They're Here!

Discussion in 'Norfolk Southern Corporation' started by Virginian Railway, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Virginian Railway

    Virginian Railway TrainBoard Member

    Well here is one of them! heritage%20conrail.jpg
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Go figure, a heritage scheme that is an actual fallen flag paint job, not some imagineered smattering of 6 different schemes on one locomotive.

    I like it! :D
     
  3. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Sweet! Bring 'em on baby...a reason to get trackside w/ the camera again!
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Same here! Exactly what I've argued for in the past. Heritage, not fiction.
     
  5. Virginian Railway

    Virginian Railway TrainBoard Member

  6. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    One more month than I'm home and only a few miles from the NS main, former Wabash. Can't wait to see the Wabash unit. I agree, glad NS did these Heritage units correctly.:thumbs_up:
     
  7. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Closest a certain railroad came to doing the heritage paint scheme right was that Omaha-based line with their CNW heritage unit. Not to say they don't look good, they do, but still.................
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    If only this would start a trend. Dunno about KCS, here are two other US Class 1 companies which could do something..... Maybe some day even those two up further north as well.
     
  9. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

  10. Metro Red Line

    Metro Red Line TrainBoard Member

    Then it shouldn't even be a "heritage" scheme...It's like when sports teams wear old versions of their jerseys -- throwback jerseys. So this should actually be a "throwback" scheme!
     
  11. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Member

    Exactly. Heritage isn't defined in the dictionary such that only an exact paint scheme would qualify. This is a throwback paint scheme. And while I think it looks good, I think it was silly since NS still has units it never repainted from their conrail colors. What was the point? I also think Penn Central is a dumb choice. Why would we want a reminder of one of the biggest corporate mistakes of the 20th century?
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I would love to see what BNSF would do to make a GN scheme on a model GE widecab, the NP Lowey scheme, and SP&S. CB&Q would look great on a GE as well.
    Whoever took over BC Rail could do the green scheme on a widecab GE. I think that would look sweet.
     
  13. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Cascade Green would be cool also...Not to mention some Warbonnets in fresh paint :).
     
  14. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Member

    It's called BNSF Heritage 1. Honestly, unless they do Big Sky, a GN heritage scheme would be a kick in the traction motors. A BN scheme would have the same problem as Conrail. They never finished repainting the old units so why even waste the time?

    For BNSF, i'd like frisco, burlington, NP and ATSF non-bonnet.

    Also, they should do them on EMDs, GEs can suck it! :)
     
  15. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    YOU worry about the definitions- I'll go chase these locomotives down for pics. :)

    As for those who criticize NS's choices, feel free to contact them directly- to be honest, it's a kick to see old schemes on new diesels in real life, be they EMD or GE.
     
  16. Virginian Railway

    Virginian Railway TrainBoard Member

  17. Doug A.

    Doug A. TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I will put in a vote for a Fort Worth & Denver / Colorado & Southern unit. A big SD70ACe painted black with "Q" accents and the two old-school circle logos from the two subsidiaries. I really don't have a good concept yet for it but if BNSF does Heritage units, a FW&D/C&S unit has to be done.
     
  18. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Hot damn that Southern unit looks fantastic! Here's hoping it heads up the Rathole so we can see it here in Cincinnati :)!
     
  19. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

    This might get me modeling a Modern coal drag....LOL
     
  20. RRfan

    RRfan TrainBoard Member

    HHHMMMMMM. NS had its turn. OOOHHHHHH CCCPPPPP RRAIIILLL. cough cough D&H. cough cough oh excuse me lol. well CP has one step further than NS, and that is originals.
     

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