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Old 03-17-2006, 05:18 PM   #5
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DASH 9's are a few feet longer, I believe 73 feet vs. 70 feet

DASH 9's have slightly longer radiator vents (wings).

DASH 9's have 6 boarding steps instead of only 5

The fuel tanks on DASH 8's only have one beveled edge, as the DASH 9's have two.

The trucks are probably the easiest to identify if it's moving at speed.

DASH 8's have the GE version of the "Flexicoil" (I believe GE calls them FB-3's) non-steerable trucks and DASH 9's have the steerable GE Hi-Ad (High-Adhesion) "roller blade" trucks.

All of these features are standardized regardless of RR. I didn't bother identifying RR specific info, such as handrail styles.

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