Hi Def Photography Norfolk Southern SD40E
Aurora Illinois subdivision is the perfect place to railfan!
This Norfolk Southern freight shows some courtesy on the BNSF Aurora subdivision by taking a siding while an eastbound BNSF priority stack train waits his turn. Great catch on photography showing the perspective of oil tank cars coming directly towards you. The camera angle makes the train take on a “centipede effect” as she comes down the line both coming and going.
Hauling freight by way of rail is the backbone of America!
Norfolk Southern’s 6338 SD40E is a perfect example of rebuilding what was once a SD50 locomotive. The SD50 was plagued with problems from electrical to excessive vibration. Norfolk Southern started upgrading these SD50 locomotives in order to extend their service lives.
Some quick facts about the SD40E
- HORSEPOWER – 3000 HP
- FUEL CAPACITY – 3,900 GALLONS
- MAX SPEED – 83 MPH
- WEIGHT – APPX 360,000 LBS
- ENGINE – V16 DIESEL
- BUILDER – GM ELECTRO MOTIVE DIVISION
Let us know if you have worked on one of these types of locomotives. We would love to know about it!