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The "high nosed" variant of the SD40-2 is so called due to the lack of any traditional low bonnet in front of the cab area. This restricts visibility from the cab by removing the two centre windows found on more standard SD40-2 types.


The Norfolk Southern Railway is a major Class 1 railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. The company operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, Canada. The most common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines across several states. The railroad also offers an extensive intermodal network in eastern North America.


The "high nosed" variant of the SD40-2 is so called due to the lack of any traditional low bonnet in front of the cab area. This restricts visibility from the cab by removing the two centre windows found on more standard SD40-2 types


Routes Featuring the NS SD40-2 High Nose;

Barstow to San Bernardino

Cats & Dogs

Storms have hit the Castle Rock region causing major flooding. Rescue a failed SD40-2 which became trapped by the rising flood water.

Cement Puzzle

You are sorting hoppers at Castle Rock. You have free reign of the yard to assemble the cards in the correct order.

Here to Help

A large shipment in two parts needs collecting from Larkspur Refinery and taken South. Drive two Norfolk Southern SD40-2s from Monument and complete the pickup.

Just Passing Through

A rare sight on the Cajon Pass! A Norfolk Southern service is Southbound for San Bernardino, adhering to a schedule.

Free Roam: Larspur in Fall

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SD40-2 HighNose

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