The following are the most prevalent Norfolk Southern diesel locomotives in use as of 2022, summarized from Chris Toth's excellent Norfolk Southern Diesel Locomotive Roster.

Road numbers in bold are in the author's collection.

 

Quantity
Active
Road Numbers Notes HO Model

624

and increasing

4000-4625

4278

The GE AC44C6M is a 4,400-horsepower diesel locomotive that was built by GE Transportation Systems, and rebuilt by GE, American Motive Power, Inc., and Norfolk Southern's Juniata and Roanoke Shops, starting in September 2015. The AC44C6M retains the 16-cylinder 7FDL-16 prime mover used in the core locomotive prior to rebuilding, but features GE's alternating current 5GEB13B7 traction motors. Externally, the rebuilds have received new wide-nosed cabs and a new front hood section of the same design as on the ES44AC, while retaining the underframe and engine and radiator compartments of the original Dash 9 units. Internally, AC44C6M features a new under-floor air conditioner, cab signals, LSL, DPU systems, PTC, and ECP braking ability, a significant technological improvement from the GE Dash 9-40C units.

Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) is a significant operator of this model. All 124 of their remaining Dash 9-40C units, numbered 8764–8888 (excluding 8798, which was wrecked in 2018) were rebuilt from 2015 to 2018 and numbered 4000-4124.

The railroad plans to also upgrade all of its Dash 9–40CW units to the same standard.

4000-4005 painted in special DC to AC traction paint schemes (see Norfolk Southern).

Spotting vs. Dash 9-44CW: Nose door on engineers side; ladder on other. Two vent panels below engineer's window (vs. solid wall).

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Likely to come from ScaleTrains.com.

551

and decreasing

9246-9307

9310-9978

9915

The GE Dash 9-44CW is a 4,400 hp road switcher diesel-electric locomotive. Keeping in tradition with GE's locomotive series nicknames beginning with the "Dash 7" of the 1970s, the C44-9W was dubbed the "Dash 9" upon its debut in 1993.

Originally rated at 4,000 hp re-rated to 4,400 hp in 2013–2014.

The railroad plans to upgrade all of its Dash 9–40CW units to AC44C6M.

ScaleTrains.com 
(9739)

Athearn Genesis

InterMountain

308

and decreasing

varied

EMD SD40 2

The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000-horsepower (2,200 kW) C-C diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD from 1972 to 1989.

ScaleTrains.com

InterMountain 

Athearn

246 varied

GP38 2

The EMD GP38-2 is an American four-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division. Part of the EMD Dash 2 line, the GP38-2 was an upgraded version of the earlier GP38. Power is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generates 2,000 horsepower (1.5 MW).

Athearn Genesis

Atlas

Bachmann 

235

1000-1234

1036

The EMD SD70ACe is the successor to the SD70MAC with design changes to comply with emission standards. The engine fires with 15% lower internal pressure to improve emissions and features fewer internal components in the inverter.

Units 1065-1074 are painted in special heritage schemes (see Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives).

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Bachmann

MTH tooling was acquired by ScaleTrains.com

219 7500-7719

7647

The GE ES44DC (Evolution Series, 4400 HP, DC traction) replaced the Dash 9-44CW model in the General Electric catalogue.

Athearn Genesis

InterMountain 

184 8000-8184

4011

The GE ES44AC GEVO (Evolution Series, 4400 HP, AC traction) replaced the AC4400CW model in the General Electric catalogue.

Units 8025, 8098-8105, and 8114 painted in special heritage schemes (see Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives).

ScaleTrains.com 
(8102)

Broadway Limited

Bachmann 

InterMountain 

135

911

6900-7035

7035

The EMD/NS SD60E are rebuilt SD60 units with NS-designed widenose and cab.

xxx painted in "Honor Our Veterans" scheme and 911 in "Honoring First Responders" scheme.

Athearn Genesis 
84 3001-3102

imagesGP40 2

The EMD GP40-2 is a 4-axle diesel road switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division as part of its Dash 2 line between April 1972 and December 1986. The locomotive's power is provided by an EMD 645E3 16-cylinder engine which generates 3,000 horsepower (2.24 MW).

Atlas 

80

3600-3680

3621

The GE ET44AC Tier 4 GEVO (Evolution Series Tier 4, 4400 HP, AC traction) replaces the ES44AC model.

ScaleTrains.com
(3677)

InterMountain 

NOTES:

  • All EMD SD80MAC were sold in February 2020.
  • All EMD SD90MAC have been rebuilt as SD70ACU.