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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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:30 am

The N&W unit is trailing on NS 310 today. The train was on the Lake Erie District last night, so #8103 should be on the Tier now.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby BR&P » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:57 am

Matt, you seem to stay on top of these units so I gotta ask - has western NY seen all the heritage units yet at one time or another, or are there still a few which have not showed up around here?
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:29 am

In terms of the original heritage units such as LV, Erie, PC, CNJ, etc. the answer is yes -all of them have visited NY. Some of the other special/heritage NS units listed on www.heritageunits.com haven't been here yet. This includes a couple of the specially painted DC to AC units and EL SD45-2 #1700.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby BR&P » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:11 am

Well, if the B&O heritage unit with the blue, gray and black-and-gold stripes ever comes along, I might have to go see that one! Think EHH will go for that? :wink:
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:40 am

I think I have a better chance of winning the Megamillions three times in a row and walking on the moon, than EHH authorizing a B&O heritage unit.

Getting back to NS, there is a chance that the N&W unit may stick around Binghamton for a while. NS often cycles power from 310 into the locals before sending the unit(s) west on 309.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:35 am

I know I'm late, but yesterday evening had not one but two heritage units on the Tier. NS 309 took #911 west as the 3rd unit, while NS 37T had the CNJ unit #1071 (not leading). Obviously, #911 won't be back for a while... but #1071 went to greater Buffalo. NS 36T is one of several possibilities for the CNJ unit's next assignment.
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