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50 years later - CSX heritage units

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, April 12, 2024 2:51 PM

Maybe it is a "what if" the C&O became part of Penn Central?

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Posted by zugmann on Friday, April 12, 2024 12:47 PM

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At least it was authentic to the spirt of heritage units.

Still looked like crap. 

  

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 11, 2024 5:32 PM

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Maybe it can work its way to Cartersville, GA and get an attack of beneficial vandalism.  

That foamer vandalism crap was just as bad as the black spray paint on the nose of the C&O engine.  

At least it was authentic to the spirt of heritage units.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, April 11, 2024 4:22 PM

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Maybe it can work its way to Cartersville, GA and get an attack of beneficial vandalism. 

That foamer vandalism crap was just as bad as the black spray paint on the nose of the C&O engine.  

  

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Posted by kgbw49 on Thursday, April 11, 2024 10:47 AM

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Sadly the C&O heritage unit was vandalized here a few days ago. 

 

https://railpictures.net/photo/855203/

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 11, 2024 8:47 AM

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Sadly the C&O heritage unit was vandalized here a few days ago. 

Maybe it can work its way to Cartersville, GA and get an attack of beneficial vandalism. 

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Posted by Ulrich on Thursday, April 11, 2024 6:40 AM

Sadly the C&O heritage unit was vandalized here a few days ago. 

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Posted by zugmann on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:49 AM

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 10:55 PM

Okay, so this is not a CSX heritage unit but if you squint real hard and turn your head sideways it could be.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/855221/

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Posted by kgbw49 on Saturday, April 6, 2024 3:17 PM

LOL! Got me! At least it did not hurt to take the hook out of mouth! My compliments to the artiste!

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Posted by rdamon on Saturday, April 6, 2024 2:16 PM

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Hmmm, I wonder why they did not go for 1968 for Penn Central as rdamon suggests?

Here is an article by the great Don Phillips summarizing the proposed Conrail split between NS and CSX.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1997/03/05/conrail-merger-map-shows-proposed-lines-of-competition/b37ee266-1198-4542-9402-3ea02a92b569/

 

 

 

The PC photo above looks like the work of MS Paint. :)

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Posted by Lord Atmo on Saturday, April 6, 2024 9:44 AM

His look so much nicer. At least he painted the entire locomotive with the heritage scheme. I can respect the symbolism CSX was trying for, but the execution of it just gives the locomotives an unfinished appearance. I agree with everyone who says the WM unit is actually the Texas flag unit. 

maybe if the cab and nose were the CSX pattern, but in the same colors as the heritage scheme? 

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Posted by kgbw49 on Saturday, April 6, 2024 8:26 AM

A few years ago railroad artist Andy Fletcher, who had worked on the Norfolk Southern heritage units, came up with a slate of proposed CSX heritage units.

CSX is doing their own versions of course, but so far Mr. Fletcher's proposed slate has seen a number of proposed heritage units from that slate roll out of the paint booth at Waycross.

Here is a link to Mr. Fletcher's work.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/403414358345

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Posted by kgbw49 on Friday, April 5, 2024 11:09 PM

Hmmm, I wonder why they did not go for 1968 for Penn Central as rdamon suggests?

Here is an article by the great Don Phillips summarizing the proposed Conrail split between NS and CSX.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1997/03/05/conrail-merger-map-shows-proposed-lines-of-competition/b37ee266-1198-4542-9402-3ea02a92b569/

 

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, April 5, 2024 9:29 PM

Conrail got 1976

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, April 5, 2024 9:15 PM

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1997 was the year CSX and NS agreed to acquire Conrail through a joint stock purchase.

Which would be good for a ConRail unit - but not a PC

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Posted by kgbw49 on Friday, April 5, 2024 8:51 PM

1997 was the year CSX and NS agreed to acquire Conrail through a joint stock purchase.

CSX owns 42% of that Penn Central paint - NS owns 58% of that Penn Central paint. (Note tongue in cheek.)

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, April 5, 2024 8:28 PM

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Shouldn't that be road number 1968?

That could be the year that ConRail paid off all PC's debts through bankruptcy courts, with ConRail becoming solvent at that time.

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Posted by Leo_Ames on Friday, April 5, 2024 8:26 PM

The Western Maryland one doesn't quite do it for me. While I'd of course prefer to see them go all the way with these, the blend job manages to work for most of what they've done in my eyes. But it's not quite there with this one.

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, April 5, 2024 8:12 PM

Shouldn't that be road number 1968?

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, April 5, 2024 7:32 PM

Penn Central heritage

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 4, 2024 3:55 PM

Just released heritage unit 1852 honoring the Western Maryland

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

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

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

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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 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 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 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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