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Date: 06/08/24 15:12
Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: CR6377

Displayed today in Altoona PA at the Railroaders Memorial Museum to NS Employees and their family is New AC44C6M rebuild 4822. It's a little different, but the red looks nice! The unit is on display to the public tomorrow along with the Southern and Virginian Heritage units. 6/8/2024

Marc L






Date: 06/08/24 17:06
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: bankshotone

I like it!



Date: 06/08/24 19:57
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: King_Coal

Nice work.



Date: 06/08/24 22:55
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: NSDash9

Here is a link to more of Marc's photos of the 4822:

http://www.nsdash9.com/details/NS4822.html


Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



Date: 06/09/24 04:15
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: NiagaraMike

I agree really neat looking !



Date: 06/09/24 07:08
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: DJS

That just doesn't look good. Obviously someone didn't put any serious thought into. But let's not forget under current class 1 opps "labor doesn't contribute to profits". The ble sure isn't on board with this one.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/09/24 07:37
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: ctillnc

After 40 years of black and white, any use of color is appreciated. 



Date: 06/09/24 09:07
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: mapboy

Marc's top view of the unit was surprising.  Has NS done anything like that on other units?

mapboy



Date: 06/09/24 10:22
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: NSDash9

mapboy Wrote:
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> Marc's top view of the unit was surprising.  Has
> NS done anything like that on other units?

No.

Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



Date: 06/09/24 10:24
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: CR6377

That's the first one. 

Marc L



Date: 06/09/24 13:29
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: CPCoyote

Very impressive looking engine and a nice gesture by NS to recognize railroaders and the jobs they do. Had the opportunity to visit the museum last month and was very impressed. I recommend it for all rails and retired rails.

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Date: 06/09/24 17:38
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: Seventyfive

Sharp paint scheme!  When I first saw the side view, the IHB came to mind immediately.



Date: 06/09/24 21:53
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: pdt

Nice jesture, I guess.   But anyone who thinks its a replacement for a decent contract, is crazy....


 



Date: 06/10/24 00:41
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: NSDTK

The Best decal on it . Is on the roof where no one will see it. 



Date: 06/10/24 15:03
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: junctiontower

It's a nice gesture, but treating your workforce like an asset instead of a liability would be a better gesture.

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Date: 06/11/24 07:27
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: bioyans

The "If an Office Pizza Party Was a Locomotive" scheme ... 🤣

I'll take a ratty looking consist with no mechanical defects, over something that took minimal effort to design.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/11/24 18:31
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: MdRailfan

It's a shame that no one appreciates anything nowadays. I'm just a run of the mill railfan and I personally like anything that is different. I may not agree with the way it looks, but it certainly is different then the black and white that adorns most of NS's trains. Just my opinion and before someone writes it, I know everyone has one.



Date: 06/12/24 09:04
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: bioyans

MdRailfan Wrote:
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> It's a shame that no one appreciates anything
> nowadays. I'm just a run of the mill railfan and I
> personally like anything that is different.

Trust me, your perspective changes dramatically when you actually have to work with the junk that passes as "serviceable" power under PSR. When you have to regularly turn sets of power because only 1 unit out of 3 doesn't have defects that relegate it to "trail only," pathetic attempts to honor the employees don't impress.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/12/24 14:33
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: ctillnc

> only 1 unit out of 3 doesn't have defects that relegate it to "trail only,"

Back to the days of A-B-B consists of E or F units!



Date: 06/12/24 18:42
Re: Norfolk Southern's "Thank a Railroader" unit
Author: MdRailfan

bioyans Wrote:
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> MdRailfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It's a shame that no one appreciates anything
> > nowadays. I'm just a run of the mill railfan and
> I
> > personally like anything that is different.
>
> Trust me, your perspective changes dramatically
> when you actually have to work with the junk that
> passes as "serviceable" power under PSR. When you
> have to regularly turn sets of power because only
> 1 unit out of 3 doesn't have defects that relegate
> it to "trail only," pathetic attempts to honor the
> employees don't impress.
>
> Posted from Android
My apologies to the men and women that do work and operate these locomotives. I was stating as a railfan some of the comments made on this site about "new" locomotives and the paint on them. I do understand your sentiments as I know several engineers current and retired.



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