HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:59 pm

The CNJ unit is the 2nd loco on NS 36T this afternoon, and was spotted at Gang Mills a little over an hour ago.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:51 pm

The 1st NS heritage unit to pass over the new Letchworth viaduct was #1074. The Lackawanna unit is trailing on NS 36T, which was subseqently spotted near Horseheads a couple hours ago.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 pm

Since NS W10 has been the subject of discussion recently, I guess it's fitting that #1070 aka the Wabash unit is leading the train today. According to the HU website, W10 was spotted in Depew this morning.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:26 am

Since Penn Central has been the subject of discussion recently, I guess it is appropriate NS #1073 is in NY right now. The Penn Central unit is leading NS 28N. The train was spotted in Brocton at 2:01 AM. Because 28N normally makes a stop in Buffalo, I'm guessing the PC unit will run on the Tier in daylight.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby C2629 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:29 pm

Past Dale at 1359. Short train moving fast.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Windseeker1 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:30 pm

The Penn Central unit made another appearance on the tier this afternoon. Photographer John Kucko caught it with his drone.
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For those of you not for familiar with John Kucko, he is a Rochester area newsman who also happens to be a railfan. He has been covering the construction of the new bridge at Letchworth and now the demolition of the old. He also had spectacular drone coverage of the derailment in Attica. I would highly recommend you follow his Facebook page as very few days go by without a spectacular rail related photo.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:24 am

The Central of Georgia unit is currently in Binghamton. Number 8101 led NS 310 into Binghamton yesterday.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:17 pm

The Pennsy unit #8102 is currently at Bison Yard, after leading NS 37T there yesterday morning.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby BR&P » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:54 pm

Saw that PRR unit in Chattanooga TN 2 weeks ago tomorrow. They do get around the system!
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:14 am

Definitely! The heritage units have taught me how NS cycles their locomotives. For example, the power that comes into Binghamton on NS 310 can be used on locals before heading west on NS 309.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby lvrr325 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:45 pm

Anybody thought to bug NS that now that they operate most of the former post-1976 D&H they should have a D&H heritage unit?
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:06 pm

lvrr325 wrote:Anybody thought to bug NS that now that they operate most of the former post-1976 D&H they should have a D&H heritage unit?


It's a great idea, I wish they would paint one of them up in D&H colors.

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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:21 am

IMO, somebody should make this suggestion to Andrew Fletcher. His drawings were influential in NS developing the heritage units.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue May 01, 2018 2:54 pm

The Central of Georgia unit is trailing on NS 28N this afternoon. The train spotted in Hornell at 2:37 per the HU website, so (barring a hold at CP Cam) #8101 is probably east of Corning now.
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Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed May 09, 2018 2:43 pm

The Norfolk Southern unit #8114 is leading NS 310 this afternoon, and was spotted heading eastbound in Owego nearly 45 minutes ago.
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