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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK EASYSHARE M1033 DIGITAL CAMERA
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SD40-2 by Silverwolf-1ofmany SD40-2 by Silverwolf-1ofmany
This is the Electro-Motive SD40-2--the best-selling diesel-electric locomotive of all time. Almost five thousand were built, and better than two thirds of them are still at work. The SD40-2 is the locomotive that put EMD on the map in the late 70's for class I railroads. It was powerful, fuel efficient, reliable, and dependable, and is still all of those things today. CSX maintains one of the largest operable fleets today, over 500 units. This is class leader number 8000 basking in the sun near Brandon, Florida. You can't really see them, but she has dual air conditioners mounted on her cab roof, a feature unique to the SD40-2's that live in the area and never go very far.

AHHH I finally get a proper photograph of the venerable SD40-2! :la: I'm so happy :XD: I saw more of these guys on Saturday than I have in the whole rest of my railfanning career!
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:iconeyepilot13:
eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Possum-luver Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I really need to go down to the local yard and get some pics of our local CSX units. this one probably passes through as i dont live but 1 or 2 hours from florida lol
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This particular unit, class leader 8000, only ever leaves Mulberry for major service. She's stationed there semi-permanently. :)
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Nice shot!
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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wolfnut2985 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks like it's been recabed.
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope, that's original. Ex-Seaboard, with the nose headlights!
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wolfnut2985 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh. I never knew that.
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, the ex-Chessie etc. ones have the headlights mounted on top of the cab, over the windshields. :)
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great shot!

Though, for the record, BNSF has the largest operating fleet of SD40-2s, numbering over 600 operating units. BN alone brought nearly just that much to the table when the merger occurred in '96/'97, and ATSF had about 300 itself.

To quote Sully :iconsullivan1985:, SD40-2s will be farting around the rails of North America for a long damn time to come. ;P
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:iconeyepilot13:
eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The only BNSF SD40-2 I ever see anymore is the 1795!
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, I am rather proud of this one :icongrin--plz:

Hence, why I said 'one of the largest fleets'. LOL, I am well aware that BNSF has SD40's coming out of their ears (and every other orifice xD)
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
:lmao:
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Boo-coo SD40-2's :XD:
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LordNegaduck Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Looks awesome!! Very nice angle too!!
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank ye :bow:
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:iconlordnegaduck:
LordNegaduck Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
You're Very Welcome :D
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Photographer
Yay, you have posted here.

I really love your photography skills. The angles and vibrancy you have are astounding! <3
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, I do try :XD:
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Photographer
And you're very good at it. ^^
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
YAY :la:
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