Reading Heritage Unit Out

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Reading Heritage Unit Out

Post by glennk419 » Wed May 23, 2012 7:55 pm


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Re: Reading Heritage Unit Out

Post by Franklin Gowen » Wed May 23, 2012 9:50 pm

That is absolutely outstanding! Much better than I thought it might turn out. Kudos to Norfolk Southern for making this happen. That pic isn't even a day old; you can't capture a locomotive paint-job too much closer to "new" than that.

The other NS heritage units, while with plenty of appeal of their own, seem somewhat drab when compared to this one. But what else would you expect from the Reading??? :-D
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Re: Reading Heritage Unit Out

Post by jrevans » Thu May 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Yeah, they did a great job. From what I understand the RCT&HS supplied NS with detailed information about the scheme, and it sure looks like they used that information.

Fantastic job NS!

Now if we could find a way to sneak it onto the Bethlehem Branch.... ;)
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Re: Reading Heritage Unit Out

Post by amtrakhogger » Thu May 24, 2012 2:15 pm

Convince CSX to have a run through on the New York Branch with the 1067 leading!
You think that was slow? Next time it will be even slower! Ya see, the headlight will be coming through the steam and its
never gonna get there!

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