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Date: 03/29/07 12:03
NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: aehouse

The railfan gods were smiling on me at Noon today, when I ran into the eastbound Norfolk Southern OCS at Marysville, Pa. I'd run up to Harrisburg on speculation that I might find the train, and luckily ran smack dab into it on the south side of Marysville as it was heading for Rockville Bridge. A shot of it on the bridge follows, as well as one of it running along Harrisburg Yard on the east side of the Susquehanna. Including the power car, the train was 17 cars long. Two diners, Kentucky and General William Mahone, both former N&W revenue service veterans of the Pocahantas and Powhatan Arrow, were in the train.

Art House







Date: 03/29/07 12:16
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: slapshot

Here it is at Stuart Road, Moors Mill PA on the Lurgan Line. Nice Looking Train!




Date: 03/29/07 12:21
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: SI-Tower

slapshot Wrote:
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> Here it is at Stuart Road, Moors Mill PA on the
> Lurgan Line. Nice Looking Train!


You are right --- it is a very nice looking train.
I saw this morning some were pooh-poohing the paint job.
I think it's sharp.
Some people would open a suitcase of money they had just been given and complain the bills weren't new.



Date: 03/29/07 12:25
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: toledopatch

Very nice.

If the railfan gods are with me, this equipment will make its Kentucky Derby trip to Louisville in such a way that I can get some en-route pix. So how about Altoona-Pittsburgh-Bucyrus-Columbus-Cincinnati-Danville-Louisville, with the Bucyrus/Marion bit around 1100 on Monday 4/30, gang?



Date: 03/29/07 12:34
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: tomstp

Hard to get used to no nose door and no hand rails on the nose.



Date: 03/29/07 12:37
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: mc5725

I don't like how it looks from the front, but I can't think of many other Class I's operating F units, so I'll enjoy what we got!! That scheme actually looks good!!

>>MC>> revive CR blue and I'll be REALLY happy... enough Southern-style paint jobs...



Date: 03/29/07 12:42
NS OCS 951 leaving Hagerstown @ 1530hrs.
Author: B36-7

Good Luck guys here she comes!



Date: 03/29/07 12:45
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: wabash2800

jhm213 Wrote:
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> Some people would open a suitcase of money they
> had just been given and complain the bills weren't
> new.


Yeah, and the boxcar and Geep ruin it all. <G>

Don't they have enough confidence in their work not to have a back-up unit. <G>

What is the box car for? Golf Clubs? Or is it a stock car for horses? Tools? It's supposed to be a baggage car?<G>

What do you think the crews will nickname them? Covered stallions? F units? Ponies?


All in fun. Great Photos.



Date: 03/29/07 12:55
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: slapshot

tomstp you nailed it on the nose. Missing door and handrails are the problem, couldn't pinpoint what didn't look right, at first I thought it was the recessed ditch lights. Overall engines and train look great together.



Date: 03/29/07 13:28
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: Gateway97

Like it! With this and what KCS is doing, I'm getting dizzy! Good stuff! Is that black or Brunswick green on the NS units? ;-)



Date: 03/29/07 13:45
Re: NS OCS Kenurcky Derby Run??
Author: richs

toledopatch Wrote:
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> Very nice.
>
> If the railfan gods are with me, this equipment
> will make its Kentucky Derby trip to Louisville in
> such a way that I can get some en-route pix. So
> how about
> Altoona-Pittsburgh-Bucyrus-Columbus-Cincinnati-Dan
> ville-Louisville, with the Bucyrus/Marion bit
> around 1100 on Monday 4/30, gang?

Is this route remotely possible Patch, or were your thoughts tongue in cheek? that route would indeed be a winner for me!
-Rich S



Date: 03/29/07 13:48
Re: NS OCS Kenurcky Derby Run??
Author: toledopatch

richs Wrote:
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> toledopatch Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Very nice.
> >
> > If the railfan gods are with me, this equipment
> > will make its Kentucky Derby trip to Louisville
> in
> > such a way that I can get some en-route pix. So
> > how about
> >
> Altoona-Pittsburgh-Bucyrus-Columbus-Cincinnati-Dan
>
> > ville-Louisville, with the Bucyrus/Marion bit
> > around 1100 on Monday 4/30, gang?
>
> Is this route remotely possible Patch, or were
> your thoughts tongue in cheek? that route would
> indeed be a winner for me!
> -Rich S

That would be, to me, the most logical route for an Altoona-Louisville OCS/equipment move. Whether they'll actually do that depends on what other engagements they may have for the train. Me, I'd be even happier if they brought it up to Bellevue, but that would be 'out of the way' unless there were a specific reason to go there.



Date: 03/29/07 14:02
Re: NS OCS Kenurcky Derby Run??
Author: Robbman

The most logical route would be Altoona-Harrisburg-Hagerstown-Roanoke-Bristol-Harimman Junction-Danville-Louisville.



Date: 03/29/07 14:41
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: prr4828

Compare it to photos of MARC 81~85 ... NS 4270 looks great with her new round! pilot and behind-the-glass headlights. Kudos to NS & the shop forces that did the work!

Maybe the other A will be outshopped with it nose door?

* J *

tomstp Wrote:
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> Hard to get used to no nose door and no hand rails
> on the nose.



Date: 03/29/07 15:12
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: bioyans

prr4828 Wrote:
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> Maybe the other A will be outshopped with it nose
> door?

I doubt it. There's no need for it (using them under motion isn't the safest thing), and there's too much of a chance of it being blasted inward if the train hits something at a crossing.



Date: 03/29/07 15:38
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: trainmasterrob

Here she be at Berryville, Virginia, as 203 runs around her. They look sharp!

TM Rob




Date: 03/29/07 15:49
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: nssd70

I may be wrong,but didn't the Union Pacific get rid of the nose doors on their E units?

Doug



Date: 03/29/07 16:16
Another Shot of the NS F Units
Author: aehouse

Taken at Harrisburg around Noon--a little tighter than the shot I posted earlier today.

Art House




Date: 03/29/07 17:19
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: nikon1

nssd70 Wrote:
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> I may be wrong,but didn't the Union Pacific get
> rid of the nose doors on their E units?
>
> Doug


The UP eliminated the nose doors on their E Units. The FRA mandated that nose doors open outward like on the safety cabs. It is much easier to eliminate the doors
Ch



Date: 03/29/07 17:28
Re: NS OCS with new F Units at Harrisburg
Author: BillL

The boxcar looks like a power car to me. Video and pix to come.

Bill Larduskey



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