Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by dedm30junk » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:03 pm

The unit is done it looks great.Please stop complaining about the size of the worm on the nose of the unit. Its a heritage unit and it was done right to me. Whats wrong next with the unit? People please just like what Norfolk Southern has done with all these units. They brought back the past and lets enjoyed it.

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by NJRAIL1256 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:10 pm

Nothing special about the PC unit. Looks like all they had to do is change the decals from NS to PC. Boring.

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by MEC407 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:20 pm

Well, that's how Penn Central units looked: boring. So it's an accurate representation.

Now they just need to find a way for the unit to derail itself while standing still, and the illusion will be complete! :P
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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by 161pw165 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:48 pm

Ouch.....

Bet it would look great swaying back and forth on the old PC Ohio trackage.

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by Big Bri » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:10 pm

If I'm making an ACCURATE observation about the unit then how is that complaining?
Did NS not haul back to the paint booth the LV unit to accurately fix the nose decals and paint???

Am I grateful that there's a PC heritage unit? You're damn right I am! But accuracy has been the standard by which NS has been
painting these units.

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by MEC407 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:20 pm

It seems to me that they ought to make a minor adjustment to the Conrail unit, then. The "CONRAIL" on the nose seems too small and has looked odd to me from the very beginning.

Not a complaint, just an observation.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by Big Bri » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:25 pm

A very correct observation..........a few of us CR fans have noticed that as well.

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by 161pw165 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:29 pm

Maybe if the Conrail Historical Society did what the LV's did, then possibly the nose could be corrected while the CR unit is down for mechanical repair. Just a thought.....

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by terminalfanatic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:39 pm

Norfolk Southern's eighteenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie.

http://railpictures.net/photo/401700/

...or if your prefer the Photoshopped version better...

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv28 ... 6923_n.jpg

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:09 pm

Shouldn't the PC units be in some kind of garrish yellow and green or blue?
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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by scottychaos » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:13 pm

I LOVE the PC unit! :)
very cool..
(my only memories of PC were a few remaining black PC units when I started photographing Conrail as a teenage railfan in 1984)
they helped me learn the railroad history of my area (southern tier and Western NY)
I have never had any reason to "hate" PC..to me, PC is simply interesting railroad history..
(I dont like the photoshopped version with the red & white..the real version is much better)

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by tahawus84 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:21 pm

i love the PC unit!! the problem is they all look so great i really cant pic a favorite but pc is one of the best!

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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by workextra » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:15 am

Regardless of the minor details being a bit off, NS did a amazing job on all the heritage units. Out of 18 units only one (LV) had to get corrected and had the most flaws. The issues with the (CR) unit and the (PC) unit are not that big of a deal and are 99.9% accurate.
THANK YOU NS!! The heritage units look great and are a nice touch to your roster and for your 30 years of service.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by MEC407 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:24 am

Put on your sunglasses, folks... here comes Illinois Terminal!

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/401776/
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Re: Norfolk Southern Heritage Units.

Post by grumpyoldman » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:35 pm

Are there any resources on the Web to help track the whereabouts of specific heritage units. I would really like to see and photograph 1068 (the Erie unit)? I spend some time in Sullivan County NY and would certainly trek to Bingo or Eastern PA if there were a chance of a sighting.

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