April 1991). It states that the units were built in 9/79 as SD40X's. The article also stated that # 700 & 701 were equipped as RC masters; # 702 & 703 were RC "slaves"

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  7. DaveCN5710

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    I tried to view the photo but it would not work , I always liked KCS power , I like the way they look .
     
  8. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DaveCN5623:
    I tried to view the photo but it would not work , I always liked KCS power , I like the way they look .<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    Sorry Dave,
    I exceeded my space limitation on the server and deleted a few pics to gain extra space [​IMG] . I need to dig it up....

    Harold
     
  9. watash

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    I could not get it up either!.............. :D
     
  10. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I reposted the picture (originally it was ~275k) :eek:
    [​IMG]

    Harold
     

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