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 Post subject: EMD SD7 & SD9 -- preservation scorecard
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:48 pm 

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Total units produced (per wikipedia):
SD7: 188
SD9: 515

Total units preserved at museums in the US:
SD7: ~2 (?)
SD9: ~6 (?)

Corrections please.

Assuming the numbers are close, is the preservation scorecard for the SD7 & 9 good or bad?

What made me think about this topic was info posted to Trainorders that a former CB&Q SD9 is being moved by BNSF right now.


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 Post subject: Re: EMD SD7 & SD9 -- preservation scorecard
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:25 am 

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Is there a list of preserved SD7 and SD9 units to review?

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 Post subject: Re: EMD SD7 & SD9 -- preservation scorecard
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:51 am 

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Brian Norden wrote:
Is there a list of preserved SD7 and SD9 units to review?

Starter list of units at museums per Wikipedia.

SD7 Central of Georgia 201, Virginia Museum of Transportation
SD7 Southern Pacific 1518, Illinois Railway Museum

SD9 Burlington Northern 6234, Minnesota Transportation Museum
SD9 Nevada Northern 204, Nevada Northern RR Museum
SD9 Southern Pacific 4404, Western Pacific RR Museum in Portola
SD9 Southern Pacific 5472, Pacific Locomotive Association California
SD9 Nickel Plate Road 349, Mad River & Nickel Plate Railroad Museum
SD9 Great Northern 599, Skykomish, WA, depot museum


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 Post subject: Re: EMD SD7 & SD9 -- preservation scorecard
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:34 am 

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The Great Western here in Colorado has an SD9 however, it may be cut up soon. I have heard a museum was interested but the wheels are out of tolerance, the motor is needing work, the couplers need replacing, for a fact one is even missing... The last time it was moved was a little over 3 years ago, on its last move (dead in tow) from Longmont to Loveland. Another problem it has is when it had a rebuild the shop rewired it. Before it could haul 20 loads without any trouble, after it could only haul about 5.

Here is a picture:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/465796/\

The GW had another one, the 914, but it was scrapped a few years ago.

Here is a picture of the 914:
https://archive.li/rjc9e/de31e4cde65ae2 ... fe6200.jpg

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:12 am 

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Alas, Southern Pacific SD9 #4404 is no longer on the preserved list.

Hopefully she's enjoying a better post-preservation life than the #4450...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:32 am 

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Regarding the ex-CofG unit-are you sure it's at VMT? I was there this past weekend, and checked the roster online-it's not on display, FWIW:
http://www.vmt.org/collections/rail/diesel-locomotives/


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:22 am 

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John D wrote:
Regarding the ex-CofG unit-are you sure it's at VMT? I was there this past weekend, and checked the roster online-it's not on display, FWIW:
http://www.vmt.org/collections/rail/diesel-locomotives/


Some online listings still seem to show it as part of the collection (also shown as SR #197) and couldn't find anything about its disposal.

This is what it looked like at the VMT in October 2012.....

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:43 pm 

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The FWRHS has SD9 NKP358, currently undergoing cosmetic restoration, with the possibility of operation in it's future.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:56 pm 

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Project 358, an effort to restore our historic SD9 class diesel locomotive. The project will restore the locomotive's cosmetic appearance as it ran on the Nickel Plate Road and eventually return it to operational condition. The locomotive requires about $30,000 worth of mechanical work and replacement parts. When restored, the 358 will operate with the 765 where additional motive power is needed (as in push-pull operations), for Engineer for an Hour sessions and in a variety of other uses.

Built in 1957 for the Nickel Plate Road by Electro-Motive, no. 358 was constructed to replace the Berkshires and other steam power for the Nickel Plate Road. With 16 cylinders and six axles, it was originally assigned to the W&LE district hauling coal, the engines were eventually found in all kinds of service.

By the 1980's the engines were used in yard and local trains around Bellevue, Ohio. It operated for the railroad until the early 2000s and adapted for remote control use and later placed in storage.

In 2010, it was donated to the railroad historical society.

https://fortwaynerailroad.org/2017/07/historic-locomotive-restoration-earns-grant-from-steel-dynamics-inc/


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 Post subject: Re: EMD SD7 & SD9 -- preservation scorecard
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:53 am 

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The photo from Colorado brings back a wonderful memory. On a summer afternoon in about '84 or '85, I was driving home from work on northbound I-5 north of Albany, Oregon. The SP main parallels the freeway for several miles there. I looked to my left and there was a brace of three SP high hood SD-9 "Cadillacs" rolling along beside me with a full train easily keeping pace with the freeway. The crew looked happy from what I could see. Great memory.


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 Post subject: Re: EMD SD7 & SD9 -- preservation scorecard
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:20 pm 

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Revised.

SD7 Central of Georgia/SR 197, Virginia Museum of Transportation.
SD7 Southern Pacific 1518, Illinois Railway Museum

SD9 Burlington Northern 6234, Minnesota Transportation Museum
SD9 Nevada Northern 204, Nevada Northern RR Museum
SD9 Southern Pacific 5472, Pacific Locomotive Association, California
SD9 Nickel Plate Road 349, Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
SD9 Nickel Plate Road 358, Fort Wayne RHS
SD9 Great Northern 599, Skykomish, WA, depot museum


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