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Wed Feb 18 07:29:48 EST 2009

What's the advantage of running a low hood engine with the long hood
in front?

Ron Herfurth
1325 Oaktree Lane
Charlottesville, Va 22901

On Feb 17, 2009, at 10:50 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> John Hecker wrote:


>> In Russ Goodwin's e-mail's second paragraph he says that the

>> Highhood have the short hood as the front and the low hoods have

>> the long hood as front. Any ideas as to why the high hoods weren't

>> ordered as long hood forward?


> The high hood N&W SD40-2's *were* setup with dual control stands and

> the long hood designated as the front. The only N&W SD40-2's setup

> for short hood forward operation were the units in the last order,

> Nos. 6189-6207, which were also the only N&W SD40-2's setup with

> single control. All of the other low short hood SD40-2's were

> equipped with a bi-directional control stand with the long hood

> designated as the front.



> Chris Toth


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