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NS SD80MAC
« on: August 07, 2007, 08:47:06 AM »
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Does NS still roster these big AC units? I thought I read somewhere that NS was trading them to CSX.

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 10:45:07 AM »
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Nope, they've still got them, but they're only used on the Schelocta Branch in Western Central PA.

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 03:43:37 PM »
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Why are they confined to only one line?

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 03:57:21 PM »
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Why are they confined to only one line?

I don't think NS likes AC in general. They are "orphans" on NS. Where's Robbman?  :P

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 05:06:59 PM »
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it`s a coal hauling line so the 80macs work well. Plus I heard they like to keep them in one place for maintenence reasons...
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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007, 10:17:20 PM »
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Ah, yes, I guess NS's response to AC current is "what's that?" :D

Of course, aren't the eastern roads the only ones to have 80MACs?

What's the real difference btw them and 90MACs?

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 01:25:14 AM »
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Nope, they've still got them, but they're only used on the Schelocta Branch in Western Central PA.


Wrong, they're also used in the South Fork pool. I bagged 5 of them on Railfest Weekend...
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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007, 05:01:45 AM »
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What's the real difference btw them and 90MACs?

horsepower ?
SD80MAC 5000HP
SD90MAC 4300HP (6000HP)

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 08:10:57 AM »
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SD80MAC has a 20 cylinder 710 prime mover.

SD9043MAC has a 16 cylinder 710 prime mover.

SD90MAC has a 265H prime mover, I'm not sure of the number of cylinders.
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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 09:07:42 AM »
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Remember, the N&W was still running steam in 1960... Your Yankee ways and New technology ain't readily accepted down south...  We prefer to make progress at a more leisurely pace, while sipping lemonade on the veranda....

Remember, "how many southerners does it take to change a light bulb...  12.  One to change it, and 11 to sit around and talk about how good the old one was...."

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 10:08:43 AM »
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More like one to hold the bulb and 11 to move the house!  Don't mess with us transplaned Yankees.

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 03:16:54 PM »
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More like one to hold the bulb and 11 to move the house!  Don't mess with us transplaned Yankees.

You'd never get 11 of them to work at the same time.  That leaves too much sweet tea unattended, and vulnerable to spills.  Nothing comes between a man and his sweet tea.
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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007, 03:35:25 PM »
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Can't blaim them - I love sweet tea, especially with some Southern Comfort.  Still can't figure out what the hell grits are tho!

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2007, 03:54:07 PM »
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Can't blaim them - I love sweet tea, especially with some Southern Comfort.  Still can't figure out what the hell grits are tho!

Well, then you're missin' one o' the treats of the South, like shrimp and cheese grits. Grits are unground corn meal, BTW. With a pond of melted butter in the middle of 'em and some scrambled eggs and pork sausage, they're a great, if murderously unhealthy, good ol' Southern breakfast!  :P :P

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Re: NS SD80MAC
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2007, 04:16:05 PM »
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More like one to hold the bulb and 11 to move the house!  Don't mess with us transplaned Yankees.

You'd never get 11 of them to work at the same time.  That leaves too much sweet tea unattended, and vulnerable to spills.  Nothing comes between a man and his sweet tea.

Amen! Love that sweet tea. All I get in Canada is iced tea, and it does not have the great taste of sweet tea. GCB and sweet tea, um  ;)

3rdrail, with ya on the grits. My GF and I we're just down south (NC, TN, AR, MS, AL, GA, SC) and she just loves them. I can't figure out what the big deal is... they either taste a little salty or like water. I'll stick with the Quaker Oats anyday.
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