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Date: 11/11/20 14:07
NS Office Car Special
Author: tuxedorailfan

Well, thanks to a generous employer, I was able to burn a few hours this morning and chase NS 942, the Office Car Special, into and out of Meridian, MS today. The train had a recently bathed Wabash Heritage unit on the point pulling 6 cars with the company brass on board. Of note, this is the first time the NS OCS has went south to New Orleans in at least 10 years, maybe longer. Usually they come to Meridian and go right back to Atlanta, 

Image 1 is the train slowing to meet NS 226 (KCS ZLCAI) at York, AL. 
Image 2 is a pan shot of the train gliding through the small community of Russell, MS at speed.
Image 3 is a shot of the train on NO&NE rails passing by a small swamp along the ROW. 

It was a nice and uneventful chase. NS Police was present, but was glad railfans were practicing safety. The train crew on both the AGS end and NO&NE put on a good show for me and tolerated my chasing of the train. 

Enjoy!

-Dylan








Date: 11/11/20 15:14
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: CP8888

Is it Cindy Sanborn in the end car??

Posted from Android



Date: 11/11/20 15:45
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: tuxedorailfan

CP8888 Wrote:
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> Is it Cindy Sanborn in the end car??
>
> Posted from Android

It was a full train, I would imagine so.



Date: 11/11/20 16:13
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: RayH

Nice work, and kudos to your employer too. My boss doesn't mind if I "briefly step out of the office" when something good is coming (as long as the work gets done).



Date: 11/11/20 16:23
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: mully

Doesn’t look like her from the pictures I have seen


Gary

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/11/20 16:51
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: Vicksburg_Route

Outstanding images.

Posted from Android



Date: 11/12/20 00:27
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: mp51w

That pan shot is outstanding!  The engine doesn't match the consist, but that's cool that they purposely picked that engine.



Date: 11/12/20 05:16
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: tuxedorailfan

mp51w Wrote:
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> That pan shot is outstanding!  The engine doesn't
> match the consist, but that's cool that they
> purposely picked that engine.

I'm just glad they washed it. Personally, I think the Southern unit would've been better since it was on Southern tracks, but hey, I'm not picky!



Date: 11/12/20 07:09
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: gbmott

mully Wrote:
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> Doesn’t look like her from the pictures I have
> seen
>
>
> Gary
>
> Posted from iPhone

I agree, and anyway on any railroad if the COO was there you wouldn't see any empty seats.

Gordon



Date: 11/12/20 07:50
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: dan

during covid?



Date: 11/12/20 09:44
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: GN1969

Maybe it is Katie Farmer in the end car at the window.



Date: 11/12/20 10:29
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: tuxedorailfan

dan Wrote:
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> during covid?

Yes. Most railroads have OCS trains going on during covid. Not much of a difference any other time  to them.



Date: 11/12/20 10:30
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: tuxedorailfan

gbmott Wrote:
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> mully Wrote:
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> -----
> > Doesn’t look like her from the pictures I
> have
> > seen
> >
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > Posted from iPhone
>
> I agree, and anyway on any railroad if the COO was
> there you wouldn't see any empty seats.
>
> Gordon

Covid has them spread out. The train was full. She may have been in ove of the other cars. Who knows. 



Date: 11/12/20 10:48
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: LX15840

I love picture number 2!   Reminds me of Wabash engines I used to see going through Lafayette IN while I was a student at Purdue in the early 60's. Then came 1964 when N&W bought Wabash. ....Ugly Black took over.... 



Date: 11/12/20 11:07
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: tomstp

Welcome to the crowd.  Those changes happened to a bunch of us and railroads.



Date: 11/13/20 23:33
Re: NS Office Car Special
Author: SD45X

Never seen the higher ups wear boots like hers. Maybe she got some steel toes to look professional;)



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