Juniata Diesel Conversions
MT-6/SD40/SD38/New Build to RPU6/RPU6D
for Norfolk Southern


45 units total (32 by Juniata - 2 of which were built new, 13 by Roanoke)

Detailed Information for this rebuild program in PDF format

Rebuilt From		Rebuilt As		Rbld	Shop		Notes
NS 975 MT-6		NS 850 RPU6		 6/04	Juniata
NS 984 MT-6		NS 851 RPU6		 1/05	Juniata
NS 971 MT-6		NS 852 RPU6		 4/05	Juniata
NS 981 MT-6		NS 853 RPU6		 8/05	Juniata
NS 977 MT-6		NS 854 RPU6		 9/05	Juniata
NS 982 MT-6		NS 855 RPU6		10/05	Juniata
NS 972 MT-6		NS 856 RPU6		12/05	Juniata
NS 985 MT-6		NS 857 RPU6		 1/06	Juniata
NS 974 MT-6		NS 858 RPU6		 5/06	Juniata
NS 983 MT-6		NS 859 RPU6		 5/06	Juniata
NS 970 MT-6		NS 860 RPU6		 6/06	Juniata
NS 980 MT-6		NS 861 RPU6		 8/06	Juniata
NS 978 MT-6		NS 862 RPU6		 9/06	Juniata
NS 979 MT-6		NS 863 RPU6		 1/07	Juniata
NS 973 MT-6		NS 864 RPU6		 3/07	Juniata
NS 976 MT-6		NS 865 RPU6		 4/07	Juniata
NS 990 RP-E6Y		NS 866 RPU6		 8/09	Juniata
NS 991 RP-E6Y		NS 867 RPU6		 8/09	Juniata
NS 992 RP-E6Y		NS 868 RPU6		 8/09	Juniata
NS 993 RP-E6Y		NS 869 RPU6		 9/09	Juniata
NS 1586 SD40		NS 870 RPU6		 9/06	Juniata
NS 1590	SD40		NS 871 RPU6		 3/07	Roanoke
NS 1593 SD40		NS 872 RPU6		 7/07	Roanoke
NS 1589 SD40		NS 873 RPU6		 9/07	Juniata
NS 1595 SD40		NS 874 RPU6		10/07	Juniata
NS 1587 SD40		NS 875 RPU6		12/07	Roanoke
NS 1591 SD40		NS 876 RPU6		12/07	Juniata
NS 1585 SD40		NS 877 RPU6		 2/08	Juniata
NS 1592 SD40		NS 878 RPU6		 4/08	Roanoke
NS 1584 SD40		NS 879 RPU6		 5/08	Roanoke
NS 1594 SD40		NS 880 RPU6		 7/08	Roanoke
NS 3815 SD38		NS 881 RPU6		 7/08	Roanoke
NS 3820	SD38		NS 882 RPU6		 9/08	Roanoke
NS 3814 SD38		NS 883 RPU6		 9/08	Roanoke
NS 3802 SD38		NS 884 RPU6		11/08	Roanoke		Stripped of useable parts at Juniata, sent to Roanoke for conversion
NS 1582 SD40		NS 885 RPU6		11/08	Roanoke
NS 1583 SD40		NS 886 RPU6		 1/09	Roanoke
NS 1581 SD40		NS 887 RPU6		 2/09	Roanoke
NS 1619 SD40		NS 888 RPU6		 4/15	Juniata		Originally stripped down 6/2008 for a proposed SD40/SD40-2 rebuild program
new frame		NS 889 RPU6D		 2/16	Juniata		New frame supplied by Curry Rail; equipped with dynamic brake, not equipped with remote control
new frame		NS 890 RPU6D		 4/16	Juniata		New frame supplied by Curry Rail; equipped with dynamic brake, not equipped with remote control
UP 3108 SD40-2		NS 891 RPU6D		 6/16	Juniata		Originally MP 6035; frame stripped elsewhere and shipped to Altoona; equipped with dynamic brake and remote control
UP 7898 SD40-2		NS 892 RPU6D		12/16	Juniata		Originally MP 3216; frame stripped elsewhere and shipped to Altoona
UP 7897 SD40-2		NS 893 RPU6D		12/16	Juniata		Originally MP 6060 (f/n 796311-7); frame stripped elsewhere and shipped to Altoona
UP 3455 SD40-2		NS 894 RPU6D		12/16	Juniata		Originally MKT 609 (f/n 776133-3); frame stripped elsewhere and shipped to Altoona

Former numbers for units not yet frame checked and especially for those not completed are always 'suspect' and are listed for entertainment only.

UP 3368 SD40-2		NS xxx RPU6D					Frame determined to be too damaged to use, then set aside


Work Done:
- Complete overhaul/rewiring (ex-MT-6s)
- Pilots modified from three steps to four (ex-MT-6s)
- Some received remote control equipment
- Complete conversion to new slug
- Concrete added for weight

Notes:
- MT-6s rebuilt from RSD-12s & RSD-15s
- RP-E6Ys rebuilt from RSD-12s
- 850-888 setup to operate with SD38-2 3821 and SD40-2 masters 6178-6205
- 889-892 setup to operate with SD33ECO masters
- 850-879 painted by the Juniata paintshop
- 880-887 painted by the Chattanooga paintshop
- 888-894 painted by the Juniata paintshop

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