Sd80mac

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  1. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    The EMD SD80MAC was built in late 1995 and 1996 for Conrail only. With 5000 horsepower, it was EMD's most powerful single-engine diesel ever, and at over 80 feet long, the largest. It used the same isolated cab as the SD60I and SD70I, radial-steering trucks, and introduced massive 45-degree flared radiators. At the time, there was nothing else that could posibly be confused with it. Now, there are other similar-looking engines.

    SD80MACs when they were young:

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=106761

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=92886

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=83747

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=95601

    Rear views: http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=121514

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=157902 Note the "notch" near the top. It contains the class lights, which are blanked on the NS engine. This is an important identifying feature distinguishing SD80MACs from SD9043MACs.

    More photos of SD80MACs after Conrail:

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=155240 Two in full NS paint

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=155150 One patched to NS, one NS

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=77179 Two patched to NS

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=156907 Three patched to CSX

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=96270 One in CSX dark future

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=85183 One CSX dark future, one CSX bright future

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=79460 One in CSX bright future
  2. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Thank you for that post. I saved a majority of those pictures.