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Frozen SD50

Though it's difficult to see in this picture, everything is coated in a layer ice after the previous night's ice storm. Q329's crew has had a rough trip across the state, dealing with slippery rails, malfunctioning crossings and a sick 8613, which went into "limp mode" and wouldn't load beyond notch 6. Finally almost at the end of their journey, the dynamic brake is howling as the train rolls into Grand Rapids. 8613 is one of 14 SD50-3s that, as of yet, will not be sold off in the mass exodus of SD50 and SD60 types in early 2019.

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Taken on January 15, 2019