Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Wow! This unit hasn't been around too terribly long and it has already been beat up quite a bit. This is a Kansas City Southern de Mexico SD70ACe in the "Retro Belle" scheme on the Denver to Kansas City manifest.
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User Comments (3)

Posted By Joe Snider On Sunday, January 4, 2009 At 6:07:38 PM (PT)

Seems doubtful that any normal operating condition could produce such paint damage. Must be a mishap of some kind. Serious leadage in the exhaust sytem which is under the hood at that point collecting and moveing exhaust forward to the turbo and out to a0tmosphere could be an explanation. Such a severe leak would cause the governor to go into rebalance account of severely low air box pressure. Rebalance would cut back the fuel racks to account for the air shortage but couldn't restore proper A/F raatio for a large leak.  

Posted By Webmaster On Sunday, January 4, 2009 At 3:04:23 PM (PT)

Doug, I'm not sure if the unit actually caught fire, or if it just ran a little too hot at one point and burned the paint off.

Posted By Doug Young On Sunday, January 4, 2009 At 8:48:03 AM (PT)

Did this unit catch on fire at some point?

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Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 2:15:32 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Yard Shots

Milepost or Control Point
38th Street

Train Information
Kansas City Southern de Mexico
Unit Number
KCSM 4094


Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
80 mm
1/200 seconds

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