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  by Engineer Spike
 
I saw the CSX Contrail tribute unit up close recently. I was on a transfer run from D&H Kenwood, to Selkirk. They seemed to be having a family day. In the area by the former administration building, they had carnival rides set up. The Contrail unit was pulling a theater inspection car around the yard.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Come on, Uncle Warren. "Get with the program"!

Your Warbonnet C-44's acquired just as the BNSF merger was consummated, are now getting a little shopworn. No doubt, your existing livery was selected for its durability.
  by NHV 669
 
And Monon as well:

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  by Jeff Smith
 
New York Central (as noted above) CSX page: https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-us/ ... ge-series/


January 3, 2024 - A CSX locomotive commemorating the New York Central Railroad has become the eighth unit in CSX’s heritage locomotive fleet.

Designated CSX 1853 in recognition of the year the NYC was founded, the newest heritage unit was repainted in a special design combining the current CSX colors with the traditional gray and white of the NYC system. The NYC heritage unit has been placed into regular revenue service, proudly carrying the NYC colors across the CSX network.

All of the heritage unit paint schemes have been created at the CSX Waycross Locomotive Shop, where employees performed the challenging work of applying the unique designs. Click below to watch a video of CSX 1853 rolling out of the Waycross shop and hear employees describe the 22-day effort to repaint the unit.

At its height, the New York Central system encompassed more than 11,000 track miles and provided vital transportation service between New England and the Midwest. It merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad to become the Penn Central in 1968 and later became part of Conrail.

A majority of former NYC lines were acquired by CSX in 1998, and today CSX employees continue to operate trains across the primary NYC routes that have been carrying freight and supporting the U.S. economy for more than a century.
  by NHV 669
 
And now the Family Lines unit is out, CSXT 1972:

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  by NHV 669
 
Western Maryland is out:
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  by NHV 669
 
1875 - P&LE is out:
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  by west point
 
Just a personal preference. These are not real heritage units with the regular CSX nose on all the unite. Cannot imagine an ACL purple people eater with a CSX nose.