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Matthew_L
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NS photos 2017
 
« on: Jan 20th, 2017, 9:14pm »
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We've started a new year, so let's see those NS photos!  
 
I can admit it: knowing NS #1069 was criss-crossing upstate NY this month was torturing me. Finally, the VGN unit was assigned to Gang Mills last week. After getting information from trusted sources that she'd be there for the weekend, I made my move.  
 
The VGN unit was shoving a string of covered gondolas when I arrived in Gang Mills:
 

 
 
 

 
A rarely used location in Gang Mills is the shoulder of State Route 417, which allowed me to grab additonal side shots on NS #1069:
 

 
I also caught a couple other trains while in the area, including NS 28N heading east at MP 315 on the Southern Tier Mainline in Rathbone:
 

 
A slide show of the VGN unit, NS 28N and NS 37T:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Jan%202017/0114%20NS
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 1/14/2017 in Steuben County, NY.  
 


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Re: NS photos 2017
 
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22nd, 2017, 10:25pm »
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Nice catch on the VGN unit.
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Re: NS photos 2017
 
« Reply #2 on: Jan 23rd, 2017, 7:53pm »
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Thank you sir!

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Re: NS photos 2017
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 5:48pm »
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911 at Point Pleasant,WV on the Kanawha River Railroad.
 

 
 
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 29th, 2017, 3:22pm »
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I have as yet to see the 9-1-1 unit. Good catch.
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Re: NS photos 2017
 
« Reply #5 on: Jan 31st, 2017, 6:35pm »
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Thanks Mike.
 
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 6th, 2017, 8:24pm »
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Cool angle for 911 unit shot, Curtis!  
 
i was trackside with NS for 3 days in a row at the ned of last month. Day #1 started with NS local H52 at Rock Glen. The power was returning light to Bison Yard after dropping off a stirng of cars for the Rochester & Southern RR in nearby Silver Springs. This was the first time I'd seen a train in Rock Glen since 1993:
 

 
Coil cars on NS 309 as the train slows to cross the viaduct at Portage:
 

 
NS 28N heading east near MP 313 on the Southern Tier Mainline in Cameron:
 

 
The crew of NS 23k was super friendly. They gave me lots' o horn as they apssed Philo Road in Horseheads:
 

 
Mi final signhting that day was NS 37T heading west, also at Philo Road in Horseheads. Although officially billed as a mixed freight, this train had alot of intermodal (from Taylo Yardi n PA).
 

 
A complete slide show of Day #1
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Jan%202017/0128%20%20S%20Tier
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 1/28/2017 in central and western NY.


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« Reply #7 on: Feb 6th, 2017, 8:30pm »
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Day #2 was mostly at Philo Road in Horseheads.
 
NS local H85 was a light engine move, heading west :
 

 
NS 28N eastbound:
 

 
NS 23K had a KCS belle trailing!  
 

 
 
 

 
NS has a transload facility at the former DL&W yard in Elmira, as seen from East Woodlawn Avenue:  
 

 
A complete slide show from Day #2, including "going away" shots:  
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Jan%202017/0129%20S%20Tier
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Sunday 1/29/2017 in Chemung County, NY.  
 


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« Reply #8 on: Feb 6th, 2017, 8:36pm »
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Day #3 had the most sunshine. With 2/3 of the same power as the previous day, NS H85 works the yard at Gang Mills:
 

 
NS 28N passes an MOW employee and truck at CP Erwins in Gang Mills:
 

 
As NS 28N passes thru the yard at Gang Mills, note the intermodal tacked onto the end of the train. With NS 206 and 205 no longer running east of Buffalo- NS 22K, 28N, 23K and 287 are handling extra blocks of intermodal.
 

 
A slide show of Day #3, including "going away" shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Jan%202017/0130%20NSBH
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Monday 1/30.2017 in Steuben County, NY.


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« Reply #9 on: Feb 21st, 2017, 8:35pm »
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three weeks after the last set of shots, I spent some time on the western portion of the Southern Tier mainline.
 
NS local H42 westbound at Milasses Mill Road/MP 387 in Linden:
 

 
NS 287 westbound at Spring Road/Mp 389 in Alexander:
 

 
A rather colorful NS 309 westbound at Silver Road/MP 385.6 in Bethany:  
 

 
NS 28N heading east at Linden Road/MP 385 in Bethany, with Linden Mill at left:
 

 
A slide show of all four trains, including the going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Feb%202017/0218%20NS
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 2/18/2017 in western NY.


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« Reply #10 on: Feb 27th, 2017, 8:29pm »
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A week later inthe same area was much wetter and windy, too.  
 
NS 28N heading east at the State Route 238 crossing in Attica:
 

 
The train had some intermodal spines tacked not the end:
 

 
NS 36T climbing slowly up Attica Hill on wet rails, in Alexander:
 

 
NS 36T stting in the hole at CP Linden... in Linden:
 

 
NS 309 westbound in Molasses Hill Road in Linden:
 

 
NS 309 meets NS 36T at CP Linden, which is just west of Molasses Hill Road:
 

 
NS 287 westbound at Dale Road in Dale, with a leased unit leading:
 

 
After NS 287, dispatch allowed NS 36T to continue east. The train has just passed the signals for MP 380, which is just east of Dale Road in Dale:  
 

 
My slide show of the 4 trains, including going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Feb%202017/0225%20NS
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 2/25/2017 in western NY.  
 
 
 


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« Reply #11 on: Mar 2nd, 2017, 8:12pm »
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Update: former leased unit #7333 was purchased by NS from Citirail recently. I'm not sure of the purchase date but it was before I photographed #7333.

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« Reply #12 on: Mar 5th, 2017, 10:50am »
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I believe the last bunch of CIT SD90s came from a trade with NS last year for MP15s

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« Reply #14 on: Apr 22nd, 2017, 8:51am »
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I spent 3 days trackside last weekend.  
 
Day #1 followed the Southern Tier Mainline from Linden to Elmira.
 
NS 287 heading westbound at West Perry Avenue in Silver Springs:
 

 
The trail end of NS 287 passes the track where NS interchanges with the ROchester & Southern RR in Silver Springs:
 

 
Due to a derailment on the Pittsburgh Line, NS 21Z detoured on the Tier. I caught the train heading west at CP Cass in Hornell:
 

 
NS 28N heading east at Philo Road in Horseheads:
 

 
NS 309 westbound at Philo Road in horseheads, with a pair of Pan AMEMDs tucked in behind the leading NS unit:
 

 
A slide show of the entire trip:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0415%20Norfolk%20Southern
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 4/16/2017 in upstate NY.  
 


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« Reply #15 on: Apr 22nd, 2017, 8:56am »
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Day #2 was shorter, as I wished to spend time with family for Easter. Even so, I caught a couple of trains.
 
NS H85 heading west as a light engine move at Philo Road in Horseheads, after finishing up a switch job in Elmira:
 

 
NS 287 approaching the Route 417 overpass in Erwins on its journey westward:
 

 
A slide show of both trains:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0416%20Norfolk%20Southern
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Sunday 4/16/2017 in central NY.  I chased the B&H on Day #3, which will be posted shortly in the LA&L/B&H/WNYP forum.


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« Reply #16 on: May 22nd, 2017, 7:47pm »
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i caught a pair of the new DC to AC units for the first time on National Train Day. They were leading NS intermodal 23K:
 

 
 
 

 
Both photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 5/12/2017 at Silver Road in Bethany, NY. Only a handful of the DC to AC units have special paint, including #4002. Most of them,  such as #4044, have the standard paint scheme.


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