NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

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NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby ns3010 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:22 pm

I've been posting updates in the "Survivor Spottings" thread, but it's probably better to have a dedicated thread for the Conrail heritage unit. That way, there'll be a place to track it, without interfering with the "real blues."

8098 has arrived in Altoona in primer, awaiting paint. Photo by Dustin Faust, posted to AltoonaWorks Facebook page.
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby bluedash2 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:32 pm

Can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby ns3010 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:51 pm

bluedash2 wrote:Can't wait to see it finished.


Same here! :-)

Reported as going into the paint booth today.

Soon...
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby TAMR213 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:49 pm

8098 has made it out of the paint booth in a nice new coat of Blue! Photo by Dustin Faust:

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2945994
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby ns3010 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:36 pm

Sick! I'm hoping I'll be lucky enough to catch it on the Lehigh Line sometime.

I've heard that its first run will be on 11A to Conway, PA.
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby ns3010 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:15 pm

Full roster shot, not mine:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150627982784315&set=a.111336769314.98388.111336324314&type=1&theater

She's beautiful! I'm glad that NS is sticking to more accurate paint schemes, and they did a pretty good job here. The number on the cab seems to be the standard NS numbers, and it has "NS" under the number (just like a patch job), but, other than that, looks good to me!
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby ST214 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:54 am

I see NS kept the NS markings to a minimum, unlike UP which plastered UP all over theirs.
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby ns3010 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:33 am

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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby charlie6017 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:07 pm

Thanks for posting.........she looks great!

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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby mainetrain » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:29 am

Why is the top of the short hood black?
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby charlie6017 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:15 am

Reduction of sun glare......this was a common Conrail practice.

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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby atsf sp » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:43 am

Are they only going to run this unit on ex-conrail lines i wonder?
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby charlie6017 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:23 pm

atsf sp wrote:Are they only going to run this unit on ex-conrail lines i wonder?


I think it's safe to say that all Heritage Units will be used system-wide......

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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby waldwickrailfan » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:52 pm

charlie6017 wrote:
atsf sp wrote:Are they only going to run this unit on ex-conrail lines i wonder?


I think it's safe to say that all Heritage Units will be used system-wide......

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It was on a COAL train today....I knew NS would retrict them to the coal fields.....
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Re: NS 8098- Conrail Heritage ES44AC

Postby ns3010 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:55 pm

waldwickrailfan wrote:
charlie6017 wrote:
atsf sp wrote:Are they only going to run this unit on ex-conrail lines i wonder?


I think it's safe to say that all Heritage Units will be used system-wide......

Charlie


It was on a COAL train today....I knew NS would retrict them to the coal fields.....


Just because its first run just so happened to be a coal train means nothing. It's not going to stay there forever. No need to freak out over it. :-)

At the risk of getting off topic... 8098 won't be the only heritage unit for long...
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