SD45's (NW Mailing List)

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Sat Sep 13 16:18:38 EDT 2008

N&W and Southerns SD45s were retired en masse in 1986-88... some as early as 83. The SD45 slug mothers and RP-E6 slugs were leased to the W&LE in 1988, returned and retired in 1992.

The SD45s were a victim of economics... when you figure on average they used 15% more fuel than an SD40, cost maybe 15% more to maintain, yet could pull no more than an SD40...

Robb Fisher

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