Built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in April 1971, 3170 was the first of 159 SD40 and SD40-2 units eventually rostered by the Southern, and she served for nearly forty years bef... (more)
During its last month of work, NS 3170 is moving a cut of cars around Andrews Yard. Shortly after departing from Columbia, news broke that the 3170 would be headed to Tennessee where it will live... (more)
NS exSouthern SD40 3170 and Southern GP30 2601 pose together at the old fuel rack area at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC following celebrations over the weekend for Nationa... (more)
NS exSouthern SD40 3170, Southern GP30 2601,FP7 6133, and E8A 6900 pose together at the old fuel rack area at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer NC following celebrations over the... (more)
P66 departs Columbia with the 3170 as they move right along past the rural Columbia outskirts.
Southern Railway's 1st SD40 No. 3170, restored into it's as ordered scheme; leads NS P42 from Gainsville, GA during a September evening as a thunderstorm builds in the distance. I was on my way do... (more)
Southern 3170 rolls westbound through Gadsden, SC on the NS SC-Line. Here, the train crosses over one of the many two lane roads that dot the run through the middle-of-nowhere South Carolina fore... (more)
P90 negotiates the sweeping curve on the north side of Westminster, SC with a classic paint scheme for these parts, #3170 on home rails again.
A string of power sits at the depot in Gainesville including Sou 3170, Ex CR 8303, and elder SD40-2 3428. The fresh Southern tuxedo paint looks very classy on 3170.
Southern vs Conrail Southern 3170 sits coupled to former Conrail D8-40C, NS 8303, at the Gainesville Depot awaiting future assignment.
My personal favorite unit on the NS roster, 3170, sits at Gainesville, GA on a restful night in early March.
A detailed view of the cab of NS/SOU 3170 reveals the features of the cab and an up-close look at the tuxedo colors.
On a mildly cool night in Gainesville, GA, NS/SOU 3170 rests at the depot awaiting future assignment to local service. There's nothing quite like seeing tuxedo highhoods out on the main in 2016!
The NS 3170 "Southern" and crew prepare to start building the P30 in the North Winston yard and it would later lead the train east on the K-Line.
While P11 out of Toyota awaits a crew, the Southern Railway SD40 sits at the milepost NE23 after being dropped by P16 for unknown reasons.