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CR Rebuilt SD40
« on: July 25, 2014, 04:43:49 PM »
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Man, this unit looks nice... so clean and blue. I forgot about them (the 6900's) but saw them on the WLR often back in the day.

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Re: CR Rebuilt SD40
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 03:01:54 AM »
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Got an undec SD40...been thinking either a Conrail SD40-2R or MRL SD40, hmmm

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Re: CR Rebuilt SD40
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 09:59:35 AM »
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Something about the lighting in that pic almost makes it look like a model.

Is there any difference in length (or other major dimensions) between the SD40 and the SD40-2?  (or other variants like the SD40-2R or SD40M-2)?

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Re: CR Rebuilt SD40
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 10:03:09 AM »
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65'8" (SD40) vs 68'10" (SD40-2). As for the rebuilds, you've got to know which it was rebuilt from (tho most -2 suffixed rebuilds are ex SD40s).

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Re: CR Rebuilt SD40
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 11:50:44 AM »
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You know, it really is a credit to EMD.  That unit is 48 years old. You don't see any rebuilt U28-C's or similarly vintaged GE units out there.  Many, many EMD units have gone through rebuild programs, some more than once.
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Re: CR Rebuilt SD40
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 11:53:36 AM »
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GE doesn't support parts for U Boats or -7s anymore and I believe they're phasing out -8 bits, hence why no rebuilt older GEs. Meanwhile you can buy EMD parts from GE and a billion other vendors.....

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Re: CR Rebuilt SD40
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 01:12:11 PM »
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Understood, but those earlier GE's didn't remain in service much longer than 10-12 years anyway.
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