Old 06-29-2005, 11:15 PM   #26
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Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Conrail was "the start" for me...NS/CSX were the evil twins. Not anymore though; I'm just grateful to be trackside and catch something (except UP, naturally)...
LOL!

When I started Conrail had been gone for a year, now I see Crapfish after Crapfish...

Then again, I spent the last few days on the D&H as well as the albany area and saw:

1 CR SD60I (I pretty much count Conrail as another railroad now since it's getting rare around these parts)
1 LMSX C40-8W
1 CN SD75I
1 CN SD40-2W
1 NS Dash 9
1 D&H GP38-2
2 AMTK P32AC-DM's
1 CSX B36-7

and...

2 BNSF C44-9W's

It's a real shame when you see more BNSF than NS, and look who's saying that...
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:49 AM   #27
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LOL!

1 CR SD60I (I pretty much count Conrail as another railroad now since it's getting rare around these parts)
Rare indeed, at least on CSX there are only 2 Conrail painted SD60I's left, 8750 and 8751 if my memory serves me correctly.

Not sure about NS.
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:04 AM   #28
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There are alot more on NS. Don't have an exact number but I thing there are about 25.
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Old 07-01-2005, 05:01 PM   #29
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In response to the last couple of posts about the SD60I...

If you're a CSX and NS fan, I recommend picking up Paul Withers' CSX and NS '04-'05 locomotive directories. (each sold separately) They have every diesel on each RR's roster as of 12-31-04.

They really come in handy as far as building dates, paint schemes, heritages, specifications, etc.

I rely on them quite often when verifying information.

My only question, is what the difference between an SD60I and a SD60M is...
I guess I'm still looking for a recent copy of Kalmbach's Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide...my copy dates back to 1989.

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nice pic and great one nothing bad in it nothing nothing nothing
its also makes you feel the speed in the coupled lines
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Old 07-01-2005, 06:58 PM   #31
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In response to the last couple of posts about the SD60I...
My only question, is what the difference between an SD60I and a SD60M is...
I guess I'm still looking for a recent copy of Kalmbach's Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide...my copy dates back to 1989.
The only difference is the SD60I has a grove running up and over those nose. This is called an "isolated cab".

SD60M
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Also, the purpose of the isolated cab is to reduce noise, I've heard that when they were new, you had to have the window open to hear the horn.
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Old 07-02-2005, 04:25 AM   #33
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Thanks, guys-

Right after my post, I went on a quest to find out the difference, and I found this book at my local hobby shop. It's a 2000 edition, but it's up to date enough for me!
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The only difference is the SD60I has a grove running up and over those nose.
Not quite the only spotting difference. The SD60I and SD60M's door is on opposite sides of the nose from each other.

Example:
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An SD60I, door on engineer's side of the nose.

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An SD60M, door on conductor's side of the nose.
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