CSX Heritage Units?!

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:58 PM

Unlike UP, BNSF has no Heritage Units either.

Have yet to see any SD70ACE's or ES44AC's/DC's in Red and Silver.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:51 AM

There is already a nice collection of locomotives in ATSF Heritage colors working on Pacific Harbor Line.  Cimarron Valley has some GE's freshly painted in ATSF colors.  The Bloomer Line has a GP7 (possibly others) in CB&Q Chinese Red.

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Posted by chicagorails on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:52 AM

Haven't you heard they cause cancer! Eye cancer! And I have some fine realastate to sell you in Everglades. Lol hert units ad pride for me and more the better. I'm a artist and like colors. Variety is good. Change is good. Most like it. And u have right not to. No prob.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:40 AM

In addition to the Heritage Fleet and 911, NS also has a nice collection of special paint jobs and lettering on other locomotives such as the first AC rebuilds of both GE and EMD locomotives and the 4700 series of ECO rebuilds.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00 PM

I am basically pretty ambivalent about heritage units. I enjoy seeing some though. I like one I saw in a photo recently, a PRR pinstriped unit.

What I could do without are the thematic special units.

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Posted by Psychot on Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:31 AM

I like anything that breaks up the monotony and uniformity of modern railroading.

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Posted by Slowmodem on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:15 PM

I saw a NS Heritage unit Central of Georgia 8108 pushing a coal train at work a couple of weeks ago. It seemed out of place to me and I thought it had a pretty slick paint job. This got me interested in investigating what a Heritage unit was and I ended up purchasing the HO version of C of G 8108. So speaking of CSX, they really don't need much of a Heritage Unit. They still have that grey and yellow on their engines, which is L&N colors. It wouldn't take much rework to make an L&N engine out of one in use today.

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Posted by Slowmodem on Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:23 AM

I saw the NS Central of Georgia 8101 again as I was leaving work the other day.  It has been pushing or pulling coal trains for the past few months.  It seems to me it would be better off in a museum or sitting at a depot.  I think it looks nice when it's cleaned up.

 

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:29 AM

Slowmodem
It seems to me it would be better off in a museum or sitting at a depot.

That would be a waste of a $2+ million dollar asset.

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:40 AM

Slowmodem
aw the NS Central of Georgia 8101 again as I was leaving work the other day.  It has been pushing or pulling coal trains for the past few months.  It seems to me it would be better off in a museum or sitting at a depot.  I think it looks nice when it's cleaned up.

 

Central of Georgia #8101

 

Locomotives are 'born' to work hard all their lives - each one is a $2M Capital Investment and they have to earn a return on that investment for their owner.

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:59 AM

Slowmodem
It seems to me it would be better off in a museum or sitting at a depot. 

Aside from the issues mentioned, both the 'publicity' value and the railfan thrill-of-the-hunt are magnified when a unit 'circulates' freely around the system.

I am one of those who thinks a locomotive, diesel or otherwise, is much better seen in full operation than sitting preserved.

 

Before someone mentions UP 4141 (it's a little surprising someone hasn't already in this context) that was a very special case, involving more than a little 'insider action')  

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:11 AM

Overmod
Before someone mentions UP 4141 (it's a little surprising someone hasn't already in this context) that was a very special case, involving more than a little 'insider action')

That whole thing was half disgusting.

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