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Nofolk Southern in Spencer NC Heritage units from the Peoria Rails Yahoo Group

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Nofolk Southern in Spencer NC Heritage units from the Peoria Rails Yahoo Group
Posted by Bobster on Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:48 PM
From: Thomas L. Stennis III Subject: FW: [NorfolkSouthernHeritageUnits] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--NS Family Portrait To: "Thomas L. Stennis III" Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 12:41 AM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2012 Norfolk Southern Heritage locomotives to gather in North Carolina for July 4 `family portrait' NORFOLK, VA. – Norfolk Southern's Heritage locomotives will gather for a "family portrait" at the North Carolina Transportation Museum (NCTM) in Spencer, N.C., during the Fourth of July week. All 20 locomotives painted in the color schemes of predecessor railroads will be on display July 3 and 4. "This is the first and probably only chance we'll have to get all these locomotives together in one place at one time," said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. "We're proud of the role railroads play in keeping the country's economy strong, and July 4 is an opportune time to showcase that heritage of service and safety." "Having these engines gathered together is a phenomenon, not just an event," said NCTM Executive Director Samuel Wegner. "And the N.C. Transportation Museum's Bob Julian Roundhouse is obviously a great place to frame this `family portrait'. It's a great partnership with Norfolk Southern to host this historic occasion." Tickets for the event are $25 for adults and $15 for children in advance, and $30 for adults and $20 for children the day of the event. Children under 3 are free. Tickets will go on sale beginning May 21 at the NCTM's web site or by calling 704-636-2889, ext. 237. Norfolk Southern employees and retirees will be eligible for a $5 discount, with a limit of four tickets per purchase. Some restrictions may apply. Retirees must purchase tickets by phone to get the discount. The Fourth of July week was chosen because of the holiday and because demand for the locomotives in freight service temporarily will be reduced due to the traditional coal miners' holiday. In a related event, on Saturday, July 7, the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Va., will unveil the refurbished Norfolk & Western 1776 locomotive, which was painted in a star-spangled color scheme to commemorate the nation's bicentennial in 1976 and has just been restored to its original luster.  The above is the originakl news release.Please forward this to all who may be interested. Tim Vana Omaha,NE [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Modeling in N scale: Rock Island freight and passenger, with a touch of  the following;  Wabash Cannon Ball,  CB&Q passenger, and ATSF freight and passenger.   I played in Peoria (Heights).

 

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