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NORFOLK SOUTHERN
DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER

EMD F-9A Nos. 4270, 4271

2 Units Active


 

 

 

This roster compiled and maintained by Chris R. Toth
Roster last updated on April 27, 2015.

 


Active Roster

 

NS
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4th
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3rd
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2nd
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1st
No.
Rebuilt From Rebuilt By Rebuild Date Order No. Builder No. Build Date Previous Nos. Notes
4270 RPCX 1010 RPCX 101 MARC 81 MDOT 7181 M-K F7A 4580 Morrison-
Knudsen
01-1981 3122-A 15909 01-1952 B&O 4580/B&O 937  
4271 RPCX 1020 RPCX 102 MARC 85 MDOT 7185 M-K F7A 4557 Morrison-
Knudsen
08-1980 3146-A 16642 08-1952 B&O 4557:2/B&O 4590:1/B&O 947  


General Info

NS Model Designation = F-9A
Horsepower = 1,800
Fuel Tank Capacity = 1,000 gallons
Dynamic Braking = No
Control = Single
Cab Signals = Yes
LSL (Locomotive Speed Limiter) = Yes

Units were purchased by NS from Kansas City Southern in October 2006 for business train use.

Units are stored in Altoona, PA when not being used for OCS (Office Car Special) trains.

Units are equipped with an EMD 16-cylinder 645E engine rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Units have 57:20 gearing with a 90 mph maximum speed, where permitted.

Units are equipped with ECP (Electronically Controlled Pneumatic) train braking.

Units are equipped with NS LEADER/PTC (Positive Train Control) system.

Upgrade to 4270 completed in April 2014 included a new Dash 2 control system
and replacement of the D12B generator with an AR10 alternator.

Upgrade to 4271 completed in May 2014 included a new Dash 2 control system
and replacement of the D12B generator with an AR10 alternator.

Both units equipped with the Traction and Engine Control Unit (TECU) from TMV Control Systems.

 






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