• how many of you have seen a heritage unit in person

  • 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 Dewoc19
 
2 Heritage untis this morning. First was NS 8025 Monongahela on 64R heading back East to Delaware, stopped on the BN @ 18th & Western

Next was NS 1070 Wabash on Z5R heading west to North Dakota, also caught this one on the BN @ 18th & Western.

Wabash (x3) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Today observed Wabash liveried NS 1007 on a return WB oil train @ MP 18.32 at about 4PM
  by Dewoc19
 
NS 8114 Norfolk Southern (Original) leading 65R @ 18th & Western on the BN in Chicago, IL


Wabash (x3) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
Norfolk Southern - 65R
  by Dewoc19
 
NS 1070 Wabash was on Z4R @ 18th & Western yesterday in Chicago going East back to Reybold, DE. It was 2nd of 3 units with a BN unit 3rd out and no DPU


Wabash (x4) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R, Z4R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
Norfolk Southern - 65R
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Today, observed the 'original' Norfolk Southern running as second unit unit passing BNSF Chi Sub MP 18.32 with an Eastbound 'Train 1267' (oil).
  by Dewoc19
 
3 heritage units yesterday, first was NS 8114 Norfolk Southern (Original) trailing on Z4R going back East to Reybold, DE at 18th & Western on the BN in Chicago

Next was NS 1067 Reading leading on 65W also @ 18th & Western going West to ND

Lastly was Amtrak 42 Veterans, trailing locomotive heading East on a train and destination unknown going past BN Cicero Yard


Wabash (x4) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R, Z4R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
Norfolk Southern (x2) - 65R, Z4R
Reading - 65W
Amtrak (Veterans) - Unknown Symbol
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
It appears, Mr. Dewoc, that we observed the same train yesterday.

Thanks for expanding the information with your report of train's symbol and routing.

A trivial wondering on my part; why, at least when interlined with BNSF, are these units always trailing? Could it be that, if they are to get banged up at, say, an X-ing incident, let it happen on home rails rather than foreign?
  by Dewoc19
 
Gilbert, thats not the case at all, typically the train (say for arguments sake) going East pulls into the oil refinery, the reason the engine would be trailing coming back is they dont have a place to wye/spin the power or its not a loop track where they just continuously pull through a track that makes a loop and heads back the opposite direction. The power will train usually when they pull in and cut away from the train and then run down an adjacent track in the opposite direction they pulled in and then tie back onto the train at the opposite end
  by Dewoc19
 
UP 1995 Chicago & Northwestern (C&NW) was leading going East on the ZLAAH to NS Ashland Ave Yard today in Chicago, IL


Wabash (x4) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R, Z4R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
Norfolk Southern (x2) - 65R, Z4R
Reading - 65W
Amtrak (Veterans) - Unknown Symbol
UP Chicago & Northwestern (C&NW) - ZLAAH
  by Dewoc19
 
NS 1067 Reading was 3rd unit facing West on U ELUNSW0 30T (NS 64W) @ 18th & Western, CSX 987 leading, NS 1043 2nd unit with NS 1067 3rd out, no DPU back East to Reybold, DE


Wabash (x4) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R, Z4R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
Norfolk Southern (x2) - 65R, Z4R
Reading (x2) - 65W, U ELUNSW0 30T (64W)
Amtrak (Veterans) - Unknown Symbol
UP Chicago & Northwestern (C&NW) - ZLAAH
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Mr. Dewoc, just think if this home were mine, I could have as many sightings of Heritage units as you do. I'm further up the street.

Once it was owned by a railfan who had an 'observatory' in the Dining Room. The family that owns it today could care less about trains.
  by Dewoc19
 
So thats why you make them an offer they cant refuse.

I dont live at 18th & Western, if I did, I would probably have caught every HU to ever go through there, I have missed my fair share of them
  by Dewoc19
 
NS 8099 Southern led 31Q along with NS 8134 (ES44AC) to NS Calumet yard from Elkhart to Chicago


Wabash (x4) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R, Z4R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
Norfolk Southern (x2) - 65R, Z4R
Reading (x2) - 65W, U ELUNSW0 30T (64W)
Amtrak (Veterans) - Unknown Symbol
UP Chicago & Northwestern (C&NW) - ZLAAH
Southern - 31Q
  by waldwickrailfan
 
as of last night:

PRR (H8K in 2012)
PC x2 (64J in 2012, H8K last night)
NW (20W in January)
CR (H8K in May)
RDG (18N in August)
VGN (20K in June)
CNJ (212 on Thursday)
CofG (20W in July)
LV (18N in June)
  by Dewoc19
 
NS 8114 Norfolk Southern (Original) was the DPU on 65R heading west to 18th & Western on the BN, Engine was facing West going through Whiting, IN


Wabash (x4) - 64R, Unassigned, Z5R, Z4R
Interstate (x2) - 65R, 65R
Illinois Terminal - 65R
Conrail - Light Power
Honoring Our Veterans - Light Power
Monongahela (x2) - 64R, 64R
Central of Georgia - 23Z
Norfolk Southern (x3) - 65R, Z4R, 65R
Reading (x2) - 65W, U ELUNSW0 30T (64W)
Amtrak (Veterans) - Unknown Symbol
UP Chicago & Northwestern (C&NW) - ZLAAH
Southern - 31Q
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