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Locomotive Geometry: Norfolk Southern SD60E.

The other day I had my first encounter with one of Norfolk Southern’s SD60E diesel-electrics, which features a modified cab.

Norfolk Southern SD60E leads an east auto rack train at Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts.
Norfolk Southern SD60E leads an eastward auto rack train at Lake Pleasant, Massachusetts.

Since today’s North American freight railroading tends to be dominated by cookie cutter wide-nose safety cab six-motor diesels, I find any variation in cab style noteworthy.

The beetle-brow look on this engine certainly caught my attention. And since it was paused on an eastward freight near Lake Pleasant, east of East Deerfield, I took the opportunity to make a few detail photos that emphasize the unusual cab shape.


I wonder what the engine crews think of this innovation?




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