HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby charlie6017 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:02 am

As of 9:05 AM, the above-mentioned NS #911 is reported heading west on train #205 at Mentor, OH. Generally speaking,
doesn't NS ping-pong the power a few times on trains 205/206? Hopefully we'll see #911 back in NY State again on 206.

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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby C2629 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:06 am

Sometimes they will run the power on multiple trips back and forth, but not always the case. If 911 comes back on 206 it will terminate at Buffalo and then who knows what its next assignment will be.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby charlie6017 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:48 pm

Oh that's right, I forgot 205/206 originate and terminate at Buffalo now. Guess I better plan to set-up west of Buffalo
if I plan to get a shot of it -- of course, that's IF it turns on 206 again.

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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:47 pm

NS 205 and 206 have been spotted east of Buffalo over the past month or so on an irregular basis, but it's probably a much safer bet to set-up west of Buffalo.

BTW, the LV unit was on NS 23K today, as the 2nd unit of 3. Already long gone, though.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:29 am

After spending several days in greater Buffalo, the Pennsy unit #8102 is leading NS 310 today. The train was last seen in Gang Mills a little over an hour ago, awaiting a fresh crew -as per the HU website.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:56 pm

The Pennsy unit #8102 led NS 310 through Owego about 20 minutes ago.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby charlie6017 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:16 pm

Norfolk Southern #1069 (Virginian) is leading CSX train Q384 en route to Selkirk. Last reported in Cleveland as of 4:51 PM
eastern time (Heritage Units Website), so it'll make its way across Western NY under the cover of darkness.

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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby BR&P » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:42 pm

That thing gets around. I saw it very early in the month going through Cleveland, TN.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby charlie6017 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:23 am

It's crazy how quickly their power gets all over the place!

Q384 must have done work in Cleveland or Buffalo (both?), because the 1069 went through the Rochester area
around 7:30 this morning. For those with Facebook, there are a couple good shots from people who got out early
this morning.

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