Friday, November 18, 2011

NS 30th Anniversary special photo train

Received the following set of photos via email.  This special train was assembled to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the railroad merger that created the Norfolk Southern Corporation.  The train ran on the old N&W Shenandoah division between Roanoke and Glasgow, Virginia on Sunday, 10/23/11, primarily so NS could obtain publicity photos.  The train was made up of 4 locomotives wearing NS heritage paint schemes, a string of brand new hopper cars, and a Norfolk & Western caboose.   The locomotives were as follows:
  • Norfolk Southern SD40-2 #6103 from NS Corp.
  • Norfolk & Western GP30 # 522 from the Roanoke Chapter of the NRHS
  • Southern Railway GP30 #5294 from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
  • Conrail GP30 #2233 from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Unable to determine the source of the N&W caboose. 

Don't know exact locotations of photos.

Believe the photographer was Casey Thomason, a NS employee. 

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