RailPictures.Net Photo: CSXT 6005 CSX Transportation (CSXT) EMD GP40-2 at Clifton Forge, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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CSX Transportation (CSXT) (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
Clifton Forge (more..)
Clifton Forge, Virginia, USA (more..)
January 25, 1996
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CSXT 6005 (more..)
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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As the sun drops (along with the temperature) at Clifton Forge, a GP40-2 idles---awaiting its next call to duty. An engineer will slide into the seat, turn on the generator field switch, release the independent brake, put the reverser into forward, notch her back, and the EMD will awaken from its coma. Until then, it just idles away, with the air compressor kicking on every now and then to keep the main reservoir charged. All in a day's work.
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