NS SD70 Series Units All Stored In Roanoke, VA

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NS SD70 Series Units All Stored In Roanoke, VA

Unread postby Jon Tish » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:13 pm

So I am new to this website, I wanted to start off with something I've been thinking about for the longest time. Why are all of Norfolk Southern's SD70's, SD70M's, and SD70M-2's stored in Roanoke Yard? I remember seeing these all the time, but around 2018, they started disappearing out of nowhere. If anyone knows why or how long these locomotives are going to be stored, that would be great.
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Re: NS SD70 Series Units All Stored In Roanoke, VA

Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:51 pm

The SD70s are/were being rebuilt in SD70ACCs. The former Conrail SD70s are now for sale according to NS. The SD70Ms and most of the SD70M-2s are in storage, along with many Dash 9s, because they are not currently needed. There was also talk of rebuilding the SD70Ms into SD70ACCs as well, but I haven't heard any more about that.
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Re: NS SD70 Series Units All Stored In Roanoke, VA

Unread postby GTW6401 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:04 pm

NS engines listed for sale.

EMD SD70M units 2581-2594, 2596-2648, 2797-2799; and SD70M-2 units 2649-2778

EMD SD75M's 2800-2806 and GE/NS Dash 8.5-40CW rebuilds 8500-8513

The 80 remaining C40-8Ws are also being sold to Progress Rail.
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