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SD40T-2 Moved To Rail Museum

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SD40T-2 Moved To Rail Museum
Posted by maxman on Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:34 PM

Saw this on YouTube and thought it was interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AedZNZyE1oA

They didn't do a very good job connecting the snap track sections.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:37 PM

The video is a review of a CMX cleaning car ? Confused

I must have missed something.

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Posted by maxman on Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:08 PM

mbinsewi

The video is a review of a CMX cleaning car ? Confused

I must have missed something.

Mike.

 

Go back and look at it with your good eye.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:17 PM

Thats better.  That darned snap track!  I remember trying to keep it straight!

It looks like they will be fixing the highway they brought it in on, as well.

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Posted by SSW9389 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:54 AM

Rio Grande only had SD40T-2s.

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Posted by dknelson on Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:18 AM

How can they put such new stuff in a museum? .... asked the cranky and increasingly out of touch geezer.   

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:54 PM

I could almost agree with you Dave, according to rrpicturearchives, it was built in March of 1980!  

It's only 39 ys. old!  That's when our daughter was born.

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:48 PM

SSW9389

Rio Grande only had SD40T-2s.

 

 
Thank you.  Went back and made the correction.  Me bad.
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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:16 PM

From what I've been reading, the D&RGW did kind of write the book on the SD40T-2

They wanted a shorter, 16 cylinder version of the SD45T-2.  So working with EMD, the SD40T-2 was born.

I don't know if this particular loco has any thing special involved, except maybe it's a good surviving representation of the D&RGW SD40T-2.

Mike.

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