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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:01 am

I just saw NS 1071 (Central RR of New Jersey) at Elkhart on 65V. This is the third time I've seen this unit...all 3 times not expecting it. (Today I did not see it on heritageunits.com.) Since I wasn't expecting it, I didn't get a picture or video of it, but that's ok, in Sept 2013 it stopped at Smilax Rd. near New Carlisle, IN on a sunny afternoon and I got all sorts of good pictures of it.
I guess I'm getting my iron horse whispering skills back. :lol:
Since my earlier photos don't seem to work..here's one I took back on 9/23/13 at Smilax Rd, milepost CD 447 on the NS Chicago Line.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:21 am

As of Saturday Night, I am up to 13, as I saw the Lehigh Valley unit go by Smilax Rd. after dark, and chased the train to LaPorte and got a so-so pic of it near "Wire." I had no laptop with me, so it was an accidental sighting, as was the C of G unit I got pics of when it went by me on 20N at Smilax Rd while it was still light out. This was my 3rd sighting of that unit.
I worked on Saturday and left Coloma at 3pm and got to Smilax Rd. around 3:45pm. I didn't have my laptop with me so I did not know the units were coming. That makes 3 accidental sightings at that location. :)
When I get more hard drive space cleared on my laptop, I'll get the pics off of my camera so I can post them here.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Burb8145 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:27 am

I haven't seen a single one yet. Yes, even when one showed up in Wyandotte.
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Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:49 am

SOU in GR and PC in Chesterton. But I don't spend much time on NS! :lol:
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:51 am

Jochs wrote:As of Saturday Night, I am up to 13, as I saw the Lehigh Valley unit go by Smilax Rd. after dark, and chased the train to LaPorte and got a so-so pic of it near "Wire." I had no laptop with me, so it was an accidental sighting, as was the C of G unit I got pics of when it went by me on 20N at Smilax Rd while it was still light out. This was my 3rd sighting of that unit.
I worked on Saturday and left Coloma at 3pm and got to Smilax Rd. around 3:45pm. I didn't have my laptop with me so I did not know the units were coming. That makes 3 accidental sightings at that location. :)
When I get more hard drive space cleared on my laptop, I'll get the pics off of my camera so I can post them here.


Since you can only post 3 attachments at a time, and I have 4 photos to post, I'll post the first two here.
This is NS 20N on 3/28/15 at Smilax Rd. near New Carlisle, IN. (Milepost CD447 on the NS Chicago Line) with the C of G unit.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:55 am

Here are pictures of NS train W7M in LaPorte, IN just west of the diamond at "Wire," with NS 8104 leading.
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Hopefully someday soon I can see this one during the day and get better pictures.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Burb8145 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:02 pm

Burb8145 wrote:I haven't seen a single one yet. Yes, even when one showed up in Wyandotte.


Well, this is now officially outdated, as I photographed the Conrail unit trailing 39E at Pennsylvania Road a half-hour ago.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:56 am

Burb8145 wrote:
Burb8145 wrote:I haven't seen a single one yet. Yes, even when one showed up in Wyandotte.


Well, this is now officially outdated, as I photographed the Conrail unit trailing 39E at Pennsylvania Road a half-hour ago.

Nice...I want to see that one.
When you get it uploaded, please share your photo! :)
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Burb8145 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:29 am

Jochs wrote:
Burb8145 wrote:
Burb8145 wrote:I haven't seen a single one yet. Yes, even when one showed up in Wyandotte.


Well, this is now officially outdated, as I photographed the Conrail unit trailing 39E at Pennsylvania Road a half-hour ago.

Nice...I want to see that one.
When you get it uploaded, please share your photo! :)


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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:06 am

On my way to Milwaukee this weekend, I stopped at Chesterton to get lunch, and caught one train.
The train I caught happened to have NS 1111, the "Bar Code Unit." This is not a heritage unit, but it is one tracked on Heritageunits.com.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Agrotred40 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:55 pm

Caught 6 NS Heritage units so far. This is in chronological order:
#1 NS 8098 DPU on NS 725 in Lenoir City, TN 9/25/13:
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#2 NS 8100 Leading CSX K042 at West Trenton Station, West Trenton, NJ 3/19/14
#3+4 NS 1067 & 1071 leading NS 747 in Roanoke, VA 3/25/14 (Exactly one year apart from when I caught NS 8098):
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#5 NS 8099 Unassigned In Shaffers Crossing Yard, Roanoke, VA 3/25/14(Caught it after NS 1067 & 1071)
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#6 NS 8101 Unassigned At Roanoke Shops, Roanoke, VA 12/31/2014

Overall Units Caught: NS 1067, 1071, 8098 - 8101
So I already achieved more than a quarter of the NS Heritage Fleet.
Target Engines for this year: Amtrak 156, UP 1996, NS 1066, NS 1068, NS 1069, NS 1073, NS 1074, NS 6920, NS 6963, NS 8025, NS 8102 - 8104 & NS 8114
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby railohio » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:04 pm

Awesome fence!
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Unread postby AARR » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:33 pm

railohio wrote:Awesome fence!

Is it possible to stick the lens through the chain link mesh to get a clear picture?
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby railohio » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:36 pm

Usually, not always. That's why I've always kept a selection of lenses with a 52mm front thread; they work well to shoot through fences. So do some newer mirrorless camera systems, which use smaller lenses that will fit through larger fence links.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Agrotred40 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:29 pm

railohio wrote:Awesome fence!

When you try you best and you don't succeed...
I don't need the sarcasm, rubbed in on me.
I am not too experienced.
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby SD40-2 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:48 pm

Saw 1071 and 8104 this week in Altoona
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:02 am

34E went by me earlier this evening with the CofG unit. It was dark so no pics today, but last spring I caught that same unit here at Smilax Rd, CD 447 near Plainfield (just east of New Carlisle), IN, in the late afternoon and got some decent photos of it.
I hadn't seen any of the heritage units in awhile, and thought I'd lost my Iron Horse Whispering skills, but I guess this evening I got them back!
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Re: ns heritage units: who has seen them and who hasn't

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:01 am

Jochs wrote:I'm up to 12 now, as I caught the Wabash unit yesterday shortly after the NKP 765 excursion arrived in Elkhart. :)
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I caught it again yesterday near New Carlisle, IN. leading NS train #67W. It was dark and drizzly out though.
ns1070cd447a.jpg

Hopefully NS won't play bumpercars with this unit like they did with the last NS Heritage Unit I spotted in August. :lol:
I saw the C of G unit in August a few hours before it was involved in an incident in the yard, and last I knew it had a "Do Not Occupy" sticker on it.
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