The C40-8.5W is a Norfolk Southern rebuild of Norfolk Southern C40-8's. Rebuilds have begun in Roanoke Shops where NS has replaced the original "Standard" or "Spartan" cabs with custom NS Crescent Cabs which is the same cab used on SD60E's. However one C40-8.5W has recieved a GE Widecab instead(can be viewed on the top of the page). To add on to the new cabs, Roanoke shops has improved electrical wiring and more innovated 7FDL16 Prime Movers with added split cooling for Tier 1+ emission standards. Electronic systems such as electronic fuel injection systems will replace older systems in the older Dash 8's. The current scheduled rebuilds are for 84 Dash 8's.
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TheGE (General Electric) C40-8 (Dash 8-40C, C40-8C, or simply Dash 8) is a type of six-axle...