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  • Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
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  by Missyg24
 
Wabash was in Enola friday.
CNJ was in the shops in Enola friday.
Dlw came from Baltimore to Enola (early friday morning) bound west toward Altoona (saturday mid day).
  by Gadfly
 
Missyg24 wrote:Wabash was in Enola friday.
CNJ was in the shops in Enola friday.
Dlw came from Baltimore to Enola (early friday morning) bound west toward Altoona (saturday mid day).

Were they hauling cans of "Altoona"? :) :) :)
  by MEC407
 
There's a "new" NS heritage unit, and boy is it a beauty!

Photo by Casey Thomason:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=520846" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Gadfly
 
MEC407 wrote:There's a "new" NS heritage unit, and boy is it a beauty!

Photo by Casey Thomason:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=520846" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Ah, yes! How that brings back the memories!! "Order # 405(four naught five) to Engine 3170 (thirty one seventy & Engine 5005 (fifty naught five) Coupled, Yard and Yardmaster, Conductor French. (period). Engines 3170 (thirty one seventy) & 5005 (Fifty naught five) runs extra Charlotte Junction (spell) to Arrowood Yard (spell) not protecting against Extra (spell) trains. (Period)." ........................................... "Southern Gives a Green Light to Innovations." "Look Ahead, Look South"! Second Trick Operator full of Hot Shot Pig trains. Seems like yesterday! :-)
  by MEC407
 
I heard that too, but apparently it's not true, at least according to NS.

Here's another shot of the new/old beauty:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/521212" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by MEC407
 
Photo by Casey Thomason:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=522206" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by amtrakhogger
 
Will there be a D&H heritage unit?
  by MEC407
 
That would be nice. An ES44AC would look great in D&H lightning stripes.
  by Marty Feldner
 
They didn't do a Lehigh & Hudson River unit- which was one of the six roads that formed Conrail. Why would they do D&H?
  by MEC407
 
I think the original question was related to the fact that NS is in the process of purchasing the southern half of the D&H from CP. Whether or not NS would do a heritage unit for the D&H, I have no idea. Stranger things have happened, though.
  by scottychaos
 
Marty Feldner wrote:They didn't do a Lehigh & Hudson River unit- which was one of the six roads that formed Conrail. Why would they do D&H?
They probably didnt do a L&HR unit because NS is not operating on any L&HR trackage..
So yes, L&HR went into Conrail, but L&HR is really no part of NS at all..not enough to warrant a heritage unit anyway! ;)
(they might own the track around Warwick, but they aren't operating it..NYSW operates it.)

When NS takes over Scranton to Albany from CP, the section from Binghamton to Albany is original D&H mainline,
and Binghamton to Scranton was original DL&W, then became D&H..
so it would make sense for them to do a D&H heritage unit..although we dont know if they are planning to add new units
to the "heritage program" as new trackage is acquired..my guess would be no, they are not planning that.

Scot
  by MEC407
 
True, although no one imagined they'd do an in-kind rebuild of a high-nose SD40 and repaint it in SOU colors... so I stand by my "stranger things have happened" comment. :wink:
  by CN9634
 
Consider who still owns the D&H.... CP is not giving up the image or company just part of the trackage.


In the random thought department, does anyone else see the NYC heritage unit as the black sheep? Whenever I see NYC in the post-Conrail/PC world I think CSX. I know NS does have some old NYC trackage but it's strange. Same goes for PRR and CSX but they have yet to make a heritage program.
  by MEC407
 
Yes, I've thought the same thing... and that's why it wouldn't shock me if NS did a DH unit. It seems to be more about the heritage of the tracks they run on than about strictly corporate heritage.
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