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  • What would you think if you found out that NS was going to paint some new ES44ACs in heritage paint schemes?  What would you think if you found out there were to be 27 of them, all different?

    -Don (Random stuff, mostly about trains - what else? http://blerfblog.blogspot.com/

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  • oltmannd

    What would you think if you found out that NS was going to paint some new ES44ACs in heritage paint schemes?  What would you think if you found out there were to be 27 of them, all different?

     

    I heard 18.

     

    Have to love rumors.

    "Dude, please stop.  You're giving me second-hand shame."

  • 18 or 27, it doesn't matter. Either way it is great. NS needs a little color - the more the better!

  • zugmann

     

    oltmannd:

     

    What would you think if you found out that NS was going to paint some new ES44ACs in heritage paint schemes?  What would you think if you found out there were to be 27 of them, all different?

     

     

     

    I heard 18.

     

    Have to love rumors.

    Saw schemes for 18 of them.  Other 9 on list.  Looking like more than a rumor at this point.  It's to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the NW-SOU merger...Although nothing's a sure bet until the paint's dry.

    Kind of explains the SOU Green GP59 getting painted black recently.

    I can remember 23 of them for sure.  I'm probably whiffing on some obvious ones...Will get the others on Friday...

    1. Sou (green)

    2. NW

    3. Wabash (Bluebird)

    4. NKP

    5. P&WV

    6.CR (not "Quality" - with white sill stripe)

    7. PC

    8. NYC (black lightening stripes)

    9. PRR (5 strip with keystone in circle)

    10. PRSL

    11. L&HR

    12. Erie (two tone green)

    13. Lackawanna

    14. EL

    15. CNJ

    16. LV (Cornell Red)

    17. Virginian (like the Trainmasters)

    18. orig Norfolk Southern

    19. TAG

    20. S&A (Sou black scheme)

    21. Central of Georgia (Passenger scheme)

    22. Reading ("Bee Line")

    23. New Haven (McGinnis)

    24. AC&Y??

    25.

    26.

    27.

     

    -Don (Random stuff, mostly about trains - what else? http://blerfblog.blogspot.com/

  • I would add N&W passenger colors (tuscan red with gold lettering) and the NKP Bluebird colors (the freight power was black with lots of yellow striping).

    Paul The commute to work may be part of the daily grind, but I get two train rides a day out of it.
  • Turns out the list I was looking at got pared to 18 and bit and spread to EMD's as well.  Check out today's RR news...

    Not too sure why New Haven made the list (other than they were part of PC).  NS doesn't turn a wheel on any ex-NH rail.  CNJ would have been a better choice.

    -Don (Random stuff, mostly about trains - what else? http://blerfblog.blogspot.com/

  • NKP scheme shown was black and yellow.  

    How about PC, though?  Really dull and well hated in it's day.  Is there any PC anything preserved as such anywhere?

    -Don (Random stuff, mostly about trains - what else? http://blerfblog.blogspot.com/

  • Well does this count as one? I'm not sure since I didn't take the picture, but you can see the PC logo on the GG1.

  • The 4610 was painted black with the OLS scheme. Not sure what that has to do with NS heritage? I would like to see NS do this though, I think it would be cool to see a modern engine wearing the CofG (my territory), like anything else I believe it when I see it.

  • NS forgot to include the Illinois Terminal (ITC) in it's proposed heritage fleet that was acquired by N&W in 1981.

    Even though a local shortline called Respondek  recently painted a GP10 in ITC-inspired colors.

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=388471&nseq=12

  • I can not figure out how you got CNJ since that trackage is under the Conrail Shared Assets. If NS does a CNJ unit then CSX has do paint up a CNJ scheme as well.

    The Penn Central scheme will be black with white graphics, just like NS, unless they chose Jade Green for the body color.

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  • Andrew Falconer

    I can not figure out how you got CNJ since that trackage is under the Conrail Shared Assets. If NS does a CNJ unit then CSX has do paint up a CNJ scheme as well.

    Same would go for NYC, no?  CSX got the lion's share of ex-NYC trackage.

    Doubtful CSX will do anything like this.  None of their top guys are "men who love trains"...

    -Don (Random stuff, mostly about trains - what else? http://blerfblog.blogspot.com/

  • Andrew Falconer

    The Penn Central scheme will be black with white graphics, just like NS, unless they chose Jade Green for the body color.

    It'll be black with white logo.  It would be cool if they'd do the red and white PC, though.

    And, thankfully, the CR unit will be the pre-Quality scheme.

    -Don (Random stuff, mostly about trains - what else? http://blerfblog.blogspot.com/

  • How do you guys know what color what units will be painted? Where are you reading this?