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Old 05-09-2011, 02:03 PM   #18
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Totally unrelated, but that ex-Con SD40-2's trucks have a bit of a history. That locomotive was delivered with new, single shoe brake rigging Flexicoil trucks. The trucks under it in the picture came from an SD9 or SD35. (there's more to it than just clasp vs. single shoe rigging, tho') The only surviving SD9/SD35 Flexicoils on Conrail were on the first two orders of SD50s and came from trade-in SD9s and SD35s.

Conrail kept them under the SD50s even during truck overhauls. So, what is NS doing? Where did the original Flexicoils go?
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