NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

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NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:42 pm

The LV heritage unit was trailing on NS 206 this afternoon. Several reports placed #8104 at GB Diamond in Blasdell around 3:30 PM and Bison Yard shortly before sunset. I am not sure whether #8104 will go east or west from Bison. This is the 1st time the LV unit has come to NY state.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:15 am

No luck for NYers with the LV unit- #8104 led NS 205 out of Buffalo on the former NKP main early this morning.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:12 pm

Here we go again- the LV heritage unit is trailing on NS 206 this afternoon. The train was in northwestern PA an hour ago and should get the Buffalo area before dark. There is a sense of deja vu with #8104 being on the former NKP main, as the original LV units rode those rails as part of the power pools with NKP/N&W back in the day.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:49 pm

The LV unit is at Bison Yard now. The crew for NS 205 goes on duty around 3 AM. If #8104 is assigned to that train, she'll probably leave town before sunrise.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:48 pm

The LV unit left Buffalo before dawn as the lead engine for NS 206. The train is already in Ohio.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:27 am

Third time- #8104 is trailing on NS 206 again. The LV unit should arrive in greater Buffalo this afternoon.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby sd80mac » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:54 am

Matt Langworthy wrote:This is the 1st time the LV unit has come to NY state.


I thought that it came up to NYS on 30/31T or 10/11T. and was turned around and send back from Bingo. Or it was on 12/13T. It happened during first or early 2nd year of Heritage units. Maybe I'm wrong...
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:42 am

I think you're confusing the LV unit with the Pennsy unit, which has been in NY. The LV unit unit was never on 12T or 13T -the foam would have been waist deep if that had happened.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:33 am

NBS #4000 (DC to AC unit) is leading NS 206 today. The train was spotted in Indiana a few hours ago, so I expect #4000 will arrive in Buffalo by late afternoon or early evening.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby BR&P » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:14 am

Matt Langworthy wrote:NBS #4000 (DC to AC unit) is leading NS 206 today.


Is that one of those partnerships between trucking and the railroads?

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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:56 pm

LOL!!! You do need to join FB, sir. Punny memes abound there.

On a more serious note, the initial report of NS #4000 for today was erroneous on the HU website. The unit is actually on NS 24N, which will not come to Buffalo.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby BR&P » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:11 pm

That was no Facebook meme, there actually was such a company. I believe they were bought out or merged with another outfit and no longer roam the highways, but their trucks truly did carry that logo and name, and that's the tru....that's NBS!

As for such a loco, well, I suppose it would be a candidate for some fun on an HO set even if there is no real-world prototype. :wink:
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby el3625 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:06 pm

It is true, I have seen these truck trailers in real life on the interstates, I worked for Penndot for 33+ years. I thought they were pretty funny. Should model one in ho for the layout.

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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:53 am

Takes on a whole new meaning parked next to a Campbell Express trailer.
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Re: NS heritage units on the Lake Erie District

Postby sd80mac » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:58 am

I had seen the trailer with that logo...
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