NS Completes Repainting Classic UP Locomotive

Norfolk Southern has completed repainting former Union Pacific DDA40X No. 6944 at its Juniata shops in Altoona, Pa.

The 6936 is the last remaining DDA40X in operation today and is used in special excursion service.

NS painted the locomotive as part of agreement with the St. Louis-based Museum of Transportation, the locomotive’s owner.
The unit left the museum bound for Altoona in July 2014.

The twin-engine, 6,600 horsepower Electro-Motive Division DDA40X locomotives were used on UP between 1969 and 1984.

Thirteen of the 47 units in the series were donated for public display in parks and museums.

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