View Full Version : Norfolk Southern SD60 fuel tanks?

10-21-2003, 09:56 PM
There seems to be a difference in the sizes of the SD60's fuel tanks in the N.S. roster(excluding the incorporated CR units). From series 6550-6675, 3900 gal. fuel tanks are installed. From 6676-6700, 4800 gal. tanks are installed. My question is, if anyone works with these locomotives, what is the length, in feet, of the 3900 gal. tank from end to end?

I could just use photos to get a relative length, using handrail stations as a reference, but would really like to have an accurate length measurement if possible. The accuracy of my H.O. scale NS SD60 #6564 depends on it! :(


10-21-2003, 10:05 PM
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You make your own model trains?????

Excuse my ignorance, I don't own any.
But do lots of people make their own model trains out of scratch?

How do you do that? And do you have any photos of them?

10-21-2003, 10:34 PM
I don't make tham from scratch, but I do like to saw on the ones I buy from time to time! :lol:

Just like to make them as accurate as possible. Sometimes that means reworking parts of the locomotives, especially if you model the earlier high hoods of the N.S.! As for photographing them, I still have yet to get that done. It will happen eventually, though.

10-21-2003, 10:53 PM
Oh i see! That seems a lot more doable (<-----is this a word?)

I thought you took like a wood block (or whatever material) and started carving! lol :lol:

10-21-2003, 11:57 PM
I found something that might help you out:

This is a book all about the EMD 60 Series locomotives by Diesel Era:

Not sure if that will help much but if you're willing to spend some money then its worth it.

10-22-2003, 12:16 AM
Thanks for the info, Guilford350. That should do the trick. Lot's of other goodies there as well!