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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D50
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10/1250 second
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F/10.0
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70 mm
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Oct 10, 2008, 9:48:52 AM

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ex SD40 by jhg162 ex SD40 by jhg162
CSXT 8351(SD40-2) ex-SBD 8293(SD40), CRR 3018(SD40)

I had one of those dumbass moments today wondering why some SD40-2's had a long porch and some had a short porch. The word "UPGRADES" seem to have slipped my mind.
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labrat-78 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008   Photographer
you got it. A true SD40-2 has a longer frame. This is the big difference between the two. The other is pictured quite nicely in the front truck. SD40's, which were made between January 1966 and October 1972 were all equipped with the "Flexcoil" truck. There are two casting holes in each end of the thing, you see the front two here. The SD40-s however had come equipped with the HTC Truck and it was not only longer because all the traction motors faced the same direction (in a Flexcoil, two of them were back to back) but it had three casting holes on each end of the face of the sideframe.

The only railroad to abstain from the HTC truck because of in justified fears of derailments was Conrail. There dash 2's and SD50's came with HTC trucks.
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illinoiscentral6070 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
I got a couple of Illinois Central SD40's that were rebuilt in the 90's into SD40-2 standards. And they call those SD40-2R's and SD40A-2R's.
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