April Fools Day- joke or hoax!?

Starting February 7, 2007, NS started the transition of assigned power of SD40-2s to SD60Is on PPLX coal trains to Montour Power Plant. On April I, NS 6704 (CR 6846) SD60 standard cab was the leader of this NS 536 in addition to 3 SD40-2s normal power for "Ridge" trains.

This CHRS member did not notice whether one or more SD40-2s may have been off line, but the train stalled on Turbotville hill a few miles further east of here. It was about an hour before the train got moving again. This was the only time I ever saw an SD60 standard cab on any "Ridge" train.

Photo Date
Photo Location Name
NS Watsontown Secondary
Conrail Road Number
CR 6846
Post Conrail Owner(s)
Post Conrail Road Number(s)
NS 6704
Submitted by Jim Appleman on Mon, 04/01/2024 - 09:01