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Old 02-09-2010, 05:45 AM   #10
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Saw SD50-3 8502 today as one of the units (3) on today's northbound juice train. Interesting thing about this unit, maybe all the ex-SBD SD50's they are rebuilding, is they plated over the nose light and installed a new light up between the numberboards. This was an easy way to determine which CSX SD50's were of SBD and which were of Chessie heritage. Usually the Juice train only has 2 units, dont know why it had 3 today, was 56 loads. The other 2 were ES44DC's in the 52xx series. Will try to post a pic later.
Blah, the noselights are what made those units special, made it clearly a Seaboard unit. I dont know what the point of moving them is seeing that CSX was ordering noselights in their GEVO's till the 700 series. I suppose they also removed the hood mounted bell, great now i cant tell the difference between a SD50 and 60.
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