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50 years later - CSX heritage units

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Posted by PennsyBoomer on Thursday, January 4, 2024 6:14 PM

So where's the Reading Lines? A significant part of the route to Jersey.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Thursday, January 4, 2024 6:30 PM

BaltACD

22 days to do a paint job.  

 

And they still only did the back 2/3 of the loco.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, January 4, 2024 10:37 PM

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BaltACD

22 days to do a paint job.   

And they still only did the back 2/3 of the loco.

The whole engine got painted - not just the NYC portion.

Maybe it will work its way to Cartersville and the locals will give it the 20th Century Limited Hudson treatment on its lead end.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, January 5, 2024 3:23 AM

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BaltACD

22 days to do a paint job.   

And they still only did the back 2/3 of the loco.

 

 

CSX not doing the nose of their heritage units is poor IMO.  The ACL purple people eater noses were very unique as one example.

 

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Posted by OWTX on Friday, January 5, 2024 7:40 AM

So the elves weren't toiling away on Christmas Eve shooting another coat of candy apple red on the sleigh?

Wait till Santa finds out!

 

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, January 5, 2024 7:50 AM

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BaltACD

22 days to do a paint job.   

And they still only did the back 2/3 of the loco. 

CSX not doing the nose of their heritage units is poor IMO.  The ACL purple people eater noses were very unique as one example.

CSX is staying consistent with their 'theme' across all their heritage units.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, January 5, 2024 10:08 AM

The CSX Heritage fleet falls somewhere between UP and NS but a little closer to NS.  I would give them credit for being distinctive.

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, January 5, 2024 10:24 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

The CSX Heritage fleet falls somewhere between UP and NS but a little closer to NS.  I would give them credit for being distinctive.

 

 

I like them better than BNSF's "Sticker" bonnets

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Posted by kgbw49 on Friday, January 5, 2024 12:43 PM

BaltACD

 

 
MidlandMike
 
BaltACD

22 days to do a paint job.   

And they still only did the back 2/3 of the loco.

 

The whole engine got painted - not just the NYC portion.

Maybe it will work its way to Cartersville and the locals will give it the 20th Century Limited Hudson treatment on its lead end.

 

LOL! Well played, Balt! Well played indeed! Double LOL!

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Posted by Lord Atmo on Sunday, January 14, 2024 10:49 AM

Agreed. I wanted to like these, but I'm just not feeling it. I get what they're trying to go for, but it just doesn't really excite me. But hey, lots of other HUs to fan from other railroads.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 10:11 AM

Lord Atmo

Agreed. I wanted to like these, but I'm just not feeling it. I get what they're trying to go for, but it just doesn't really excite me. But hey, lots of other HUs to fan from other railroads.

 
You should come over to Chicago.  Metra has four Heritage units (C&NW, MILW, CB&Q and RI), each running on their respective routes.  Iowa Interstate has two distince Rock Island Heritage units.
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Posted by xBNSFer on Monday, January 22, 2024 4:33 PM

I doubt rights issues are involved; NS has both NYC and PRR "heritage" units, after all. If the "rights" were allocated PRR-NS/NYC-CSX, that wouldn't be the case.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 11:49 AM

CSX pays tribute to the Monon

 

Personally, for the Monon it should be black and gold on one side and crimson and white on the other as the Monon paid tribute to both Purdue University and Indiana University with the paint schemes for their equipment.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:07 PM

Part of the Monon is being revived and rebuilt by NICTD between State Line and Dyer.  An interesting turn of events for those who remember that Monon bid on South Shore in the early 1960's, only to be outbid by C&O.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:44 PM

BaltACD
Personally, for the Monon it should be black and gold on one side and crimson and white on the other as the Monon paid tribute to both Purdue University and Indiana University with the paint schemes for their equipment.

But it's a freight engine.  Wasn't the red for passenger?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 9:59 AM

Overmod

 

 
BaltACD
Personally, for the Monon it should be black and gold on one side and crimson and white on the other as the Monon paid tribute to both Purdue University and Indiana University with the paint schemes for their equipment.

 

But it's a freight engine.  Wasn't the red for passenger? 

It started out that way, although the passenger colors with that wide gray stripe made it look more like Ohio State than Indiana.  I can recall what was left of the "Thoroughbred" in black and gold pulled by an RS2 or C420.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 6:59 AM

This pair showed up in Cumberland yesterday, on CSX M216. It was 1897's first trip thru here, but not sure if same for 1853...

Heritage Units in Cumberland! CSX 1897 MONON & CSX 1853 NYC - YouTube

BaltACD - I agree with you on the dual-scheme MONON thing.

Trackside, the MONON striping appears slightly more gold then the side sill striping. But the NYC unit looks quite sharp, in person.

 

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Posted by Lord Atmo on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 10:38 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

 

 
Lord Atmo

Agreed. I wanted to like these, but I'm just not feeling it. I get what they're trying to go for, but it just doesn't really excite me. But hey, lots of other HUs to fan from other railroads.

 

 

 
You should come over to Chicago.  Metra has four Heritage units (C&NW, MILW, CB&Q and RI), each running on their respective routes.  Iowa Interstate has two distince Rock Island Heritage units.
 

 

 

I definitely need to spend more time around Metra when I'm down there. I make a handful of Chicago trips each year too! I just usually spend most of my time at IRM because of CNW 7009. But thanks for reminding me to head downtown more often!

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